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Key Tips for Staying Hydrated

Presented by the Unite for HER 5K Hydration Sponsor: Core BTS

Our Virtual 5K Event is approaching! One of the most important things to remember as you prepare for your run or walk is to stay hydrated. This will help to regulate your body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. Here are some tips to stay hydrated as you go the distance for HER! 

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Alcohol and Cancer

There is a considerable amount of uncertainty regarding alcohol consumption during cancer treatment and beyond.  Generally speaking, having a glass of wine now and again is not bad for your health. However, regular alcohol consumption is known to increase your risk of six different cancers, one of which is breast cancer.  This is because alcohol can raise estrogen levels, which in turn could affect a woman’s risk of breast cancer. 

What about ovarian cancer and alcohol? 

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Ditch the Protein Powder for Real Food!

By Michele DiCristofaro, RD


Smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, but they can get mucked up quickly depending on the ingredients you use. Balancing your smoothie with some protein and healthy fat, will lead to a more nutrient dense and satisfying meal or snack. 

Sure protein powders may feel easy, but they tend to be highly processed, contain unnecessary ingredients and can be expensive. 

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My Toolbox for Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

Let’s face it, we’re all busy! It is a rarity anymore to
meet someone who doesn’t have a to-do list as long as my last CVS receipt. And
as the to-do list builds, it seems the time we set aside to prepare a healthy
weeknight dinner is the first to get cut short. That’s why I invested in a few
cooking appliances to save me time without skimping on the nutrition. Here are
my current favorites:

  1. Without question,

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