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Healthy Holiday Resource Guide

This is the time of year that it is more difficult to make healthy choices.  Here are a few previous blogs to help you manage temptation and keep those healthy habits throughout the holiday season.  Food & Drink Candy-free Stocking Stuffer Ideas – Sometimes even Santa needs some ideas to make the holidays just a little healthier. […]

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Surviving the Holiday Party Gauntlet

The holidays are here and food is everywhere! There are holiday parties, family gatherings, people bringing their favorite foods to work and social events. The average American will gain 1-2 pounds during the holidays. That may not sound like much…but we don’t usually lose that weight and it piles on year after year.  This is […]

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Increase Energy Naturally

Do you feel like you just don’t have enough time or energy to make it through your lengthy to-do list?  Do you need an energy boost?  Amy Bowen, dietitian at WakeMed Cary Hospital, asserts that energy drinks are not the answer. Aside from calories and added sugars, many of the 5-hour energy drinks contain caffeine and caffeine […]

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Women CAN Do Pull-Ups

The New York Times blog recently included a write-up of a very small (17 women) study that looked at whether or not women could do pull-ups. We were curious, so we contacted Hope Choplin, exercise physiologist with WakeMed Healthworks to determine if there was any truth to the study. Here is her response… “The short […]

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