Nutrition

Healthy Fast-Food Options?

January 7, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

It’s a new year! Hopefully you have been and will continue to eat healthy. The holidays aren’t known for promoting healthy foods, so it is nice to start the new year with healthy, clean eating; making as much of your food at home as possible. However, we are a busy group of people. Holidays or..

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How to Stay Motivated Through the Holidays

December 17, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Let’s be honest, this is a tough time of year to stay focused on our health. Whether it’s too many treats and comfort foods around, or it’s too cold to work out… there are so many distractions and excuses that will derail healthy eating and exercise programs. Don’t give up! Don’t wait for the New..

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Healthy and helpful present ideas!

December 10, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

This is the season of gift-giving. Although cookies and candies and other unhealthy options are the easiest form of presents, wouldn’t it be nice to give healthy presents to those you love. After all, those are the people we want to live long, healthy lives. The best idea I’ve seen is for a CSA box..

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Healthy Thanksgiving Ideas

November 18, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and/or friends and be thankful. However, it is basically a holiday the revolves around food. Scary amounts of food usually. The average number of calories consumed during Thanksgiving dinner is 3,000 calories! FYI, the recommended number of calories per day is 1700 to 2000 calories, PER..

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Comfort Foods With A Healthy Twist

November 12, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Let’s face it, when it starts to feel like Fall, we start to crave comfort foods. Especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner – it’s a holiday based around comfort foods! Have no fear! Here are some ideas for healthy comfort foods that you can sneak in for the Fall season and Thanksgiving holiday: Your..

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Easy Food Swaps for Desserts and Appetizers

October 29, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Yes, the holidays are approaching. Many of us even use them as an excuse to eat more sweets and “junk” foods because of the additional stress. After all, stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Here are some easy food swaps to make this holiday season that will offer “carb-smart” choices (Health magazine): “Choose pumpkin pie over..

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Anti-Breast Cancer Foods

October 15, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Are there foods that can protect you from the big-C? The latest research suggests the answer is YES! Here are 12 foods that may help prevent breast cancer… and are good for you anyway, so include them in your diet: 12 Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention As always, contact me with questions. Healthy, happy living!

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Breast Cancer Awareness & Risk Factors

October 8, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Like most cancers, early detection and treatment are the most important for beating this disease. How is Breast Cancer Caused? “Cancer grows when a cell’s DNA is damaged, but why or how that DNA becomes damaged is still unknown. It could be genetic or environmental, or in most cases,..

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Physical and Mental Health

August 27, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

When we strive for good fitness, it is ultimately so we stay healthy. Sometimes we forget that both our body AND our mind need to be healthy. Our stress levels, our negative thoughts, and our over-active minds can effect our health just as much as our diet or exercise habits. I’ve had two reminders of..

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Recipes for Chia Seeds

August 13, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Do you include nuts and seeds in your diet? They are great for adding omega-3 fatty acids to your meals. The hardest part for most people is finding a way to incorporate seeds into foods. One of the best seeds to cook with are chia seeds. They change consistency, sometimes they are tiny seeds and..

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