Every parent wants their child to grow up to be as healthy as possible. Sadly, rates of childhood obesity in this country have skyrocketed, increasing over 800% since 1982. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obese youths have a far more likely chance of developing heart disease and high cholesterol as they […]
Body-Positive Weight Management
Body positivity is a movement started by the idea that all human beings, regardless of their size, should feel good about themselves. Body positive advocates encourage others to celebrate their bodies and accept themselves the way they are, instead of trying to squeeze themselves into a physical mold that society has deemed “attractive.” But is […]
How Your Diet Can Affect Mood, Cognition, And Sleep
Most of us are aware that what we eat can affect our waistline. But did you know that the foods you eat can also impact your brain, which means they can affect your mood, cognition, and sleep? Think of Your Brain Like an Expensive Car Cars need fuel to operate. Some cars do fine no […]
Setting Nutritional New Year’s Resolutions the Healthy Way
It’s that time of year when most of us think about setting our New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like a lot of people, you may have a goal of “losing weight” or “getting healthier.” These are obviously great goals to have, and making changes to your diet is one of the best ways to reach […]
Tips To Stay Healthy During Holiday Meals & Parties
The holidays are just around the corner, and that means singing carols, giving gifts, and eating copious amounts of fat and sugar! While it can feel perfectly fine and fun to be decadent over the holidays, before you know it, January first rolls around and you’ve put on 10 extra pounds! If you have been […]
Let’s Celebrate National Cocoa Day!
Well, it looks like Christmas can actually come early this year and every year, on December 13th to be exact. That’s National Cocoa Day, a time to celebrate the deliciousness – and nutritiousness – of cocoa! So why don’t you go grab a mug of hot cocoa and then come back and read the health […]
Tips for Staying Healthy While Working from Home
For some people, working from home is a normal routine. This is, after all, the gig economy, and many people have been freelancing, making a living from their home office for many years now. But for others, working from home is a completely new phenomenon brought about by the global pandemic. For this second group […]
What is Orthorexia?
There is no denying that healthy eating is good for us. When we eat right, we can make significant improvements to our overall health and well-being. But, as with most things in life, everything in moderation. There are those that take healthy eating to an extreme, becoming obsessive, and eventually developing an eating disorder known […]