Like so many health-related phrases, “gut health” gets tossed around a lot, leaving many of us to ask, “what is gut health?”Continue reading Trust Your Gut: Understanding What Gut Health Is
It’s been a grey and rainy spring so far, but warmer weather is on the horizon! Whether you have a plant-based diet or not, chances are good that you want to eat more fruits and veggies. And considering that a recent CDC study showed that only about 1 in 10 adults consumes enough produce, it’s probably a good goal!
While changing your diet is always challenging, spring is an ideal time to try to add more fresh fruits and veggies to your diet because you will start seeing lots of fresh local produce! Here are some tips to help inspire you:
Eating lots of fruits and veggies can feel a lot easier in summer, when the produce always seems to look great and a cold salad or crisp apple sounds like a refreshing hot-weather bite. But when colder months come, just like with exercise, it can be more challenging to make healthy choices. You may have big holiday meals (and leftovers) and seasonal treats like tins of cookies sitting around.
But aside from special meals and sugary treats, colder weather can make us want to stay warm and cozy, which makes us more likely to reach for comfort foods than fresh fruit when we need a snack. Here are some tips to help make sure you eat plenty of fruits and veggies this winter!Continue reading How to Eat Healthy in Wintertime
Especially for those of us who work in offices, getting enough exercise can be a challenge. Even if you go to the gym regularly, you can boost your overall health by increasing your overall activity level during the day. In addition to overall fitness, cardiovascular health, and strength, regular exercise can even improve your sleep! However, building habits can be difficult! Here are some tips to help you develop healthier movement habits, whether you are a devotee of your local gym or just starting out!Continue reading How to Develop Healthier Movement Habits
If you’re one of the many people who makes their living at a desk, it’s important to practice some simple strategies to protect your health in the process.
Sedentary behavior, like sitting for prolonged periods of time might be a necessary evil to get the work done, but can also be harmful to your health.
Given that an estimated 80% of Americans work a desk job of some sort, taking note of the following tips is important.Continue reading Health Tips for Those of Us with Desk Jobs