Tips for Summer Fitness

Just because it’s hazy, hot and humid out there, doesn’t mean you need to skip your workout.  You just need to be smart about your summer fitness routine.  Risk of dehydration is higher than in cooler months. During the cooler months, when you exercise, your body is warmer than the environment, but when it’s blazing… Read more »

Avoid These Bad Breath Causing Culprits

What you eat can have a huge impact on your health and your breath.  All foods can impact your breath. When we eat, food debris can stick to our teeth and tongue, encouraging bacteria growth in our mouth. When bacteria feed on food, especially carbohydrates, they produce acids that give off an odor. On top of… Read more »

Three Foods for a Healthy Thyroid

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck and helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more. An underactive thyroid—when the gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone (TH)—can bring on weight gain, sluggishness, depression, and increased sensitivity to cold. An overactive thyroid, on the other hand, happens… Read more »

Winter Diabetic Foot Care

Winter means dry cracked feet for many people. If you’re managing diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing issues with your feet.  Diabetes increases your risk of dry skin, calluses, corns, bunions, blisters and ulcers.  And while these issues aren’t a big problem for the general population, your high blood sugar means they can become… Read more »

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Unfortunately, about 42% of the US population is vitamin D deficient. The latest research links vitamin D deficiency to mood swings, depression, lack of energy, chronic skin conditions, and other chronic diseases. You may be deficient if… You don’t get enough sunlight. Time spent with bare skin exposed to the sun used to be enough.  However, most… Read more »

How to Keep Your Holidays Healthy

The holiday season is in full swing.  This year brings different challenges for many of us.  Maybe you’re not celebrating with your family.  Or perhaps you’re stressed about money due to job uncertainty.  But you don’t have to let the typical holiday stress, lack of sleep, and overeating take their toll.  You can still find joy this time of year… Read more »

The Health Benefits of Gift Giving

Recently, researchers have been measuring the benefits of giving, and their findings reveal that giving and volunteering help reduce stress and depression. They also promote healthy social connections and a sense of purpose among other health benefits. Some scientists suggest that giving is just as important to maintaining health as exercise and a healthy diet…. Read more »

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? The answer is simple.  The weight many of us put on during the holiday season is often hard to take off.  So, we should try to avoid gaining it in the first place.  Thanksgiving doesn’t have to sabotage your weight goals. With a little… Read more »

Five Healthy Diabetic-Friendly Snacks

When you have type 2 diabetes, a good strategy for controlling your blood sugar levels is to think of snacks as miniature versions of meals and plan your carbs accordingly. Snacks with a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber will help keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar steady throughout the day. Here are… Read more »

The Many Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, meaning our bodies are unable to produce it. Yet, vitamin C has many roles and has been linked to some impressive health benefits. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. Here are the health benefits of adding more… Read more »