• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: What are your barriers to fitness?

September 19, 2016

a middle-aged man and woman smiling and exercising in the park

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Barriers to fitness: Overcoming common challenges
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HEALTHY RECIPES
Whole-wheat pretzel
Chicken brats
Chicken sausage meatballs
Spicy red cabbage

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Flaxseed for breakfast? You bet!
Flaxseed is high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Including these small brown seeds in your diet can reduce your total blood cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels. You can buy raw flaxseed in bulk at many grocery stores and health food stores. At home, grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or food processor, and stir a spoonful into yogurt or cereal. It's that easy.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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