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Healthy Air Fryer Recipes: Fall Edition!

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Bring on the delicious, decadent flavors of fall with some healthy air fryer recipes on your all-time favorites!

Whether you’re craving something sweet or savory, cooking with an air fryer can give you the crunch and flavor without all the oil of deep-frying or pan-frying.

Plus, frying with lots of oil can have a negative impact on the air quality in your home. Home-building expert Corbett Lunsford stresses the importance of proper ventilation in the kitchen to remove harmful volatile organic compounds that result from cooking.

To get your fall menu started, below are some of our favorite seasonal recipes to cook in an air fryer. And if you’re new to air frying, here’s a useful air fryer cooking chart with temperatures and times for preparing anything from fresh vegetables, to meat and seafood, to frozen foods.

Fall Air Fryer Main Dishes

Don’t sell your air fryer short when it comes to making a whole meal. It’s capable of a lot more than a crispy batch of fries.

Fall Air Fryer Sides

Take your side dishes to the next level with these healthy air fryer recipes that are the perfect complement to any fall meal.

Fall Air Fryer Desserts

Last but certainly not least, an air fryer can satisfy any sweet tooth with these crispy treats.

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Healthy Air Fryer Recipes: Holiday Treats!

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Who doesn’t love a good holiday meal? And while our holiday celebrations may be limited to our own households this year, there is no limit on the amount of delicious treats you can make and enjoy at home!

Let’s explore some healthy-ish recipes you can make in an air fryer, so you can save more of your calorie count for those family favorites that haven’t changed for generations.

Though air frying doesn’t automatically put everything into the health food category, it can be significantly healthier than frying in oil. So whether you’re looking for a twist on annual favorites or want to introduce a tasty new tradition, let’s get air frying.

Holiday Dessert Air Fryer Recipes

We’ll get started with everyone’s favorite morning sweet: donuts! (If someone tells you they aren’t a fan of donuts, they clearly just haven’t tried the right ones.)

With endless varieties and fast, delicious results from air frying, you can find something for everyone.

Try one of these recipes for a fun holiday breakfast:

It’s always good to work in some fruit to your holiday fare. And no, it doesn’t need to be the dense, dreaded fruit cake. With the air fryer, you’ve got plenty of options for tasty, sweet treats that can serve as a snack or dessert.

Last but not least: chocolate! It really doesn’t matter what time of year it is, chocolate is always in season. Here are a few chocolatey treats to add to your holiday dessert menu.

More Air Fryer Recipes

Of course, the air fryer can be used for so much more than desserts and sweet treats. Main dishes like ham, meatloaf, or pork roast; Vegetables like carrots, veggie cakes, or frozen veggies; Sides like mashed potato cakes, cheesy ravioli, or bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers.

Use your imagination, and try some of these great recipes for your holiday celebrations or any time during these chilly winter months.

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Tips For Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

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In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®, Aprilaire is proud to support the American Lung Association’s mission to raise awareness about lung health. Below, we’ve highlighted some healthy habits you can adopt to maintain the health of your lungs and reduce your risk for lung disease.

Healthy habits for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Don’t Smoke

Not only does smoking increase your risk of lung cancer, it is linked to several lung diseases including COPD, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma. If you are a smoker, quitting can help no matter how old you are or how long you’ve been addicted. The American Lung Association has resources to help when you’re ready.

Protect Your Overall Health

Getting vaccinations against influenza and pneumonia if your healthcare provider sees fit can help prevent lung infections and promote overall health. Avoiding crowds and washing hands during cold and flu season are also healthy habits to use to protect yourself from getting a cold or other respiratory infections. Try your best to maintain a healthy immune system, especially in the winter months. That gives your body the best chance at fighting off infections and keeping you and those around you safe.

