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Are You Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin?

Posted on 06-04-2016

Are You Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin? Did you know the sunshine vitamin gives you the most “bang for your buck” in terms of health benefits and disease prevention?...

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3 Family Activity Ideas for a Day of Outdoor Fun

Posted on 06-04-2016

3 Family Activity Ideas for a Day of Outdoor Fun Now that summer is in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for the family to enjoy some healthy, outdoor activities. Here are just ...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy From Your Farmer's Market

Posted on 06-04-2016

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy From Your Farmer's Market Looking for a fresh alternative to store-bought produce? Here are 10 reasons why you should shop at your local farmer’s market!...

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Mindful Eating - An Essential Key to Weight Loss and Weight Maintemance

Posted on 07-09-2013

  By Paul Koalski Clinic Director First Health Associates Last night I started to write a summary of last Saturday’s Largest Loser post-weigh-in discussion. Our behavioral heal...

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The Importance of Breakfast by dietitian Tom Jordan, MS, RD

Posted on 06-10-2013

  Food is fuel.  It’s our sole life source for sustaining life and performing every task we endeavor.  With the wrong fuel our engines sputter and fail to perform at their ...

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Meet Season 16 Largest Loser Winner Brian Blome

Posted on 05-13-2013

Congratulations to Season 16 Largest Loser Fitness Challenge winner Brian Blome. Medically losing 5% of one’s body weight is considered significant in reducing unnecessary health risks and incre...

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Team First Health -The Boston Marathon Experience

Posted on 05-12-2013

Cub Reporter Paul Kolaski interviews Tom Jordan and Aimee Weber. Read about their Boston Marathon experience. Post event coverage on how they ran their race, their results and the impact of the te...

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Largest Loser Season 16 Winners

Posted on 05-10-2013

Congratulations to our Season 16 Winners Brian Blome and Mary Heil. Both turned in some really big numbers with Mary dropping 41 pounds and Brian a whopping 48 pounds in 12 weeks. Season 16 was a ...

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How to Raise an RD's Blood Pressure

Posted on 05-04-2013

Most of our clients know that if they want to get a rise out of me, just making the comment “I don’t eat carrots because they are high in sugar” is a wonderfully ludicrous statement ...

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The Difference Between Food Cravings and Food Addiction

Posted on 04-24-2013

Tom Jordan, MS, RD Registered Dietitian   I start with a profound facebook post on our FHA Wellness Group Page by one of our clients when we did a survey about food cravings. I think i...

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First Health Announces Free Seminar About Fatigue

Posted on 01-11-2012

First Health Associates is announcing a free educational seminar about fatigue and sleep to be held at 11:00 am January 21st at Pioneer Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois.The seminar will address com...

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Exercising During the Holidays

Posted on 12-05-2011

Holidays are just around the corner and 'tis the season for those holiday pounds to creep up on the scale. With the busy time of year don't let your exercise be last on the Christmas list! Try some of...

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Top 10 Cholesterol Lowering Foods

Posted on 11-30-2011

By Tom Jordan, MS, RDDespite the commercials you see on TV (statins make the drug industry over $10 Billion per year) the first line of defense when we see cholesterol numbers start to rise is the kit...

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Holiday Shoe Pointers

Posted on 11-18-2011

With the holidays right around the corner now's the time to take the proper steps to ensure that you make it through the season merry and healthy.  And by "proper steps" we're talking about weari...

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Holiday Survival Coping Skills

Posted on 11-15-2011

The holiday season is often thought of as a joyful time of year, but the reality is that most people experience more stress than usual during the holiday season. Stress in life is inevitable, but it s...

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Tips for Reducing Back Problems During this Holiday Season

Posted on 11-08-2011

With the holiday season and winter quickly approaching, I wanted to remind everyone of some common sense back tips that sometimes go out the window in the hustle and bustle of it all.  I've had p...

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First Health Response to Iowa Women's Health Study

Posted on 11-03-2011

Following the release of the Iowa Women's Health Study which indicated a correlation between a higher use of vitamin supplements and death rates, First Health Associates has issued the following publi...

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Week 11: Largest Loser's Grocery Store Challenge

Posted on 12-05-2009

This week's focus is on the Grocery Store.  You've been challenged to post some of your secrets to success and share some of your "go to" food items with the group.  Please feel fr...

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2009 Competitors "Weigh In" and Thoughts

Posted on 11-01-2009

Fall 2009 competitors, we urged you to make your thoughts public this week.  Please post your thoughts, comments, and suggestions below to those following along at home or anyone on the sidelines...

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Focus on Food Lables

Posted on 10-21-2009

This weeks discussion focused on using food labels as a guide for healthy food choices.  This triggered several important questions, so feel free to post these questions below or add tips and su...

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Week 4 Focus: NUTRIENT TIMING

Posted on 10-10-2009

Now that you have all made big changes in WHAT you are eating, now it's time to focus on WHEN you are eating.  Our discussion this week aimed at taking advantage of times when your body is more ...

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Largest Loser Week 3: Expanding Exercise

Posted on 10-02-2009

Week 3:  Expanding Exercise Anybody can start off big with exercising, but often times we start fast and burn out faster.  The keys to a successful exercise program are developing workouts ...

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Largest Loser Food Logs

Posted on 09-23-2009

By now you should be getting used to logging your food either by hand or by using sparkpeople.  Please add comments and questions below about your experience."  Tom Jorda...

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Support and Inspiration

Posted on 06-21-2009

This program is tough!  Weight loss is tough!  Believe it or not, the mental piece is harder than the physical piece.  Use this thread to post inspirational tips for our participants, a...

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Eating Right All The Time

Posted on 06-13-2009

From personal experience I understand how difficult it is to get a healthy meal.  Much less 3 meals, AND SNACKS!The supplements are awesome, but I really feel that those should be used more in ca...

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Largest Loser Thoughts and Comments

Posted on 06-13-2009

Hey everybody!There are so many great thoughts that I hear from our team members, that I wanted to create an open forum for people to ask questions, make suggestions and ask for help.  The First ...

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The Nutrition in The Largest Loser

Posted on 06-08-2009

I was a little worried that altering my diet to lose weight would basically be denying myself food.  That's what I thought a 'diet' was.  It turns out that the 1700 calories a day I should b...

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Recipes for Taste and Health

Posted on 06-08-2009

I am thrilled that we have this blog space.  We can add recipes and other nutritional hints and ideas in here.  Frankly, if we had to eat terrible food for this program, I don't think I coul...

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Largest Loser Week 1 News Feed

Posted on 06-08-2009

As mentioned in Week 1 Updates,  participants did a tremendous job, combining for a total of 30.5# of weight loss!The focus for this week will be continuing to build on your hard work and impleme...

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First Health's Largest Loser Summer 2009 Fitness Challenge

Posted on 06-01-2009

I've been overweight nearly my entire life.  There are plenty of reasons for this: my family, both genetics and environment, my lifestyle as a child and teen, my habits as an adu...

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