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Welcome to our Healthy Topics Blog. This is where HealthCorps fans can get the inside scoop on healthy eating, lifestyle tips and what’s happening on the frontlines of HealthCorps. If you like something, leave a comment! We’d love to know what’s on your mind.

Are You a Regular Meditator…Yet?
by ahendel
March 4, 2015
March Health Calendar March 1 - 31 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Prevent Cancer Foundation 1600 Duke Street, Suite 500 Alexandria, VA 22314 www.preventcancer.org March 1 - 31 National Endometriosis Awareness Month Endometriosis Association 8585 North 76th Place Milwaukee, WI 53223 www.endometriosisassn.org March 1 ...
What’s Trending in the Snack and Food Bar Sectors?
by ahendel
March 3, 2015
Consumers are most interested in taste and convenience, according to a new report in the February edition of Food Technology, published by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).  Eight new food trends ...
A New Technique Helps You Focus on Fitness Goals
by ahendel
February 27, 2015
Do you struggle to stay motivated once you get to the gym?  Is staying the course through an hour of cardiovascular training, or thirty minutes of weight training almost impossible?  A ...
Videos from Our Video Challenge Showcase Healthcorps Impact
by ahendel
February 26, 2015
Last year we challenged the coordinators to capture moments from their day, showcasing the impact that the HealthCorps curriculum is having on their students.  From fitness, to cooking, to realization moments, ...
Students From HealthCorps’ NOVA Academy Early College High School of Coachella Host ‘NOVA Fest’ to Teach Health and Wellness at High School Health Fair
by admin
February 25, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org Students and Staff Learn Nutrition, Exercise and Mental Resiliency Through Interactive and Engaging Activities on Campus Coachella, CA - (February, 24 2015) - HealthCorps® students at NOVA Academy Early College ...
HealthCorps Students ‘Dive Into Health’ at High School Health Fair in Coachella Valley
by admin
February 25, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org Community Partners Support Local High School to Educate Teens in Activities that Strengthen Skills in Nutrition, Exercise and Mental Resiliency Thermal, CA - (February, 24 2015) - HealthCorps® students at ...
Amazing App Addresses Hunger-Obesity Paradox
by ahendel
February 25, 2015
Current statistics suggest 78.6 million US adults are obese.  In the US it’s also estimated that 49 million people suffer with food insecurity, which means they eat smaller meals, often going ...
Foods that Can Boost Your Immunity
by ahendel
February 24, 2015
Flu season is full throttle so finding easy ways you can boost your immunity, will help you through this ruthless viral illness.  Here are some foods that have been credited with ...
Spots At Free Student Workshop Are Still Available!
by admin
February 23, 2015
In conjunction with Green Schools National Conference, HealthCorps will be hosting a FREE workshop for students (and their adult allies) interested in health and wellness on March 4th, in Virginia Beach, ...
Today is Love Your Pet Day
by ahendel
February 20, 2015
Did you know that… Dogs may actually protect babies against allergies and asthma. Mice exposed to dust from households where dogs were allowed to regularly go outdoors, showed a change and shift ...
HealthCorps Joins Joel Olsteen and Lakewood Church Total Life Challenge Kickoff
by ahendel
February 19, 2015
On Sunday January 4th, HealthCorps joined approximately 300 congregants of Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas to kick off the "Total Life Challenge," where congregants received tools to be their best in ...
Did you know…
by ahendel
February 18, 2015
The internet may be a downer when it comes to discussions on weight. Though the internet can provide support as well as helpful, positive information, a new study (Translational Behavior Medicine, ...
Not Just for the Paleo Diet
by ahendel
February 17, 2015
One of the hottest diets of 2014 was the Paleo Diet, and it’s still trending strong.  It did not actually rank high on the 2015 U.S. News and World Report Diet ...
Osteoporosis is Not Just a Woman’s Disease
by ahendel
February 13, 2015
One usually associates concerns about bone density and osteoporosis with women. A new 24 page report, Osteoporosis in Men: Why Change Needs to Happen explains that 1 in 5 men over ...
February 2015 Coordinator of the Month: Caileigh Feldman
by admin
February 12, 2015
HealthCorps is excited to announce Caileigh as our February Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Caileigh about what influenced her to become a coordinator. Name: ...
Getting to Know the California Walnut Board and Walnut News 2015
by ahendel
February 12, 2015
Can you give us a short history lesson on the California Walnut Board? The California Walnut Board was established in 1948 to represent the state’s walnut growers and handlers. It succeeded the ...
Sleep Facts That May Inspire You to “Get more zzzzs!”
by ahendel
February 11, 2015
Skimping on sleep is now considered a poor health habit. According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep. Fall short, and you may ...
Earl Morrall / NFL Alumni Celebrity Charity Golf Classic
by admin
February 11, 2015
On April 13, 2015, Healthcorps will be one of the recipients of the 13th Annual Earl Morrall / NFL Alumni Celebrity Charity Golf Classic at Hideout Golf Club, Naples, Florida. Come ...
Healthy Homage to Valentine’s Day – Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
by ahendel
February 10, 2015
If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a healthy twist, then small portions of very dark chocolate can be the decadent, healthy answer. The antioxidant flavonoids that are in the ...
When Boosting Hormones Associated with Strength – Free Weights or Weight Machines?
by ahendel
February 6, 2015
Researchers looked at the best training method to elicit “acute hormone response” in testosterone and growth hormone, the two primary hormones that support muscular strength and gains.  The study, published in ...

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Known as The HealthGal, our resident Health Editor and blogger, Amy Hendel is a popular medical and lifestyle reporter, lifestyle expert, columnist and spokesperson. Trained as a Physician Assistant and nutritionist, she maintains a private practice as a Health Coach in New York City and Los Angeles, CA. Her first book Fat Families Thin Families (BenBella Publishers) released in June 2008 and offers a "family team" approach to helping families cope with obesity and its related health issues. The soft cover version released in June of 2010 under the new title, The 4 Habits of Healthy Families.

Amy currently hosts What’s for Lunch?, Food Rescue and Simple Smoothies at Healthination. She’s also a contributing health and nutrition expert at HealthCentral and Buddha Teas. She’s been a guest on Today, Good Morning America, FOX News, Access Hollywood Live, Marie! Rachel Ray, The 700 Club, EXTRA, and national and local news and talk shows. Past producer/Host of healthy home segments on HouseSmarts, Amy has also hosted Westwood One’s Good Eating Good Living, Lifetime's Stories on the Beach, HealthZone (PBS), and Pfizer's On the Road to Pain Relief. She's also a frequently quoted expert in national magazines and publications.

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