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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.

Make Sleep an Important Family Value
by ahendel
August 27, 2014
A new University of Illinois study suggests that sleep quality and duration should be an important family focus. The study says that more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, ...
Don’t Go “no carb”…..Go “best carb”
by ahendel
August 26, 2014
Fruits and vegetables are carbohydrates, but they are not the carbohydrates we are mostly eating. We tend to gravitate to bread, rice, pasta, cereals, pastries and other highly processed grain-based carbohydrates. ...
August 2014 Coordinator of the Month: Armaria Arnett
by admin
August 15, 2014
HealthCorps is excited to announce Armaria as our August Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Armaria about her success as a coordinator thus far ...
Row, Row, Row Your Way to Better Fitness
by ahendel
August 12, 2014
Current exercise options that are trending include dance classes, circuit training, interval training, spinning, yoga and Pilates. The next hot trend that is set to hit is rowing.  It’s actually been ...
HealthCorps Stories from the Trenches
by ahendel
August 12, 2014
Janét Hinton at Central High School “During the Staff Wellness Competition, 16 teachers and 2 students competed on teams to make Healthier Choices. The criteria for competing were to Increase Water Intake ...
Summer Workout on the Beach
by ahendel
August 12, 2014
Now is a perfect time to take your indoor gym or home workout to the beach. Fitness experts know that performing a series of exercises in the sand can add resistance ...
Are You “Creatively Green?”
by ahendel
August 12, 2014
Want to avoid salad boredom and get the benefit of lots of different nutrients and phytochemicals, the healthy plant-based compounds? Vary your salad base and get green creative.  Use iceberg lettuce, ...
What do happy people do every day?
by ahendel
August 12, 2014
A recent Harris Interactive Poll noted that about one third of the U.S. population describes themselves as happy. Some of our happiness (about 50%) is predetermined by genetics, and about 40% ...
Healthcorps Stories from the Trenches
by ahendel
August 12, 2014
Jessica Siler, coordinator at New Utrecht High School "Raquel is a freshman student who has been in my class since September. She always sits diligently in the front row and is incredibly ...
Your Kids Recognize and Crave “Unhealthy Food Brands”
by ahendel
August 12, 2014
Your savvy three and four year olds are watching the advertising industry carefully – whether they’re aware of it or not. Subliminal messages in the form of pictures on packaging, jingles ...
Yes! You Can Engage Your Core at Work
by ahendel
August 8, 2014
This blog has offered “desk exercises” in past posts, since so many hours of the day are often spent sitting. Getting up to move about several times during the work day ...
Stories from the HealthCorps Trenches
by ahendel
August 7, 2014
During the month of August we’ll be featuring stories submitted by coordinators, showcasing the impact of the HealthCorps curriculum, and the kind of change that can happen, when mentors connect with ...
Quick and Healthy Tips
by ahendel
August 6, 2014
Do you travel a lot and feel challenged by trying to find healthier food on the road, or hotel accommodations with a gym, or fun attractions for the kids? A new app, ...
HealthCorps University Announces New Staff Members; New Program Sites
by admin
August 6, 2014
For Immediate Release Date: August 6, 2014 Contact: Rachel Tennenbaum, Communications Manager, HealthCorps Rachel.Tennenbaum@HealthCorps.org 212.742.2875 x 117 HealthCorps University Announces New Staff Members; New Program Sites  Washington, DC – HealthCorps, a 501c3 co-founded by Dr. Mehmet and ...
Until next summer, campers!
by admin
August 5, 2014
The last two weeks have flown by at Camp Pennbrook. As I plan to head out and the campers prepare for their last week together, we’re making sure to get the ...
HealthCorps Announces Hiring of Two New Educational Program Supervisors
by admin
August 5, 2014
For Immediate Release Date: August 5, 2014 Contact:  Rachel Tennenbaum, Communications Manager, HealthCorps Rachel.Tennenbaum@HealthCorps.org 212.742.2875 x 117  HealthCorps Announces Hiring of Two New Educational Program Supervisors Sacramento, CA – HealthCorps, a 501c3 co-founded by Dr. Mehmet and ...
Health Calendar Observances for August 2014
by ahendel
July 31, 2014
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month Prevent Blindness 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 (800) 331-2020 (312) 363-6001 (312) 363-6052 Fax info@preventblindness.org National Immunization Awareness Month National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Centers for Disease Control and ...
The “intense, short workout” That Gets the Job Done
by ahendel
July 31, 2014
The following routine is a more advanced, vigorous workout that is short and effective in terms of aerobic and resistance training. Completing two rounds should take about 20 minutes. Obviously you ...
Recent “Weight of the World Report” Underscores the Importance of the HealthCorps Mission
by ahendel
July 31, 2014
Obesity has now extended its reach worldwide, with rich and poor countries globally showing increasing rates of excess weight issues among the populace. Researchers report that 2.1 billion individuals worldwide, or ...
“Almost Depressed”
by ahendel
July 30, 2014
There’s a new concept being talked about in the world of psychology. Similar to the pre-diabetes or pre-hypertension state, experts now believe that there may indeed be a number of individuals ...

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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