• Little changes go a long way!

    We know that to manage your weight, you need to balance the calories you eat with the amount of physical activity you exert. News flash – the quality of your eating and exercise habits matter too.   Eating ...
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  • Planning for a good night’s sleep

    A good night’s sleep doesn’t begin when you get in bed. Follow this countdown to bedtime in order to rest your best.   Hours before bed:   Six:        End the caffeine Three:...
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  • How Hard Are You Working?

    Monitoring the intensity of your activity is important for several reasons, but most importantly because it lets you know whether you are working too hard or not hard enough. Working too hard can lead to over-training...
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  • Why water?

    Drink up! Water is essential for health. It helps you maintain normal body temperature, assists your organs in working properly, cushions your joints, keeps your skin healthy, and helps rid your body of waste.   ...
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  • The “how to” of healthy living

    Successful weight management is about creating a lifestyle with healthy habits that last a lifetime.  The goal then is to find ways to include healthy choices into your daily routines to help establish long-lasti...
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  • Get moving to start saving

    Research has shown that active people are much less likely to suffer chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and joint problems, and they are likely to have better mental health than their sedentary counterpar...
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  • Maintaining your “feel great” weight

      Congratulations! You’re eating better, exercising more – you’ve lost the weight and you’re feeling great. It’s time to shift your focus from eating to lose, to maintaining for the ...
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  • Get smart about sunglasses

    When it comes to selecting a pair of shades, we tend to side with fashion over form. But how much good can looking like Audrey Hepburn or James Dean do if we’re risking vision loss in the meantime? Vanity aside,...
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  • What’s in a food label?

    If you think food labels and packaging are confusing, you are not alone. Many Americans have questions about what terms like “fortified” or “natural” mean and how to make sense of the nutrition...
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  • Lemon Chicken and Vegetables with Brown Rice

      Category: Lunch/dinner Dietary Notes: Gluten free, Dairy free Serves: 2 Chicken, veggies, and brown rice make a great combination for a filling yet nutritious meal for two. Ingredients: 2 bo...
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  • What’s in a portion?

    Did you know the average plate size is 20 percent larger than it was 50 years ago? And, not surprisingly, when people have larger plates, they eat more calories.  Portion sizes have grown over the years, which ca...
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  • Eating healthy without breaking the bank

    News flash – you can eat healthy while keeping your grocery bill low. Below are some of our favorite tips and tricks for helping you eat delicious and nutritious meals without breaking the bank.   First, t...
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  • How to Choose: Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care Center?

      Photo used under creative use license courtesy of Rosser321   The choice between going to an emergency room (ER) or urgent care center is one we all would rather not make. Unfortunately, accidents happen....
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  • Be your own best friend

    Is being excessively competitive or too self-critical stopping you from reaching your goals? Recent research shows that self-criticism actually makes us less resilient and less likely to learn important lessons from f...
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  • Adopt a seasonal menu

    by Shannon Spence Buy organic. Go raw. Shop local. We’re constantly inundated with messages surrounding the food we buy, from the grocery store to the vegan restaurant down the street. So how do we really know t...
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  • Blueberry Oat Banana Bread with Pecans Recipe

    Dried fruits and nuts are a great combo if you want to increase your intake of fiber – why not try it with this dessert recipe? Ingredients ½ cup of golden raisins, dried blueberries, cranberries, raisins, ...
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  • Reward Yourself

    It’s important to celebrate accomplishments – both big and small – on your weight management journey. When you celebrate success, you remind yourself that you are making progress and are capable of r...
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  • Baked Chicken Nuggets

    Busy parents can get this main course done in about half an hour. With a little seasoning and choosing baking instead of frying, parents can put a healthy twist on a classic kid’s favorite. Ingredients 1½ l...
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  • Strength Training: Reasons to Lift Weights

    A healthy, balanced fitness routine should include a combination of both cardiovascular exercise, which works your major muscle groups and raises your heart and breathing rate, and strength training. The Centers for D...
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  • Six Nutritional Supplements for Men & Women over 50

      Guest post written by Anne-Marie Covacs of The Succulent Wife. Photo courtesy of the city of Marietta. To address my recent curiosity regarding which supplements I should be taking and why, I consulted with Mar...
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