Small Changes, Big Impact

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If you’re working towards a healthier lifestyle, making small changes that you can turn into habits is a great way to set yourself up for success. Making these small changes is easier when you cooking your own food. As part of its Go Red for Women campaign, the American Heart Association has put together a great set of articles that will help you adjust your own cooking for better nutrition.

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Cut the Cream

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There’s no doubt that creamy foods are delicious. Whether it’s a luscious mouthfeel or a particular flavor you love from heavy mayonnaise and cream-based recipes, Eating Well has some helpful hints for enjoying your favorite creamy recipes with less fat, and sometimes less sodium as well. We’ve also got a couple of tricks that we love for reducing fat in creamy recipes.

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Recovering from Fitness Flops

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Best of intentions are, we all know, not always enough to change our habits. Scheduling time to go to the gym three times a week is a great goal, but if life gets in the way to making it out the door or across town, what do you do? Angela Munasque at Better for You shares a simple bodyweight workout that can be done anywhere and easily tailored to the time you have–even if you don’t have time for a full half hour of sustained working out, use these tricks to turn her simple exercises into an incredibly flexible workout.

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Free Fitness Resources

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Getting enough exercise is a lot easier if you (a) know how much to get, (b) keep track of what you’re doing, and (c) keep enough variety in your routine to prevent boredom. There’s some high quality, free help out there for all of these challenges. As with all physical exercise, please remember to talk with your doctor and, if possible, a certified trainer before starting a new fitness plan to prevent injury.

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