Winter Workout Survival Guide

The weather outside may be frightful in many parts of the country…but that doesn’t mean you have to skip your winter workout!  In fact, there are many health benefits to continuing your fitness routine even in the chilly temperatures.  Here are some tips to keep you moving, when everything around you is frozen.

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

The New Year is here and with it come the promises of being better. But what does that mean? Studies have repeatedly shown that fad diets and exercise crazes are not the way to go.  Instead, experts recommend a more holistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle.  Want to get started?  Try these tips:

Health Hazards of Not Sleeping

If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, groggy, and out of sorts. Sleep deprivation can be caused by stress, depression, poor eating habits, or a condition such as sleep apnea. And while you may not think your sleeplessness has consequences, there are…

Study Proven Weight Management Strategies

The New Year is approaching and if you’re like most of us, you’re thinking of resolutions and how you want to improve in 2023.  Weight management is often at the top of the list.  This year, instead of giving up on your goals two weeks in, try implementing these study-proven strategies to help you stay on track…

Healthy Aging Antioxidant Rich Foods

No one looks forward to getting older, but the aging process can’t be avoided.  You can at least slow things down with the foods you choose to eat.  Healthy aging can best be accomplished by incorporating antioxidant-rich foods into your diet. Antioxidants are compounds found in food that can help combat damage to cells by removing free…

Five Ways to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Are the darker days taking their toll on your mood?  You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  About 5% of adults in the U.S experience SAD. It tends to start in young adulthood (usually between the ages of 18 and 30). SAD affects women more than men, though researchers aren’t sure why. According to the…

Cold Weather Skin and Hair Care

Across much of the country, the temperatures are dipping as the chill of winter begins to settle in.  Whipping winds, dry air, and cold temperatures can have a damaging effect on our skin and hair. The cold air outside and heat inside can strip moisture from locks and pores, making your hair brittle and skin…

Managing Psoriasis During Dry Winter Months

The dry winter months can be especially difficult for those suffering from psoriasis.  Cold, harsh, dry conditions create a perfect storm for flare-ups.  Not to mention all the hand washing we do to try and avoid all the illnesses going around. Common factors leading to issues with psoriasis when the weather gets chilly: Dry Air – Psoriasis is… Read more »

Stress Less This Holiday Season

While the holidays should be a time of great joy, they can also be a time of great stress.  The hustle and bustle of shopping, preparations, family gatherings, and more can cause your blood pressure to rise just thinking about it. But you can stress less this holiday season. On the most recent Stress in America survey, on… Read more »

Four Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

The days are getting shorter and the diminished sunlight hours could be robbing your body of essential vitamin D. A recent study suggests that nearly 75 percent of American teens and adults are lacking in vitamin D, which is vital for calcium absorption, promoting bone growth and maintaining a healthy immune system.  Sun exposure as well as… Read more »