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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.

What’s Happening in Food Trends 2015?
by ahendel
December 17, 2014
As the year closes out, here are just some of the food trends guaranteed to pop up on supermarket shelves in 2015: More “healthy foods” – During 2012 TO 2013 nearly 30,000 ...
A Fridge Makeover That will Ring in a Healthy New Year
by ahendel
December 17, 2014
We usually feature a recipe or two on Tasty Tuesday. Since it’s close to the New Year, why not pledge to create a healthier fridge so you cook and eat healthier? ...
Tidbits on Eating and Health
by ahendel
December 17, 2014
Eating more fish can lower the risk of hearing loss, according to new research.  Eating two or more servings of fish a week, was associated with reduced risk of hearing loss ...
What’s happening in research at HealthCorps?
by ahendel
December 17, 2014
The vision: To provide direct evidence that shows the HealthCorps program is changing behaviors in nutrition, physical activity and mental resilience. The team: Shawn Hayes, Chief Scientific Officer Erica Irvin, Research Manager Emily Zagnit, Research Scientist ...
December 2014 Coordinator of the Month: Tamara Barrett
by admin
December 17, 2014
HealthCorps is excited to announce Tamara as our December Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Tamara about what influenced her to become a coordinator. Name: Tamara ...
With This Workout You Want to Weigh More!
by ahendel
December 17, 2014
Say what? I guess you thought that the goal of many exercise regimens is to weigh less! That may be so, but the way to get there, is by holding or ...
Wellness Wednesday Tips
by ahendel
December 17, 2014
Are you taking supplements and herbal preparations thinking they are safe?  It may be time to re-think why you’re taking them, and to consider whether they are beneficial or downright dangerous. ...
Is it possible to train yourself to prefer healthier food?
by ahendel
December 17, 2014
A small study from researchers at Tufts University and Massachusetts General Hospital found that you can indeed condition yourself to want lower calorie foods versus higher calorie, unhealthy foods.  The study ...
Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2015
by ahendel
December 17, 2014
Body Weight Training - Body weight training is popular because it is inexpensive.  You use minimal equipment, since many of the exercises just involve your own body weight.  It’s not just ...
Chef Jordan Andino Visits Cooking Club at New Utrecht High School and Shares
by ahendel
December 16, 2014
Korean BBQ Short Ribs, anyone? How can you say no to this dish that incorporates pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda (use diet!), and the recently popular sriracha! This is a treat recipe ...
Winter Means skiing – Here’s the Prep
by ahendel
December 12, 2014
Always warm up with active stretching. Static stretches can actually cause injury because your muscles and ligaments are not warm and pliable when you first start. Balance training will help you to ...
Interview with Michael Oda, PhD
by ahendel
December 11, 2014
The following is a Q and A with one of our more recent partners. Can you share your professional background and your specific research sectors of interest? I received my PhD from UC ...
Self-Affirmation Helps to Improve Problem Solving
by ahendel
December 10, 2014
Mental training can affect the ability to cope with stress, according to researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Self-Affirmation can reduce the stress associated with problem-solving. What is Self-Affirmation? It’s a process ...
What’s a Holiday Celebration without a Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole?
by ahendel
December 9, 2014
It’s actually a showcase dish for Thanksgiving, but this delish side dish is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday party of festive family meal. And recent research suggests that including walnuts ...
Did you know…
by ahendel
December 5, 2014
A poll by Endeavor Partners reports that 34% of people who buy a fitness tracker stop using the device within 6-12 months. What really motivates you to exercise? A new study suggests ...
Dr. Oz and HealthCorps Join Harmony in Health Event
by ahendel
December 4, 2014
"Harmony in Health" Event Mooresville, NC Coordinators Maggie Baker and Latisha Williams rocked it out with their students in Mooresville, NC. They participated in a community walk & health fair, and had ...
Quick tips for Better Health
by ahendel
December 3, 2014
A recent study found that antibiotics may work better than surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis.  In the study, pain and fever resolved in 24 hours for the test subjects who were given ...
December Health Observances
by ahendel
December 2, 2014
World AIDS Day – December 1 World AIDS Campaign 3rd Floor 38 Hout Street Cape Town 8001 South Africa + 27 21 487 3010 info@worldaidscampaign.org www.worldaidscampaign.org/ National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 7-13) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory ...
November 2014 Coordinator of the Month: Camille McGirt
by admin
November 25, 2014
HealthCorps is excited to announce Camille as our November Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Camille about her love of fitness and her motivation ...
HealthCorps Study Reveals Combining Innovative Health Education with PE Reduces Weight and Increases Performance in High School Students
by admin
November 25, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org 215-694-9926 HealthCorps Study Reveals Combining Innovative Health Education with PE Reduces Weight and Increases Performance in High School Students HealthCorps Collaborates With Staff at Benson High School to Create Fit2Live ...

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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