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Eating right and exercising doesn’t have to be hard – and LMQC presents local experts from around the Quad Cities who are more than willing to show you the way.

Eating to reduce inflammation

Eating to reduce inflammation

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, inflammation sufferers have the power to reduce the pain and stiffness they endure by making some different food and exercise choices in their daily routine. Check out Jeni’s list of Dos and Don’ts to fight inflammation.

read more
Enhance your health with turmeric

Enhance your health with turmeric

LMQC Nutrition Blogger and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett, takes a closer look at turmeric and the various claims made surrounding the health benefits of consuming the orange-colored Asian spice.

read more
A healthy European adventure

A healthy European adventure

Traveling to Europe won’t stop LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, from sharing her thoughts and observations on how you can have a healthy adventure while on a holiday abroad.

read more
RAGBRAI DAY 4 and 5 – Beating the heat (before it beats you)

RAGBRAI DAY 4 and 5 – Beating the heat (before it beats you)

This year’s RAGBRAI has been rough on riders. Record heat and plenty of hills have made this year’s ride one for the record books – and LMQC’s biking blogger Gabe Lareau has been gathering stories along the way. But the heat the past day has been too much for even Gabe who files this dispatch following a day of rest before he rides into Davenport on Saturday, July 29.

read more
Ditch the idea of fitness “perfection”

Ditch the idea of fitness “perfection”

QC Health Coach Aryn Lloyd and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett, show you how to make changes that will pay off throughout your whole life! And it all starts with realizing you can’t be perfect TODAY.

read more
You can’t outrun a bad diet

You can’t outrun a bad diet

Want to drop a few pounds and slim down? Cardio is great, but that won’t get you there alone.  LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett explains why it’s impossible to run away from a bad diet.

read more
Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

What you eat and when you eat it can make a difference in the quality of your bike ride. Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her tips on preparing and consuming “bike fuel.”

read more
A island getaway, in downtown Davenport

A island getaway, in downtown Davenport

LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett shares her review of Zeke’s Island Cafe, and explains how you can take a lunch vacation … right here in the Quad Cities!

read more
You can’t outrun a bad diet

You can’t outrun a bad diet

Want to drop a few pounds and slim down? Cardio is great, but that won’t get you there alone.  LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett explains why it’s impossible to run away from a bad diet.

read more
Smart ways to recharge your batteries.

Smart ways to recharge your batteries.

Trying to get things off to a good start this year? LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, suggests important ways to keep the body – and mind – nourished and healthy.

read more
How and why to record your (honest) behavior

How and why to record your (honest) behavior

LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett, challenges you to be honest with yourself about your healthy habits and your dietary progress and answer four basic questions that are the key to your success.

read more
A healthy empty nest

A healthy empty nest

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, once the kids go off to college, you need to take some time to re-set your priorities to make sure your empty-nest life takes off.

read more
Fall for beans this fall

Fall for beans this fall

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains why you should plan to put more beans in your diet and shares a delicious chili recipe that’s perfect for the fall weather.

read more
Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Does sitting long hours really have an effect on your health? It sure does … even after a brisk morning workout. Now with our new normal of working from home, you may be sitting way too much.

read more
Hydration 101: Keep your cool

Hydration 101: Keep your cool

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, over-heating can happen here in the Quad Cities, drinking enough water keeps your body cool, aids in post-exercise recovery and can improve your mental function. Jeni provides some useful tips for staying hydrated and healthy this summer.

read more
RAGBRAI Day 1 – Greetings from Storm Lake, Iowa!

RAGBRAI Day 1 – Greetings from Storm Lake, Iowa!

With the first day of RAGBRAI in his rearview mirror, native Quad Citian, Gabe Lareau, shares some of his first observations, stories of veteran riders, and why “there are no hills in Iowa” might be a slight understatement. Ride with Gabe as he participates in RAGBRAI’s 50th ride and shares his adventure on Let’s Move Quad Cities.

read more
Let’s ride across Iowa!

Let’s ride across Iowa!

Native Quad Citian, Gabe Lareau, will be journaling his way across the state of Iowa with fifty thousand of his new “closest friends” when he participates in RAGBRAI’s 50th ride. You can take the ride with Gabe and follow his adventure on Let’s Move Quad Cities.

read more
Marvelous melons

Marvelous melons

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, melons are a nutritional miracle food. Nutritious, flavorful, and easily digestible, you can include a variety of melons to keep meals interesting, tasty, and nutritious.

read more
Let’s hear it for the guys!

