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Spice it Up with Chef Celeste

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Chef Celeste Gill is a name many Louisianians are becoming familiar with. Her journey to becoming one of the greatest chefs in our area began when she was just a young adult.... Read full article

Make Healthy Eating Fun from Lunchtime to Lifetime

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Picture this as your child’s midday meal: a lunchbox filled with colorful tomatoes and peppers, strawberries and a pinwheel whole grain sandwich packed with spinach, lean turkey and low-fat cream cheese.... Read full article

Transplant Games: Going for the Gold with New Heart

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Emily Traylor has a joy for life. The runway trim, always-on-the-go wife, mom and volunteer enthusiastically approaches each day with a radiant smile, a competitive spirit and a new heart. The 40-year-old Louisiana resident is one of thousands of tr... Read full article

How To Raise Independent Children

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Children crave independence. Building independence can begin as early as two years old. ... Read full article

Slimmer Thighs

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Don’t wait until summer to work on your summer body. If you start now, you can have toned thighs by the time you go on your first summer vacation. Spend a few minutes on each exercise. Start with 10 reps three times for each exercise and gradually, ... Read full article



A New Way to Stretch

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“A year ago, I was scheduled for serious back surgery (rods, screws, etc.) However, a local massage therapist helped me realize that the root cause of my back pain was actually a very tight piriformis muscle that was pulling my spine out of position,... Read full article

Refreshed Heart Health Easy Cardio Activating Exercises

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It seems to be a good time of year to encourage us all that loving our hearts over the course of our lifetimes helps us live longer and better as we stay in shape or improve the shape we’re in! Let’s look at some relatively gentle cardio-activating e... Read full article

Walking is the Best Exercise

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You already know that regular exercise is good for you. The problem is doing it consistently. Only going to the gym once every couple of weeks will do more harm than good. It would be best if you did something that you will become motivated to do dai... Read full article

Booty Beauty

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Your booty is the largest and strongest muscle in your body. In fact, it is made up of three muscles–the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. The gluteal muscles assist with maintaining balance and posture. They allow you to stand, cl... Read full article

5 Tips to Propel You Over the Workout Wall

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Filling your body with the right fuel can help improve your workout performance. While overlooking pre-workout nutrition is easy to do, it may come at a cost in performance. Taking the time to fuel your body the right way helps ensure optimal perform... Read full article