How to set up healthy team challenges at work

Carebook’s nutritionist and wellness expert shares how to help kick-start a healthy team challenge. Workplace challenges can: Raise awareness around specific health and wellness practices Provide education and knowledge that wouldn’t otherwise be addressed Foster social support and competition and collaboration—both are important behavior change techniques that can increase participation Cultivate a healthier team culture by increasing morale and relationships... Read More

No Sugar Coating—Part 2!

The Carebook Team’s 30 Day Sugar-Free Challenge! How a shared goal made our team healthier and stronger. After a solo sugar experiment where I gave up sugar for 30 days, some Carebook team members encouraged me to write about it. (Admittedly, it felt a bit weird to share my highly personal sugar addiction and the journey I went on to shake... Read More

Good Sleeps 101

Happy National Sleep Week! Getting enough sleep can change your life. In fact, studies show that with enough sleep, you can enjoy greater health, feel better, help stabilize your blood sugar, and enjoy an improved sex life—not to mention lessen your risks of injuries and accidents related to sleep deprivation. Here are a few tips to help you create the... Read More

“Eat your veggies!” 7 tips to help with picky eaters

The last thing you want to do when you get home from your day is have an “eat your veggies” battle. Here are a few tips to try if you’ve got a picky eater in your house.     Set the example of healthy eating, and eating a variety of foods If you’re asking your family to eat all their veggies, but... Read More

Food for thought

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."—George Bernard Shaw To kick off National Nutrition month, we’re going to be bold and say that for most of us, food is a really important part of our lives! It's woven into so much of daily living, we tend to forget it’s there. Often we shop quickly, and eat out... Read More

Fabulous Fiber!

What exactly is fiber? Fiber is the parts of plants that can’t be digested. Unprocessed fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes are great sources of fiber. Pears, strawberries, avocados, apples, lentils, oats, and even popcorn. (For a great list of high-fiber foods, visit Healthline.com.)  Why aren’t we getting enough? Research points to our fast-food culture as one reason we aren’t... Read More

The health benefits of gratitude

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude. This month, the Carebook team is focused on the heart and that means more than just the amazing muscle that is pumping blood through your body. The team also wants to address the idea of emotional health—gratitude as a great way to increase emotional health! In fact, research reveals that gratitude can have many... Read More

No Sugar Coating: I gave up sugar for 30 days and this is what happened

Did you know the average American eats or drinks the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of added sugar each day—even though the daily added sugar limit is less than 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men? Lowering added sugar can reduce obesity and the risks of disease that come from obesity—like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This Carebook... Read More

How to get a healthy gut microbiome

Healthy Microbiomes—Your non-human cells are important. Did you know 90% of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells? Did you know you can cultivate new microbiota (you might know it as gut flora) by changing what you eat? Did you know when you eat a variety of healthy foods, we create a healthier microbiome? Did you know a healthy microbiome helps... Read More