Monthly Archives: November 2014

Turkey to Turkey Week #7 – Sleep

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Why Is Sleep Important? Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and […]

Turkey to Turkey Week #6 – Stretching

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Stretching: Focus on flexibility You can stretch anytime, anywhere. Just follow these tips to do it safely and effectively. By Mayo Clinic Staff Stretching may take a back seat to your exercise routine. You may think that stretching your hamstrings and calves is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before or after pounding out some miles on the treadmill. The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right? Not so fast. Although studies about the […]

Turkey to Turkey Week #5 – Vegetables

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All About Fruits & Vegetables What are fruits & vegetables? “Vegetable” is actually not a scientific term and simply refers to the edible part of the plant: roots/tubers, stems, leaves, etc. A fruit is the seed-containing part of a plant. If you want to get all botany-nerdy, a fruit is the fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant. We often assume that fruits are always sweet, but that’s not necessarily true. For example: FRUITS VEGETABLES Avocado Coconut* Coffee Cucumber […]