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Girl Eating AppleA recent study by the American Diabetes Association looked at the cost of health care and work-related costs associated with diabetes. This is an increasing issue for businesses as well as individuals, since both share in the costs.

The U.S. has seen a 41 percent increase in the costs associated with diabetes since 2007. That’s a huge increase! Most of that increase is a result of more people being diagnosed with the disease, not increased medical costs for each person, and that’s even scarier!

We know from other studies that excess weight is a leading contributor to diabetes, so it … Read the rest

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If you have cooked for children than you’ve probably been there – your children don’t want to eat what you’ve fixed for them. Kids can be very opinionated about what they eat, and their likes/dislikes can change almost daily.

Partly, they may be reacting to foods that are new and/or different. Sometimes it is the color or smell of a certain food that they don’t like, and not the taste. About a month ago, our 2 year old grandson suddenly decided that he wanted only orange foods (if it was served on an orange plate, all the better). Sometimes there … Read the rest

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Sticking with a healthy eating plan can be hard. We often equate “eating healthy” with “no sweets,” but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can enjoy desserts and still eat healthy, if you follow just eat smart.

At Vitaerobics, we believe in the 90-10 rule. This means that you should eat healthy 90% of the time, but also leave yourself some space for small indulgences. These “treats” will keep you from feeling deprived of the foods you love and make staying on that healthy eating plan much easier. You can still enjoy dessert if you eat smart and … Read the rest

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We get a lot of questions about nutrition and healthy eating, from clients, relatives and friends. Most people are overwhelmed by all the information available. One “expert” says to reduce sugar in your diet. Another one says to eat “super foods” (whatever those are). Still another says to eat little or no carbohydrates. Who do you believe?

Countless diet strategies have been proposed over the years. In fact, if you search the term “diet book” on Google, you get 1,630,000 results! There is the 8 Hour Diet, the Mayo Clinic diet, the Glycemic Index diet, the Volumetrics diet and the … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Whenever chefs, TV personalities and health experts talk about healthy eating, they almost always talk about the importance of eating fresh, natural foods. This is certainly important, but for those of us who are busy, always having fresh foods on hand can be a challenge. We can’t run out to the market every other day to purchase the freshest ingredients, and we can’t always cook “from scratch” every night either.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook with fresh ingredients. The aroma of freshly cut herbs, simmering sauces, or roasting chicken is fantastic. And, … Read the rest

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