Let’s hear it for the guys!

June is Men’s Health Month, so LMQC dietary blogger Jeni Tackett offers five tips to a healthier life for you and the men in your life.

read more
Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Summer is filled with fun, outside activities and that means more outdoor meals. Picnics can be a great change of pace from an indoor meal, but beware of over-indulging. LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her five tips for surviving your next picnic.

read more
This holiday, give the gift of fitness

This holiday, give the gift of fitness

This time of year, everybody has an excuse for not getting to the gym – but that doesn’t mean you can’t work out. LMQC Fitness blogger Cody Lichthardt suggests four, essential (and low-cost) fitness tools you can keep around the home or apartment to help get you in shape this winter.

read more
Low-cal substitutes for full-taste holiday menus

Low-cal substitutes for full-taste holiday menus

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, says as long as you’re in control of your grocery list, you can ward off those unwanted pounds that seem to find us during the holidays by making a few simple ingredient substitutions.

read more
QC Apples are ripe and ready!

QC Apples are ripe and ready!

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, shares her love of apples and the joys of her family’s annual visit to a nearby apple orchard.

read more
Packing a lunch with food allergies in mind.

Packing a lunch with food allergies in mind.

Now an empty nester, QC Dietician, Jeni Tackett, has packed her share of lunches for her kids over the past 20 years. She explores why food allergy cases are going up among children and how to know if your youngster has developed one.

read more
Eat to hydrate this summer

Eat to hydrate this summer

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, tells you how you can beat the heat and improve your hydration by eating fruits and vegetables that help increase your water intake.

read more
Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Before you climb in the car for your next road trip, make sure you pack food that’s good for you and good to go. Nutritionist blogger Jenny Tackett passes along four healthy tips to make sure you’re cutting some calories (and saving a few bucks) on your next trip.

read more
Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Can adequate Vitamin D levels help you prevent cancer, avoid a heart attack, and even reduce the symptoms of COVID-19? Learn the facts about Vitamin D and how it can help you power through what’s left of winter!

read more
How much protein is enough?

How much protein is enough?

Exercise and diet experts alike sing the praises of protein to sate hunger, build muscles, and keep your fitness plan on track. LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian, Jeni Tackett, explains protein basics and why we all need it.

read more

Eating right and exercising doesn’t have to be hard – and LMQC presents local experts from around the Quad Cities who are more than willing to show you the way.

This holiday, give the gift of fitness

This holiday, give the gift of fitness

This time of year, everybody has an excuse for not getting to the gym – but that doesn’t mean you can’t work out. LMQC Fitness blogger Cody Lichthardt suggests four, essential (and low-cost) fitness tools you can keep around the home or apartment to help get you in shape this winter.

read more
Low-cal substitutes for full-taste holiday menus

Low-cal substitutes for full-taste holiday menus

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, says as long as you’re in control of your grocery list, you can ward off those unwanted pounds that seem to find us during the holidays by making a few simple ingredient substitutions.

read more
QC Apples are ripe and ready!

QC Apples are ripe and ready!

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, shares her love of apples and the joys of her family’s annual visit to a nearby apple orchard.

read more
A healthy empty nest

A healthy empty nest

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, once the kids go off to college, you need to take some time to re-set your priorities to make sure your empty-nest life takes off.

read more
Eating to reduce inflammation

Eating to reduce inflammation

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, inflammation sufferers have the power to reduce the pain and stiffness they endure by making some different food and exercise choices in their daily routine. Check out Jeni’s list of Dos and Don’ts to fight inflammation.

read more
Enhance your health with turmeric

Enhance your health with turmeric

LMQC Nutrition Blogger and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett, takes a closer look at turmeric and the various claims made surrounding the health benefits of consuming the orange-colored Asian spice.

read more
Fall for beans this fall

Fall for beans this fall

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains why you should plan to put more beans in your diet and shares a delicious chili recipe that’s perfect for the fall weather.

read more
Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Does sitting long hours really have an effect on your health? It sure does … even after a brisk morning workout. Now with our new normal of working from home, you may be sitting way too much.

read more
Packing a lunch with food allergies in mind.

Packing a lunch with food allergies in mind.

