Get Fit For Summer - Change Your Eating Routine

    Dr. Nick Chancellor of National University of Health Sciences Whole Health Centers says: "If you are looking to get fit for summer, try changing your eating routine from 3 big meals to 5 smaller meals a day. 5 meals will be helpful for increasing metabolism and decreasing chances of overeating in one sitting. Try to eat every 2-3 hours after breakfast with second and fourth meals being a light snack such as a plate of fruit."

  • Pam from Helen Plum shares tips with GBE Representative.

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    Pam from Helen Plum shares tips with GBE Representative.
  • Students from Sky Centers performed for the attendees.

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    Students from Sky Centers performed for the attendees.
  • Team F3 Fitness Hosting Free Fit Club

    If you are looking for a way to workout but don't want to join a gym, and aren't sure whether beachbody workouts are for you,we have got quite a deal for you! We offer Fit Clubs and they are FREE!

    What is a Fit Club? Hosted by Team F3 Fitness Independent Beachbody Coaches, these are groups that work out together to the Beachbody Programs such as P90X, TurboFire, Insanity, Brazilian Butt Lift, and many more!

    This is a great way to preview a workout before deciding to purchase the whole program. They also give out product samples as well, such as Shakeology or the P90X Results and Recovery Formula. There is usually a lot of discussion and the coaches are there to help with any questions you may have. They also can check form and offer modifications during the workouts.

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    Name Valentine's Day A Healthy Day

    The DuPage County Health Department suggests that parents use Valentine's Day-an occasion for candy and sugary snacks-as a festive opportunity to get their little ones to eat healthier foods and treats.

    Generally, children will gravitate toward foods that are attractive, novel and eye-catching, so use this holiday to alter snacks to encourage healthy consumption. Remember that while it is fine to occasionally give your children sweets for a festive occasion, it is also important to establish healthy eating habits.

    Now is your chance to get the kids to eat some healthier foods by making these Valentine's Day snack treats that are festive and eye-catching:

    • Vegetable-based pastries are a great fibrous alternative to Valentine's Day cakes. Some healthier alternatives include zucchini bread, pumpkin bread or carrot cake. • Think of a flashy and exciting new name for a healthy snack your child is familiar with. For example, calling celery with peanut butter and raisins "ants on a log" may prove to be more enticing to kids. Why not do something similar for Valentine's Day? Try switching those raisins with dried cranberries and call the snack "hearts on a log." • Decorate a veggie platter with flowers and red roses. While the flowers are not meant for consumption, their colors may attract children to eat more servings of the healthier food. • Serve healthy vegetable soups in heart-shaped bowls or bread bowls. • Make healthy, heart-shaped veggie pizzas with heart-shaped tomato cutouts just for Valentine's Day.

    For more information on the DuPage County Health Department, follow us on Twitter @DuPageHD or become a fan on Facebook.

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