Posted on 03/8/2018
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the booziest holidays of the year, often serving as an excuse for people to indulge in high-calorie, sugar-packed cocktails at their favorite watering hole in the sake of celebrating the day. If you’re watching your weight, though, it can be hard to find a drink that won’t contribute to a gut and still tastes like alcohol.
Posted on 03/1/2018
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, is dishing about 4 foods that promote overall health and ability to clean kidneys, as we celebrate National Kidney Month in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 02/22/2018
Fats are beneficial to our health in many ways. Fats are nutrients in food that the body uses to build nerve tissue, including the brain and nerves, and hormones. Adequate fat intake is essential to growth and development. Young kids, especially, need a certain amount of fat in their diets to help the brain and nervous system develop correctly.
Posted on 02/15/2018
February is American Heart Health Month and now is a great time discuss some of the best foods to promote heart health. These 6 foods are not only heart healthy, but delicious too! Try incorporating them in your diet to help improve your heart health.
Posted on 02/8/2018
Valentine's Day is around the corner, and if your significant other or loved ones are into health and wellness, you may want to start thinking about some creative and healthy gift ideas.
Posted on 02/1/2018
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, is talking about what red foods to enjoy and what ones to avoid as we kick off National Heart Health Month in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 01/25/2018
With the amount of time we all spend with technology, and specifically our smart phones, we often associate them with hindering our exercise and healthy eating habits. But what if they could actually help? There are thousands of apps out there that look to benefit our health, whether that’s physical health, mental health or general well-being. Here are a few of my favorite apps and suggestions, based on personal use and preferences.
Posted on 01/18/2018
With the New Year underway, many individuals are starting resolutions with weight loss being the end goal. Unfortunately, that initial momentum doesn’t last for more than a couple weeks, so it’s important to be prepared and ready for this to make the process more manageable and successful.
Posted on 01/16/2018
I realize the calendar still says January, but Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it. There are dozens or more of so-called typical Valentine’s Day gifts I can think of…candy, perfume, dinner out, roses, champagne, the list goes on and on….but none are as near and dear to my heart as the gift my late husband of close to 60 years used to give me each and every year.
Posted on 01/11/2018
Living healthier doesn’t always mean losing weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is extremely important for overall health, it certainly isn’t the end all be all of living healthy. There are many other actions we can take in order to improve our mental, physical and total body health. Here are my top 5 non-diet New Year’s resolution ideas for healthier living.