Making Vegetables More Appealing

By Matthew Devick Eating vegetables is essential to a healthy lifestyle. In fact, half of your plate should be composed of fruits and vegetables. For me, vegetables weren’t always the first thing I reached for to satisfy my hunger. Thanks to the encouragement of my loving and health-conscious spouse, I’ve been exposed to the wide…
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Governor Thanks Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Dakota

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple thanked Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota in a recent blog post on his re-election website. Dalrymple marveled in his blog about the record 9,500 registration for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota 5K on Friday night. He said in his blog that the best part of…
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Surviving The Fargo Marathon’s 5K

By Ryan Schuster As a former cross country runner in high school, I had completed 3.1-mile runs before. But none of them compared to this. On Friday night, I ran in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota 5K in Fargo as part of Fargo Marathon festivities. Instead of running on a golf course…
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My 5K Training Regimen (or Lack Thereof)

I have been thinking about starting to run again for some time now. There is often a big difference between thinking about doing something and actually doing it (when I was a kid I thought about becoming a pro athlete, but that never quite materialized). After months of procrastinating, I finally got off the couch…
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Can Two Cookies A Day Set You Up For Obesity?

It’s hard to be good all of the time. Last Wednesday, I had a healthful breakfast of oatmeal, strawberries, skim milk and ground flaxseed, but when I got to work I impulsively bought two double chocolate cookies in the cafeteria. And boy, did those cookies taste good! But when I heard about a recent study…
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