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Faceoff: Yoga vs Pilates

Yoga sessions involve holding poses, increasing balance, balancing muscles and each session ends in a meditative state. The meditative state usually lasts from 7-10 minutes. Yoga reduces stress and increases flexibility and focuses on the mind, body and spirit. When incorporated into a heart-healthy lifestyle, yoga can lower your blood read more

Faceoff: White vs Sweet Potato

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White potatoes and sweet potatoes can both be healthy additions to a well-balanced diet. They are naturally low in fat and calories and high in fiber and potassium. Fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Foods high in read more

How Heart Health Affects Wound Healing

Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. The cost to treat these wounds exceeds $50 billion annually. While there are several factors that can affect wound read more

Homemade Juice vs Smoothie

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Most Americans over the age of 4 do not get enough fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium or vitamins A, C and K in their diet, according to the U.S. government. If made properly, homemade juices and smoothies can be great options to bring those vitamins and minerals into your diet. A smoothie read more

Want to Fall Asleep Faster?

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Here are some helpful suggestions for increasing the quality and quantity of your sleep: Set a regular bedtime. Try to hit the sack at the same time every night to be sure you're getting enough sleep. We recommend seven to eight hours for adults -- any longer can actually be harmful, studies read more

Reduce Stress with this Guided Meditation

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Just a few minutes of meditation can help your heart by lowering your stress levels and boosting your mood. Centegra expert Shira Greenfield, a licensed clinical professional counselor, guides you through a brief meditation to help you regain focus and relax. Click below to hear the guided meditation. Centegra has counseling services read more

Top At-Home Exercises Our Trainers Love

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Circuit-type training develops and improves mobility, strength and endurance. This type of training can be done at home and requires minimal equipment. It is appropriate training for most sports and can be adjusted for age, fitness level and health status. It consists of simple, easy to do exercises. There are read more

What to Look for in a Workout App

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In this day and age of mobile phones and connectivity, finding the right workout app can be more challenging than rewarding. Once you find the right app, it can be even more difficult to establish a habit of consistently using technology to help you meet your fitness goals. If you’re trying to find read more

Greek vs Regular Yogurt

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The options in the yogurt aisle have increased greatly over the years, with Greek yogurt taking as much space on the shelves as the regular stuff. So what’s the difference between the two and which one should you buy? When making yogurt, the process starts out the same, except to read more

How Much Do You Know About Healthy Cooking?

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Take the healthy cooking quiz 1. True or false: Grilling meat releases potentially cancer-causing chemicals into your food. A: True B: False 2. Kale and spinach are the only vegetables with antioxidant levels as high as which of these fruits? A: Apples B: Berries C: Cherries D: Oranges 3. How many ounces of protein do adults need every day? A: 5 ounces B: 6 ounces C: The read more