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3 Easy Ways to Cook Whole Grains

July 26, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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3 Easy Ways to Cook Whole Grains

You may know that whole grains like quinoa, brown and wild rice, barley and couscous are healthier options than refined grains like white rice and pasta. But what you may not know is how to cook them. Here are some tips to get you on the whole grain train!

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Is it Better to Exercise in the Morning or at Night?

July 21, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Is it better to exercise in the morning or at night?

Are you someone who, by 8 a.m. has already worked-out, ate, showered, and ready to tackle the day (a morning lark)? Or do start getting on a roll in the evenings, 7 p.m. and well onwards (a night owl)?

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Simple No-cook Meals: a 3 Day Plan

July 19, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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3 day plan of simple, healthy meals that don’t need to be cooked

Some of you may not have access to a kitchen, travel a lot, or simply don’t have the time to cook. Having some low-cost, no-cook meal ideas in your back pocket can help you eat healthfully when you can’t, or simply don’t want to, cook.

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Fitness Lingo Explained

July 14, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fitness Lingo Explained

When talking fitness, it’s no secret that there are a lot of terms and slang. Be it something you heard at the gym, a word you saw in an article, or something you heard at a race, it can become confusing. Hopefully this will clear things up! + MORE

Healthy Foods that Don’t Need to be Cooked

July 13, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Healthy Foods that Don’t Need to be Cooked

Everyone has to eat, but not everyone has a kitchen where they can make meals. For example, some student housing units don’t have kitchens, so students buy into campus meal plans. Other folks may live in single room occupancy hotels, temporary shelters or in camps with no kitchens. Whatever your living situation, having some low cost, no-cook food and meal ideas in your back pocket can help you eat healthfully when you can’t, or simply don’t want to, cook.

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