Quick, Easy & Healthy End-of-Summer Recipes

With the end of summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the fruits (and vegetables) of summer. Along with being outside, eating fresh and healthy is a great nod to the season. The great thing about these end-of-summer recipes below is that not only do they celebrate the…
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5 Things That Help to Reduce Stress

Let’s face it, life can get pretty crazy. Taking some time to just sit back and relax is good for you when trying to reduce stress. Between work, family, socializing with friends, and unexpected life events –– it’s important for you to take a few moments for yourself every day. However, you might not be…
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight the healthy way can seem like an uphill battle. But it’s crucial to remember that there are good ways to go about it, and some not so good ways. How can you efficiently lose the weight and keep it off? Here are some do’s and don’ts that will help get you…
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Nutrition Label 101: How to Read Labels

Nutrition labels can be extremely confusing if you don’t know what exactly you’re looking at, but it can be vital information for maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. When you learn more about the nutrition label, you’ll be able to make smarter decisions about what you’re putting into your body. What are the important things…
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13 Health Facts That Might Surprise You!

Are you a pop quiz or fun fact expert? Think you know everything there is to know about health and fitness? These health facts may surprise you!   Sitting for over three hours every day can cut up to two years off of your life expectancy. (1)   Laughing 100 times a day is comparable…
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Dietary Supplements: 5 Things to Consider

Supplement use is very common. In sports, using dietary supplements to enhance lean muscle mass, strength, and effectiveness of workouts is very common, even among youth. Studies show from 10-35% of high schoolers use supplements of some kind. In certain populations, such as football players, up to 30% report taking a supplement called creatine. Most…
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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Benefits of Walking?

Want to test your knowledge about the many health benefits of walking? Grab a pen and paper and take our brief quiz. Scroll down for the answer key when you’re done to find out how well you did!   1. Studies show that you may live a longer life if you walk:   A) 12…
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6 Ways to Avoid the Pit Falls of New Year’s Resolutions

As the New Year arrives, about 45% of people will make New Year’s resolutions. Research has shown that about 8% of people who set New Year’s resolutions will actually be successful. That means, in a given year, only 3.6% of people will successfully achieve their resolutions. This is a very small percentage of people. Keep…
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Better Than a PSL: Healthy Pumpkin Shake Recipes

  It’s that time of year… the leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, and Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in full force! But did you know that a Venti “PSL” has 420 calories, 66g carbohydrates and 64 grams of sugar? Ouch! So, for those of you who crave the taste of fall, but…
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Increasing Activity Levels at Work

Do you ever just wish you could step away from your desk and go workout? Most of us spend most of our work day away from home and aren’t able to fit a workout into our schedule, let alone make it to the gym. One way to give your routine a healthy boost is to…
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