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Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

original source: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/physical-activity/increase-physical-activity.html Make physical activity a regular part of the day Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station. Or, join an exercise class. Keep […]

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Study links school breakfast program to better academic achievement

original source: http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/03/18/good-breakfast-may-hike-low-income-kids-grades/82469.html From an energy and dietary perspective breakfast has often been touted as the most important meal of the day. New research suggests the benefits of a good breakfast extend to the cognitive arena as investigators find a strong connection between good nutrition and good grades. In the study, University of Iowa investigators discovered […]

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Milk more hydrating than sports drink, study finds

original source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/01/08/milk-more-hydrating-than-sports-drink-study-finds/ It may be a habit to down a sports drink after a workout, but a new study found that milk is an effective recovery drink, reported Time.com. Thanks to milk and milk alternatives’ natural balance of sodium, carbohydrate and protein, the breakfast beverage helps the body retain fluid. In a study published in […]

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F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

original source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/us/fda-to-announce-sweeping-calorie-rules-for-restaurants.html?_r=2 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced sweeping rules on Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat the country’s obesity epidemic by showing Americans just how many calories lurk in their favorite foods. […]

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Kohl’s, Penn State Hershey team up to fight childhood obesity

Kohl’s has awarded Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital with $159,039 to support its Healthy Champions program, which teaches children and families the importance of bringing healthy choices to life – starting with eating healthy and getting active.  The Healthy Champions Program, delivered by Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center, is an education and awareness initiative designed to teach […]

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