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Healthier Eating You Can Start Today: The Quick List!

One of the best ways you can harness your body’s ability to heal itself is through the foods you eat. If you make just one change starting today, you will begin to prevent inappropriate inflammation, reduce the risk of age-related diseases and promote your optimal health.

Juli Johnson, APRN

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Eat Your Way to Better Health With Dr. Andrew Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Meet guest blogger Juli Johnson. She's an APRN at INTEGRIS here in Oklahoma and an Integrative Medicine expert. Here she talks the benefits of anti-inflammatory diets.

Juli Johnson, APRN

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Low Sugar Smoothie Recipe

Have you thought about making a smoothie for breakfast but are worried about the amount of calories or sugars?

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How to Calculate Calories per Serving

It can be difficult to understand portion sizes based on the food label. Here are tips on how to more accurately calculate calories per serving.

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Simple At-Home Exercises to Improve Your Fitness

Being physically active can speed up your recovery after surgery or an illness. Try these simple at-home exercises to improve your overall fitness level.

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Make Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Many people make New Year's resolutions to lose weight or improve their health. But keeping your resolutions realistic is the key.

Karen Massey, RD/LD

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The Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Chances

Improving your general health by losing weight will likely increase pregnancy chances, reduce the chance of miscarriages and reduce pregnancy complications.

Eli Reshef, M.D.

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How to Start a Running Program

So you want to start a running program. But where do you begin? Here are tips on how to start, including when to walk, when to run and how to be safe.

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When Should You Consider Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery can assist someone struggling with obesity to manage their weight or help with high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnea.

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For Young Women, What's Your Stroke Risk?

About 1 in 5,000 women ages 15 to 49 suffers a stroke each year. Knowing the causes and risk factors can help prevent a stroke from happening to you.

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Stay Motivated Using Exercise Gadgets

Nancy Shidler reviews a few of the numerous exercise gadgets available today that track your movement and keep you motivated during your fitness journey.

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How Sleep Affects Weight Control

Karen Massey, a registered licensed dietitian with INTEGRIS, takes a look at how sleep affects your brain function and the impact it has on weight control.

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The Risk of Sitting Too Long

The benefit of exercise won't completely offset the risk of sitting. Going for a run every morning does not negate sitting at your desk the rest of the day.

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Improve Your Workout by Changing It Up

A proven way to improve your health is finding or making the time to exercise. But just going through the motions won't give you the benefits you want.

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Three Obesity Factors and How You Manage Them

There are three main obesity factors; behavior, environment and genetics. Dr. Meredith McKee examines these causes and how you manage each one individually.

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