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Want To Eat Healthier, Here’s How To Make Home Made Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn is a great snack when you are hungry to get you over the hump and not spoil your hunger for a meal, or a good late night snack. Some people don't have a popcorn maker and opt for some microwave popcorn, but it's not always healthy.

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Northland Community Wellness Day Happens March 28 At UMD

Learn about living healthy at the 6th annual Northland Community Wellness Day - Saturday, March 28 at UMD's Romano Gymnasium.

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Source: Karla Garcia Fernandez via flickr
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Subway: First Restaurant To Earn The American Heart Association’s Heart Check Meal Certification

Not only can you "eat fresh" at Subway - now you can eat heart smart, too!  The nationwide chain announced that they are the first "quick serve" restaurant to earn the American Heart Association's Heart Check Meal Certification.

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No Ketchup For Students To French Schools

Schools in France are dictating the diets of students in an effort curb obesity and other health-related issues - and to keep their children "more French".
France's government has essentially banned ketchup from primary and secondary school cafeterias

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10 Exercise Machines To Avoid: What To Do In Their Place.

With everyone wanting to find the perfect thing for them this fall to keep in shape or maybe lose a few pounds, this will help. Most people attempt machines they have no business being on. First I should say you should have a trained professional help you if you are going to get a good work out with machines. Most of the time you can do your own work out at home or the gym without hurting yourself on a machine you don't understand. The bike, stair stepper and treadmill still are great machines.

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6 Easy Ways to Extend Your Life in One Minute or Less

Everyone's looking for that edge to be healthier. So am I, so when I came across this article from Dr Oz I thought it was useful.

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Food Plays An Important Role In Obama Re-Election Campaign

Forget "Let's Move!".  Ignore the new food pyramids and guidelines.  Gloss over the new garden in the backyard of the White House.  A look at the recent food items eaten by President Barack Obama while he's been on the campaign trail shows that it's a case of "eat what I say

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90% Of Brown-Bagged School Lunches Potentially Unsafe

As a parent, you think you're doing the right thing -- packing a lunch for your child to bring to pre-school --- or any school for that matter.  Packing it yourself lets you control what they're eating -- right?

But what if that lunch you're packing could make them sick?
 

 
So what can a parent do to pack a "safer" lunch?  The experts don't have specifics at this point;   More tests are needed.

 

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Happy Meals To Get Healthier

They're telling us what to eat and how much of it.

McDonalds announced that they are changing the venerable Happy Meal - adding a serving of fruit or vegatables...and shrinking the size of the fries.

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