Category Archives: Healthy Living

LHI- Nik’s Picks- Cherries are Ripe and Ready

This time on Nik’s Picks,  I am highlighting the sweet, tangy cherry. Boasting a mere 90 calories per cup, they are what dietitians call a nutrition powerhouse. Enjoy this short clip on how cherries may benefit you and your fitness goals. Check … Continue reading

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Live Healthy Iowa Rolls Out Nik’s Picks

Adding just a few simple foods or ingredients to your active eating plan may help improve your chances of reaching your fitness goals. By keeping it simple and making small changes, you are more likely to stick with it and adapt healthier behaviors for … Continue reading

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LHI Tip of the Week- When and How to Hydrate: Sports Dietitian Jennifer DeWall Shares Tips and Guidelines

It’s late July,  and as the tempuratures rise we need to pay more attention to our hydration status.  This is especially important during exercise and sports related activities, so that we don’t become dangerously overheated and dehydrated.  Choosing what to drink … Continue reading

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LHI Tip of the Week: Beachfront Fun

July marks the start to several summertime activities from family reunions to picnic occasions. This year let’s celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month by hitting the water and getting active at one of your favorite state park beaches. You might be thinking … Continue reading

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LHI Tip of the Week – Team Support Motivates Fairfield Woman

Born and raised in Fairfield, IA, Melinda has seen the town go through many changes. She has now seen a change within herself. Melinda has struggled with her weight for years and with her 30 year high school class reunion … Continue reading

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LHI Tip of the Week – Mix Up Your Workouts

“Routine does not allow us to progress.” Finding exercises you enjoy doing is important and can help shed the pounds, but there is a need to incorporate different types of exercise for many reasons. When you do the same type … Continue reading

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LHI Tip of the Week – Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

The holiday season is a joyous time of year as we celebrate with family and friends. Holiday parties and gatherings allow us to connect with loved ones, have fun and enjoy the reason for the season. You may feel like … Continue reading

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