TAG: health

Real Food in Spokane

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Nutrition facts - lettuce By Kim Harshberger One day I was on a Hulu bender and the same commercial kept popping up. The TV spot was aimed at bringing awareness to food deserts. Well, color me unaware because I had not ever heard of a food desert before. A quick trip to the CDC website helped shed a little […]

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Mary, Mary, Gardener Extraordinary

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MaryMary_Garden By Gwendolyn Haley I recently sat down for lunch with my dear friend Mary. While Mary is the last person I’d call contrary—her garden grows and grows. Mary has transformed her standard small city lot into a lush fruit and vegetable paradise. What got you started gardening?   Years ago, my elderly neighbor brought over a […]

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My Office Yogi (a Q&A and Office Yoga Session with Erin Wert)

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on January 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_yoga By Aileen Luppert While we first met over 30 years ago, it wasn’t until our daughters became friends that Erin Wert became a dear friend of mine. Now our girls are nearly the age as we were when we met. Over these last five years I have watched Erin’s sincere passion for yoga grow and […]

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Resolving on Health

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on January 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resolution By Gwendolyn Haley I’m avoiding the cookies. That’s my big New Year’s resolution for 2015. Sure, I’ve made more grand goals in the past, with long lists of things that I am going to do to make me better, smarter, and healthier. In our first year of marriage, my husband and I decided that taking […]

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Meal Planning For Busy Families

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers on January 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MealPlanning By Kim Harshberger I might have been spending too much time on Pinterest, but last fall I had an overwhelming desire get it together in the kitchen, so I started planning meals for my family. There were a few driving forces behind this decision. For the first time, I had to start figuring out breakfast […]

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Guilty Pleasures

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on December 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_GuiltyPleasures By Kim Harshberger Well, the holidays are upon us. I don’t know about you but a part of me dreads this time of year. It’s an endless stream of decadent treats that I can’t seem to resist. It has been a tradition in my family to bake loads of cookies and treats in the weeks […]

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Coffee Is Good For Me (I Knew It)

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Coffee By Gwendolyn Haley The other day, I bought my usual morning coffee from a local coffee stand, and the familiar blue lid had a message for me. It said “I’m here to help.” And I wondered—is that true? Is my daily coffee habit more than a socially acceptable vice? Is all this coffee actually doing […]

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We’ve Got You Covered

Posted in News on November 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Healthcare It’s time again for Washington Healthplanfinder’s Open Enrollment! This year, in addition to new enrollments, our Navigators are happy to help you with coverage renewals. The open enrollment period is slightly shorter this time around, lasting from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. For assistance in applying or renewing coverage plea […]

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From Scratch

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on November 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FromScratch By Kim Harshberger Alright run to your pantry right now and pull out the xanthan gum, modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, and disodium phosphate, we are going to make some ranch dressing! Wait. What? I don’t have those ingredients. Sound familiar? Too often factory-produced products contain unnecessary ingredients to prolong shelf life, a […]

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Should You Count Your Calories?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on July 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Should you count calories? Ben Greenfield weights in. by Ben Greenfield Guest Writer I’m a bit of a self-quantification nerd. But I don’t count calories. As a matter of fact, I hate counting calories. Sure, most standard, run-of-the-mill dietary advice would lead you to believe that to lose fat, maintain your energy levels, or maximize performance, that you must painstakingly log every little […]

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