Catherine Porter named Woman of Distinction

Carle Health & Fitness Center Executive Director Catherine Porter has been named a 2021 YWCA Woman of Distinction. Catherine is the recipient of the 2021 Community Leadership Award. The Harriett F. Rust Community Leadership Award is given to a woman who has made significant contributions as a volunteer to better McLean County. This woman contributes […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Halloween Candy

October is the month where there seems to be Halloween candy everywhere you turn. While a little bit can fit into a healthy diet, you’d be surprised to know how quickly the added sugar adds up in those fun size candy bars. The guidelines on recommended added sugar intake vary between 25-50 g a day […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Fun Food Fact – Apples

Besides pumpkins, apples are also popular fruits around this time of the year. All varieties of apples are good sources of Vitamin C, an important nutrient for a strong immune system. Hence the saying, “an apple a day keeps the Doctor away!” Apples are also good sources of fiber, an important nutrient to prevent the […]

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Exercise and Reducing Cancer Risk

Did you know that exercise also plays a strong role in lowering your cancer risk?  Taking part in physical activity is one of the most important things that you can do for your health, according to the most recent government guidelines. Physical activity and cancer: six research findings you need to know.    Activity lowers the […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Pumpkin Pancakes

It’s fun to mix up nutrition throughout the seasons. Pumpkin is a great source of Beta-Carotene, which is an antioxidant that reduces the risk of developing certain cancers and protects against heart disease and some aspects of aging. Visit myplate.gov for “5 ways to Pumpkin”, or keep checking your app each week to see some of those […]

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