CAND BLOG

Tips for a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

By Kate Egan / February 14, 2018
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re in a relationship, single, or celebrating your friends and family today, this holiday is typically associated with sugar, sugar, and more sugar. (Those discounts on candy the day after, am I right?) Unfortunately, research over the last few years indicates that added sugars can play a huge role in the…

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National Take the Stairs Day

By Amanda Hookom / January 10, 2018
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Happy New Year and National Take the Stairs Day!  Still need ideas for a New Year’s Resolution?  How about taking the stairs more often? Using stairs has a myriad of benefits, including (but certainly not limited to): Burning more calories than using the elevator, escalator, or walking on a flat surface.  If one of your…

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies…REMIX

By Liana Akkawi / November 6, 2016
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What is small yet filling, sweet yet healthier than most baked treats, moist in texture, pumpkin and spice flavored, and packed with nutrients this fall? These pumpkin oatmeal soft baked cookies! Made with chia seeds instead of eggs and maple syrup instead of table sugar, this recipe is super easy to make and boosted with…

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Ready, Set, Fuel: How to Fuel Your Performance with Sports Nutrition

By Maggy Boyd / October 23, 2016
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Imagine your body as a race car… Your training as the engine… Your injury treatment as the tune ups… Your diet as the fuel… And you are the driver. If you start to view food as fuel, you have the ability to drive your athletic performance to the next level. Based on the quantity and quality of foods you consume,…

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MyPlate for Athletes

By CAND / March 15, 2012
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MyPlate for Athletes by Katie Davis MS, RD, CSSD, LDN www.RDKate.com As we all know, March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Shape Up Your Plate” in honor of the new MyPlate graphic released by the USDA as a replacement for the good old Food Guide Pyramid. This was a welcome change…

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A Historical Lesson on Health- Simplified

By CAND / January 22, 2012
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After almost a month, these personal promises can often become complicated with loop holes. The following encouragement comes from Dr. George W. Calver’s simple commandments for health.

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Tips for Working Towards a Healthier You in 2012

By CAND / January 15, 2012
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Seeing as the holiday season came and went…

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There's an App for That

By CAND / December 22, 2011
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In the mobile era where smart phones abound, technology can be used to harness health in the modern age by encouraging clients to become more aware of and accountable to themselves.

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A Critical Connector & Common Culprit of Pain

By CAND / October 22, 2011
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Which of the bodily tissues will remain connected from head to toe if all other structures are removed?

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Meatless Athletes

By CAND / August 22, 2011
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Plant-based diets are a healthy dietary approach for most people, including athletes. There are more and more athletes who have embraced the meat-less approach and thrive on vegetarian and vegan diets. However, many are concerned about meeting their protein needs.

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Circuit Training Works

By CAND / July 25, 2011
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Circuit training works! Research has shown that circuit training can improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance, build strength, tone muscles and increase an individual’s metabolic rate, which all promote a healthier weight.

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The New ACSM Exercise Guidelines: What RDs Should Know

By CAND / July 15, 2011
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By: Katie Murtha MS, RD On June 28th, 2011 the American College of Sports Medicine issued new recommendations on the quality and quantity of exercise for adults. While there are many similarities, there are a few new recommendations. No matter in what area you currently practice, I’m sure many of you are often asked questions about exercise because it’s…

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Exercise intensity makes a difference

By CAND / June 20, 2011
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Persons who performed moderate to intense exercise regularly, were 40% less likely to experience a stroke as compared to those who did not exercise at all.

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Family Fitness

By CAND / May 2, 2011
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Nutrition and physical activity can be a family affair.

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