Posted on 05/24/2018
Caffeine. Many of us have a love/hate relationship with it. While caffeine does have some health benefits, it also has its drawbacks. One of the overlooked drawbacks is its effect on weight. While consuming the right types and right amounts of caffeine can have a positive effect on health and weight, most Americans misuse caffeine in a way that’s harmful for their health and waistline.
Posted on 05/17/2018
Losing weight and being healthy is often a complicated task. So, what happens when you complicate this with travel? Many of us lose sight of our goals while traveling. This is often due to lack of a regular exercise routine, abundance of tasty (often unhealthy) foods and calorie-laden beverages. But if you are fully prepared and have done your homework, then you should be able to minimize any temptations that may occur along the way while you travel and still keep up your healthy routine.
Posted on 05/16/2018
Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced it is targeting trans fats and making it a priority to eliminate it from the world’s food supply by 2023.
Posted on 05/10/2018
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, tackles how to spring clean your diet and kitchen for a healthier you in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 05/9/2018
After years and years of delays, finally, calorie counts will be on menus across the country and in turn, make us a healthier nation. It may also in turn save us millions of dollars on preventative health care costs.
Posted on 05/3/2018
Oftentimes it’s not a matter of eating healthy and exercising that keeps people from losing weight and getting healthy. Sometimes, people don’t know where to start. Gadgets, gizmos, and technology can all help make this task easier to eat healthier. Finding the perfect tool for the job can make the task fun and enjoyable, as well as quicker! These 4 healthy eating tools are the perfect place to start for a healthy eating makeover.
Posted on 04/26/2018
Skin care is important from the outside, but even more important from the inside. Certain foods and lifestyle activities can help promote clear skin, as well as counteract the negative effects aging has on the body. Here are my 8 skin tips for clear, healthy skin:
Posted on 04/16/2018
Snacking. Is it good or bad? This depends on several factors. First and foremost, are your snacks fitting within your daily calorie range? Some people use snacks to stave off their hunger, so that they don’t overeat. Others, easily overeat with snacks in between meals and late at night. Secondly, what are you snacking on? Snacking on fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is a great habit. However, snacking on cakes, cookies, candies and chips will have health implications.
Posted on 04/12/2018
Have you ever gone to the grocery store with healthy intentions, only to realize later that you’ve brought home bags filled with borderline junk food? You are not alone. Many people don’t grocery shop the right and healthy way. There are several do’s and don’ts to follow if you want to makeover your health and it starts in the grocery store aisles! Here are my 5 tips to help you navigate the grocery store with a healthier mindset.
Posted on 04/5/2018
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, is providing a few little known health effects about alcohol and is offering up some healthier drink alternatives, in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”