• 10 Small Changes You Can Make to Get More Exercise Every Day

    Do squats or lunges at your desk or work area Swap your chair for a large exercise ball Use the stairs instead of the elevator Park further away from the entrance to get some extra steps in Add some incline to your flat treadmill walk Try planks instead of crunches for more of a total body workout Do push-ups instead of bicep curls - you’ll work more muscles in the same amount of time ...

  • Meal Prep 101

    'Making healthy choices for daily meals can be hard when you lead a busy life - and we all lead busy lives. Meal prepping can help you save time, money, and make healthier choices. Like anything it’s best to ease into the process instead of trying to do too much at once. Start off by preparing two or three meals for the week. 1.) Pick a day PIck a day to prepare your meals. Some people ...

  • Healthgrades Awards IVCH 5 Stars for Hip and Knee Replacement

    Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, has awarded Illinois Valley Community Hospital a 5-star rating for hip and knee replacement surgery. The company says IVCH is the only hospital in the state of Illinois to have earned its highest ranking for the two procedures for 12 consecutive years. Healthgrades annually evaluates hospital performance at nearly ...

  • Spice Blend Recipe: Awaken Your Taste Buds Without Salt!

    Here is a great blend of spices to replace that salt shaker! 1 tsp chili powder 2 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp garlic powder 2 tbsp dry mustard 5 tbsp onion powder 3 tbsp paprika 3 tbsp poultry seasoning Mix all ingredients together thoroughly and fill empty salt shaker with mixture.

  • Salt: Which is Best?

    We all know that it is important to eat less salt, even more so when you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Too much sodium can increase your risk for high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend less than 2300 mg of sodium per day, which is around 1 teaspoon. The average intake for Americans is around 3300 mg or more per day. Most people ...

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