Weighing In: Krazy for Kiwi

Weighing In: Krazy for Kiwi

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Between Coldstone, the Creamery, Happy Valley Freeze and Rita’s Italian Ice, Penn State is certainly not lacking in the cold dessert department. But, seeing as how this a health column and all, there is one establishment in particular that we just had to praise for miraculously merging delicious and guilt-free – Kiwi Yogurt.

Weighing In: Shake It Up

Weighing In: Shake It Up

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For this week’s weighing in, we decided to get personal. Columnist Caitlyn Kronket shares one of her favorite post-workout meals complete with all the vitamins, minerals and protein your body needs to repair those (hopefully somewhat sore) muscles.

Weighing In: Love Handles

Weighing In: Love Handles

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The abdomen and its surrounding muscles are some of the hardest to sculpt. And while many of us would love to score the rock hard abs of fitness models and celebrities, forget about aesthetics. The real reason to go after that six-pack has less to do with appearances and more to do with your general health (excess abdominal weight can often lead to heart disease and diabetes).

Weighing In: Acceptable Additives

Weighing In: Acceptable Additives

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These natural additives can make your already-healthy morning oatmeal or afternoon smoothie even more nutritious. Whoever came up with the expression “good things come in small packages” must have known about the immense benefits packed into one of nature’s tiniest elements – seeds!

Weighing In: Raising the Bar

Weighing In: Raising the Bar

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Want in on a secret? Those Special K and Quaker Chewy bars you love so much aren’t as healthy as they seem. The truth is, not all protein and granola bars are created equal – some even contain as much fat and sugar as their candy-bar cousins.

Weighing In: Be Bold, Brave the Cold

Weighing In: Be Bold, Brave the Cold

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We’ve solved winter’s chilliest equation and yep, there’s definitely a positive correlation between the temperature outside and the number of exercise junkies suddenly inhabiting the gym. It happens every year – as soon as we can see our breath we flock to the gym faster than birds flock to the south.

Weighing In: No-Guilt November

Weighing In: No-Guilt November

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching which often means multiple slices of mom’s pie and second helpings of grandma’s casserole.

Let’s face it – the holidays can tempt even the most health-conscious foodie to throw caution, and diet, to the wind. To make things a little healthier this November, Valley has uncovered several baking substitutions that improve nutrition without sacrificing taste. So give these healthy swaps a try this year and feel free to gobble, gobble, gobble guiltlessly!

Valley TV Guide: New Fall Shows

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Nothing beats curling up on the couch after a long day of pumpkin carving and hay riding (okay, I’m dreaming– make that test-taking and paper-writing). Well, whatever your day involved, be sure to tune in for some of the season’s hottest new TV shows when you finally do get a chance to relax.