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A Little Activity Can Net Big Gains in Your Health

A Little Activity Can Net Big Gains in Your Health

This guest blog is by Dr. Justin Canada, an exercise physiologist and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation expert at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond.

When it comes to our health and well-being, physical activity is a key element — even during the COVID-19 pandemic when many of us aren’t moving as much as we normally would.

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4 ways to keep your food safe

4 ways to keep your food safe

This guest blog post is by Sarah Limbert, R.D.N., L.D., a member of Kroger Health’s dietitian team.

Pandemic or not, food safety should always be a part of our routine. In this time of frequent hand washing and sanitation concerns, it’s more important than ever. From the grocery store to your dinner table, here are four strategies to keep food safe.

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Recipes Using Those Canned Beans in the Pantry

Recipes Using Those Canned Beans in the Pantry

This guest blog post is by Anna Smith, a member of Kroger Health’s dietitian team based in Nashville.

You stocked up on beans because you know they’re healthy and shelf-stable. But now you’re staring at all those cans stacked in your pantry trying to think of recipes. Sound familiar? You’re not alone!

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3 ways to get creative in the kitchen

3 ways to get creative in the kitchen

This guest blog post is by Ashley Martinez, MFN, RD, LD, NASM-CPT, a member of Kroger Health’s dietitian team.

Ever looked in the fridge or cupboard, saw tons of food but couldn’t seem to find exactly what you were craving? Most of us have been there and made the quick choice of ordering delivery instead.

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CPR Keeps Runner On Track to Save More Lives

CPR Keeps Runner On Track to Save More Lives

Competitive runner Kemoy Campbell thought he was unstoppable.

A competitive runner for 12 years, Campbell spent four years as a professional and ran the historic 1-mile, 3K and 5K races at the Olympics. He represented Jamaica on the international level several times, including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the 2017 World Championship in London.

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Healthy habits can help you manage high blood pressure

Healthy habits can help you manage high blood pressure

This guest blog post is by Chrissy Lager, an AHA volunteer and a clinical dietitian with Mercy Health Weight Loss Services in Cincinnati.

Do you know your blood pressure? If you’ve found yourself denying, ignoring or stressing over high blood pressure, it’s time to step up and take action with some simple changes.

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Getting enough sleep produces big health benefits

Getting enough sleep produces big health benefits

This guest blog post is by Christianna Kearns, senior administrative director of cardiovascular, pulmonary and sleep medicine services at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.

Studies show getting enough sleep on a regular basis can improve your overall well-being. The benefits of a good night’s sleep range from better memory to improved performance during physical activity to greater success at managing your weight. Here are some reasons to prioritize getting enough sleep.

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How to Instill Inner Peace While Staying at Home

How to Instill Inner Peace While Staying at Home

This guest blog post is by Alexandra Nicole, a mom, blogger and entrepreneur in Memphis, Tennessee.

Before we realized the severity of the coronavirus situation, it seemed as if we were getting a mini vacation by staying home. But then we ran out of things to do, we had no reason to get dressed for the day and binge-watching the news just got depressing. Being a creative, extroverted and optimistic person, I found my need for freedom and relationships beginning to affect my usually upbeat mood.

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Your Pet Can Help You Be More Active

Your Pet Can Help You Be More Active

Your pet might already think she’s your security guard or rodent-wrangler. Maybe it’s time to add fitness coach to her job description. Fido and Fifi can be your secret weapons to better health, because they provide a great reason to move more, especially now when you’re sticking close to home.

Here are some good ways to get both of you off the couch and into action.

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