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Kannapolis Helps Determine When Physical Declines Begin in US Adults

Physical declines- the type that can lead to loss of independence- begin sooner in life than typically detected, often when people are still in their 50s, according to a Duke Health Study released in 2016. A Duke-led team enrolled participants from across the US, including many in Kannapolis, that ranged in age from their 30s through their [...]

All in the Family

The act of eating with others may actually be good for your health. A recent study followed a diverse group of about 2,000 teens for 10 years, discovering frequency of family meals during adolescence significantly correlated with reduced odds of becoming overweight or obese in young adulthood compared with never eating family meals growing up. This is [...]

Porridge vs. Oatmeal: Comparison of How They Are Made and Health Benefits

The original article  from foodforbetterhealth.com points out some important health benefits of both porridge and oatmeal. Please read more to get the scoop on all of the health benefits of these delicious and nutritious grain-based dishes  . . . Porridge is a mixture of any grain, cereal, or legume boiled in water, milk, or broth. It [...]

So Much to Explore

We're all about families cooking healthy meals together, but there is so much more to explore when it comes to shaping your family's healhy life. To help you achieve your healthy goals, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers personal enrichment and healthy living classes.   You can learn about gardening, try yoga, pick up a new language or [...]

What’s in a Superfood?

You may think superfoods are what all of the superheroes eat to keep healthy. Actually, they are some of the best foods we can eat on a regular basis to keep ourselves going at an optimal level.  Here's more about what makes certain foods so super: You’ve probably heard the term “superfood” in reference [...]

4 Workout Mistakes Upping Your Risk of Getting Sick This Season

On the NC Research Campus, we are lucky to have investigators like David Nieman, DrPH, who runs the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory. He is well-respected for his research in sports nutrition and immunology. That's why he is often quoted in articles like this one originally published by Prevention Magazine. The recipe for keeping colds [...]