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Spice for a Healthy Life

[Written by Peter Nielsen]. Ginger has long been used in traditional American cooking, from the wild ginger native Americans added to pumpkin and corn pudding to gingerbread, gingersnaps and Detroit’s famous ginger ale. Ginger can also be found in a wide array of other national cuisines, Thai, Chinese, Lebanese, Moroccan, Italian and many, many more! […]

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Roots

[Written by Peter Nielsen]. The winter holiday season is over, and we’re all settling down into our normal winter diets. Though we may miss the fresh, clean flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables, the comforting, substantial richness of root vegetables are perfect for January through March weather! Root vegetables are full of fiber, rich in […]

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Get Up for Ice Fishing Season

Get the most out of your ice fishing trips with the right equipment. Love fishing? Then why limit yourself to just the warm months of the year? Even in the coldest weeks of winter, as far from the open waters of summer as possible, fishermen can still get their fix with ice fishing—with a few […]

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Peter’s Principles on Resistance Training

[Written by Peter Nielsen]. While nutrition is paramount in achieving an ideal body composition, exercise is every bit as important in helping you reach and maintain your goals. When designing an exercise program, there are three components that need to be addressed: cardiovascular exercise, resistance training and stretching. No fitness program is complete without all […]

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The Science of Snowshoeing

Taking your first steps toward a new outdoor activity. There are few things better than a great hike on a beautiful day, checking out gorgeous scenery and snapping the perfect photo. But for most hikers, that fun ends when the snow falls. However, a somewhat unknown alternative can help those who need to scratch their […]

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Stockings are Hung!

Fill them up with some of this season’s most exciting toy offerings. It’s that time of year when little boys and girls start dreaming of the exciting new toys that are the talk of the town. Big boys and girls dream as well, and why not, we all enjoy spending some leisure time with toys […]

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Improve Your Breathing Power

Get Fit When It Really Counts with TrainingMask® 3.0 A long time ago (but not in a galaxy far, far away), I ruptured the ACL in my left knee. The result is that 40 years later, I can’t run for as long as I would like because the knee starts swelling or stiffening. As I’ve […]

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Shop Smarter This Holiday

Keep your shopping list – and your sanity – in check this holiday season! What comes to mind when you think about holiday shopping? For a lot of people, it’s stress. Between the hit on your pocketbook, the crowded malls and determining what to buy everyone on your list, it’s easy to get stressed out. […]

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Keep Your Cholesterol Healthy

[Written by Peter Nielsen]. Approximately one in every six adults—17% of the U.S. adult population—has high blood cholesterol! We’re also seeing a sharp rise in children with high cholesterol. This is a dangerous condition, and it comes with a sharp increase of risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. […]

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Stay Concealed

Not getting noticed is key but blinds can offer much more. Hunting is about more than just finding game in the wild. It’s also about making sure they don’t find you. You can wear camouflage and try to keep perfectly still. But staying still and quiet can be difficult when hunting in a group or […]

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