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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.

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 ...
Recipe: Walnut Crusted Strawberry Pies
by admin
July 29, 2014
Have you tried baking your own pies? Try this walnut and strawberry inspired recipe: Walnut Crusted Strawberry Pies Ingredients: 3 handfuls of walnuts ¼ cup minced walnuts 11 crackers 3 Tbsp of butter 2 Tbsp cinnamon 5 Tbsp of ...
Recipe: Fruit and Walnut Mousse Stacks
by admin
July 29, 2014
What are you craving for dessert? Try making your own fruit and walnut fruit stacks to satisfy your sweet tooth! Fruit and Walnut Mousse Stacks Ingredients: 2 Kiwis 2 bananas 1 cup walnuts 1 Tbsp coconut oil 2 ...
Recipe: Polenta Stuffed Bell Pepper with Salsa
by admin
July 29, 2014
Can't decide on what to have for dinner tonight? According to the New York Times, eating polenta is a great way to add more "iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin B6" ...
Recipe: Walnut Pancakes
by admin
July 29, 2014
Did you know that walnuts help to lower your risk of developing diabetes? Try including more of them in your daily diet as a quick snack or delicious twist on your ...
Protein Driven Salads
by ahendel
July 29, 2014
Protein Driven Salads Since this past Friday’s blog referred to protein needs in the athlete, why not take a salad base and then have a go-to list of proteins that you can ...
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.  ...

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.