New Year, New You! 20 Tips to a Healthy Lifestyle

By Sharon Hilburn – It’s the New Year, and each of us would love to miraculously be the best we can be, but it takes more than a twitch of the nose like Bewitched. However, this can be accomplished with thought and perseverance. Many of us desire a change but expect that it takes hours and hours of...

Bacteria and Cancer: Feeding Your Microbiome

How does what people eat affect their chances of getting cancer? Some new answers may be hidden in the millions of bacteria that live in one’s gut. These bacteria make up the gut microbiome – the largest collection of bacteria in the body. It starts forming when people are born, then grows and changes as...

8 Simple Stressbusters

1. Breathe Slowly and Deeply Before you react to the next stressful event, first take three deep breaths and consciously release each breath slowly. If you have more time, try a relaxation technique, such as meditation or guided imagery, before deciding how to handle the situation. 2. Speak More Slowly If...

Nutrition Labels Decoded

Tips for Interpreting Nutrition Facts Labels Take a trip to the grocery store and you’ll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. Information printed on packages is helpful but it’s often confusing and even a bit...

The 3 Keys to Fitness Success

By Ryan Kobermann, CSCS There are three critical steps to achieving a new level of success in any endeavor, including your health, fitness and body goals. They are: 1) Know exactly what you want!    Clarity is power.  You cannot achieve a goal or new endeavor if you are not crystal clear about what it is...

7 Tips to Get You Started on Getting Healthy Today!

By Ryan Kobermann, CSCS If you want this to be your springboard, a big start, or maybe a new beginning to a fulfilling and healthy time in your life, then follow these tips.  If you follow these, work as hard as you can and have a positive mental attitude, you’ll change.  I promise! 1) Eat Often...

Eat This…Instead of This

By Jenny Gaal-McGoogan Are your holiday plans in shape?  Every year, the holidays seem to creep up and catch us off guard.  Often this leaves many of us little time to evaluate just how healthy our holiday plans are. What does the nutritional content of your Thanksgiving recipes look like?  Is there still...

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