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Gluten-free shopping

Cutting costs on a gluten-free diet

Even if you or someone you know does not suffer from a gluten allergy, if you have paid attention to the media lately or visited your local grocery store, there is a very good chance you have heard the expression “gluten-free.” Living with Celiac's disease, I have been gluten-free since long before it became a diet fad.
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Friday, July 11, 2014/Author: Niki Newcomb/Number of views (80)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthSavvy Living

Understanding your body's metabolism to lose weight

Wellness with Cindy

“I only eat once a day. Why can’t I lose weight?” A common myth involving weight loss is that starving your body will force it to lose weight. This idea is based on wishful thinking rather than a basic understanding of how your body functions.
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (121)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Thank you, OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers!

Without you, CATCH wouldn't be possible

To our CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers ... we can’t thank you enough for all you do to make your communities healthier for generations to come. In addition to teaching youth about healthy habits, you are also passing along knowledge and motivation to your peers and perhaps inspiring yourself too.
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Monday, July 07, 2014/Author: Shelby Schroeder/Number of views (96)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthVolunteering
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Fourth of July and tomato pie

How are you celebrating Independence Day?

Fourth of July is the time for two of our favorite family traditions—patriotic music and home grown tomato pie. Want to share in our traditions? Read on for the secret tomato pie recipe back on Mother’s Day weekend when I planted our garden. As for our love affair with patriotic songs, that started back in the 70s.
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Thursday, July 03, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (229)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Life after 50

A good reason to get RIPPED

… into shape, that is!

Michael Colabufo has strugged to keep his heart healthy for years after a heart attack at age 38. When he retired, he was overweight with high cholesterol and knew he had to do something about it. He found the answer through the fitness programs at OASIS in Syracuse.
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (448)/Comments (-)/
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Stress may be inevitable, but it's manageable

Wellness with Cindy

We deserve to feel good about ourselves emotionally, mentally and physically. Turning to food in times of stress is a bad habit many people have, so making the decision to develop a positive one to replace it is a start. Beginning with baby steps and developing stress reduction techniques can help you achieve a more peaceful perspective on life.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (178)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice

"I do a lot of volunteer work, but this is the one that feeds my soul."

When Margie Hobby retired, she wanted to stay active and connected, so she started taking classes and volunteering in her community. As she watched her student Vera progress, Margie found she had much to offer a child who was struggling and just needed more individual attention.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (400)/Comments (-)/
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Volunteering is helping Joan Valdes stay healthy

Joan Valdes is staying pretty busy in retirement. A former social worker, she spends her days taking classes at OASIS, doing volunteer social service work, exercising and helping children develop healthier habits for a lifetime through the CATCH Healthy Habits program in Escondido, CA.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Danni Eickenhorst/Number of views (314)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthVolunteering
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Becoming a parent at (almost) 50

I became a new parent twice last year for the first time. Did I defy nature and give birth two times in one year? No. I officially became a parent for the first time to my darling 9 year-old twin stepsons when I married the love of my life; and a second time when I became my father's primary caregiver.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Dawn Anderson/Number of views (180)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Life after 50

CATCHing a great little moment while volunteering

By Sheila Brown, volunteer

Sometimes when you volunteer to work with kids, there are unexpected little victories that can pleasantly surprise you. As a volunteer for CATCH Healthy Habits in Portland, Maine, I hear about these little victories from my colleagues who feel that they benefit just as much as the kids. I had one of those special moments myself, not long ago.  
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (290)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering

Knowing heart disease risk factors and options for modifying can help reduce worries

Wellness with Cindy

Sierra’s father had just returned home after several weeks in the hospital. He had suffered a major heart attack and complications. "Family history" and "genetic predisposition," expressions used by the doctor, were keeping Sierra awake at night. Genetics cannot be altered, but she can reduce her risks through lifestyle changes or medications.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (211)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Creating costumes on a budget

Attending a Renaissance Faire? Halloween Ball? Disney Theme Gala? Here's help!

Ever been to a Renaissance Faire? This year, I attended two weekends for the Wonders of the World and the High Seas Adventure. Of course, I wouldn’t dare go without dressing up in full costume! The challenge? Creating costumes on a budget.
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Monday, June 16, 2014/Author: Niki Newcomb/Number of views (209)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Savvy Living

How well did I know my dad?

Perhaps not as well as I thought, until he was gone

My father, Daniel Jenerson III, died September 19, 1992. At his funeral I was surprised to hear from neighborhood families about how he helped them in their time of need…diapers when their children were born…food when there was none…helping with auto repair costs. Who was this man they were talking about?
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Sunday, June 15, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (294)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Life after 50

The nest is empty ... now what?

It’s not the getting old part, it’s feeling old

I feel old. Not only did I turn 50 years old last month, but my youngest son graduated from high school and is heading out of state to start college. For the first time in 21 years, I will not have any children at home. I feel that time is moving too fast and I want to yell at it to slow down. Sound familiar?
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Friday, June 13, 2014/Author: Michele Dinman/Number of views (753)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Life after 50

Want to improve your brain health and memory? Try juggling!

Wellness with Cindy

Juggling is not just entertaining, its exercise for the brain and body. Researchers have found links between learning to juggle and an increase in the grey matter in the brain. Twenty percent of the oxygen taken in by the body goes to the brain and 95% of that oxygen goes into grey matter.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (286)/Comments (-)/
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