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Choose This Instead of That- Part 1: Beverages

By at February 5, 2011 | 2:03 pm | 2 Comments

Choose This Instead of That- Part 1: Beverages

Choose This Instead of That: Part 1 Beverages By Nurse Kimberly How can we stop making our kids fat? That was the headline of a news segment on CNN this week. The segment featured Chef Domenica Catelli. She explained how many of the foods parents are feeding their kids are contributing to their weight. Expecting kids to give up all of their favorite foods and treats in more...

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What is Yoga Anyway?

By at February 4, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 2 Comments

What is Yoga Anyway?

What is Yoga Anyway? By Leslie Gravlin Before I trained to become a certified yoga instructor, yoga was a class I attended several times a week. I simply practiced yoga because I knew I would feel better afterwards. The more I practiced yoga the better I felt, physically and mentally. I felt relaxed and re-energized. Yoga teacher training was an opportunity to gain the more...

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US Government – Helping Americans Slim Their Waistlines

By at February 3, 2011 | 1:18 pm | 0 Comment

US Government – Helping  Americans Slim Their Waistlines

US Government - Helping  Americans Slim Their Waistlines By Nurse Kimberly Chronic Diseases and Obesity are taking over our friends, families, and loved ones. Don’t let it take over your life. Yesterday, on Monday January 31, 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans. This is the seventh edition more...

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Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART II

By at February 2, 2011 | 2:38 pm | 1 Comments

Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART II

Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART II by Professor Jay Body's Energy Homeostasis as it relates to weight gain and weight loss. Just like everything else, our bodies also have to maintain an energy homeostasis.  Energy is necessary for anything to happen.  Energy comes in many forms, such as electrical, light, heat, and chemical.  The first law more...

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Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART I

By at February 1, 2011 | 7:02 pm | 1 Comments

Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART I

Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART I by Professor Jay I’d like to introduce you to a new term for the word balance, as it applies to physiology. That word is homeostasis. I define homeostasis as a dynamic constancy. I know dynamic means changing, and constancy means constant or not changing.  So how can something be constant, yet always more...

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