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8 Tips for Eating Better when Eating Out

With so little time and so many quick and tasty options at sit-down and fast-food restaurants, it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet. On average, Americans eat 50% more calories, fat and salt when eating out versus eating at home. This can lead to weight gain, which has a significant effect on joint health. Learn 8 tips for eating better when eating out from NEBH Dietitian Bethany Volino, MS, RD, LDN.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Upper Body

Strengthening your upper body has a number of health benefits, including helping to keep your back and upper body stable. Keeping these muscles strong and flexible can relieve back pain, restore range of motion and help reduce muscle soreness.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Core

Your core is made up of your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen. Strengthening your core can improve balance and stability, and help with everything from sweeping the floor to perfecting your golf swing. Planks, bridges and abdominal crunches train your muscles to work together.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Lower Body

Strong legs and hips can help take the strain off your back. These three exercises strengthen the key muscle groups that provide strength and stability to your hips and knees, which is important for a healthy and active lifestyle. These muscles include your quadriceps, hips, and your gluteus (muscles of the buttocks). The quadriceps extend and stabilize the knee; while your gluteus and hip abductors (muscle on the side of your hips) extend and stabilize your hips.

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The Truth About Fad Diets

Maintaining a healthy weight and providing your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs are essential to joint health. Furthermore, when preparing for surgery it is important that you are well-nourished and not nutritionally deficient so you get the best possible outcome and surgical recovery. Many popular fad diets threaten this healthy balanced diet. NEBH Dietitian Kristen Vicidomino, MS, RD, LDN guides you through why fad diets should be avoided. 

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