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Workout Wednesday: The Treadmill Ladder Workout

The treadmill is a daily workout staple for a number of people, while other people swear they’d never step foot on one, even if they had to. Seen as an indoor alternative to outdoor running, treadmills definitely have their advantages, but they also have disadvantages. Advantages of Using a Treadmill While using a treadmill provides the […]

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12 Things You Can Do to Help Yourself Fall Asleep

Getting to sleep has always been an issue for me. I’m one of those kinds of people and have been ever since I was a kid. It would be so nice if I was one of the “as soon as my head hits the pillow” kind of people. But I’m not. I remember always being […]

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9 Creative Mason Jar Meals You Can Try

Mason jars…they aren’t just for canning anymore! People use those durable glass jars with the screw-on lids for drinkware, to hold candles, make soap dispensers and all sorts of creative purposes. But putting your food in them is still a great way to go. Many people agree that food stored in a glass jar looks, […]

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7 Nutrients to Keep an Eye on if You Don’t Eat Meat – or Even if You Do

A vegetarian or vegan diet can have a lot of benefits for your health. When meat isn’t part of your diet, you consume less saturated fat and cholesterol that could affect your health. It’s also great for increasing your intake of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables – when steak’s not on the plate, there’s more room […]

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Workout Wednesday: How Exercise Boosts Your Mood

If you’ve ever felt down or have suffered with depression, you know how hard it can be to find the energy to do the simplest of things. The last thing you feel like doing is exercising. I’ve definitely been there, but I have to say that once you make yourself head to the gym or […]

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6 Recipes to Help you Survive Cold & Flu Season

It’s nearly March, but for much of the country, winter is still going strong – and so are all the colds and flu. To avoid getting sick there are the obvious things like washing your hands and trying to limit your contact with sick individuals, but a major part of your ability to ward off […]

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Vitamin D, the Powerful “Sunshine” Nutrient

Most of us are familiar with the basic benefits of vitamin D, such as healthy bones and good overall health. But vitamin D also helps with some processes of the body, including muscle function, the respiratory system, cardiovascular function, brain development and the immune system. What’s more exciting is that scientists are finding that it’s […]

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Workout Wednesday: The Backyard Body Weight Workout

In Wisconsin, it’s still incredibly cold, and a number of us (a number that’s growing by the day) are starting to wonder if warmth and spring will ever arrive. If it’s warm where you are, let it be known that many of us here at NHC are jealous. Cold weather sometimes makes it pretty difficult […]

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Do You Know Your Cardiac Risk Factor?

Do you know the important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and what you can do about them? While there are a few that you can’t do anything about like your age or gender, there are several factors that are modifiable by making healthy choices and managing health conditions. And don’t let the #1 killer in […]

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7 Healthy Fish Recipes for Fridays During Lent

Lent officially arrived on Wednesday, and with it came the Catholic tradition of eating Fish on Fridays. I wasn’t raised Catholic, but my Lutheran grade school followed this tradition. I’ve tried to stick with it over the years (I fell off the wagon on a few occasions), and with the ever-increasing multitude of ways to […]

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