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Baton Rouge, Get Moving to Protect Your Rear

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 16, 2015 in Exercise, Health

logo_gyrigBaton Rouge, it’s time to “Get Your Rear in Gear!”

Baton Rouge residents are invited to raise colorectal cancer awareness at the annual colon cancer 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 18 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center lakes. The 5K race begins at 9:00 AM.

That Fish Cray: The Nutrition Facts behind Louisiana’s Crawfish

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 15, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

The following post is written by Woman’s Center for Wellness Nutrition Services.

In case you’ve missed it (or have been living under a rock for the past few weeks), the weather is starting to warm up in Louisiana, which means crawfish season is officially under way.

Throughout Baton Rouge, people are flocking outdoors to join in backyard crawfish boils with family and friends. While the famous mud bugs are low in fat, there are some nutrition facts you should know before sucking the head and pinching your next tail.

Discover Wellness Centered on You at Woman’s Health & Wellness Fair

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 14, 2015 in Health

Woman’s Center for Wellness is bringing wellness centered on you at every age on Thursday, April 16, from 3:00-7:00 PM for an open house celebration.

Four Ways to Creatively Use Your Easter Candy Leftovers

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 06, 2015 in Health

Did the Easter Bunny hop over to your house and leave sweet and chocolatey treats for you and your family this holiday? If so, after a few days of snacking on the sweets, you’ve probably gotten a few belly aches and are ready to get those treats out of the basket and out of your house.

But don’t throw the bunny out with the bathwater. There are ways to creatively and generously deal with leftover and unwanted Easter candy.

Happy Easter from Healthy Self!

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 03, 2015 in Uncategorized

Taking Care of Your Body

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 01, 2015 in Motivation, Nutrition

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Eating healthy can sometimes be difficult. A lot of times it’s easier to pull up to the drive-thru window and order a value meal, but those unhealthy choices will affect your body in the long run.

Whether your goal is weight loss, more energy or just keeping your body as healthy as possible, it all starts with what you eat.

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, 6 Ways to Make a Healthy Easter Basket

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Mar 30, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

eggsThe Easter Bunny is the springtime bearer of sweet treats and delicious candy. But that rascially rabbit shouldn’t hop away with your fitness goals and overall health by tempting you with unhealthy edible.

This year, fill your Easter basket with some healthy alternatives and have an egg-cellent holiday.

What to Do with Your Cabbage Bounty

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Mar 19, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

nolaEveryone went green this weekend as Baton Rouge and the world celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Here locally, the Irish-inspired holiday is packed with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and its edible throws of cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

But once you’re home, what do you do with your bountiful catches? Cabbages are excellent sources of vitamins and nutrients and can be delicious when cooked right. Check out five simple and healthy cabbage recipes below to discover quick and easy lunches and dinners for all those cabbages you caught.

Kick Butts Today

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Mar 18, 2015 in Health

Today is National Kick Butts Day, a movement to educate teenagers and young adults about the dangers and health risks of smoking.

Every day, more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 kids become new regular, daily smokers. Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing more than 480,000 people every year.

In Louisiana alone, 7,200 adults die each year from their own tobacco use, costing the state more than $1.89 billion in health care costs.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day — Eat Clean and Green Today!

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Mar 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
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