Joyful June Movements

Summer is officially getting started! With the warmer weather and longer days, there are countless ways to stay active and keep moving all season long.   Exercise has many benefits, most of which we know about such as decreasing stress and increasing flexibility. There are, however, a few more benefits to staying active that might…

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Get Moving for National Walking Day!

As the weather begins to get warmer it’s a great time to take our exercise outside. This is not only a great way to switch up a routine, but also ensures you are getting your daily dose of vitamin D!   The American Heart Association (AHA) takes advantage of this time each year by marking…

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5 Fun Ways to Stay Active as a Family this Winter

Although the colder months do make it difficult to stay motivated, there are still many ways to stay on track with your fitness goals this winter. January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month, which makes now the best time to create healthy habits together as a family.   Studies show that regular exercise decreases stress…

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Take a Hike This November

Did you know that today, November 13th, is National Take a Hike Day? This celebration of hiking is an opportunity to get people up and get outside. There are hundreds of hiking trails open that are free of charge just waiting to be explored.   Hiking Benefits   Hiking is a fun way to get…

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Mix It Up on National Trail Mix

Lightweight, nutritious, energy boosting… trail mix is the ideal snack! This Thursday, August 31st is National Trail Mix Day, and it is one of my favorites!   Trail mix comes in a variety of ways, but the most common combination is a mixture of nuts, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate. Traditionally, as the name implies,…

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Regain Your Power- National Men’s Health Week

This week, June 12-18 is National Men’s Health Week! Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year during the week leading up to Father’s Day. Men’s Health Week was created to help motivate men to take control of their health in an attempt to prevent some common diseases.   Too often, you may forgo taking care…

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Hiking, A “Hidden” Exercise?

Engaging in exercise is something you may struggle with daily, whether it’s because of the weather, driving to the gym, or time management.  For some, the summer brings increased opportunities for body movement. This is because exercise can finally be taken outdoors!  You can go for a long walk near your house or in a…

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Jump Start into Spring!

The first day of spring is March 20th, which is quickly approaching and I could not be more excited. Spring always puts me in a great mood.   I live in the Northeast and luckily this winter hasn’t been too bad, but I’m ready for warmer weather, sunshine, and fresh produce from my neighbor’s garden….

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Start 2017 off with National Family Fit Lifestyle Month!

It is time to get you and your family excited because January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Family Fit Lifestyle Month is the best time for the whole family to create healthy lifestyle habits together.   Life can get busy but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop being healthy. It is recommended…

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Winter is coming! 7 Ways to Boost your Immune System Now!

Winter is coming and I am are here to let you know all the ways you can BOOST your immune system just by walking down the aisles of your supermarket. The flu and common colds are among us all winter long, but did you know that there are many things you can do at home…

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Top 10 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

BOO! Did Halloween scare you? Are you feeling uneasy with the haunting holiday of sweets approaching? Halloween is always a difficult, but extremely important time to practice mindful eating, but don’t worry! I’ve got you covered.   When you think of Halloween, the first few things that come to mind are probably costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkin…

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8 Tips for Better Heart Health

World Heart Day is celebrated all around the nation on September 29th! World Heart Day, created by the World Heart Federation, is one of the biggest platforms to raise awareness of Cardiovascular Disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Every year about 17.3 million people die from heart disease and…

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5 Tips to Fight Teenage Obesity

With school in full swing across the country, the topic of teenage obesity resurfaces as kids are outside less and inside more in school and doing homework.  According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, around 20% of adolescents, age 12-19 years, are obese in the United States, which puts them at risk for a…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

September is National Cholesterol Education Month!  It’s the perfect time to learn what cholesterol is and to get tips to help lower your cholesterol.   Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is needed in the body to make hormones, Vitamin D, and is found in every cell in the body.  It maintains the integrity of…

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How to Prevent Obesity in Your Children

September 2016 marks the 6th anniversary of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Did you know that obesity now affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the United States? That means more than 30 percent of our children are overweight or obese.  However, the good news is that the numbers of childhood obesity have been…

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10 Ways to have a Healthy Picnic on International Picnic Day

Get Out the Picnic Blankets Summer is here just in time to celebrate International Picnic Day! It’s time to start heading out to patios and back porches, decks and parks for some picnic fun. Typically picnics are full of processed, mayo-filled or fried foods.  We tend to lean towards fried chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and…

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Taking Care of YOU During National Women’s Health Week

All you ladies out there, guess what this week is? National Women’s Health Week!   National Women’s Health Week is an initiative founded by the Department of Health and Human Services to empower women to take control of their health and make it a priority. It begins every year on Mother’s Day; this year it…

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Put on your Sneakers and Go… for National Walking Day!

How do you spend your day?  Do you go to work and sit in front of a computer? Do you come home and watch TV?  Do you spend your weekends binge-watching a show on Netflix?  Are you trying to fit in some type of exercise during the day, but have no motivation?   Well, you’re…

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Celebrate Women’s Health Week by Taking Care of YOU

This week, May 10 – May 16, is the 16th annual National Women’s Health Week. This week-long observance was initiated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. It encourages and empowers women to put their health as their top priority.   The Office on Women’s Health provides women of…

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How to Change Your Attitude Towards Exercise

Mary sat across from me in my office. I was reviewing her nutritional history and noticed she answered the question of whether she exercises as “it depends”. I asked her what it depends on. Mary explained that it depends on whether she is dieting or not. If she is on a diet, she is also…

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