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About those labels

About those labels

When purchasing groceries, be sure to check the fine print.

Those nutrition labels might be hard to read, but it's worth learning how to decipher what they mean.
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Monday, October 20, 2014/Author: Peter Holtgrave/Number of views (241)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Being SMART about fitness plan makes success attainable

Being SMART about fitness plan makes success attainable

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When starting a new exercise routine, it's a good idea to take a serious look at your goals and your definition of success.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (200)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Healthy eating is actually a great deal

Healthy eating is actually a great deal

It's possible to eat healthy foods without breaking the bank

Many people think that eating healthy is just too expensive, but with a little planning, it's possible.
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Friday, October 10, 2014/Author: Shelby Schroeder/Number of views (300)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Children bring home what they learn

Children bring home what they learn

The entire family benefits when a child knows about healthy choices

 The OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits program has benefits for volunteers 50+, children, and yes, their parents, too!
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Thursday, October 09, 2014/Author: Sarah Lovegreen/Number of views (214)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Deciding you are going to make healthy changes is the first step

Deciding you are going to make healthy changes is the first step

Easy ways to get started on your path to fitness

 The best way to get started with living a more healthy lifestyle is to be intentional.
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Friday, October 03, 2014/Author: Peter Holtgrave/Number of views (286)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Healthy habits are CATCH-ing

Healthy habits are CATCH-ing

It's never too early or too late to choose healthy living

Adults 50+ have many competing interests and demands on their time. Many are seeking volunteer opportunities that are the right fit, and they’re taking steps to create or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Is it possible to do both? All at once? The answer is YES.
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Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Peter Holtgrave/Number of views (336)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Bread baked the old-fashioned way is worth the wait

Bread baked the old-fashioned way is worth the wait

Wellness with Cindy

Who doesn't like fresh baked bread? Whether baked from scratch or crafted with a little help from the store, nothing brings people around the kitchen better than a loaf of hot bread.
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Monday, September 22, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (173)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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This fall control your risk for a fall

This fall control your risk for a fall

Falling is not an invevitable part of aging

Falling happens to people of all ages. There are easy ways to reduce your chances for a fall that will slow you down.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014/Author: Sarah Lovegreen/Number of views (905)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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A tight fit leads to new lease on life and health

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Shopping for new clothes can be fun, but when you are struggling with weight gain, the experience is really depressing. The best way to change what we see in that three-way mirror is to start making healthy choices.
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Monday, September 08, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (398)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Corn, nutritious corn ... what's your favorite way to eat it?

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“A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine”, Anne Bronte, British novelist/poet (1820-1849). From the early appearance of the plants in the spring, to the golden stalks of fall, corn has captured the taste buds of the world. Here's a recipe for Chowder Ranchero, created by my husband Tom.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (457)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Social connections are more important than ever as we age

OASIS founder Marylen Mann shares a story from a chance meeting

A conversation at a wedding reminded me how much we all need to be connected. The father of the bride asked me if it was true that I started OASIS. I answered, and then he said, "I want to thank you for keeping my father alive for the last 20 years of his life."
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Friday, August 29, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (560)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

Take your brain out for a spin now and then ... it will thank you

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It weighs only three pounds yet it is the control center of our body, the human brain. Studies have suggested that like physical fitness, brain fitness can help improve creativity, relaxation and boost your memory. So how can we exercise our brain?
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (478)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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An experiment in laughter

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“There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure—happiness is for all who strive to be happy—and those who laugh are happy." The quote is from Hollywood icon, Douglas Fairbanks, from his book Laugh and Live.Though published in 1917, the sentiments expressed in the book are timeless. Laughter is good for you!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (495)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Food safety is no joke

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It was a long-standing joke in my family that when you took something out of the fridge you checked the expiration date. Many items went in the trashcan and my mother would be upset that food was wasted. Joking aside, food-borne illnesses are a serious public health threat that affects millions of Americans each year. Here's what you can do to help avoid them.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (620)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Getting healthy by giving back

The perfect volunteer opportunity is out there for you!

I don’t need research to tell me that volunteering improves the health of adults ages 50 and older; I see it every day at OASIS. Older adults who volunteer are more likely to maintain strength and functional ability, or the ability to perform every day activities, which is key to maintaining independence.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Author: Sarah Lovegreen/Number of views (661)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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How to stop and enjoy the world around you? Try birdwatching

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“Alert! Alert!” several of them chirped as others gathered in groups to discuss the intruder. The bird cacophony was directed at the uninvited guest that sat perched on the telephone pole. In this fast paced world, take time to stop and experience nature. Bird or butterfly watching is a simple and relaxing hobby.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (660)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

How to help reduce your risk of falling

Simple tips to keep you upright!

Balance is defined as “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady." It sounds simple in theory but everything from quick movements to health issues can impair our ability to remain upright. How can you help prevent falls?
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Monday, July 28, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (707)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Silly Putty...the retro toy has other uses, too

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What pink substance is a toy, a stress reliever and can be used to clean a computer keyboard? Silly Putty of course, an icon of American pop culture. It is the classic toy with only “one moving part” that comes in a plastic egg. While kids love its fun attributes like stretching without breaking, Silly Putty is used by adults in more practical applications.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (730)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Five things I’ve learned while bike riding this summer

Discover your community on two wheels!

Like most kids, when I was growing up I rode my bike almost daily. Then my teenage years happened, and the bicycle lost all its luster and charm to the freedom of my first car. But all of that changed last summer when I bought a used bike at a garage sale for next to nothing. I’ve been off peddling and exploring, learning more about my neighborhood every day.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014/Author: Jamesey Thomas/Number of views (1047)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Eating healthy and delicious

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Gram always said, “If you have your health, you have everything.” Good health is the cornerstone on which to build your life’s goals and dreams. Whether your goals include a new career or a trip to an exotic locale, you will need the energy and focus that healthy eating provides, like this summer favorite, Spicy Fruit Salsa.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (857)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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