Exercise Regularly

Physical activity can help your lungs function properly regardless of your age, weight, or overall health. The national recommendation for adults is 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week. This can be as simple as taking a brisk walk after dinner, bicycling, gardening, or any activity that gets your heart and lungs working.
Don’t forget to make sure the air you breathe while you exercise is healthy as well. And if you feel like taking it easy, some simple breathing exercises can help keep you on track.

Reduce Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollutants

Air pollution can harm anyone of any age. How much time you spend outside for work or play, and how well your indoor air is treated will play into the effect of bad outdoor air.
To keep you and your family healthy and avoid prolonged exposure, check out the American Lung Association’s best tips for protection from unhealthy air. This includes an awareness of the Air Quality Index, as well as an effort to reduce the amount of energy you use in your home.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Secondhand smoke, chemicals, fragrances, or radon in your home and workplace can all cause or worsen lung disease. Testing your home for radon and using high-quality air filters can significantly improve your Indoor Air Quality. Aprilaire air filters are the National Proud Partner of the American Lung Association. These products help improve respiratory health by removing damaging airborne particles, reducing dust around your home, controlling unwanted odors, and providing cleaner, fresher, and healthier air.

Disclaimer: The American Lung Association does not endorse any product, device, or service.

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Experiencing the Fight For Air Climb

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Before the Fight For Air Climb

Entering the US Bank Center for the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb was a rush of energy.

This seemed less like an arduous trek up 1,000 stairs and more of an indoor festival. There were volunteers ready to greet you and pump you up for the ensuing climb and people from different companies sitting at tables ready to hand out souvenirs.

They were probably also there to distract you after you just got done instinctively looking up toward the top of the 47-story US Bank Center in downtown Milwaukee becoming a little uneasy at the prospect of your journey upward.

Before you made your climb, you gathered as a team and took several escalators down to the basement level before getting warmed up with a quick aerobic routine. Then you took a long and winding tunnel where you greeted by more volunteers who were cheering you on. It was hard not to feel inspired and excited.

During the Fight For Air Climb

One-by-one people took off up toward the top of the US Bank Center to begin their Fight For Air Climb. I, like most, started off confidently and quickly. I took the first six flights easily, but then by flight eight, I began to fight for air. I now understand why they title this climb just that. My mind and my body were at odds. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to continue at the same pace to get it over with as quickly as possible or to slow down and feel better. I went with the former.

Everyone in the stairwell was trudging onward with the same dilemma. We all were gasping for air as we kept pushing up each step and each flight toward the top of the Fight For Air Climb. At several points, I wondered if I was actually making any progress.

Every 10 flights there was a group of volunteers handing out cups of water and words of encouragement. Both were sorely needed to help push me along.

With each passing flight, I kept a tally of how many flights I had left. Twenty flights down, 27 more flights to go; 30 flights down, 17 flights to go; Ok, 40 flights down, 7 to go. By the time I got to the 40th floor, I knew I could make the last push to make it to the top of my Fight For Air Climb journey.

After the Fight For Air Climb

Eventually, I reached the top after 9 minutes and 31 seconds. At the top of the stairwell, I was met by volunteers who were cheering me on and by other climbers who were also catching their breath and taking in the picturesque views of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan afforded to us by the tallest building in Wisconsin.

As I grabbed a water and walked around soaking in both the views of the city and my accomplishment, it was really cool to watch teams taking pictures together or greeting other climbers with high-fives and smiles. There was a certain camaraderie found in a common struggle.

Despite the lingering soreness, I cannot wait for next year’s climb. No matter if I beat my time from this year or not, it’s about fighting for air together and helping those impacted with lung disease.

To join an upcoming climb in a city near you, visit www.lung.org/aprilaire.

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Aprilaire Partner Contractor Joins Fight For Air Climb

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“What can you do or say when your family is suffering such losses? It’s devastating,” said Christopher Ciongoli, HVAC salesman/estimator with Aprilaire partner Whalen & Ives.

Chris is participating in the NYC American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb on April 4, 2020. When he heard that Aprilaire was the national Healthy Air sponsor of the event he signed on to the Aprilaire team.

