6 Easy Health Hacks

by: Kelly Leighton
October 22, 2014
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It’s funny, when most people meet me, they think I am a super health freak because of how much I love running. It’s true, I do love running. But I also love pizza, I love rum, I love diet coke, I love all the carbs. So, yes, I have my vices.

But I recognize that you — and I — can’t outrun a bad diet. I’m far from perfect, but I try to achieve a balance that let’s me live life, but also enjoy some of my favorites. Here are my top “health hacks” that get me there:

1. Prioritize packing your lunch for work.

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I never, ever eat out for lunch, unless it’s a special work occasion. It’s a waste of calories and money. I always pack a few snacks (almonds, string cheese, baby carrots and apples are my current go-tos!) to keep me out of the candy jar and the “leftovers” table. I pack my lunch the night before, and just grab it from the fridge on the way out the door.

2. Start your day off right.

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I know my weekends tend to be a little bit more unhealthy than weekdays. I am more inclined to go meet friends for drinks, dinner and/or parties. I always have a green smoothie (huge handful of spinach, one cup of unsweetened almond milk, a handful of berries, half a frozen banana and a scoop of protein powder) for breakfast after my run. Even if I don’t eat all that healthy for the rest of the day, I know I at least got some fruit, veggies and protein in first thing.

3. Shop at farmers markets.

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I know Saturdays are reserved for running, but I try to make it to the farmers market afterwards. When I see where my food came from, and I pay in cash, I am so much more inclined to eat it then if I just buy a bag of apples at the grocery store.

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5 Best Steelers Bars in central Pa.

by: Jimi The Intern
October 21, 2014
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There have already been a few Sundays this football season where the broadcast companies have royal screwed all local Steelers fans.

Find out what games will be broadcast each week.

If you bleed black and gold you probably already know what I am talking about, but not everyone else does.

The Steel City supporters are missing out on watching their team because technically the greater Harrisburg area is consider part of the Baltimore Ravens broadcast area.

So if it is one of those Sundays, and you realize this nightmare has come true — Or you just want to be surrounded by some of the most passionate fans on earth, here are some places that you can be sure to find those Terrible Towels waving.

The Sturges Speakeasy, Harrisburg

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The Speakeasy doesn’t really look like your run of the mill sports bar but when it comes to Sundays there are few who do it better.
Game Day Specials:

  • $2 Bud Light and Budweiser Aluminum Bottles
  • Specials on Chili Cheese Dogs
  • Brunch every Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m

How to watch: There are a lot of TVs all around and behind the bar.

The Midtown Tavern, Harrisburg

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The newly renovated Midtown Tavern is said to be extremely Steelers friendly, one Yelp review even called it a Steelers paradise and that non-Pittsburgh fans should beware.

Game Day Specials:

  • $5 Yuengling Pitchers
  • 40 cent wings

How to watch: They have one very large projection screen where the game is played and also TVs all around the restaurant.

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Giveaway: Cornucopia Wine Quest

by: Sara Bozich
October 20, 2014
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This weekend and the next, explore 14 local wineries with Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country’s Cornucopia Wine Quest.

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Running noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 25 through Nov. 2, you’ll have the opportunity not only to taste handcrafted local wines, but also enjoy fall festivities at each of the participating wineries.

Activities include Punkin’ Chunkin, caramel apple making, hayrides and more —  You won’t want to miss this progressive fall harvest wine festival!

Read more about Cornucopia Wine Quest.

This week, we’re giving away 2 Couples tickets ($25 value each) to HHWC’s Cornucopia Wine Quest.

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#craftbeer, Marathons, #gaybartour, Monday Night Football & MORE

by: Sara Bozich
October 19, 2014
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Another busy weekend for the books! On Friday, I made dinner (Cuban Picadillo), then we caught Gone Girl at the theater, which I enjoyed though it was long, and after a long week I struggled to stay awake. If we had saved that 2 1/2 hour movie for home, I would have fallen promptly asleep.

Saturday was practically a whirlwind. Bruce and I had a great time on the radio show (Tune in Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon on WTPA 92.1). We talked to PennDOT’s Greg Penny and The Luv Gods/Sharks star, Shea Quinn.

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Have you seen our #WOT episode featuring Shea Quinn? We also interviewed Bruce Bond.

Afterwards, I headed out to the Rotunda Beer Company, adjacent to The Batdorf Restaurant in Annville for a Finch’s Beer Co. tasting. I had a great time hanging with the Rotunda family (and extended fam) who own both places. Rotunda Beer Co. hosts free tastings every Saturday, and it’s a great spot to hang out for a few brews. Look for a possible SaraBozich.com Happy Hour there in 2015!

Get'cher pumpkin beer fix at Rotunda Beer Co., in Annville.

Get’cher pumpkin beer fix at Rotunda Beer Co., in Annville.

By night, the place to be was Al’s of Hampden and Pizza Boy Brewing Co. for Hop Hedz Gear’s first annual Hoptoberfest. Be sure to check out their wares online — plus you’re sure to see them at more beer-related events.

Today we’re supposed to ride Andy’s motorcycle (him, not me) to Elk Co. for winter storage, but with these temps and 15-2 mph winds, I hope to recommend it for a different day. Looks like a day of brunch, laundry and R&R is on tap. Woohoo!

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