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Lifestyle Changes to Help You Lose Weight

It’s easy to fall into the latest fad diet craze. Many products promise so much — but rarely do any of them result in weight loss alone. If you want to lose weight, it takes a lifestyle change in what you eat and how you eat, and a commitment to regular exercise. Read More »
Exercise, News and Events, Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health
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Lighten Up Your Holiday Fare

Eating healthier around the holidays doesn’t mean that you have to turn down a slice of pecan pie or a serving of your mom’s green bean casserole. “Take a balanced perspective on holiday eating,” said Mary Beth Russell, RD, LN, CDE, Avera Registered Dietitian. Read More »
Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

10 “I Can Do That” Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us! This day is the “unofficial” start of the  holiday season and is most noted for its traditional and favorite foods. Nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day, as well as generous portions of our favorite side dishes. Read More »
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The Lure of Sugar: Help Kids Maintain a Healthy Balance

Any parent who has browsed the supermarket with a child in tow knows that sugar is everywhere —cereal, yogurt, fruit snacks, cookies, prepared lunches, juice. It’s an endless litany of, “Mooom, can I get … ?” The opportunities are endless, but the effects of a child who eats too much sugar can not only lead to a serious case of the wiggles. Read More »
Children's Health, Nutrition · Avera Health

Addicted to sugar? Six strategies to break your habit

Sugar: Many of us are hooked on it. “Studies show that people get close to 20 teaspoons of added sugar per day,” says Kalli Kurtenbach, RD LN, Diabetes Educator at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. That’s the equivalent of two cans of pop and a Snickers bar. Read More »
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With a little pre-game planning, you can have a tailgate party with plenty of healthy game day food.

Make Your Next Tailgate Party Both Healthy and Fun

Whether you have a tailgate party in the parking lot of your local football stadium or in your own backyard, one of the best parts of this popular tradition is the food. But the typical tailgating fare of hot dogs, chicken wings and other snack foods are often high in fat and calories, which can throw your wellness goals off track. Read More »
Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health