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15 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

15 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Get regular exercise. Eat a healthy diet and avoid heavy meals late at night. No nightcaps! Alcohol disturbs a good night’s sleep. Watch caffeine intake. Especially later in the day and evening. Go to bed earlier. Don’t start the next episode of your favorite show....

Understanding BMI

Understanding BMI

When we think about health measurements, we hear BMI a lot. What exactly is it and is it an accurate way to measure our health? What is BMI: BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It’s a calculation of height divided by weight in pounds, times 703 that Doctor's offices often...

Best Diets 2022

Best Diets 2022

For the past 12 years, US News and World Reports put out a listing of the “Best Diets”. It is interesting to see the opinions and compare them to the diets we hear about from our friends and neighbors. This year the top three diets are very similar- and this tells us...

What’s Motivating Us?

What’s Motivating Us?

Healthy and motivation are two words that get used together. Understanding what is motivating us to improve our health can help long term success. Let’s have a brief psychology lesson to understand the drives to do things. The definition(s) of motivation are:  the...

Let’s Try Meditation

Let’s Try Meditation

Our busy and hectic lives keep us constantly on the move through a stressful world. Regular stress reduction is a key part of living a healthy whole life. Meditation is one tool we can use to help us manage and move better through our busy lives. Why do we need to...

Don’t be frightened of FRUIT!

Don’t be frightened of FRUIT!

Somewhere along the way with high protein diets and low sugar lifestyles, fruit has become something we have grown to be afraid of. I’ve had people tell me how they won’t touch a banana anymore because it has too much sugar.  But fruit is not an enemy and should be a...

How to make a yummy and filling smoothie!

How to make a yummy and filling smoothie!

Smoothies are a really easy way to get a lot of nutrients quickly and put your body back into balance. Smoothies can be satisfying and filling when made with a variety of good quality ingredients. Dr. Sears calls smoothies the “Sipping Solution” because fill in where...

Is Happiness Eating Chocolate Cake? Emotions and Food

Is Happiness Eating Chocolate Cake? Emotions and Food

The other night, we received some bad news and before I knew it, I was face first in guacamole and chips.  100%  I was eating because I was disappointed and sad. Not because of hunger. Many of us struggle with emotional eating. Emotional eating can occur with any...

Healthy Lifestyle mixed with Cocktails??

Healthy Lifestyle mixed with Cocktails??

This time of year (and others) many of us want to celebrate with a few cocktails. But when we are also trying to stay in the healthier lane, drinks can cause a few speed bumps in that road. In general, it is important to watch alcohol consumption because it impacts...

Welcome Thanksgiving with a Plan

Welcome Thanksgiving with a Plan

Thanksgiving is probably one of our biggest food Holidays. The meal can take days to prepare and while we think it’s only one meal- many times it can go on all weekend (thinking leftovers, other celebrations). It also represents the beginning of the Holiday season and...