Get Outside and Grill

Get Outside and Grill

July is National Grilling Month Grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to cook. It is also a great way to spend the summer enjoying the outdoors with family and friends! Here are some tips to make grilling and barbequing healthy and safe: Pick a lean protein. Lean...

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Summer Snack Ideas to Cool Down With

Summer Snack Ideas to Cool Down With

Fruit pops: Homemade freezer pops are an easy, fun treat for kids to make. Mash up fruit like peaches, grapes, berries, or watermelon and put them in paper cups or an ice cube tray, insert a popsicle stick, freeze overnight, and enjoy! Cool and crisp: keep a variety...

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Out is In

Out is In

July is National Parks and Recreation Month Taking advantage of your local public park is a simple and economical way to improve your physical fitness. Parks offer children and adults an opportunity to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity during their...

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The Truth about Carbohydrates

The Truth about Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol are all sources of calories in the diet. These nutrients can all be part of a healthy diet. Balancing the calories that we take in with those that we burn every day can help us maintain, gain, or lose weight. Not All Carbs Are...

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Happily Hydrated

Happily Hydrated

Hydration is key When we sweat, we also lose water and electrolytes (i.e., nutrients such as sodium, chloride, potassium). Drinking enough water and having enough electrolytes is necessary for our bodies to function properly. This is why it is so important to stay...

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Tell Everyone and Your Mother

Tell Everyone and Your Mother

Heart Disease  Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a disease in which plaque (plak) builds up on the inner walls of your coronary arteries. These arteries carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is...

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Budget Time for Your Health

Budget Time for Your Health

Eating healthy – lots of fruits and veggies, lean protein, whole grains – doesn’t have to be more expensive. If you shop smart and plan ahead, you’ll be surprised at how much goodness you can haul without breaking the bank. The reality is, many of those ready-made,...

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Leadership Council for Healthy Communities

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Washington, DC 20011

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