Nutrition Tip: Change up Your Oatmeal Routine with Berry Oatmeal Muffins

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Sick of eating that morning bowl of oatmeal for breakfast? Not crazy about the taste or texture of oatmeal? Try these super-nutritious spring oatmeal berry muffins for a change of pace!

Heart healthy oats are a filling whole grain that you should try to incorporate into your morning breakfast or as a midafternoon snack on most days of the week. Whole grains are considered “good” carbohydrates with their nutrient dense composition compared to processed white grain products. For better heart health, the recommendation is to consume at least 3 servings of whole grains everyday (remember, “3 is key”). Examples of whole grain products are oatmeal, granola bars, whole grain cereals, whole grain bread/English muffin, brown rice, quinoa, barley, whole grain pasta, and the list goes on! If you are not sure if a product is whole grain, the first ingredient on the food label’s ingredient list needs to say “whole grain” to be considered a whole grain product.

Try this week’s whole grain recipe, Berry Oatmeal Muffins!

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Nutrition Tip: Avocado Shrimp Ceviche

By Janet Brill

ShrimpCeviche(1)-1HALLELUJAH! Spring has finally arrived…time to eat GREEN

March also springs more social gatherings, as there are a few more hours of bright sunshine.

Why not serve a light refreshing appetizer with your favorite cocktail, such as a heart-healthy chilled ceviche at your spring gatherings?

Ceviche is a South American seafood dish often made with raw white fish and citrus juices.  If you don’t like raw fish, substitute shrimp, as featured in this week’s recipe, Avocado Shrimp Ceviche.

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Spring Training: Start Preparing Today for Your Summer Sports League

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teamsports_articleAs major league baseball players are wrapping up their Spring Training programs in Arizona and Florida this month, it’s time for you to dust off your equipment and get your bats cracking to prepare for your favorite summer team sport.

To hit a grand slam this season, load the bases with the following team sports preparation tips.
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Personal Training May Be Tax Deductible

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Does finding tax relief while working out sound too good to be true? Surprisingly, you may be able to financially benefit from your personal training by deducting the session costs on your tax returns this year. According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are certain medical expenses that can be deducted on your tax returns, which may include personal training, in some instances. Read on to determine whether you are eligible to deduct your personal training expenses and experience some healthy tax relief this season.

To learn more, click on the link to download the full report Personal Training – Tax Deductible.

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Nutrition Tip: Go Fish!

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fishThe American Heart Association recommends we eat fish two times per week to increase our intake of lean protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Are you struggling for tasty recipes to try out? How about using the natural flexibility of lean, mean and incredibly low-calorie white fish filets to roll up a flavorful stuffing mixture? A few examples of delicious stuffing mixtures are a lump crab meat and red bell pepper stuffing, spinach and non-fat ricotta, roasted red peppers/sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese, or broccoli and feta cheese.

Try this week’s feature recipe, Tuscany Stuffed Fish Filets!

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Client of the Month: Rama Rodriguez

Rama_37BDayClient Name: Rama Rodriguez
Age: 37
Date Joined: September 2012
Studio: FT Norwell
Trainer: Joe Caruso

Why did you join Fitness Together Norwell?

I joined FT to physically improve myself. I train in karate, dance ballroom, and exercise at the gym once in a while, but I was seeking something new that could augment those activities, was local, and more importantly, a step up from the typical gym. I feel much more motivated when there is a trainer “torturing” me, along with having other people around to share in the “pain.” I also have a few friends who train at FT, and they highly recommended it. Since my first trial session, I was hooked.

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Workout Challenge: Medicine Ball Madness

This week’s workout challenge comes from Kate McNally, Trainer at FT Dedham. Grab a medicine ball that is a challenging weight, but one you can use throughout the routine. Give this workout a try on your own, or ask for it in your next session.

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