Gym Workouts for Women


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How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian


A vegetarian is someone who does not eat meat, including beef, chicken, pork, or fish and may or may Read more

Why Breakfast Is Important


While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing Read more

Smart Food Shopping


 Bringing balanced nutrition home to your family is easier when you know what to shop for and bring a smart shopping list and Read more

Gym Workouts for Women

The gym is a jungle of shiny weight stacks, clanging dumbbells, and more than a few sleeveless beasts screaming through every rep. Then there’s the gridlocked cardio area (um, does anyone enforce the 30-minute-limit-while-people-are-waiting rule?), the dozens of group fitness classes — and what’s up with that 24-ingredient concoction they dole out at the juice bar? It’s no wonder women eschew this chaos for a simple elliptical routine. But when you’re shelling out an average of $55 a month to exercise, you should be getting more for your money. We asked fitness club owners, doctors, nutrition gurus, and trainers to share their insider info so you can make the most of every dollar.

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How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian

Selection Of Fresh Vegetables

What is a vegetarian?

A vegetarian is someone who does not eat meat, including beef, chicken, pork, or fish and may or may not choose to eat animal products such as eggs, milk, gelatin, or honey.

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Why Breakfast Is Important

Breakfast

We Need Their Morning Meal

While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing bodies and developing brains rely heavily on the regular intake of food. When kids skip breakfast, they can end up going for as long as eighteen hours without food, and this period of semistarvation can create a lot of physical, intellectual, and behavioral problems for them.

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Smart Food Shopping

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 Bringing balanced nutrition home to your family is easier when you know what to shop for and bring a smart shopping list and knowledge about the Nutrition Facts label and healthy choices.

We have the power of choice to decide which foods to buy at the grocery store. Making the healthiest food choices when shopping and eating out is a key to consuming a well-balanced diet.

Healthy food choices are important for good health and well-being. Eating well means eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods and beverages from food groups  and staying within your calorie needs. This, combined with choosing foods low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and salt (sodium) will help to ensure that you are eating a healthy diet while helping to maintain a healthy weight. If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, do so sensibly and in moderation.

For great information on how to meet these goals- both at home and when eating out, schedule a free consultaion with Dr. Merino. You can also visit MyPlate.gov for more guidance and tips for eating healthy.

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