Posts in 2016

  • Mix it Up: Working with TRX Suspension Straps

    By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise. Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires ...

  • What's in Your Gym Bag? Exercise Gloves

    Wearing exercises gloves is a great way to protect your hands from calluses and improve your grip when weight lifting. Choose a glove that has a snug fit on your hand. Excess fabric can cause you to lose control of heavy weights. Look for a glove ...

  • Perfect Form: Lunges

    Improper form can hinder your results and increase your risk for injury. We consulted fitness expert and JMC at the JCC trainer, Vincent Leonard, for the skinny on perfecting your lunge form. Lunges hit multiple muscle groups and can be done anywhere ...

  • Fitness Center Etiquette

    Most fitness centers provide an introductory session to go over facility rules and procedures. But after you find your routine, it can be easy to forget the proper fitness center etiquette. Here are some reminders of what NOT to do at your fitness ...

  • Switching Up Your Workout: Group Fitness Classes

    Need to switch up your workout? It's easy to get stuck in the same routine or class. Here are some fun and challenging classes/programs that will shake up your routine and your body! Barre - Barre fitness classes use a combination of postures ...

  • Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit

    Experts say proper shoe lacing makes a difference for your feet. It's just one of many simple things you can do to safeguard your feet while you put them through the demands of an athletic workout or even a long day of walking over all sorts of ...

  • Recipe: Blue-Green Canap├ęs

    Ingredients 2 oz. low-fat (Neufchatel) cream cheese 2 oz. blue cheese (about 1/4 cup) 12 large seedless green grapes 1/4 cup walnuts 24 miniature Melba toasts Directions Let cream cheese and blue cheese soften enough to be mixed with a fork. Cut ...

  • Recipe: Crunchy Chicken Salad

    Ingredients 2 cups chunked cooked chicken ½ cup celery ¼ cup green pepper ¼ onion ½ cucumber 1 small diced apple (leave the peel on) ½ cup grapes ¼ cup yogurt, plain Directions Use leftover cooked chicken, or ...

  • Recipe: Brownie Kisses

    Ingredients 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 stick trans-fat-free margarine, softened 1 cup artificial sweetener 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped ...

  • Recipe: Citrus Swordfish

    Ingredients 2 swordfish steaks, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick (about 6 ounces each) Lemon, orange, and lime zest, grated (approximately 2 tablespoons total; to get zest, finely grate peel of whole fruit, being careful not to include bitter white skin) 1 ...

  • Health Tip: When a Child is Sick

    The common cold and a mild flu don't usually require a trip to the doctor. But parents should look for warning signs that your child needs a checkup. The American Academy of Family Physicians says a doctor visit is a good idea if your child has: ...

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to kidney Damage in Kids

    Children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy may be at increased risk for kidney damage, a new study warns. Researchers looked at test results for excessive protein in the urine (proteinuria) -- which is a sign of reduced kidney function -- in ...

  • Just How Safe is That Baby Teether?

    A chemical that's banned from baby bottles and children's drinking cups is still widely used in baby teethers, a new study finds. Researchers in the United States who tested five dozen baby teethers found all of them contained bisphenol-A ...

  • Health Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy Plate

    What better way to ensure that your child eats nutritious foods than to build a healthy plate? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Serve brightly-colored veggies next to something plain, such as rice. Or serve vegetables or salad as an ...

  • Stages of Play

    What are the different stages of play? As one can expect, children at different ages do not all play the same way. There are distinct stages that children go through as they grow. Each stage is very important to the development of the next. While not ...

  • What's in Your Gym Bag? Choosing the Best Water Bottle

    Staying hydrated during your workout is a key factor for your energy and performance. So don’t workout empty-handed. That being said, here are some tips for selecting the best water bottle. Glass water bottles are safe and more environmentally ...

  • Holiday Leftover Recipe: Stuffing Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

    Ingredients Portabella mushroom caps, stems removed (reserve stems for filling) 4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese 1½ c. leftover stuffing 4 Tbsp. chopped pecans ½ c. reduced fat shredded cheese. Try shredded Italian blend. Directions Rub ...

  • Reading to Kids Helps Their Development

    Research shows that reading regularly to young children is very important to their overall growth and development. The benefits of reading include the following: Provides time for special attention between parents and children Encourages ...

  • Jupiter Medical Center Receives National Workplace Enhancement Award

    JUPITER, Fla. (December 16, 2016) – For the third time, Jupiter Medical Center has been awarded the Laureate Workplace Enhancement Award, and is the only hospital in Florida to win the award in 2016. This award honors health care organizations ...

  • 5 Tips for Selecting a Personal Trainer

    A personal trainer can be a great way to reach your fitness goals. Trainers will help to individualize appropriate workouts for you, while making sure you maintain proper form and execution for maximum results. The expertise of a trainer can be ...

  • Recipe: Apple Coffee Cake

    Whether it’s a birthday party or a weekend family dinner, nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake. And while most cake recipes are less than healthy, the following recipe is so low in calories and fat that you ...

  • Perfect Form: Bicep Curls

    Improper form can hinder your results and increase your risk for injury. We consulted fitness expert and JMC at the JCC trainer, Vincent Leonard for the skinny on perfecting your bicep curl form. The number one mistake people make when doing curls is ...

  • Recipe: Oven-Fried Hanukah Latkes

    Ingredients Olive oil cooking spray, for spraying baking sheet 1 pound russet potatoes 1 large egg white 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions (about 2 scallions) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce 1/4 cup ...

  • Jupiter Medical Center's Comprehensive Breast Care Program Receives Three Year Re-accreditation

    JUPITER, Fla. (December 5, 2016) – Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care program has received re-accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer (NAPBC), a distinguished honor given to centers around ...

  • Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center At Jupiter Medical Center Earns American College Of Radiation Re-accreditation

    JUPITER, Fla. (December 5, 2016) – Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce that its radiation oncology department has received re-accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) through 2019. Jupiter Medical Center is one of ...

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