Organization and health

Be organized—Prepare, manage time, and feel in control. Do you feel like you’re in control of your day-to-day life? If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed and stressed by the multitude of things you’ve got to get done, you may want to consider creating habits and routines (for you and your family) that make things easier and bring you a greater sense... Read More

Functional fitness

Functional fitness is for everyone—and it might be for you if you’re looking for a program that helps train your body to do everyday activities efficiently and safely. Most of us exercise as a means to stay healthy, maintain our ability to move without pain/restriction, and try to delay the effects of aging. While some people are exercise enthusiasts who... Read More

Proven, positive effects of meditation

What can meditation do for you? According to science, it can do a lot to improve your health and wellness! Even a meditation practice that’s ten minutes a day while you walk on your lunch break can: Help reduce: the risk of heart disease, pain, depression, and anxiety Help increase: immune system functioning, energy, and happiness What’s the science behind this?... 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

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

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

Make goals you can crush!

Do it all! Dream big!  We’ve all got great, big, shiny intentions. And that’s not a bad thing. But we’ve also got real life happening—sometimes things like sick kids, broken cars, meetings that run late, and not-so-stellar sleeps can alter our very best plans. So, when we’ve got good intentions clashing with real life, how do we set ourselves up... Read More

Beware of Artificial Sweeteners!

Too sweet to be true? Sweeteners came to the market as a solution for obesity since they give sweetness without extra calories. But there’s mounting evidence that says they’re not the quick and easy magic bullet to help us combat our sugar addictions. The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) cautiously nod to the use of artificial... Read More

Guts & Brains! Why your microbiome matters.

Guts & brains—you've got both, so make sure they're working as a team! You have a gut microbiome in your body. It might sound ominous, but it's a really good thing. The gut microbiome refers to all of the microbes in your intestines. These act as another organ—and you need them to stay healthy. In fact, new research suggests that,... Read More

Hidden Sugar!

It's National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we're always looking to be preventative and proactive. Part of that means finding out more about the "hidden" sugars that are added to lots of our food! Research says 74% of our packaged foods have hidden, added sugar. But with 60+ ways food manufacturers say "sugar," it's tough to see. (Below is a list... Read More