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What you need to know about healthy eating

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

What you need to know about eating healthy

Barrington, IL- We hear it all the time. Eating healthy and exercising are essential ingredients to living a healthy life, right? For many of us, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. What does it mean to have a 'balanced' diet, and how much exercise is appropriate?

Join Melodi Peters, a registered dietician, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital on Tuesday, March 19. She will be discussing simple tips and tricks to help capture big rewards to your health. She will also share her secrets to a nutritious, balanced diet that can help improve heart health, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and help maintain weight.

It is extremely important to be aware of the different things you can do to improve your health. There are many health risks that can come along with not taking care of what goes in your body.

Eating poorly can lead to:

• Weight problems

• Digestion problems

• Heart Disease

• Lack of Energy

• Weakened immune system

• Type 2 Diabetes

Keeping in charge of your health can give you the long and healthy life you wish for. Don't miss out on this important event. You can be sure to learn a lot. A light meal is provided for all who attend.

All are welcome. It is highly encouraged to pre-register. To register call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention class code 3N30 or visit online at .