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The Dark Side of Sodas

[Written by Peter Nielsen]. You may or may not drink cola or sodas, but you undoubtedly have a dear friend or family member who does! We’ve heard over and over again that sodas are an important factor in obesity, which is a huge cause for concern in it’s own right. Recent developments show that obesity […]

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Some Nutty News

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   There’s another reason to add walnuts to your diet! New research from the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that walnuts may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women.   The study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, included 138,000 nurses between the ages of 35 and 77 […]

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Gluten Facts

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Gluten-free products are showing up on grocery shelves everywhere and more and more people are tweaking their diets to reduce their gluten intake. However, many people have never heard of gluten allergies or gluten allergies. Gluten makes up 20 percent of global calorie intake and is a basic staple in […]

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Walk Against Back Pain

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and is a leading contributor to missed work, costing Americans at least $50 billion each year in health care costs. Often, lower back pain goes away within […]

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Healthy and Glowing

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Beautiful, healthy skin projects fitness and youth. You can attain and keep that healthy glow with a nutritious, balanced diet. In fact, a healthy diet is absolutely essential to achieving glowing skin, because it allows your skin to heal, combats aging, and prevents inflammations. Adopt a nutritional regimen with the […]

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Cat Got Your Back

Cat® outerwear delivers warmth, comfort and convenience.   Winter is difficult enough for those of us who have brief forays into the elements. For those who tend to spend a great deal of time braving the weather – such as those who work outdoors or have an active outdoor lifestyle – winter can be downright […]

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Strengthen Your Most Important Muscle

People usually exercise to improve what’s on the outside—slim waist, bulging biceps, six-pack abs. But don’t forget what’s on the inside.   Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association (AHA).   Regular exercise leads to a healthier heart. The AHA […]

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Get Fit Simply

Join the exercise craze of the season.   Readers of this magazine know about my passion for golf. Whenever Michigan’s weather and personal commitments allow it, you’re likely to find me at my favorite course playing or practicing. During the offseason, I’m frequently found either at an indoor driving range or at the local gym, […]

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Home Ice Advantage

Using ice fishing tech to your advantage   After the boat’s pulled out of the lake, the dock disassembled for the year and the tackle box stored until April, a new fishing season fills in the winter void—the kind that uses tools like augers, shanties and tip-ups while requiring some slightly heavier clothing than in, […]

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Have a Happy, Healthy Christmas

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Holiday gatherings, seasonal treats, and celebratory menus can wreak havoc a healthy nutrition regimen for even the most dedicated dieter. Last week we listed several pointers to avoid stress while preparing for your celebrations. Finally, it’s time enjoy the holiday! Remember, one meal or one day of celebration is not […]

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