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When trying to lose weight, especially during the Summer months, people tend to focus all their attention on what they eat at meals and they forget about snacks.

Healthy snacking is essential if you’re trying to lose weight. Not only that, but eating the right things at the right times can also help you keep your energy up and your hunger-cravings down. Here are a few of our favorite healthy snacks for losing weight:

Trail Mix

Nuts are an ideal nutritious snack. They've been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and may help prevent certain cancers, depression and other diseases. Despite being relatively high in fat, they are very filling. Several studies suggest that eating nuts in moderation can help you lose weight.

Nuts contain the

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is preparing to release another sea turtle into the ocean this Wednesday, May 22nd. The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center plan on release Corwin at 10:30 am.

Corwin was found on the beach in Juno Beach in September and is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle. Corwin was found struggling in the surf on Juno Beach. After the staff from the center was contacted, Corwin was brought in and was underweight and in poor health. During its stay, the sea turtle received nutrition, iron and antibiotics and was closely monitored by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff. Earlier this month, Corwin was taken off of all medications and is now ready to be released back into the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Release is this

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Florida, particularly South Florida, is famous for its wildlife. For those of you living in West Palm Beach who love the water, here are a few wildlife centers that you might want to visit.  

Manatee Lagoon

Manatee Lagoon is Florida Power & Light’s new eco-discovery center. This is your chance to see the manatees up close where they bask in the warm-water outflows from the power plant. The center includes exhibits, a boardwalk, picnic area, pavilion, cafe and gift shop. Even better, admission is free! 600 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach. 561-626-2833 For a sneak preview, check out the Manatee Cam on their website VisitManateeLagoon.com

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

You’ll fall in love with sea turtles! Loggerhead Marinelife Center promotes

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The annual Roar & Pour is back at Palm Beach Zoo this summer on the 4th Saturday of every month from this week through August. The event will include a Summer Grill cuisine and Tiki Bar which opens at 5:00 with beer and wine!

Every week features another band and brew. This week will be the “Absolute Queen Tribute Band,” and “Copperpoint Brewing Company,” respectively.

Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, May 25 from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society - 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Cost: $9.00 Adult (13+) ticket and $7.00 Child (3-12) ticket

Absolute Queen

ABSOLUTE QUEEN is a fantastic recreation of a Queen concert with all of the hits and bombast to take you back to

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If you like to keep in shape, Palm Beach County is a great place to live. It has great gyms, year-round workout-weather, convenient healthy eating options, and lots and lots of great places to do yoga. Here’s our guide to a few great places to do yoga in Palm Beach County.

Zeal Yoga

Zeal Yoga is designed around a simple love for the practice of yoga. They aspire to keep things simple and keep the complexity of the world outside so that when you are on your mat you can connect with nothing other than your breath and your practice.

Breathe Salt & Yoga

As the name suggests Breathe Salt & Yoga has a unique salt room. They describe it as where the ocean meets land. Breathing in salt helps accelerate mucus clearance and improves lung function

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Tonight, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting its weekly Twilight Yoga at the Light.

Come and experience Yoga with Mary Veal on the Lighthouse Deck at sunset. The event occurs every Monday unless otherwise noted. The Yoga class is for all levels of yoga and all are welcomed and encouraged to join in.

The class costs $10 dollars per person and you are asked to bring your own yoga mat, a water bottle, and a flashlight. The class starts at 7 pm tonight and you are asked to meet 10 minutes prior to the start of the class at the Lighthouse Museum.

The classes are weather permitting so be sure to check their website for updates. For more information, visit their website.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located at 500 Captain Armour’s

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This Thursday and Friday night you and your family can come out to the Hobe Sound Nature Center and watch as turtles lay their eggs on local beaches.

The females Loggerhead Sea Turtles will crawl out of the ocean and will carefully choose a spot to nest. She constructs a "body pit" by digging with her flippers and using her body. She will then lay her eggs; the average clutch sizes ranges from about 80 to 120 eggs. Once she is finished nesting, she will cover the eggs and return to the ocean.

This is a great event for Palm Beachers looking to experience first-hand one of the area’s signature creatures. It’s also perfect for kids looking to learn about local wildlife.

What to Expect

8:00 pm – Meet at the Nature Center to sign in. Exhibit

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Hog Hammock Trail is one of West Palm Beach's newest trails, it is composed of crushed concrete and has lots of intermittent boardwalks. The area is a combination of restored and natural wetland communities including cabbage palm hammocks, mesic pine flatwoods, forested wetlands and cypress domes. Restrooms and water is available in the parking lot. The trail is perfect for a leisurely hike, especially as Summer is arriving and the kids are at home and looking for something to do.

After walking or jogging the Hammock Trail you may want to head over to the Cypress Boardwalk which is about one mile away. Cypress is a mile-long boardwalk extending through marsh and cypress swamp. The boardwalk has lots of opportunities for viewing Florida’s flora and

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The Juno Beach Pier and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center are hosting their 5th Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted for the perfect photo of the Juno Beach Pier until Friday, May 31st

The Juno Beach Pier is a treasured icon in Palm Beach County and the pier is used by fishermen and women, tourists and locals who just want to get a good view of the ocean or catch some of the best fish in our area.

Last year, the contest brought contestants from all over Palm Beach County and more than 80 photo submissions and the photos got over 40,000 views on Facebook.

The photos of the pier must reveal one’s own “pier-spective” of the iconic Juno Beach Pier. All submissions will be uploaded to their Facebook page for the public and the

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People in South Florida like to live healthy, maybe it’s because of our year-round beach weather? Either way, there are many ways to stay fit in the Palm Beaches outside of the gym. Here are a few of our favorites.

Jogging

If you are into running or jogging, or just want to get a scenic walk in to start the day, there’s no better place than The Palm Beaches. Watching the sun come up by the Juno Pier as your run takes you along Ocean Drive in Jupiter is truly breathtaking. On Saturday morning, this run has three water stops set up all the way to the Jupiter Inlet. Another great place to run is along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

Meditating

Meditation is about enjoying the present moment, and when traveling it’s great to get out and find

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