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5 Behavior Changing Tips to Amp Up Your Health & Fitness Goals

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Whether you love attacking New Year’s resolutions or if that word ignites an allergic reaction in you, there’s no time better than now to make a change.

The reality is that if you want to change something, you have the power to change it, no matter what day of the year. When assessing some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, the list seems to stick to three common themes:

  1. Losing (weight, debt, stress)
  2. Gaining (muscle, financial stability, a new job)
  3. Giving (volunteering, recycling, charitable donations).

Whether you’re trying to lose, gain or give, the opportunity can be intimidating if it’s something you’ve been waiting to tackle for a while. Try attacking using these 5 tips Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Need Help Sticking to Your Nutrition and Exercise this Holiday Season? Try This Challenge.

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, beedieu

A lot of people find themselves using family trips, catching up with friends, or other social events as excuses to skimp on healthy eating and exercise. For example: Family dinners are followed up with TV watching. Catching up with friends consists of downing empty calories at a happy hour.

Finding ways to stay active is important – sitting or lying down for prolonged periods slows the metabolism and decreases the effectiveness of insulin. Also, the blood sugar from a meal is released after 60-90 minutes, so utilizing this window to exercise ensures that any pounds you tack on will be muscle and not fat.

Challenge yourself: “For one month, I will be active with others.”

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

What to Feed Your Kids to Boost Their Health and Performance

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You’ve seen it before. The cranky five-year-old who won’t sit still. The kid on a sugar-high one second and whining for more the next. We point fingers to the parenting, or excuse as inevitable bumps in the road towards maturity. Yet, can we really recognize how much what we eat can affect our energy levels, mood, and overall functionality without considering that maybe, just maybe, our kids work exactly the same? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

11 Healthy Foods to Add to Your Office Kitchen (and a Peek into Our Own Fridge)

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, jayessaitch.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average American spends 8.8 hours (37%!) of their day working – that’s the equivalent of watching the movie Titanic almost three times! That’s a LOT of Billy Zane.

The point here is that with ⅓ of your day spent in the office, the food choices you make available to yourself matter, especially when it comes to working toward optimal health and being your best self. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

July 4th BBQ? 6 Healthy Potluck Dishes You Can Make in Under 15 Minutes

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Bean Salad That is Awesome; Recipe below. Credit: Instagram, @CourtneyPong

July 4th is upon us! BBQs, picnics, potlucks and parties are most likely in your immediate future.

If you’re anything like the WellnessFX team, you’re probably 1) short on time, and 2) wanting to stay on track when it comes to your nutrition and healthy eating. (Does anyone else remember Granny Goose chips and Dr. Thunder soda?) Naturally, we have some suggestions that incorporate fiber, healthy fats, protein, and vegetables to help keep you focused on your journey to being your best self.   Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Common Food Additives You Should Know More About

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Soy Lecithin, a commonly used food additive, can be found in such items as frozen desserts. Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, johnnystiletto

A recent NY times piece, “Always Hungry? Here’s Why,” caught our eye because of the themes we don’t see as frequently in the popular health, nutrition, and fitness conversations. The opinion piece featured JAMA studies that support the hypothesis that Americans have confused cause and effect when it comes to diet and obesity. “What if it’s not overeating that causes us to get fat, but the process of getting fatter that causes us to overeat?” Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.