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Welcome to our Healthy Topics Blog. This is where HealthCorps fans can get the inside scoop on healthy eating, lifestyle tips and what’s happening on the frontlines of HealthCorps. If you like something, leave a comment! We’d love to know what’s on your mind.

Meet Tony Chase: New Member, HealthCorps Board of Directors
by admin
March 27, 2015
We are extremely pleased to announce the newest member of HealthCorps’ Board of Directors: Mr. Tony Chase.  Tony brings to HealthCorps great experience and an incredible background which includes serving as ...
Variations on the Plank Pose
by ahendel
March 27, 2015
Planks are a great way to work your core abdominal muscles. The typical pose is to balance on your hands, positioned under your shoulders, arms straight and supporting your upper body ...
‘MARVELous’ HealthCorps Health Fair Encourages Students to Learn About Health And Wellness Through Creative And Exciting Lessons At Sunnyside High School
by admin
March 26, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org Community Partners Support Local High School to Educate Teens in Nutrition, Exercise and Mental Resiliency in Fresno FRESNO, CA - (MARCH 25, 2015) - HealthCorps® students and HealthCorps Coordinator, Kate ...
HealthCorps High School Students Learn To Engage Health And Wellness At ‘Your Life Isn’t A Movie; Don’t Watch It Pass You By’ Health Fair in Fresno
by admin
March 26, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org Community Partners Support Local High School to Educate Teens in Activities that Strengthen Skills in Nutrition, Exercise and Mental Resiliency FRESNO, CA - (MARCH 23, 2015) - HealthCorps® students ...
HealthCorps in the News
by ahendel
March 26, 2015
The Houston Chronicle recently covered how school kids are getting involved in better nutrition thanks to organizations like HealthCorps.  Read more… Fresno Unified Students Chop Vegetables on their Day Off We recently covered ...
Quick tips
by ahendel
March 25, 2015
Is eating close to bedtime a good or bad idea? You’ve been told not to go to bed on a full stomach because it can cause gastric reflux.  But if you ...
Consumers Prefer Homemade for Breakfast
by ahendel
March 24, 2015
A recent Datassential analysis revealed that American consumers prefer homemade breakfasts over ready-to-eat options. Yes, Americans are willing to make their first meal of the day, according to this new survey. Of ...
Get Off Your Booty and Move
by ahendel
March 20, 2015
Being sedentary is associated with a number of acute and chronic health risks. It can be big challenge to work out in the winter, a time when most of us typically ...
A Wrap Up of Recent HealthCorps Events and Student Feed Back
by ahendel
March 19, 2015
Event: Warriors Basketball Clinic Date: Tuesday January 20, 2015 Location: JamTown in Oakland, CA Attendees included students and ambassadors from Hayward High School and San Lorenzo High School, and middle school students from the Richmond Police Activities ...
Are Plant-based Waters a Good Investment?
by ahendel
March 18, 2015
Aloe, artichoke, maple, cactus are some of the newer offerings in the water category.  The simple rule of thumb when it comes to assessing whether a modified water drink is worthy ...
Plant-based Diet May Reduce Obese Children’s Risk of Heart Disease
by ahendel
March 17, 2015
Cleveland Clinic research suggests that obese children who begin a plat-based diet can improve their weight, blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity and levels of myeloperoxidase and C-reactive program. That ...
HealthCorps Students from Health Careers Academy High School Host Pi Day Celebration in Honor of this Year’s Pi-Perfect Date: 03.14.15
by admin
March 16, 2015
HealthCorps Students From Local High School Put on Community Event to Encourage Fun around Healthy Learning and Healthy Eating MEDIA CONTACTS: Stephanie Gooel HealthCorps 917-512-6653 Stephanie.Gooel@healthcorps.org Karen Johnson HealthCorps 703-362-7582 Karen.Johnson@healthcorps.org Stockton, CA - (March 13, 2015) - HealthCorps® students at ...
March 2015 Coordinator of the Month: Cady Merchant
by admin
March 16, 2015
HealthCorps is excited to announce Cady as our March Coordinator of the Month! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Cady about what influenced her to become a coordinator. Name: ...
Support the PHYSICAL Act
by ahendel
March 13, 2015
The PHYSICAL Act was recently reintroduced in the Senate (it was first introduced in February of 2013) and HealthCorps wants your support in getting this bill passed. This has been part ...
Doctor Oz Inspires Coordinators at February Professional Development (PD) Week
by ahendel
March 12, 2015
It couldn’t have been colder outside, but coordinators warmed up the auditorium at Fashion Institute High School in New York City on February 18th, with their passion and excitement. After all, ...
New Guidelines Should Inspire Better Sleep Habits
by ahendel
March 11, 2015
Poor sleep habits are associated with increased risk of several chronic diseases. It’s also associated with an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese. Skimping on sleep can impact your immunity, ...
HealthCorps Students Learn To Treasure Their Health at Hayward High School
by admin
March 10, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org Karen Johnson HealthCorps 703-362-7582 Karen.Johnson@healthcorps.org Community Partners Support Local High School to Educate Teens in Activities That Strengthen Skills in Nutrition, Exercise and Mental Resiliency Hayward, CA - (March 8, 2015) - HealthCorps® ...
Healthy Snack Ideas – Carrots with “Curried Yogurt” and Other Healthy Snacks
by ahendel
March 10, 2015
Curry is trending strong as a robust flavored herb that boosts the taste of foods.  Mix a few tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt with ¼ teaspoon of curry for a delicious ...
Dr. William Olijade of Hip Hop Public Health and Doug Fresh, Noted Rapper and Record Producer, Share Some Insights
by ahendel
March 5, 2015
We decided to profile Hip Hop Public Health by asking Dr. William Olijade and Doug Fresh to share their thoughts on everything from the history of their organization and program, to ...
Are You a Regular Meditator…Yet?
by ahendel
March 4, 2015
March Health Calendar March 1 - 31 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Prevent Cancer Foundation 1600 Duke Street, Suite 500 Alexandria, VA 22314 www.preventcancer.org March 1 - 31 National Endometriosis Awareness Month Endometriosis Association 8585 North 76th Place Milwaukee, WI 53223 www.endometriosisassn.org March 1 ...

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Known as The HealthGal, our resident Health Editor and blogger, Amy Hendel is a popular medical and lifestyle reporter, lifestyle expert, columnist and spokesperson. Trained as a Physician Assistant and nutritionist, she maintains a private practice as a Health Coach in New York City and Los Angeles, CA. Her first book Fat Families Thin Families (BenBella Publishers) released in June 2008 and offers a "family team" approach to helping families cope with obesity and its related health issues. The soft cover version released in June of 2010 under the new title, The 4 Habits of Healthy Families.

Amy currently hosts What’s for Lunch?, Food Rescue and Simple Smoothies at Healthination. She’s also a contributing health and nutrition expert at HealthCentral and Buddha Teas. She’s been a guest on Today, Good Morning America, FOX News, Access Hollywood Live, Marie! Rachel Ray, The 700 Club, EXTRA, and national and local news and talk shows. Past producer/Host of healthy home segments on HouseSmarts, Amy has also hosted Westwood One’s Good Eating Good Living, Lifetime's Stories on the Beach, HealthZone (PBS), and Pfizer's On the Road to Pain Relief. She's also a frequently quoted expert in national magazines and publications.

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