• Wellness Awareness

    9 ways to boost your metabolism

    12/2/2015

    Whether you’re exercising or not, your body is burning calories. It takes energy to keep basic body functions—such as breathing, growing, repairing cells and circulating blood—going. Metabolic rate (a.k.a. metabolism) is the number of calories your body uses to complete these functions that are basic to human life.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Lifting weights may slow brain aging

    12/4/2015

    Numerous studies have shown that aerobic exercise can be beneficial to the brain. But new evidence suggests that light weight lifting at least twice a week can have positive effects on the brain as well

  • Healthy Eating

    Key Ingredient: Cranberry

    12/7/2015

    Cranberries are a versatile and popular holiday menu item that are often used in cranberry sauce, punches and ciders, stuffing, casseroles and desserts. Not only are cranberries delicious, but they're also packed with health benefits.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Does coffee reduce heart disease risk?

    12/9/2015

    Coffee lovers, take note: A new study has shown that moderate coffee drinking may be associated with a reduced risk of dying prematurely from heart disease and other illnesses.

  • Wellness Awareness

    7 tips to stay healthy over the holidays

    12/11/2015

    The holiday season is a time for celebration and time spent with loved ones. But for many people, the holiday season also means falling off the health and fitness wagon.

  • Cancer Care

    Do processed meats cause cancer?

    12/14/2015

    Sizzling hot dogs, greasy hamburgers and crispy bacon: It’s no secret that these delicious, indulgent foods are bad for your waistline and your overall health when consumed in excess. However, new studies have found that consuming processed and red meat actually increases cancer risk.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Lighten up the holidays with healthy portion sizes

    12/16/2015

    The holiday season may feel like an endless buffet of sweet treats and savory family favorites, and as such, it’s easy to see how the holidays often mean weight gain. But adding extra pounds doesn’t have to be part of your holiday tradition.

  • Healthy Eating

    Key Ingredient: Ginger

    12/18/2015

    For centuries, ginger has been hailed as a delicious spice with numerous medicinal, culinary and therapeutic benefits. Packed with nutrients and bioactive compounds, it’s the world’s most widely cultivated spice, and studies have shown that it can provide benefits for those suffering from a variety of health conditions. Here are just a few of the benefits of eating ginger, as well as a few ideas for adding it into your daily diet. 

  • Healthy Eating

    Substitutions to make your favorite recipes healthier

    12/21/2015

    Making your favorite holiday dishes healthier isn’t as difficult as you may think. By making simple ingredient substitutions, you can cut fat, calories and sugar content without sacrificing the flavors you love.

  • Heart and Vascular

    How childhood obesity can impact heart heath

    12/23/2015

    It’s well known that teaching children about proper nutrition can set them up for a lifetime of healthy eating habits. Now new research that shows that those healthy lessons could be even more crucial to children’s health than we thought.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Five natural ways to boost your energy

    12/28/2015

    Tired of feeling sluggish? Struggling to make it through the day at work? There are many factors that play into fatigue, but in most cases, you can fight off fatigue with these simple tips.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    10 tips to help you keep your fitness resolutions

    12/30/2015

    2016 is just around the corner, and many of us are already formulating our New Year's resolutions. Although these resolutions are made with the best intentions, only about a quarter of people who make New Year’s resolutions will break them by the end of January. Here are 10 tips to help you make a smart fitness resolution you can keep.

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