Tag Archives: health

Tips for making healthy snacks

Healthy snacks are a key part to any healthy lifestyle. But figuring out what is healthy and what’s not can be a challenge. We’re trying to make it a little easier for you. How? By giving you advice for snacks that are filling and nutritious. Here are some tips to help making healthy snacks a no-brainer. Continue reading

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50 easy ways to make today healthier

Every day, we make a plethora of choices that impact our health. Truth be told, we’re making these choices on an hourly basis, often more frequently than that. Over the course of a day, those decisions really add up. So how can we make the most of them? Here are 50 simple ways you can make today healthier than yesterday or the day before that. Continue reading

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5 simple tips to reading the nutrition label

Let’s face it, finding healthful foods can be hard. Reading the nutrition label is already complicated enough without buzz words like “gluten free,” “low carb,” “fat free,” and “sugar free.” There has to be an easier way, right? Here are five helpful hints to reading the nutrition label to help you make good choices at the grocery store. Continue reading

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Physical activity trends are depressingly low

If you were to take a gander at how many American adults get the recommended amount of exercise each week, what would you guess? One thing is for sure, physical activity trends in the U.S. could use a tuneup.  Continue reading

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Health benefits you might be missing 

There are so many “healthy” foods out there, each boasting miraculous health benefits. Bananas are filled with potassium; spinach is loaded with vitamin K. Quinoa has plant-based complete proteins; blueberries are rich in antioxidants. The list goes on and on. Unfortunately, some of the health benefits of food are not properly explained or are exaggerated. Here is a list of some healthy food health benefits you might be missing out on. Continue reading

Thinking about becoming a vegetarian?

You may have heard that going meatless once or more a week could be beneficial to your health. In fact, numerous studies have found that vegetarians have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and are at a lower risk for some diseases. Nice! Becoming a vegetarian has a lot of upsides, but it isn’t for everyone. Before you decide to ditch meat for good, here are some things you should know. Continue reading

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How sleep affects health

You get your exercise in (as often as you can) and you eat well (most of the time), but you’re still not seeing the results you’re hoping for. While there could be a plethora of reasons for this, the first thing you should do is take a look at how much sleep you’re getting. In fact, did you know that along with exercise and diet, sleep is considered one of the three pillars of good health? It’s true! Which makes it that much more important to get in those zzz’s. Continue reading

Why students love final rest

Few things give you the same feeling as laying on your back after an hour of strenuous physical activity. At the end of each and every yoga practice, you get that sensation. We may not practice Warrior I or Bridge or Crow every class, but we certainly do make time for final rest. It’s during this time that we get to absorb the benefits from our practice. Continue reading

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Why anyone could call themself a nutritionist

Have you ever met someone who says they’re a nutritionist? If you have, did you ask if they went to school for it or if they are licensed? Does it even matter? Continue reading

3 tips to more physical activity

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You’re on the road to a successful, healthy body, and it’s great that you’re getting your regular exercise in. But did you know that confining physical activity only to the time you’re working out can be a major roadblock to reaching your goals? Continue reading