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Journal EntryPractice safe sun
Skin cancer rates have reached epidemic proportions. Stay safe this summer whether you are walking the dog, mountain climbing, or training for the next PRT.
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Journal EntryGot (chocolate) milk?
It’s important to replenish your body after working out. Chocolate milk provides essential nutrients and is inexpensive, easy to find, and tasty.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript program“Good” vs. “bad” carbohydrates
We hear about eating “good” carbs and “bad” carbs, but what exactly are the good ones, and which carbohydrates are refined?
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Journal EntryYour Body Mass Index – know what it is
The Body Mass Index is an estimate of body fat—and a tool to help you evaluate your health status.
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Journal EntryFood safety tips for the holidays
Here are some helpful food safety tips for holiday cooking.
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Journal EntryKnow the most common food allergens
Keep yourself safe from food allergies
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Journal EntryNutritious food choices are just a click away
A user-friendly, searchable version of USDA’s nutrient data is now available for download to personal computers and via phone apps.
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Journal EntryNoise pollution and hearing loss
Helicopter propellers, jet engines, explosions, moving vehicles, gunfire and more—all sources of noise pollution that troops may experience in the line of duty—can affect one’s health, especially hearing.
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Journal Entry Troff documentAdd some water to your workout
Try changing up your exercise routine; give your body a break with a challenging pool workout.
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Journal EntrySolid fats vs. oils
Solid fats vs. oils can make a difference in the overall makeup of a healthy diet, and choosing unsaturated oils can help lower blood cholesterol.
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