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You might find that fall flavors and smells pack a lot of comfort, calling up memories of mom’s baking, trips to the pumpkin patch, or holiday meals shared with family. But the mental health benefits of certain fall foods go beyond the food memories that make you feel good. The nutrients in these five fall Read more
Pumpkin is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It’s native to North America and particularly popular around Thanksgiving and Halloween. In the US, pumpkin typically refers to Cucurbita pepo, an orange type of winter squash. In other regions, such as Australia, pumpkin may refer to any type of winter squash. Read more
Many factors, biological and environmental, influence appetite, food choices, and meal timing. Some people can’t tell when they are hungry, while others have learned to ignore feelings of hunger. Both scenarios can lead to low energy levels, a dissatisfaction with food choices, intense cravings, and heightened hunger pangs. Food is used to nourish our bodies Read more
Maybe you’re the person who walks quickly past the door of the Group Fitness Studio, hoping the instructor and participants won’t notice you watching.  Maybe you’re thinking “I wish I looked that happy while I work out.” Maybe you’ve tried a class or two and are still looking for the one that feeds your soul. Read more
Aug 28 2019

How to Get Your Bliss

By now, we all know that physical health is imperative for quality of life. We know that moving more, eating more whole foods and practicing mindful meditation can help prevent most chronic disease and increase longevity. However, as an exuberant optimist, I find that practicing daily gratitude leads to overall satisfaction and a joyful heart. Read more
Real talk: I’ve never been someone that enjoyed competitive sports. I know many people thrive off of competition with others, and it does have its place — it teaches the valuable life lesson that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, and can also encourage teamwork and camaraderie, which are valuable professional skills that you Read more
Yoga is often sought out by adults as a way to handle many issues — stress, health, flexibility, and mindfulness — and with good reason! Yoga has been studied for thousands of years and documented to show improvements in both physical and mental well being. But what’s great about Yoga is that anybody of ANY Read more
Reaching the goal of having a healthy, fit, body is not an easy task. However, there are many things people do that are counterproductive towards reaching that dream body they’ve always been working towards. Let’s talk about what works…and what doesn’t. Myth #1: If I’m sweating, that means I’m working. Sweating does not always mean Read more
I often laugh at the responses I hear from people when I ask them, “what is a calorie?” Most of the answers that I receive are along the lines of “tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night.” This sounds quite sneaky to me, but if Read more
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