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 »

Keep Your Winter Workout Fun

We get it.  The cold weather has arrived in much of the country and it makes you want to curl up on the couch and hibernate.  But exercise is so important, and it shouldn’t be a chore. By changing things up and maintaining a positive attitude, you can keep your winter workout fun and productive! Try these tips… Read more »

Reduce Cold Weather Arthritis Discomfort

Winter is almost here and with it comes that arctic winter air.  Unfortunately, for those suffering from chronic pain and arthritis, the cooler temperatures can actually cause an increase in discomfort. A recent study of people with osteoarthritis (OA) published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders asked participants if and how weather influenced their pain. Of the 712 people who answered the… Read more »

How to Stress Less this Holiday Season

The holiday season usually is a joyful time. Many families look forward to gathering with relatives and friends, exchanging gifts and celebrating traditions. But COVID-19 and social distancing have added a new kind of stress this holiday season.  Don’t let the anxiety and worry get you down.  Here’s how you can stress less this season. Find New Ways… Read more »

Holiday Heartburn Survival Guide

If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn, Thanksgiving can be a painful holiday.  Overeating tends to exacerbate both of these conditions and it’s almost an American tradition to stuff yourself as well as the turkey.  But by making some better choices, you can enjoy the feast without feeling miserable later. Start with our holiday… Read more »

10 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

For many of us, the holidays will look very different this year.  We may not be celebrating with family and friends.  Perhaps we have lost someone dear to us and are struggling with grief.  Maybe it’s just hard to feel joyous amidst so much turmoil. It is normal to experience feelings of sadness, stress and depression during this… 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 »

Nourish Your Skin with these Foods

When it comes to your skin, there’s one thing we know for sure: What you eat can have a direct impact on how you look. If you’re not loading up on healthy superfoods for glowing skin and instead are constantly filling up on processed foods or those high in sugar and fat and devoid of… Read more »

Best Vitamins for Healthy Skin

Taking care of your skin is an essential part of your health regimen, but even more so during winter weather. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and the skin is much more closely linked to your overall health than many people even realize. It is well known that vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin,… Read more »