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Fighting the fat of the land

Our body bigotry is so ingrained that we consider it completely acceptable to make fun of fat people and to consider those who are overweight to be lesser people.

Obesity is right up there with cigarette smoking when it comes to habits that can kill us, habits that are incredibly difficult to break.

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Eatonville celebrates opening of new health facility

Eatonville works on its fitness

Eatonville residents found new hope and realized a dream more than a year in the making Saturday as Healthy Central Florida, Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation opened Healthy Eatonville Place.

Grilling our way to colon cancer?

Yes, charred meat is carcinogenic, at least according to the preponderance of the data.

There is some evidence that leaner cuts of red meat aren’t as dangerous, and also that marinating, especially in wine, reduces the production of the dangerous chemicals.

Want to live to be a centenarian?

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a long-term research report on the differences between centenarians and seniors who are age 65 and older.

Be adaptable and flexible. Get rid of stress. Be optimistic. Exercise. Own a pet. Those are good goals for people of any age.

Asparagus makes spring recipes pop

Nothing says spring is here like a beautiful bunch of crisp asparagus.

Asparagus is easy to select and prepare, and comes in a variety of vibrant colors including green, violet, purple and white.

Nancy Lugo: Water makes waves in overall health

Water, which makes up over half of your body and 75 percent of your muscles, plays a key role in almost every body function.

Drinking water throughout the day can keep the body well-hydrated and feeling more satisfied. Many times we sense our body craving food when we really are thirsty.

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Rollins grad works to bring bike share to Orlando

Bringing in bike share

Having recognized the need for alternate modes of transportation to and from SunRail, Orlando city leaders recently sent out a request for bids to bring the growing trend of bike sharing to the city.

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Park Maitland students get a lesson in going green

Eating the rainbow

Park Maitland School celebrated Earth Day in style with the return of Mindy Kobrin and her Don’t Worry, Eat Happy program.

Join a Healthy Central Florida walk this spring

Walks are in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville

All walks are 30 minutes long and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. Afterwards, enjoy friendly conversation as you get to know your neighbors.

Help for a family itching to be rid of pinworms

Pinworms are easily treated

Pinworms are easily treated. They’re harmless and don’t indicate a lack of cleanliness in your home.

Celebrate the health benefits of peanuts this month

March is National Peanut Month!

Despite the fact that peanuts are high in fat, they are still an excellent food choice because they provide a variety of important nutrients.

Want better quality of life? Don’t just sit there

Sitting increases likelihood of being disabled

A study out of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that if we’re over the age of 60, every hour in a day that we sit increases our risk of becoming disabled — by 46 percent.

This spring try a vocabulary cleanse

Be impeccable with your word

Here are some words and phrases that, once released, can bring joy, vitality and goodness in our life.

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Rollins student finds happiness hula hooping

Student starts hula hoop biz

When Morgan Kennedy was chosen to participate in a work hula hooping contest, she had no idea a toy would completely change her life.

Don’t toss food before it’s time

We throw away a lot of food — both at the retail level and at home — for a lot of reasons.

The Department of Agriculture has completed a major study on food loss, and it has come to some startling conclusions about how much food we throw away in one year.