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  • Homemade Yogurt

    How to Make Fresh, Homemade Yogurt

    Yogurt is one of the most accessible fermented foods you can eat, with a rich history going all the way back 6,000 years ago in Central Asia, most likely in Turkey. During that time, herdsmen preserved the milk harvested from their cattle in animal stomachs …

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    Documentary Examines How Stress Kills

    Story at-a-glance– The documentary “Stress: Portrait of a Killer” illustrates how prolonged exposure to stress can ruin your health in a multitude of ways You are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of stress if you feel like you have no control, no way out, …

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    Fresh and Crunchy Coleslaw Recipe

    Most people think of coleslaw as an all-American dish, but did you know that it actually has Dutch roots? Coleslaw comes from the Dutch word “koolsla,” meaning “cabbage salad.” The recipe was brought to the U.S. by Dutch immigrants who settled in New York during …

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    What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain?

    While all cells in your body can use glucose for energy, when you burn fat as your primary fuel your liver produces ketones that burn far “cleaner” in that they generate fewer reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secondary free radicals than sugars. The conventional view …

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    Celebrate the 20th National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12th!

    We, at the NFA, are so excited for this special 20th anniversary of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! It all started here at the NFA back in 1998, when our founders, Lynne Matallana and Karen Lee Richards, set out to get as many cities, counties and states …

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  • Cauliflower Crust Pizza

    Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

    Healthy pizza? It’s not an oxymoron… it’s entirely possible, courtesy of the wonder vegetable cauliflower. Unlike some stronger flavored cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, cauliflower is mild and takes on the taste of whatever you cook it with. This is why cauliflower makes …

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  • Food Sources Magnesium

    Is Magnesium the Missing Link in Your Heart Healthy Routine?

    Magnesium is a mineral important to the health of every cell and organ in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and muscles. Symptoms of a deficiency can include unexplained fatigue or muscle weakness, abnormal heart rhythms, eye twitches and muscle spasms. Unfortunately, determining a deficiency …

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  • SummerChallenge Blog

    Vita’s Get Set for Summer Challenge!

    Summer is right around the corner and Vita is here to help you achieve your weight loss goals (and win FREE PERSONAL TRAINING in the process)! Have you been considering doing a 30-day, “Get Fit for Summer” Program but can’t seem to commit?? DON’T! Instead, …

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  • Andy G - Director of Fitness at Vita Physical Therapy & Fitness

    Get to Know Andy

    We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Vita family, Andy G – Director of Fitness. Andy has been a certified personal trainer since 2012. His experience has spanned group classes, personal training, spin, yoga, and marketing in the fitness industry. He …

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  • High Blood Pressure Education Month - Vita Physical Therapy & Fitness

    5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

    What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans,1 yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading …

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