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DECEMBER 2011
Tips to Achieve Exercise Resolutions
If you're having a hard time keeping that resolution to get more exercise this year, you're not alone. Experts say that half of those who start an exercise program throw in the towel within six months. Why? A study suggests that both men and women confront several barriers when it comes to working out. Discover how you can avoid these pitfalls and stick to your exercise resolution this year.
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White-Fleshed Fruits and Veggies Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
Apples, mushrooms, cauliflower, bananas, and leeks—all together, they probably wouldn’t make a very tasty salad. But they do combine into a recipe for lower stroke risk, according to a new study. Read on for tips on how to get more of the “white stuff” in your diet.
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Foods High in Four Nutrients May Protect Your Eyes
About 80 percent of all cases of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common eye disease, are based on genetics. But new research finds that eating more of a few important nutrients earlier in life may protect your eyes when you’re older—even if you have a family history of AMD.
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Weather, Allergies May Be to Blame for Chapped Lips
Battling dry, cracked lips this winter? Get the scoop on what causes chapped lips throughout the year and strategies to sooth them.
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Recipe of the Month

Recipe ImageYou want to eat healthier, but you love those good ole recipes passed down from generation to generation. From appetizers to desserts to good nutritional tips, each month a yummy recipe will be featured as our 'Recipe of the Month'. Each recipe has been modified for healthier eating and living.
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Happenings
Families for a Healthy Heart
Save the date! Families for a Healthy Heart is a Roper St. Francis community outreach educational program promoting the value of a healthy lifestyle. Seven healthy lifestyle education classes will be held in January – April. We encourage churches, schools and the community to take advantage of these FREE classes. Learn how to improve your eating habits and increase physical activity. Kick-off is on January 28. To learn more, click here:
www.rsfh.com/healthyfamilies
 

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