Now an empty nester, QC Dietician, Jeni Tackett, has packed her share of lunches for her kids over the past 20 years. She explores why food allergy cases are going up among children and how to know if your youngster has developed one.

read more
A healthy European adventure

A healthy European adventure

Traveling to Europe won’t stop LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, from sharing her thoughts and observations on how you can have a healthy adventure while on a holiday abroad.

read more
RAGBRAI DAY 4 and 5 – Beating the heat (before it beats you)

RAGBRAI DAY 4 and 5 – Beating the heat (before it beats you)

This year’s RAGBRAI has been rough on riders. Record heat and plenty of hills have made this year’s ride one for the record books – and LMQC’s biking blogger Gabe Lareau has been gathering stories along the way. But the heat the past day has been too much for even Gabe who files this dispatch following a day of rest before he rides into Davenport on Saturday, July 29.

read more
Hydration 101: Keep your cool

Hydration 101: Keep your cool

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, over-heating can happen here in the Quad Cities, drinking enough water keeps your body cool, aids in post-exercise recovery and can improve your mental function. Jeni provides some useful tips for staying hydrated and healthy this summer.

read more
RAGBRAI Day 1 – Greetings from Storm Lake, Iowa!

RAGBRAI Day 1 – Greetings from Storm Lake, Iowa!

With the first day of RAGBRAI in his rearview mirror, native Quad Citian, Gabe Lareau, shares some of his first observations, stories of veteran riders, and why “there are no hills in Iowa” might be a slight understatement. Ride with Gabe as he participates in RAGBRAI’s 50th ride and shares his adventure on Let’s Move Quad Cities.

read more
Let’s ride across Iowa!

Let’s ride across Iowa!

Native Quad Citian, Gabe Lareau, will be journaling his way across the state of Iowa with fifty thousand of his new “closest friends” when he participates in RAGBRAI’s 50th ride. You can take the ride with Gabe and follow his adventure on Let’s Move Quad Cities.

read more
Ditch the idea of fitness “perfection”

Ditch the idea of fitness “perfection”

QC Health Coach Aryn Lloyd and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett, show you how to make changes that will pay off throughout your whole life! And it all starts with realizing you can’t be perfect TODAY.

read more
Marvelous melons

Marvelous melons

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, melons are a nutritional miracle food. Nutritious, flavorful, and easily digestible, you can include a variety of melons to keep meals interesting, tasty, and nutritious.

read more
Eat to hydrate this summer

Eat to hydrate this summer

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, tells you how you can beat the heat and improve your hydration by eating fruits and vegetables that help increase your water intake.

read more
Let’s hear it for the guys!

Let’s hear it for the guys!

June is Men’s Health Month, so LMQC dietary blogger Jeni Tackett offers five tips to a healthier life for you and the men in your life.

read more
You can’t outrun a bad diet

You can’t outrun a bad diet

Want to drop a few pounds and slim down? Cardio is great, but that won’t get you there alone.  LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett explains why it’s impossible to run away from a bad diet.

read more
Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Summer is filled with fun, outside activities and that means more outdoor meals. Picnics can be a great change of pace from an indoor meal, but beware of over-indulging. LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her five tips for surviving your next picnic.

read more
Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Before you climb in the car for your next road trip, make sure you pack food that’s good for you and good to go. Nutritionist blogger Jenny Tackett passes along four healthy tips to make sure you’re cutting some calories (and saving a few bucks) on your next trip.

read more
Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

What you eat and when you eat it can make a difference in the quality of your bike ride. Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her tips on preparing and consuming “bike fuel.”

read more
Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Can adequate Vitamin D levels help you prevent cancer, avoid a heart attack, and even reduce the symptoms of COVID-19? Learn the facts about Vitamin D and how it can help you power through what’s left of winter!

read more
A island getaway, in downtown Davenport

A island getaway, in downtown Davenport

LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett shares her review of Zeke’s Island Cafe, and explains how you can take a lunch vacation … right here in the Quad Cities!

read more
You can’t outrun a bad diet

You can’t outrun a bad diet

Want to drop a few pounds and slim down? Cardio is great, but that won’t get you there alone.  LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian Jeni Tackett explains why it’s impossible to run away from a bad diet.

read more
How much protein is enough?

How much protein is enough?

Exercise and diet experts alike sing the praises of protein to sate hunger, build muscles, and keep your fitness plan on track. LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian, Jeni Tackett, explains protein basics and why we all need it.

read more
Smart ways to recharge your batteries.

Smart ways to recharge your batteries.

Trying to get things off to a good start this year? LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, suggests important ways to keep the body – and mind – nourished and healthy.

read more
How and why to record your (honest) behavior

How and why to record your (honest) behavior

LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett, challenges you to be honest with yourself about your healthy habits and your dietary progress and answer four basic questions that are the key to your success.

read more