Author - Shawn Slevin

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

For a range of colors, flavors, and textures, this pretty little salad is a tough one to beat. If you have leftover sweet potatoes and quinoa, you can whip it up in no time, but even if you start from scratch it isn’t much work. As is often the case, you can substitute millet for the quinoa if you like; the golden color is lovely. Yield: 4 servings Time: 40 minutes 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa or other small-kernel grain or 1 [...]

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart!

Studies indicate that chronic gum (periodontal) disease can contribute to the development of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in American men and women. This occurs when the bacterial infection in advancing gum disease enters the bloodstream and spreads to other organs outside the mouth. When bacteria from the mouth attach to heart blood vessels, blood clots leading to heart attacks may be the result. A dental patient with a heart problem should [...]

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Saving your own life…the best Valentine’s gift, ever!

February is Women’s Heart Month. Over a half million women die every year from heart disease and most of them didn’t have to. I was almost one of them. Here’s my story: “I’ll never make it,” I thought. “When did these stairs get so steep?! I’m gonna look like an idiot if I fall down in front of everybody…” It was a blisteringly hot July day, one of the hottest I can remember, and the humidity was off the charts. [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Lemon Oregano Grilled Chicken

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Encourages Healthy Eating Habits Healthy eating and great taste are two phrases that don’t always go together. But at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital our culinary team is changing that. Working with our food service partner, Morrison, St.John’s Episcopal Hospital implemented a new wellness platform that offers an improved approach to healthy eating, one which comes with flavor-packed, nutritious meals and a new perspective on what we eat. (Click to enlarge image) St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will [...]

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March / April Registration Now Open!

Registration for March/April Season is now open for new and current members. Register online in various locations: Brooklyn Sports Club Far Rockaway High School Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center James Madison High School

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A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

February is American Heart Month so let’s take a brief moment to reflect on how swimming helps our hearts. Most of us may know swimming is a wonderful form of exercise, helping to increase muscle tone and build strength, but perhaps the greatest benefit swimming has on the body is the positive effects on the heart. The heart is one of the most important muscles in our body and, like any other muscle, requires exercise in order to work more [...]

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The Year of the Horse!

Come and Join the Swim Strong Foundation! For the new year, we wish you all can follow the steps of the horse to chase your new goals! Just join us and jump in the pool to be a more powerful and confident “horse”! Happy Chinese New Year! – By Yiwei “Vivi” Dong Swim Strong Coach, Swimmer on the Chinese National Swim Team

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Swim Strong being honored at St. Pat’s for All parade!

Swim Strong Foundation is excited to be honored at the 15th marching of the St. Pat’s for All Parade which will be held on Sunday March 2nd at 1pm in Sunnyside/Woodside. All those who march here embrace the spirit of hospitality and inclusion that is so uniquely Irish. Come march with us and celebrate the Irish in YOU…by heritage or advocacy!

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Swim Strong 2013 Accomplishments

When you watch an Olympic swimmer surface post-race to learn he or she has broken a record, sometimes it is hard to reconcile the sheer joy of the moment with the knowledge that a mere hundredth of a second – or less! – separates the new time from the old one. How hard can it be to knock off a second, you may ask? The answer is – as any seasoned swimmer will tell you in a blink of an eye (three- to four-tenths [...]

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How to survive falling through thin ice

Although it may seem cold enough to walk on ice, you can never be sure about how thick it really is. Check out the full article at Today.com Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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