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Caroline Susie

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Why Walk?

Posted by Caroline Susie on Apr 5, 2017 9:01:27 AM

Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated; walking is the most primal human movement. Today is National Walking Day and fitness specialist Neal Smith at Folsom Fitness Center shares benefits of walking including:

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Topics: Fitness

Eating to Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Caroline Susie on Mar 14, 2017 11:11:51 AM

While 90% of colon cancer occurs in adults over the age of 50, colon cancer diagnosis are on the rise in millennials. While researchers are still trying to figure out why, colon cancer still remains the number one most preventable cancer. Here is what the latest research shows us:

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Topics: Nutrition

How to Navigate the Salad Bar

Posted by Caroline Susie on Feb 20, 2017 1:59:06 PM

When you are trying to eat right, you go for the salad, right?  But did you know that some salads have more than 1,000 calories in them?  Gasp!  That is more than 3 oz lean beef, green beans and a potato side!  You can get to 1,000 calories in a hurry with toppings like cheese, croutons, fried meats and creamy dressing.  In fact, most fast food salads have more calories than a burger.  Yikes!  Here is how you can build and order salad and feel good about your decision.

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Topics: Nutrition, Recipes

The Skinny on Fad Diets

Posted by Caroline Susie on Jan 24, 2017 10:46:43 AM

We’re a few weeks into 2017…time for a New Year’s resolution touch-base. One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight. People try to achieve that goal in many different ways.

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness

Staying energized all day long...the healthy way

Posted by Caroline Susie on Dec 20, 2016 7:30:00 AM

We live in a culture of busy....in fact we claim busyness as a badge!  In a world of saying 'yes' to everything, no wonder everyone is so tired. Of course we'd all love to sleep 8 hours a night, but hey, let's be honest, 8 hours is a DREAM for most folks. So, what is our plan b to get through the day? Insert caffeine! Lattes, tea, and soda help us push through. Though coffee and tea have proven health benefits, they still may not be the best prescription. I could go on and on about the ways soft drinks can negatively impact your health. But the real potential for danger lies within energy drinks.

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Topics: Recipes

ABCs of Vitamins and Minerals

Posted by Caroline Susie on Nov 17, 2016 8:46:00 AM

How to get your nutrients naturally

A healthy diet is the best way to obtain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need to maintain your health and keep chronic diseases at bay.  Most people do not need supplements.  A supplement may be recommended when patients are:

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Topics: Wellness

Turkey Countdown

Posted by Caroline Susie on Nov 1, 2016 2:50:00 PM

Fall weather will finally be here soon, but don’t bust out those stretchy pants and go into hibernation yet!  Did you know that right now, for most of us, is the lowest weight we will be all year?!  Sigh.  According to research out of Cornell, shortly before Halloween, we are at our lowest weight. But then comes the candy…and Thanksgiving, Christmas…by the time New Year’s rolls around, we are peaking weight wise.  And get this - according to research, what we gain over the next 10 weeks takes about 5 MONTHS to lose. 

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Topics: Nutrition

When to Buy Organic: A Registered Dietitian’s Expertise

Posted by Caroline Susie on Oct 4, 2016 1:17:18 PM

Organic or conventional?  As a registered dietitian, I get this question all the time. 

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Topics: Wellness

Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month™

Posted by Caroline Susie on Sep 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Your mom gave good advice when she told you to eat your fruits and vegetables. The importance of produce is something you never outgrow. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies can lower the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. But get this - only one in seven adults get the recommended dose of veggies each day. One in seven!! That’s why the Produce for Better Health Foundation are introducing Fruits and Veggies-More Matters Month™.  The recommendation is 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables per day.  This may sound daunting, but fear not!  Serving sizes are much smaller than you might think:

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Topics: Nutrition, Recipes

Unsung Heroes: Fruits & Veggies to try this Summer

Posted by Caroline Susie on Jun 29, 2016 3:41:20 PM

When it comes to summer produce, watermelon and corn seem to bask in the sunlight. But by mid-July, you may feel like you’re in a rut. One great thing about summer - there are so many other tasty fruits and vegetables in season. Don’t overlook the little guys of produce!

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Topics: Nutrition

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