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Author Archive: Family Features

Foothill dining: All the lean ways to love pork

As new food and health trends appear across the country, pork makes the list as not only a delicious menu choice but one that is both lean and versatile. With so many cuts to choose from, pork makes it easy to explore new flavors while staying on track with a health-conscious diet. Here are some […]

Foothill dining: Fresh tips for game day dips

When family and friends gather together to watch the game, loading up the table with a variety of easy-to-grab, flavorful appetizers is a winning plan. After all, casual food and good times are what game day is all about. In the world of appetizers, dip is king. From savory to sweet, this simple tailgating party […]

Training tips for a socialized, healthy pet

Pet education Just as important as housebreaking and good behaviors, socialization is a vital part of a puppy’s training regimen.   The importance of socialization For families with a new dog in their home, getting started with this essential training should begin right away. In fact, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) takes […]

Nutrition labels decoded

Take a trip to the grocery store and you’ll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. Information printed on packages is helpful but it’s often confusing and even a bit misleading. While lists of ingredients and the nutrition facts panel are […]

How to love your heart

Tips for heart-healthy living (Family Features) It beats about 100,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. It pumps blood through the body three times every minute, taking that blood on the equivalent of a 12,000 mile trek every 24 hours. Even at rest, it works twice as hard as the leg muscles of […]

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Holiday gifts baked with love

Peppermint mocha chip cookies Nothing says “love” like fresh baked cookies and treats. This holiday season, give the gift of homemade goodness — and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. Make it a family “bake”tivity Get the whole family together and create a makeshift Santa’s Workshop. Have one person measure all of the ingredients, […]

10 easy weight loss tips to help you slim down

When it comes to losing weight and getting in shape, Jamie Walker, co-founder and president of the online health community Fit Approach (FitApproach.com), knows a thing or two. A Yoga Alliance certified instructor and boot camp leader, Walker is also the winner of multiple marathons. “Losing weight and getting in shape is more than just […]

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