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3 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

This joyful time of year we gain a lot. Time spent with loved ones, holiday gatherings, gift giving and receiving and the spirit of the season are just a few things we all enjoy. For many of us, all the gatherings and holiday treats can lead to extra unwanted pounds. It can be difficult not to gain a holiday bulge. Not only is there eggnog around every corner and fudge, cookies, and treats, but stress can make us carry more weight ... Read more

What every Caregiver of Aging Parents needs to know

Talking to your aging parents about their future wishes can be difficult. No one really wants to think about when they are unable to care for themselves. And thinking about a nursing home or passing away is even worse. There are a few things you can do to get the discussion started. Start the Conversation A good way to break the ice with your aging parents may be to mention a friend going through issues or bringing up an article you read on ... Read more

3 Healthy Aging Tips to Live by

There are millions of products on the market advertised to fight aging. Everyday ads tout reduced wrinkles, joint support, and anti-aging benefits. Aging isn’t really such a bad thing. Wisdom and experience come with age. Getting older means you were fortunate enough to live a long life. Yes, aches and pains are reality and health issues can begin to crop up. There are some simple things you can do to help you age gracefully and healthfully. September is Healthy Aging month, ... Read more

Get Control of your Eating Habits – Part 2

Life gets busy. We often travel through our days rushing here and there attempting to get everything on our lists done. Work, family, school, extracurricular activities, they all require our time and attention. Often what we eat throughout the day takes a back seat when it comes to priorities. We grab something on the way out of the door in the morning that is quick. We end up in the drive through for a fast lunch and who has time to ... Read more

Tips to Curb Overeating – Part 1

We’ve all been there. Whatever the occasion may be, a birthday party, girls/guys night out or date night, temptation is everywhere. Heading out with friends or family to a delicious restaurant can often lead to overeating. Maybe they serve your favorite dish. Maybe you’ve been eating light all day to “save room” for a fancy meal. Or maybe you’re just happy you don’t have to cook. No matter what the reason, we all regret overeating when it happens. All of a ... Read more

Water – Are you drinking enough?

Health experts have been pushing water for decades, claiming the average person doesn’t get enough. They portray Americans as dehydrated zombies, dragging themselves through the day. Seems like an exaggeration, but the reality is that they just might be correct. We’re told we should consume 6-8 eight ounce glasses of water on a daily basis. That sure seems like a lot. Knowing how our bodies use water and how dehydration can affect us might be just what we need to get ... Read more

Why are you always tired?

Are you in a constant state of exhaustion? So many of us live day to day feeling tired and we often don’t know why. The daily routine is zapping our energy, making us less productive and often less joyful. There has to be something you can do to get back to your old self. Ending the cycle of always feeling tired can breathe new life into your everyday activities. Let’s explore why you are always tired. Tired Triggers Going to bed earlier doesn’t ... Read more

Walk for Health

For so many of us, finding a workout routine we like and can stick with is difficult. The news media and our doctors tell us the importance of it all the time. We hear over and over again about the many benefits. Our fit friends continually encourage us to come along with them to their next boot camp or tough mudder run. Yet we still struggle to find something that works within our schedules and that we can actually look forward ... Read more

4 Key Factors to help you Stay Healthy

Staying healthy is a lifelong commitment that many of us often struggle with. We are continually bombarded with tips and advice from the news, our friends and colleagues, and professionals like doctors and nurses. No wonder we often feel overwhelmed by what is truly important and what to focus on. Sometimes going back to the basics is your best bet. In our struggles to stay healthy, focusing on these 4 key factors can get you started off on the right foot. Stay ... Read more

Overall Wellness, a Lifestyle Choice

Now that the New Year is behind us and the winter season is in full swing, many of us struggle to keep our resolutions. A “New Year, New You” is the mantra so many adopt but often find it hard to maintain in everyday life. Overall health and wellness is something we should all strive for and find ways to make a lifestyle instead of a resolution. Not only do we want to live longer, but we seek quality of life, ... Read more