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Articles by North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS)

(NAPS)—While most agree on the importance of eating breakfast, it’s important to keep in mind that not all breakfasts offer the same nutritional benefit.

By David Foreman, RPH

 

(NAPS)—If you ever feel you have a slim chance of losing weight, here are a few facts to consider.

(NAPS)—A few easy changes to your lifestyle can add extra time to your day.

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(NAPS)—If you’ve long felt you have a slim chance of getting fit, the inspiring story and useful tips from one father and daughter pair may help in a big way.

Back in 2010, Jay and Jennifer Jacobs were a combined weight of 678. By May 2011, after being on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” show, they had lost a combined weight of 295. Now, Jay Jacobs is a wellness ambassador and author and Jen a health coach and certified spinning instructor. They offer these suggestions for a more healthy lifestyle:

Tips to Help You

(NAPS)—Stock your kitchen with these basic building blocks for a wide variety of good-for-you recipes that are quick and easy to create.

“Keeping healthy foods on hand is one of the easiest ways to get started with a healthy eating plan,” said registered dietitian Sarah-Jane Bedwell, author of “Schedule Me Skinny.”

(NAPS)—It’s estimated that about one-third of kids in the United States are overweight or obese. Being overweight as a child can lead to health problems later in life. Fortunately, as a parent or other caregiver, there are things you can do to help your child consume healthy foods and beverages, be physically active, and get to and stay at a healthy weight.

(NAPS)—Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the goal of Americans who want to stay in shape and avoid health challenges such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Eating a healthy, balanced diet that supports regular exercise is important, and that’s the reason many active people turn to chia as a natural source of energy.

Long used by the Tarahumara people in northwestern Mexico to support running over long distances, tiny chia seeds are believed to help with stamina and endurance.

Chia Considered A “Superfood”

(NAPS)—A look at one man’s story may inspire many people, veterans or not, to help others overcome difficulties such as blindness.

Consider the case of First Sergeant Danny Wallace (Ret.). He enlisted in the Army as an infantryman, completing one-stop training that included basic airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia.

He served for a total of 20 years as a rifleman, radio transmitter operator, team leader, squad leader, ranger instructor, platoon sergeant, company executive officer, and company first sergeant.