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In the Kitchen with Caitlin—Batch Cooking

Posted by Caitlin Quinn Dunn, MS, RD, LDN on Sep 8, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Like most people, I need every minute I can spare, and batch cooking allows me to significantly cut down on the time it takes to prepare meals.  Instead of dinner prep taking anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, I can have a nutritious and delicious dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less!  Batch cooking can also help you to stay on track with your health goals.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Five Meditation Apps to Calm your Mind

Posted by Tayler Bessette on Sep 1, 2017 10:03:00 AM


Meditation is often viewed as a lengthy session of sitting silently, legs crossed, eyes closed with arms and hands extended, but more often than not, it is emotional and dynamic.

To meditate, as defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “to engage in contemplation or reflection” or “to engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness.”

Meditation practice has been proven to help reduce anxiety and stress, improve focus and mood, and help with sleep problems. If you are not sure how to meditate or are just curious about how to get started, there are many apps available for smartphones that can help guide you.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Time Saving Meal Solutions for a Busy Lifestyle

Posted by Caroline Hoffman, MS, RD, CDE on Aug 25, 2017 11:30:00 AM


For many adults, finding time to grocery shop, prepare meals and cook for a family can be daunting. You may not feel confident in your cooking skills, lack the time for meal planning and preparation, or just hate the idea of grocery shopping or cooking in general. Whether you are looking to eat healthier, or just want to save time there are some great options out there for you. 

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Rethink your Drink!—5 Reasons to Avoid Artificially Sweetened Beverages

Posted by Joi Gleason, RD, LDN, CHWC on Aug 18, 2017 10:50:00 AM


“To lose weight, cut out the sugar-filled beverages and substitute with diet drinks.”  This statement makes sense to most Americans. However, a recent
study found the opposite. Artificial sweeteners were not helpful in the battle of losing weight and routine consumption may be associated with increased risk for diabetes and heart disease.  Researchers think that artificial sweeteners have a negative effect on our metabolism and our healthy intestinal microbiome. It’s also thought that the very sweet-tasting nature of artificial sweeteners makes people crave even more sweet foods and therefore leads to excess calories and weight gain. 

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Topics: Health and Wellness, Clinical and Science

It’s Time to Unwind—5 Natural Ways to Relax

Posted by Becky Morgan, MHA on Aug 11, 2017 10:50:00 AM

The summer season is often busy and hectic. Vacations, weddings, cookouts, sports games…it can sometimes feel like you’re constantly on the go. Taking the time to slow down and relax will help to prevent you from getting overly stressed, tired, and rundown.

In support of National Relaxation Day on Tuesday August 15, here are five natural ways you can relax.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Fighting Food Guilt

Posted by Karla Guffey, MS, RD, LD, CDE, BC-ADM, CLS on Aug 4, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Have you ever been derailed by cheating on your diet or healthy eating plan?  Have the feelings of guilt overwhelmed you? If so, you are not alone. It’s easy to fall into a love-hate relationship with food. We are constantly inundated with information about food—trends, cures, and risks. So when you do go astray, you may find yourself overcome with guilt. This mindset is often referred to as “food guilt.”  To a certain extent, some food guilt is normal, but when it consumes your thoughts it can lead to disordered eating patterns.  Here are a few techniques to fight food guilt.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Keeping up with your Health Goals While on Vacation

Posted by Dawn Heeke, RD, LD on Jul 28, 2017 11:12:00 AM

You have been eating healthier and exercising regularly the past six weeks. It took a while to get started, but you did and you’re feeling comfortable, in a routine, and reaping the rewards. You feel better than you have in a long time when….BOOM!  It’s time to go on vacation and you are worried about getting off track.  Does this sound familiar?  If so, worry no more and consider these tips for success.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Superfoods for a Super Summer [Infographic]

Posted by Danielle Caron on Jul 21, 2017 9:47:00 AM

Summer weather is officially here and that means it is peak season for many fruit and vegetable superfoods. A superfood is a, “nutrient powerhouse,” meaning they are packed with large amounts of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals that can help improve overall health and well-being when consumed regularly. If you’re wondering which fruit and veggie superfoods to add to your next grocery list, take a look at this [infographic] for some suggestions and the health benefits they provide.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Celebrate the Season—5 Tips to Stay On Track During Cookout Season

Posted by Kayce Boggs on Jul 14, 2017 1:26:00 PM

 

Summer cookouts and picnics are a popular way to enjoy the summer season, but that doesn’t mean that unhealthy temptations need to get in the way of your health goals. Here are a few ways to make your next cookout or picnic healthy and delicious.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

8 Outdoor Exercises to Try this Summer [Infographic]

Posted by Danielle Caron on Jul 7, 2017 10:42:00 AM

The summer months are here and that means it's a great time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. There are many exercises you can do outdoors that contribute to a healthy, active lifestyle. This summer, ditch your indoor fitness routine and try these refreshing outdoor exercises instead!

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Topics: Health and Wellness