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Diet & Nutrition

Its Ok Have a Snack

It's OK: Have a Snack

Do you love to snack but fear the fat and calories that come with crunchy chips? Learn to make smart snack choices, including your own healthy potato chips.

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4 easy ways to control your sugar intake

4 Easy Ways for Women to Control Sugar Intake

Women shouldn't eat more than 25 grams of sugar per day. Meet these guidelines with these simple tips.

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how to eat smarter

Eat Smarter

Virtua’s Center for Weight Management can help you create realistic, personalized solutions for maintaining a healthy weight.

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pros and cons of milk alternatives

Pros and Cons of Milk Alternatives

Should you switch to (or stick with) a plant-based milk? Find out the pros and cons so you can make an educated decision for you and your family.

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hollys kitchen: cooking with cocoa

Holly's Kitchen: Cooking with Cocoa

Dark chocolate's healthy, right? Sure - but cocoa powder packs the healthiest punch. A Virtua registered dietitian shows you how you can add it to everything from salad to steak.

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5 ways a registered dietitian can help

5 Ways a Registered Dietitian Can Help

A registered dietitian can help you lose weight. But there are some other, perhaps surprising, ways this healthcare professional can help improve your health.

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Fish vs. Fish Oil: Which Is Better?

Your body cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids so you must obtain them from food. Find out which is a better source: fish or fish oil.

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how to fuel up for exercise

How to Fuel Up for Exercise

Food is our fuel. Learn what to eat before and after your next workout to get the most out of your exercise regimen.

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battle the buldge and win

Battle the Bulge and Win!

As your body changes, weight loss becomes more difficult, but these three tips can help you trim your waistline.

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Exercise

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5 Exercise Tips for Women Age 40+

If you are not as flexible and find it harder to complete exercises you once found easy, use these tips so you can keep exercising for the next 40 years.

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How Often Should you Exercise

How Often Should You Exercise?

A Virtua fitness specialist gives you the keys to getting started and then ramping up your exercise routine.

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3 time saving no treadmill workouts

3 Time-Saving, No-Treadmill Workouts

Step away from the treadmill and try these workouts that achieve awesome results in less time.

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5 Reasons you need a personal trainer

5 Reasons You Need a Personal Trainer

When your physical health needs a tune-up or a maintenance plan, do you have the right skills to handle the job or is it time to call a professional?

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make the most of your workout

Make the Most of Your Workout

Here's a quick tip on how to maximize your workout by adding in cardio and keeping your heart rate going.

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Are You Running Right

Are You Running Right?

Maximize your cardio benefits and help prevent running injuries with these quick tips from our fitness expert.

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5 Exercises You're Probably Doing Wrong

Maybe your plank looks sort of like your downward-facing dog. Correct technique means maximum benefit and minimal risk.

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Rock Hard Abs without Crunches

Rock-Hard Abs without Crunches

A fitness specialist from the Virtua Center for Health Fitness gives step-by-step instructions to strengthen your abdominal muscles without doing crunches.

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app-ify your gym

Get Fit with These 4 Apps

Get fit with personalized workouts and monitoring and design diet plans with smartphone apps.

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Balance

heed these 5 warning signals from your body

Heed Your Body's Warning Signals

Learn about the 5 most-ignored body parts that are actually important to your health.

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Which Pain Reliever Is Right for You?

Which Pain Reliever Is Right for You?

Not all over-the-counter pain relievers are created equal. Some may be better for headaches, while others are better for achy backs.

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Is your sex life suffering because of pain or lack of interest? Check out these easy tips for bringing back that lovin' feeling.

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Personal Story: Debra Wilson

Exuberan Experience

Debra shares how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy enabled her to sleep better and reignited her relationship with her husband.

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10 Quick Ways to De-Stress

Reduce the stress-induced surge of adrenaline in your body and allow yourself to calm down quickly with these 10 tips.

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3 baby boomer health truths

3 Baby Boomer Health Truths

Baby boomers are living longer than their parents’ generation, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re healthier. Here’s what you need to know if you’re age 49+.

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All Natural Stress Relief Secret

All-Natural Stress Relief Secret

A vir tú spa specialist shares her breathing technique to quickly get rid of your anxiety and stress.

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find your migraine triggers

Discover Your Migraine Triggers

You may be surprised at some of the common migraine triggers. Find out more about headaches and migraines here.

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wellness in your hands and feet

Wellness In Your Hands and Feet

Pain relief may be already at your hands or feet - even your face and ears - thanks to an alternative form of therapy called reflexology.

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Virtua Centers for HealthFitness

Virtua's Centers for Health Fitness are modern facilities with comprehensive programs that provide everything you need to reach your fitness goals.

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Health & Wellness Centers

Virtua Health and Wellness Centers are total health destinations where you can receive medical and wellness care all in one place.

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