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Nutritional labels can be confusing

Let's face it, nutritional labels are confusing. It can be hard to tell if what you are looking at on the label is a positive or negative for your health. Fact or Fiction: Low Fat is better for you....

 

Easy hacks to help you get healthy

We are always looking for the best hacks to help save us time, money and energy in all aspects of life. Health and wellness being one of them whether we are looking to lose weight, get fit, change a...

 

How to cut the cord of yo-yo dieting

Have you ever felt like you gain five pounds if you so much as look at a cookie? You aren't alone. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are overweight, and it's not for lack of trying to diet and exercise....

 

Creating your natural first-aid kit

With summer in full swing and the sun out you might be noticing a few different ailments we don't see in other times of the year like bug bites, dehydration and sun burns. We also tend to get more...

 

A Day in the Life, Part Two

Last month we took a peak into a day in the life of a health coach. This month we will dig deeper into meals and snacks on the go, handling stress, and other healthy habits and tricks to help on your...

 

A Day in the Life, Part One

It can often seem overwhelming, confusing, or frustrating to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle. I thought it would be helpful to share what a "day in the life" of a health coach looks like. I...

 

Spring clean your health routine

Changing to a healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming. There are so many new products available and every time you turn on the TV the news tells us we must immediately start eating something or immediat...

 

Jump off the weight loss teeter-totter

How is that New Year's Resolution going? If you are like the 92% of Americans who do not achieve their resolutions, you have probably forgotten what it was already. It's time to get back to the goal a...

 

The real cost of a healthy lifestyle

It’s so expensive to eat and live a healthy lifestyle! Or is it? While it can be expensive to eat and live healthy, it doesn’t have to be. Eliminating the myths of healthy living and implementing...

 

Misconceptions about health foods

Many people resolve to improve their health each new year. Maybe it’s to lose weight, exercise more, or to drink more water. We start off the year with the best of intentions, but could that effort...

 

Say no to holiday weight gain

The average American gains weight over the holiday season, how much will vary person to person but over a few years that couple of pounds here and a couple of pounds there adds up. This year plan to...

 

'Tis the Season of Sugar

Halloween is over and if you are like most parents your pantry or cupboard is filled to the brim with Halloween candy. Halloween is the official kick off to the Season of Sugar. Did you know, the average American child consumes 32tsp of sugar per day...

 

Alternatives to Pumpkin Spiced favorites

It's Pumpkin Spiced everything season. If you have been to your local grocery store, restaurant or coffee shop you have seen all of your favorite items transform into pumpkin spiced versions. You migh...

 

Get an A+ in health with these Back-to-School tips

It’s after Labor Day and we all know what that means, summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school, and moms and dads everywhere are doing their happy dance. The one thing we are dreading is the sleepy kiddos as the long days...

 

Smart summer snacks for kids

If you have kids home from school for summer break you are probably feeling like there is a black hole in your fridge and pantry. Kids are hungry in the summer from all that swimming and running aroun...

 

Healthy hydration for the summer

Summer is here. For most that means a lot of BBQ'ing, lake time and vacation. That also means a lot more drinking ... and no I don't just mean the cold brews. In the summer we tend to consume more...

 

Staying active for better health

Did you know it is recommended to take 10,000 steps per day? Have you started tracking your steps with an activity tracker? You might be surprised how few steps or active minutes you really take each...

 

Spring clean your health routine

Spring is here. It's time for a Spring Cleaning for your health and wellness. We are creatures of habit and over time our bad habits tend to rule. If you made some New Year's resolutions to improve...

 

Supplements: What do you really need?

Are you trying to get healthier and not sure where to start when you walk down the supplement aisle? Do the large supplement stores make you nervous and you don't know where to start? Years ago we...

 

Kick the winter blues to the curb

If you are like most people in the northwest you are ready to hop a plane to the tropics and catch some rays. The doom and gloom of no sun, and rain for days at a time can bring on more fatigue,...

 

Resolve to improve your health

Did the holidays take their toll on you? If you are like most Americans you gained weight this holiday season and if you are like 48 percent of Americans you are resolving to lose weight this year. Th...

 

Healthy for the Holidays

Worried about how to get it all done for the upcoming Holidays? Do you always end up with so many items on your list to prepare for the holidays that the moments are gone before you have even had a ch...

 

Reading labels: The good, the bad and the truth

Wondering what all the claims are on your food packaging? Organic, Non-GMO, natural, gluten free, etc. There are so many claims out there, many of which are clever marketing gimmicks to get us to buy...

 

Do you have the Sugar Blues?

Have you ever eaten a meal only to want to eat again shortly thereafter? Are you constantly tired and experiencing sugar highs and lows? You know, the ones where you feel like you can take on the...

 

Packing smart lunches for kids

The first day of school is right around the corner. Back to carpools, new backpacks, school supplies and, of course, the new lunch box. What are you going to pack in that lunchbox this year? Kids need...

 

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