Flu season is here, and combined with the uncertainties of how the coronavirus will respond to colder weather, people are thinking about their immune system more than ever. Having a healthy, balanced diet does have a positive impact on the immune system. Those flashy immune-boosting supplement ads may catch your attention, but don’t believe the… Read more »
Many of us have felt the symptoms of increased blood pressure lately: your heart starts beating faster, you feel nervous and jittery and you can’t settle down. Even the healthiest people experience high blood pressure occasionally as a physical response to anxiety, fear, worry or stress. However, 37 million Americans have chronic hypertension, or high… Read more »
What is stress? Stress is how the brain and body respond to a challenge or demand. It is a feeling of physical or emotional pressure. Some stress can be good as it allows you to avoid danger or grow and become stronger. However, high levels of stress can impact your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.… Read more »
We may be at home for a while, but that doesn’t mean you can’t break a sweat! We have a bunch of great indoor, equipment-free exercises to get you back on track, or help you create a new habit. Try these easy-to-follow videos for a blood-pumping workout series, or try them on their own. Put… Read more »
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 »
Did you ever notice that a serving size was much smaller than what you would normally consume in one sitting? If so, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noticed. The new Nutrition Facts label now includes updated, realistic serving sizes and packaging requirements based on science.
What you put into your body can determine how you think, feel, and act. Controlling your cravings with healthier foods can not only help you lose/maintain weight, but also make you feel better overall. Healthy foods give you energy by providing your body with necessary nutrients.
We’ve reached that point in winter when all we crave is a long, warm, sunny day, and reality is the complete opposite. When those low-energy feelings start to arise, the best thing to do is to get moving. Physical activity has many benefits for both your physical and mental health, which can make these days… Read more »
February is American Heart Month, and throughout the 29 days of this month (yes, it’s a leap year) we will be promoting awareness and how to reduce your risk of developing heart-related illness and diseases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, men, and many racial and ethnic groups in the United… Read more »
Do you play sports? What kind of sport do you play? Do you play soccer, basketball, volleyball, or kickball? What about running, or even dancing? Maybe you don’t play a sport, but want to learn how. Here are a few tips on how to try a new sport! It’s always fun to try something new,… Read more »