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The Yum Plum: Discovering the Various Varieties (RECIPE Included)

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The plum packs a lot of essential nutrients into a small package! Plums come in a variety of colors and sizes, and all types are a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, folate and many of the B vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium. Plums are low in calories and are a …Read More

In the Garden: Rooftop Gardening at Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Last year, I was selected to be a part of the Fletcher Allen Employee Teaching Community Garden Program. I was interested in the program because I had never gardened before, and I was looking for nutritional information in an attempt to eat better. I suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic back pain and was hoping this …Read More

Maximum Heart Rate: How to Use it to Intensify Your Exercise Effort & Soar Past Fitness Plateaus

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Performance cyclists use a number of tools to monitor their training and performance. We take it to the highest level because competing to win requires that you control every variable possible. Modern bikes are equipped with power meters that measure strength and heart monitors that measure your cardiovascular strain. We plug this data into computer …Read More

Want to Lose Weight? Join Us for “Move to Lose,” Starting September 4!

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The next “Move to Lose” class starts on September 4 and takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cardiac Rehabilitation at Fletcher Allen, located at 62 Tilley Drive in South Burlington. The cost of the program is $300 for non-Fletcher Allen employees and $225 for Fletcher Allen employees. For additional information or …Read More

Farm-to-Doctor’s Office: Health Shares Program Connects Vermont Farms with Local Hospitals

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It seems that in the blink of an eye, spring turned to summer and Vermont’s rolling farmland – once gray and muddy – came alive. I am writing to you from The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), a special piece of land nestled in the Winooski River Valley, where summer is in …Read More

Before Summer Ends: 5 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

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For many people, summer relaxation means reading a good mystery or romance, but it is also a good time to take stock of ourselves mentally and physically and explore self-improvement. Here are some suggestions from the book collection of the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center. How to Deal When Reality Bites Everyone has times in …Read More

How to Stay Safe on the Internet

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When it comes to security in our everyday lives, we know the basics: lock the door, lock the car, and pay attention to your surroundings. However, when it comes to security while using the Internet, the basics may not be as straightforward. More and more, we’re using the Internet to make purchases and transmit sensitive …Read More

Pass the Fruit, Please: 22 Quick Tips to Add Fruit to Your Diet

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Fun Facts About Fruit Many vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers, are actually fruits, because they are the carriers of seeds. Some plants are botanically classified as vegetables, such as rhubarb, but we treat them as fruit. Botanical and culinary classifications are often at odds! Tomatoes are the most popular fruit in the world. Pineapples …Read More

The Cabbage Advantage: Thinking Beyond Coleslaw

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Cabbage. There are some great ways to add this nutrient-packed vegetable to your diet in ways that go beyond the traditional creamy coleslaw. Cabbage is a good source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. “Cabbage” refers to a family of vegetables that has a mild sweetness and great versatility. With multiple …Read More

Recipe for Health: Spinach and Tomato Pizza Rounds

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Spinach is high in phytonutrients and antioxidants, which research indicates may act as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents in the body.

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