• Wellness Awareness

    Should you get a flu shot?

    11/2/2015

    Flu shots are an effective way to prevent influenza, a respiratory infection with potentially serious complications particularly for young children and older adults. Each year, the flu shot is developed to protect against the strains of flu expected to be prevalent. This year’s flu shot offers protection against the H1N1 virus, as well as two or three other flu viruses that are anticipated to circulate.

     

  • Healthy Eating

    Key Ingredient: Coconut Oil

    11/4/2015

    After being ignored by health and wellness professionals for years, coconut oil has experienced a surge in recent years and can now be found in nearly any grocery store.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Spend less time at the gym with interval training

    11/6/2015

    The prospect of beginning a new exercise regime can be daunting. Getting the necessary gear, finding a convenient gym and working exercise into your already-packed schedule are not easy tasks. But what if finding the time to exercise was easier than you thought? With interval training, it can be.

     

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Bodyweight exercises you can do anywhere

    11/9/2015

    Whether or not you work a typical 9-to-5 job, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. When you factor in the time spent commuting, working, chauffeuring the kids around town, preparing meals and sleeping, there often doesn’t seem to be any time left for visiting the gym.

    If that's the case for you, it may be time to try bodyweight workouts.

  • Healthy Eating

    How to build a healthier salad

    11/11/2015

    There are few meals so versatile or healthy as the salad. From the green base to the many available toppings and dressings, you've got a lot of choices to make when assembling your salad—some healthier than others.

     

  • Wellness Awareness

    10 tips to prevent getting the flu

    11/13/2015

    The flu is a highly contagious virus that is easily spread when precautions aren’t taken. For many people who contract the flu, it’s nothing more than a nasty bug; but in serious cases, the flu virus can lead to hospitalization and even death.

  • Cancer Care

    New breast cancer screening guidelines

    11/16/2015

    The American Cancer Society recently released new recommendations for when and how often women should get mammograms. The new breast cancer screening guidelines state that women with an average risk of breast cancer should have an annual mammogram starting at age 45, continuing once a year until 54, then every other year as long as they are healthy.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Ditch these ineffective exercises for a better workout

    11/18/2015

    Not seeing the results you expect from your time in the gym? You could be wasting your time on workouts that are simply ineffective. If you want to get the most out of your time at the gym, stop spending so much time on these exercises:

  • Healthy Eating

    Key ingredient: Greek yogurt

    11/20/2015

    Thick, creamy Greek yogurt is just as healthy as it is delicious. While all yogurts are a great source of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc and vitamins B6 and B12, Greek yogurt contains probiotic cultures, is lower in lactose and packs twice the protein punch of regular yogurts. Plus, a serving of Greek yogurt will leave you feeling satisfied and full for longer than regular yogurt.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet

    11/23/2015

    Most diets are formulated and adopted with weight loss as the primary goal. After all, why restrict yourself if you’re not seeing movement on the scale? With the Mediterranean diet, however, the goal is a change of heart—literally. 

  • Healthy Eating

    How to make healthier choices on Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015

    Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to be thankful for all the good things in life, including friends, family and (of course) food. There’s nothing wrong with partaking in a few holiday indulgences, but don’t let extra helpings of stuffing and pumpkin pie derail your usual healthy eating habits.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    Our healthy holiday gift guide

    11/30/2015

    The holiday season is approaching fast, and choosing the right gift for everyone on your list can be a challenge. But when you make your purchases with your loved ones' health in mind, your gifts will always come off as thoughtful and useful. Plus, gifting fitness and exercise gear will motivate your friends and family to make 2016 their healthiest year yet!

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