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Sole-ful Advice

Sole-ful Advice

Origins of competitive running evolved out of religious festivals in Eastern Europe and Africa with the first recorded games tracing back to 776 BC. Since then, the cost of a good pair of athletic shoes has gone up!  Whether you like to walk over your lunch break or you’re preparing for your next 26.2 mile competition, consider the following 9 quick tips before you purchas... »

Download the Toolkit

Download the Toolkit

Every April, The American Heart Association® encourages us to commit to being more active. Individuals, families, communities and workplaces alike can participate by using their educational materials as a guide or to inspire ideas and customize their own program. Visit heart.org/movemoremonth to download the toolkit. »

For Fitness & Fundraising

For Fitness & Fundraising

Around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, thousands of dedicated runners will assemble at William Allen High School to participate in the St. Luke’s Half Marathon and 5K – the oldest such race in the Lehigh Valley. Among the entrants will be Frank Ford, the network’s recently appointed Chief Integration Officer. An avid runner for most of his adult life, Frank’s been involved ... »

Senior Services

Senior Services

“Aging gracefully, in place” is everyone’s goal. Fortunately, St. Luke’s University Health Network offers many convenient programs to help us accomplish that. Here’s a quick look at three of them. »

Get Your Tail on the Trail

Get Your Tail on the Trail

One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and also get exercise is by visiting any of the dozens of exceptional hiking trails available to us locally. Don’t be fooled, just because they’re largely referred to as hiking trails, most of them are also perfect for walking, decompressing from the work week, and taking in the scenery. One of our favorites is Lehigh Parkway. Wit... »

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

From Terry’s Italian Kitchen INGREDIENTS 2 T olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2–3 anchovy fillets, chopped (optional)   Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 2 oz. chopped capers 4 oz. chopped black olives 4 medium plum tomatoes, chopped 2 oz. unsalted butter Salt and pepper to taste 5–6 oz. fusilli or your choice of pasta, cooked al dente Minced fresh parsley for garnish DIR... »

Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc

According to the American Heart Association®, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown... »

Holy Granola!

Holy Granola!

Breakfast cereals have seen a gradual decline in sales over the past decade, but granola sales are stronger than ever. Why? It could be that it's more nutritious than the sugary cereals we once enjoyed as kids. It could be it's versatility, that we can enjoy it on-the-go as a bar or in a sit-down restaurant as a parfait. Or it could be that there's just something so earthy... »

Octopus Meditations

Octopus Meditations

Ed Kerns, Clapp Professor of Art at Lafayette College, has been exploring levels of consciousness for years and using layers of paint to create an abstract understanding of awareness. His Octopus Meditations exhibition, which opens at 6 p.m. on April 7th at Brick and Mortar Gallery in Easton, is another manifestation of his perception of consciousness. Paintings from the s... »

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

From The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup champagne vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1 1/4 cups canola oil Zest of 1/2 lemon 2 T fresh thyme leaves (removed from stem) Salt and Pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Combine lemon juice, vinegar, honey, lemon zest, and thyme in a blender. Slowly add the canola oil while blender is running to emulsify. Adjust with... »

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