Make Nutrition Your Mission with the American Heart Association

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Tweet about "The Salty Six," share daily posts on Facebook on how to eat healthier or test your nutrition IQ with the American Heart Association's National Nutrition Month social media resources.

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Is Weight Loss Really a Good Goal?

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Laura Sexton, registered dietician at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, wants us to avoid the hype and ask ourselves three important questions.

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America's Walking Offers 3-minute Stretch Routine

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After a walk is a great time to stretch. The PBS series "America's Walking" offers a quick, post-walk routine to stretch out your warmed-up muscles.

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Lifestyle Change: Is It Skill or Will?

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The American Psychological Association answers the question on whether willpower is learned or inherent.

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Put Your Smart Phone to Work with Fitness and Nutrition Apps

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Fitness Files guest blogger Laura Sexton encourages us to find support for our health and fitness goals. Here's a list of apps that can help. 

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U.S. News and World Report: 10 Ways Nutritionists Enjoy Chocolate

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A U.S. News and World report article says that experts give us the okay to enjoy chocolate and tell us how they indulge.

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Basic Stretches from the Mayo Clinic

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The Mayo Clinic has upper and lower body stretches to help you maintain your range of motion.

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9 to 5 Wellness: Stretches You Can Do at Work or On-the-Go

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Want to do a  little "deskercise?" The Greatist shows you how to "protect ya neck" and "just say no to carpel tunnel" with a series of stretches to work into your busy day.

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#followmeforfunfoodandfitness

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Three North Carolina-based bloggers - each with more than 1,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter -- offer food, fun, exercise and lifestyle tips in their online journals. 

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Size Matters

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When it comes to maintaining a healthy diet, it's not just what you eat, but how much. Are we all suffering from portion distortion?

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Nutrition Information for More than 8,000 Foods at Your Fingertips

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Supertracker gives you the lowdown on thousands of foods with a few taps of the keyboard. Get calorie counts, sodium, fats and more nutrition info to help plan your meals. 

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Avoiding Empty Calories

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Calories are just calories, right? The USDA says some calories are empty. Learn more about foods that can tick the calorie counter, but don't necessarily add up when it comes to nutrition.

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UNC Program on Integrative Medicine's Mindful Self-Compassion Course

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Ready to get started on your mindfulness journey? The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's offers an eight-week, evening course on Mindful Self-Compassion.

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PBS Series The Emotional Life Talks About Practice of Mindfulness

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An M.D. makes mindfulness real in this post about Jon Kabat-Zinn's definition of mindfulness, "The Automatic Pilot," and  "Practicing Aliveness."

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Mindfulness Isn't Just For Kids

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Yoga is one way to encourage a mindful approach to health and fitness. Students at an Asheville school are learning mindfulness practices via "MIndful in the Middle," a pilot program of the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness. The program's goals of influencing healthy eating, physical activity and the ability to cope with stress reminds us that mindfulness isn't just for kids. 

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