Gut health and your microbiome

You’ve got a microbiome! And this ever-changing system inside of you can greatly influence your health and happiness. Most of us have heard the term “gut health” recently because there’s a lot of research about it. Here, we’re answering a few questions to help you understand the basics of gut health—because inside your digestive tract (or “gut”) is your very... Read More

Celebrate health and fitness!

From weight reduction to an improved sex life, better sleep, and feeling good—regular physical activity can improve almost every aspect of your health and wellness.   Physical activity and your heart Studies show regular exercise can help your heart, and can prevent conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, and unhealthy cholesterol levels. When you exercise, you’re helping lower your risk of... Read More

7 things to help increase workplace (or family!) health & wellness

Carebook is lucky enough to have a nutritionist with workplace health experience on who sets up our team challenges at work. Josée Thibodeau has put together a few specific things that every organization can do to help their staff be healthier. This works for a family, too! Josée strongly believes that building a healthy culture is the most important thing... Read More

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

“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