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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.

Fitness Trends from Around the World
by ahendel
September 19, 2014
Bossaball in Spain – A trend that’s a decade old and still growing in popularity, it’s a high energy sport that has participants moving around on a large trampoline while playing ...
September 2014 Coordinator of the Month: Clare Parks
by admin
September 18, 2014
HealthCorps is excited to announce Clare as our September Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Clare about her motivation for being a coordinator and ...
Our Second Year Coordinators Have Moved On
by ahendel
September 18, 2014
It’s never too late to say a formal good-by to 28 of our second-year Coordinators. They will be sorely missed. Here’s a snapshot of their next life adventure: Ryan Fightmaster (pictured), ASTEC ...
Are you eating “skin-aging” foods?
by ahendel
September 17, 2014
A recent Time magazine article showcased the impact food can have on your skin. While many of us choose foods for their health benefits and possibly to enhance weight loss, skin ...
Sweet Potato and Edamame Salad
by ahendel
September 16, 2014
If you’re only accustomed to traditional potato salad, made with white potato and loads of mayonnaise, then it’s time to get creative …….with sweet potatoes and a lighter dressing! Sweet Potato and ...
Hydration and Exercise – When and how much?
by ahendel
September 12, 2014
Most avid exercisers know that if you weigh yourself before exercise and then replace lost fluids during and just after exercise, you should weigh very close to the same weight post ...
HealthCorps Testimonials
by ahendel
September 11, 2014
We at HealthCorps continue to remember and mourn the many individuals who lost their lives on September 11th. We honor their memory and pray for those whose lives were irrevocably changed ...
Quick Tips for Your Health
by ahendel
September 10, 2014
Even though summer is officially over, you still need to think about “daily skin protection” from the sun. Did you know that five or more severe sunburns before age 20 increases ...
Mediterranean Artichoke Salad
by ahendel
September 9, 2014
With the Mediterranean-style of eating still trending strong, here’s a healthy and tasty salad, brimming with nutrients and perfect for lunch or dinner. Pair it with grilled chicken, fish or tofu. Salad ...
Does “exercise order” make a difference?
by ahendel
September 5, 2014
Walk into any gym and you will find those who swear you must do aerobic exercise and then weight training, those who say you should do weight training first and then ...
HealthCorps Wants You to be Brave
by ahendel
September 4, 2014
What an amazing summer training program we had in Sacramento, California. Twenty-three college graduates from across the country recently completed our intensive, four-week HealthCorps skills and curriculum training and are now ...
Did you know…..
by ahendel
September 3, 2014
Epidemiology studies suggest that what you choose to eat can have a strong impact on health. Specifically, when you choose a particular diet or specific foods that contain certain compounds, you ...
Health Calendar for September 2014
by ahendel
September 2, 2014
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month CureSearch for Children’s Cancer 4600 East-West Highway, Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 (800) 458-6223 info@curesearch.org Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month Produce for Better Health Foundation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7465 Lancaster Pike, Suite J, ...
An Inviting Gym Keeps its Members Coming
by ahendel
August 29, 2014
You may have seen those commercials on television for Planet Fitness, where members join because they feel intimidated or uncomfortable at other gyms. A new study suggests that is possibly the ...
HealthCorps Gets Kids Moving – Here’s Why That’s Key
by ahendel
August 28, 2014
Most of the kids attending school today are not getting adequate (if any) physical education. Additionally, if they’re not part of a team sport in school or after school, or biking ...
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 ...

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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