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Feb 18, 2021 Benefits of Chocolate for Heart Health

Originally Published: Jan 01, 2020 Is chocolate an unhealthy decadence or a healthy treat choice? It can actually be both!  There’s nothing quite as cozy as a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. But how much chocolate is too much? acac Medical Director Dr. Greg Degnan shares some insight into the sweet treat.  Cocoa, the […]

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Feb 18, 2021 Is Indoor or Outdoor Exercise Better?

Originally Published: May 18, 2016 By Jeremy Robinson, Certified Personal Trainer By now, we’ve all heard that exercise is important for our overall health. But it’s really easy to let life get in the way of your best laid fitness plans. As a trainer, I’ve heard the gamut of excuses, from “I don’t have time,” to “I’ll check […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Frozen Food Questions Answered

Originally Published: Mar 24, 2016 Frozen Food Questions Answered While fresh food is always best, frozen foods can be just as healthy and, honestly, easier to store and prepare for those with a busy lifestyle! Here are some common questions with answers from our Registered Dietitians: “Can I buy from the frozen food section in […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Savor Soup Month with these Hardy, Healthy Recipes

Originally Published: Jan 25, 2017 January is Soup Month!  In addition to being an easy, hot meal during cold winter months, there are also great health benefits from eating soup! Soup is an excellent way to load up on your veggies while also incorporating protein with lean meats and/or beans. It can also assist with weight loss […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Frozen Vegetables: How to Eat the Rainbow This Season

Originally Published: Jan 31, 2020 by Sarah Frazier, acac Timonium p.r.e.p. director  It’s no secret that getting enough fruits and vegetables is essential to a healthy diet, no matter what your wellness goals are! During the spring and summer there is an abundance of fresh produce in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes that look and taste […]

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Feb 16, 2021 The Mental Health Benefits of Giving Back

Pictured above: Group of high school and middle school age students and acac members delivering collected school supplies to an elementary school principal. Originally Published: Nov 11, 2015 When we think of generosity, we typically think of how our actions affect others—but what about the effects of generosity on our own minds and bodies? Studies […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Grocery Shopping Essentials

Originally Published: Jan 02, 2019 Go grocery shopping with a plan! Three of the most common resolutions each year are to eat better, lose weight, and save money. The number one way to achieve all of these goals is to go grocery shopping with a plan. No more wandering the aisles and throwing in whatever looks good at […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Meal Prep 101

Originally Published: Feb 15, 2018 Your guide to kick-starting your meal prep journey. So you’ve decided to start meal prepping. What we do in the kitchen can be equally, if not more important, than our habits in the gym. Meal prep is a great way to make sure you’re supporting your hard work in the gym with […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Sticking with Your New Year’s Resolution

Originally Published: Jan 04, 2017 A New Year, A New You It’s that time when many decide to make resolutions to fulfill in the new year. About 45% of Americans usually make resolutions. Four of the top ten resolutions made in 2015 were tied to health including the number one resolution: Lose Weight. Unfortunately, less […]

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Feb 12, 2021 Tips for Exercising with a Mask

Origianlly Published: Dec 03, 2020 As we push through the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we do everything we can to help keep ourselves, and our community, healthy and safe. Right now, that means wearing a mask while in public indoor spaces, even while exercising.  We know that wearing a face covering while you’re jogging […]