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Holiday Feasting: Take Back the Power

December 7, 2018

Holiday Feasting: Take Back the Power

By Cami Martin

Many people go into the holidays expecting to eat poorly. They surrender automatically and resign themselves to a future of winter weight gain and feeling sluggish. Instead, it’s possible to get out in front of the holidays and set the tone for how you want to feel, throughout December and into the New Year. Here’s how you...

6 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

December 5, 2018

6 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

By Libby Barrett

Stress during the holidays is common. In fact, it’s even expected. But it’s not something people should just accept. Stress anytime of the year should be held at bay. Here’s what you can do to take the season in stride.

Diabetes Prevention and a Healthy Holiday Kick Off: How to Do Both

November 7, 2018

November kicks off the start of the holiday season – a time of big meals, party buffets, and sweets and treats. But it’s also Diabetes Awareness Month, when we shed extra light on the need to eat right, make good choices, and reduce our risk for diabetes and other health issues. How can we reconcile the two?

Do I Need to Sleep and Relax to be Fit?

November 7, 2018

We all hear that it’s important to get sufficient sleep. But maybe we’re not sure why – especially since the things we need to do to be healthy typically involve exercising and eating right. Why then are sleep and relaxation so important to overall fitness and wellness?

Should I Do a Cleanse?

October 4, 2018

A cleanse? A detox? A jumpstart? These buzzwords in the world of nutrition can be conflicting and confusing, leaving many people with questions. What do they mean, and are they necessary?