healthy lifestyle

Three Key Nutrients for Women

Since March is Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month, let’s learn about women’s nutrition. The differing nutritional needs for women were largely ignored for most of history. Nutrition was studied from the male lens, using male subjects. Overall, nutritional needs for women and men are roughly the same. However, there are some notable differences… Read more »

Stop Believing These Five Health Myths

Misinformation is everywhere, and the health world is far from immune from it. These are the top five myths that could be keeping you from success in your healthy lifestyle goals:

Kids and Screen Time: When is enough, enough?

Moving away from Screens When it comes to your kids, it’s important to make sure that they don’t spend too much time on screens. Too much screen use can decrease the amount of physical activity that your kids need on a daily basis. It can also take away from the amount of time that your… Read more »

Eating for Energy: Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for keeping your body healthy. It’s common feel tired during the day, which may be a result of not getting enough vitamins and minerals. Eating a balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and protein ensures that your body gets a variety of these nutrients to work… Read more »

Realistic Weight Management Strategies

Often our efforts to eat smart and move more are in pursuit of other goals, especially weight loss. In fact, the CDC found that half of all Americans, especially women, report attempting to lose weight in the past year. This makes sense considering that our nation’s weight has gone steadily up over the last several… Read more »

 

Lifestyle Physical Activity – How to Move More In Everyday Life

For most people, being physically active brings up ideas of lifting weights at a gym, going for a jog, or following along with an exercise video. Those of course are physical activities and are important for good health. However, limiting our idea of moving more to just structured exercise makes it easy to overlook other… Read more »

 

Holidays Make It Harder, But You Can Still Eat Smart & Move More!

It may not be swimsuit season, but the holidays are still prime time for focusing on losing weight, even though it’s perhaps the worst time of year for it. This year, instead of trying to lose weight, make healthy lifestyle choices your priority. You have a better chance of success and it will help cut… Read more »