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Looking Back at 4 Top Fitness and Nutrition Trends in 2015

Like fashion, health trends are always changing. Many of us didn’t know a thing about gluten until it became a hot topic in 2010. As 2015 comes to an end, I’m excited and encouraged by the year we had in the health industry. There have been a lot of great trends this year, and it never hurts to be reminded of all the options available to improve our well-being!  So without further ado, here are my favorite fitness and nutrition trends from the past twelve months.


Need Help Maintaining Your Body Weight? Have Breakfast!

Studies show that breakfast can be important in achieving a healthy body weight.  In fact, those who skip breakfast tend to gain weight. When you skip breakfast your body is fasting. When your body is fasting for an extended period of  time it can increase insulin response, which in turn increases fat storage and weight gain. When choosing what foods to eat for breakfast, you may want to consider including at least one from each of the following food groups:


Healthy Alternatives for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving usually means indulging in foods that are often times unhealthy. Here are three quick and easy ways to switch out some classics for healthy alternatives for Thanksgiving with all the flavor. 1. Simply substitute the candied yams for sweet potato or butternut squash, and switch the marshmallows for brown, organic sugar and walnuts. 2. Instead of a creamy green bean casserole, opt for green beans sautéed in garlic, tomatoes and basil. 3. For dessert, instead of choosing pecan pie, choose apple pie and avoid most of the sugar, corn syrup and calories. Thanksgiving can still be delicious and indulging,…


Five Tips for Making Time for Exercise

Four percent of your day can change your body in mere months. One hour of your day is all it takes to get you fit. Here are five things you can change in your day to squeeze in a workout: Four percent of your day can change your body in mere months. One hour of your day is all it takes to get you fit. A few tiny changes in your day are all that is needed to squeeze in a workout. Here are five tips for making time for exercise: 1) Turn off the tube: Television can be a distracting…


Listen to your Body

When we realize we are unhealthy and overweight, we have often been ignoring our bodies for far too long. You absolutely must listen to your body. Here are five ways your body is telling you that you need a change: 1) Your eyes: have you noticed that the dark circles under your eyes are darker and deeper? This is a sign that you need to take more time to sleep. What may not be so obvious is that dark circles can also be a sign of food allergies. Talk to your doctor about this symptom and journal your food intake…


Answer Three Simple Questions to Evaluate Your Eating Habits

March is National Nutrition Month and Women’s History Month so I wanted to focus on both in a two-part series. This week, I wanted to discuss certain habits that may be sabotaging your healthy diet. If we polled 100 of our female customers, the majority would cite losing weight as a top priority. But the real focus needs to be supporting a healthy weight and lifestyle through a balanced diet. I know you’ve heard it a thousand times, but it’s worth hearing 1,001 … a balanced diet is the key to good nutrition and good health. Many of the health…

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