“An opportunity to make difference just appeared to me on Jan 10th in an email from Aprilaire informing me about the Fight for Air Climb. This was it. This is how I would help make a difference and support my wife as well as so many others that are impacted by lung disease”.

Lung disease became an all too familiar fixture in Chris’s life last year when his brother-in-law, mother-in-law, and father-in-law all died from lung disease.

As of February 7, he’s raised 90 percent of his fundraising goal. Not only is Chris excited to help raise funds and awareness, he told us he’s already reaping the benefits of training for the 849-step climb.

“My blood pressure has dropped, my pants are getting loose, and my dog Crosby is getting back in shape too!”

Every morning he goes out with dog Crosby and strengthens his legs and increases his stamina to make sure he can make it to the 44th floor of the 1290 Avenue of Americas building in New York City.

Read more of Chris’s incredible journey by going to his page. Thank you for your efforts, Chris and we cannot wait to hear more.

For more information about the Fight For Air Climb and to find an event in your area, go to https://www.lung.org/aprilaire. To learn how to train for your own climb, head to our page where we share training tips to help you prepare for your own Fight For Air Climb.

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Aprilaire Partners with Wellness Within Your Walls

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Aprilaire is the exclusive Presenting Sponsor for 2020 for Wellness Within Your Walls.

Wellness Within Your Walls (WWYW) is an award-winning education and certification organization which supports reducing and eliminating toxins in living environments to improve overall health and wellness.

The organization’s one-of-a-kind education and certification process enables consumers and professionals to increase awareness about toxins in building materials and furnishings and guide them toward making homes healthier.

Wellness Within Your Walls partnership for national campaign

WWYW will partner with Aprilaire to launch a national “Breathe Healthy” awareness campaign in 2020 to educate consumers, homeowners and the build/design community about the latest products and services that help improve air quality in homes.

“We believe everyone deserves to breathe healthy air, and we believe in the power of education,” said Dale Philippi, president of Aprilaire. “Our mission is to enhance everyone’s health by improving the air in their homes. We are proud to partner with WWYW– an organization building awareness with consumers and professionals about the importance of healthy air.”

“We are excited by our new partnership with Aprilaire. They offer products that solve multiple issues relating to affordable ventilation and humidity control for homes and we’re proud to work with Aprilaire to further elevate the dialog about health and wellness in living environments,” said Jillian Pritchard Cooke, founder of WWYW.

In addition to the “Breathe Healthy” campaign with WWYW, Aprilaire is the FY20 National Healthy Air Sponsor for the American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb events which support raising awareness of the importance of indoor air quality. The two initiatives will dovetail to further educate consumers and professionals alike about why healthy air – especially in the home, is vital for good health. Good air quality improves overall wellness, helps prevent irritating allergens and pests, and helps shield homes from costly damages.

About Wellness Within Your Walls

Wellness Within Your Walls® is an award-winning informational resource group created to provide education and guidance on chemicals commonly found in living and working spaces. With a goal to empower and guide consumers and professionals toward healthier living environments, WWYW certifies people, places, products and programs globally through education and health and wellness protocols. WWYW’s 10-step holistic approach, known as the Healthy Living System™, results in a legacy of health, harmony and sustainability in living environments. WWYW was founded by Jillian Pritchard Cooke, a 30-year industry veteran with experience as president of interior design firm DES-SYN and owner of the eco-living lifestyle boutique BEE. While designing Atlanta’s EcoManor in 2006, the first Gold LEED-certified single-family residence in the U.S., a cancer diagnosis became the catalyst for turning Jillian’s expertise into a passionate commitment to create healthier living environments by reducing toxins. Wellness Within Your Walls was born. The organization provides frequent and sought-after speakers at trade shows, educational opportunities, workshops, seminars and other industry events. For more information, visit: http://www.wellnesswithinyourwalls.com.