What I Learned From Little Debbie

Growing up, my parents didn’t have crazy food rules.  I wasn’t forced to eat any particular food, and I wasn’t glued to the table until I finished my broccoli. But, there was one rule that stuck out: dessert was earned. If I wanted a treat at the end of the day, I had to eat healthy stuff for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If I checked those boxes, I earned dessert. Back in the day, those Little Debbie snacks were worth the compliance. This could happen every day without issue, if…

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Bright Health sets terms for $1.3B IPO 

Insurance technology startup Bright Health Group is aiming to raise about $1.3 billion through its initial public offering, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The Minneapolis-based company, which announced the terms of its IPO on Tuesday, will offer 60 million shares of its common stock. The IPO price is expected to be between $20 and $23 per share. Bright also plans to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 7.2 million shares at the IPO price. The company has a valuation of more than…

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Community health fair promotes positivity on Father’s Day – Shelby County Reporter – Shelby County Reporter

By NATHAN HOWELL | Staff Writer PELHAM – A crowd bustled around the Pelham Recreation Center on June 12 at a community health fair that was designed to promote both positive relationships between fathers and children, and the community with law enforcement. This community event was created through a partnership between Central Alabama Wellness, a mental wellness organization, and Vineyard Family Services, a family-resource organization. The organizations also received support for the event from Pelham Impact and Compact. According to Central Alabama Wellness Prevention Director Zina Cartwell, the organization put…

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Stretch and Flex open for new fitness ideas – Clay Today Online

By Randy Lefko Sports Editor MIDDLEBURG – Ridgeview High football and track standout Skyler Humphrey has run the gamut of trials and tribulations in his short lifetime. “I had a major knee injury, couldn’t work out, was making bad decisions and just not finding a passion for life,” said Humphrey, who just recently opened a new fitness gym; Stretch and Flex in Middleburg on Palmetto Street. “I missed the gym and with the work I was doing just not giving me a fire in life, I decided to open the…

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It’s National Fudge Day! How to Make Your Own Freezer Fudge

When it comes to flavor, we’ve never met a fudge we didn’t like. But sadly, when it comes to our top picks for healthy sweet treats, fudge doesn’t exactly top the list. That’s because this decadent dessert is traditionally made from sugar, butter and milk, which is basically code for lots of fat and calories. But despair not, fudge fans! We’ve got healthier versions of your favorite treats that have all the ooey-gooey, melt-in-your-mouth goodness you crave without any of the guilt. Plus, who wants to turn on the oven…

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“Allergic” to Exercise? 5 Fitness Tips You Won’t Hate

We have all seen the studies on how exercise is beneficial to our health, and we know that an active lifestyle helps with weight loss and maintenance. But, even though logic tells us we should get moving, there are times when we can feel flat out opposed to exercise. When your motivation checks out, you need some strategies that push you to get moving anyway. Sometimes it’s just about using mind-over-matter techniques and other times it’s about incorporating exercise in things you already do during your daily routine. Nutrisystem Weight…

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