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Tips of the Week - April 4, 2014

Run Some Trails!

by Andrew Mack (Nutrition '15)

Run some trails!  Take a break from the Recreation Center and run some trails. A great trail network to run is Earl’s Trails in Hadley. Directions: Take 116 up the Notch. There is a reasonably large parking area at the Notch Visitor's Center. Out of the parking lot, go right toward Amherst. Then take a quick left on Military Road, a paved road. In a hundred yards or so, you'll come to a fence. The trail entrance is on your right before the fence.

Beware of Sugar

by Lauren Smith (Nutrition '15)

Trying to cut back on sugar? It may be tougher than you think. Sugar has many names and comes in many forms. Even natural sweeteners, honey and syrups, act as sugar in your body. When trying to cut back on sugar, avoid the following:

  • Nectars
  • Syrups
  • Any type of sugar (brown, cane, beet, etc.)
  • Caramels
  • Anything ending in – “ose” (fructose, sucrose, dextrose, glucose)
  • Honeys
  • Cane juice

For a more detailed list visit:  http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11314/41-sneaky-names-for-sugar.html

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