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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.

July 2014 Coordinator of the Month: Arielle Feldshon
by admin
July 25, 2014
HealthCorps is excited to announce Arielle as our July Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Arielle about her success as a coordinator over the ...
Shout Out to Athletes – How Much Protein?
by ahendel
July 25, 2014
Just how much protein do you need as an athlete? Well, it depends on the level of athlete you are, and your workout intensity and duration: Endurance athletes need 1.2-1.4 grams of protein ...
HealthCorps University is Back at Camp Pennbrook for a Second Summer
by ahendel
July 24, 2014
HealthCorps University (HCU) is currently collaborating with Camp Pennbrook for a second summer to bring an innovative whole wellness education component to Camp Pennbrook’s already strong weight management program. A camp ...
Fast Food Habit Cues Impatience
by ahendel
July 23, 2014
A recent report out of Toronto suggests that when you live in a neighborhood where your child can buy more fast food, compared to a neighborhood where there are more sit-down ...
Mediterranean Rice Noodles from Clean Eats
by ahendel
July 22, 2014
Clean Eats by New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Alejandro Junger, offers over 200 easy-to-prepare recipes aimed at transforming your health. Dr. Junger’s recipes target gut health, anxiety and depression, weight ...
Why Get Physical?
by admin
July 18, 2014
This summer, HealthCorps coordinator Clare Parks is blogging about her experience at Camp Pennbrook. –– We’re nearing the end of July and all of us at Camp Pennbrook are wondering where the time ...
Got chocolate milk…..for your recovery, post exercise!
by ahendel
July 18, 2014
New research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference suggests that chocolate milk is an excellent post workout recovery drink, helping to replenish a swimmer’s recovery after a ...
Jamie Oliver’s Big Rig Mobile Kitchen Classroom Visits Hoover High in San Diego, California
by ahendel
July 17, 2014
The Jamie Oliver Big Rig Mobile Kitchen Classroom chose San Diego as its last stop on its 40 week tour. The Big Rig parked at Herbert Hoover High School in City ...
Did you know……..
by ahendel
July 16, 2014
People who ate three servings each of blueberries, grapes and apples per week were up to 26% less likely to develop diabetes type 2, compared to people who ate fewer servings of ...
Let’s go meatless
by ahendel
July 15, 2014
Meatless All Day by Dina Cheney Tabbouleh with Dates and Pomegranate Vinaigrette In this vibrant vegan dish—a cross between Mideastern tabbouleh and bazargan—I use bell pepper rather than tomato because the pepper holds ...
Work on your balance……now!
by ahendel
July 11, 2014
You’re never too young or too old to improve your balance.  Having good balance protects you from injury, and will help to keep you steady as you move through the decades.  ...
What’s Been Happening at HealthCorps?
by ahendel
July 10, 2014
Here are just some of the recent headlines covering HealthCorps in the News: The Waiting Room Magazine: HealthCorps Highway to Health Festival June 5, 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTztCahqX3w Desert Healthcare District: What are HealthCorps Coordinators? June ...
Do adults need a booster vaccination for measles?
by ahendel
July 9, 2014
Measles is on the upswing in the United States, due to more parents deciding not to vaccinate or to delay toddler’s vaccinations with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella). With world travel common today, ...
Let’s Marinate and Grill!!
by ahendel
July 8, 2014
Summer is the perfect time to grill fruits, vegetables, chicken (skinless of course), lean red meats, fish and tofu. The key is to marinate your foods well, keep basting during the ...
HealthCorps’ first week at Camp Pennbrook!
by admin
July 7, 2014
This summer, HealthCorps coordinator Clare Parks is blogging about her experience at Camp Pennbrook. –– This week marks the first week for HealthCorps at Camp Pennbrook in 2014! Most of this week was spent ...
An Exercise that Might Help to Limit Your Appetite
by ahendel
July 4, 2014
It’s the beginning of the July 4th weekend, so why not try an exercise routine that will help to manage your appetite, as you hit all the red, white and blue ...
Coordinator Alumnus Opens Healthy Pop Up in NYC
by ahendel
July 3, 2014
 Talk about a HealthCorps experience inspiring a healthy foodie trailblazer!! Sarah Frank, one of our recent coordinators, has a passion for health and food and her new professional foray is co-owner ...
Some Schools Opt Out of the Healthy Lunch Program
by ahendel
July 2, 2014
The Obama Administration announced new school lunch rules in 2012, adding more fruits and vegetables to school breakfasts and lunches, and reducing salt and fat levels, in an attempt to combat ...
Health Observances for July 2014
by ahendel
July 1, 2014
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 7669 Atlanta, GA 30357-0669 (800) 283-7800 (404) 872-0457 Fax help@arthritis.org International Group B Strep Awareness Month Group B Strep International 11 El Dorado Court Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 620-7214 (909) 620-5557 Fax info@gbs-intl.org Cord Blood Awareness Month Parent's ...
How can I put together a simple home gym?
by ahendel
June 27, 2014
The key to working out at home is to buy affordable, smart equipment that has many uses and that keeps you engaged and challenged. Start with: A step, that either has risers (so ...

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Known as The HealthGal (www.healthgal.com), our resident daily 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. 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.

Most recently Amy is featured on Access Hollywood Live and Marie, the new Marie Osmond show. She currently hosts Food Rescue and Simple Smoothies at healthination.com. She’s been a guest on Today, Good Morning America, FOX News, 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 frequently quoted expert in national magazines and publications.