Consuming sugar-filled drinks increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Each year 17.9 million people die of cardiovascular disease; which are conditions affecting the heart and vascular system. Contributing factors are diet, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and cholesterol. To combat cardiovascular disease, doctors try to help at risk patients avoid a metabolic disorder called dyslipidemia, which is an abnormal level of lipids in … Continue reading Consuming sugar-filled drinks increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Walking is great for weight loss and so much more!

We all know the benefits of getting in 30 minutes of exercise five days per week, but did you know walking is a great way to get in those 30 minutes and you might be surprised at all the other benefits of brisk walking. There are countless studies that show regular exercise is very good … Continue reading Walking is great for weight loss and so much more!

Stress eating? The struggle is real… here’s how to break the cycle

Even before a global pandemic more than half the U.S. population struggled with stress eating as they turned to food for comfort. Stress eating can occur for a variety of reasons, anxiety, sadness, boredom, grief, and of course a lot of stress. These are negative feelings and to help us cope we turn to food … Continue reading Stress eating? The struggle is real… here’s how to break the cycle

Change your environment for a leaner body

Did you know that making changes to your daily environment helps develop good habits that will improve your lifestyle and lead to a leaner and healthier body; no calorie counting required? As part of any healthy lifestyle it is important to know the two key factors for success, which are, eating well (nutrition) and exercise. … Continue reading Change your environment for a leaner body

Five healthy, delicious and easy to make at home snacks…

Banana ice cream Cut or break three or four bananas into one inch chunks and freeze them. Once frozen add to food processor or Ninja and blend until smooth. If you like, add strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, chocolate chips as a topping. To make chocolate ice cream simply add one or two teaspoons of cocoa powder. … Continue reading Five healthy, delicious and easy to make at home snacks…

What is cholesterol and tips for lowering your numbers

We all know cholesterol is something we need to pay attention to because it leads to cardiovascular disease but do you know what it is, do you know there are two types, why good cholesterol is important and how to control the bad? What is cholesterol and why is it important for good health? According … Continue reading What is cholesterol and tips for lowering your numbers

30 minute full body workout no equipment needed

This workout is courtesy of Teambodyproject and can be done at home, no equipment needed. They have numerous workouts on YouTube and on their website... all free! If you like their workouts and would like more individualized coaching they also have a very affordable program for only $100 per year (you get two free months). … Continue reading 30 minute full body workout no equipment needed

Recovery nutrition guide for aquatic sports

Post-exercise recovery for any sport is important and plays a critical factor in not just recovery but in how well an athlete performs. For aquatic athletes specifically, what is the quality, quantity and timing for intake of fluids and food after workouts or during a competitive event; to take advantage of re-hydration and repair? There … Continue reading Recovery nutrition guide for aquatic sports

How to wash your hands using the World Health Organization technique

This video demonstrates the World Health Organization (WHO) technique for hand-washing. Watch the video to be sure you are washing your hands thoroughly. This video explains how to correctly wash your hands Proper hand hygiene is the most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs and to protect yourself and others … Continue reading How to wash your hands using the World Health Organization technique

Getting started with a plant-based diet

The following suggestions are courtesy of Harvard Medical School. Eight ways to get started with a plant-based diet Eat lots of vegetables: fill half of your plate with vegetables at lunch and dinner. Make sure you include plenty of colors in choosing your vegetables. Enjoy vegetables as a snack with hummus, salsa or guacamole.Change the … Continue reading Getting started with a plant-based diet

What is a plant-based diet?

Any diet or nutrition plan that focuses on plant-based whole-foods while eliminating processed foods, dairy and meats has been widely proven to improve overall health, especially cardiovascular health. What is a whole-foods plant-based diet? A plant-based diet has many definitions because it varies according to how much dairy or animal products an individual consumes along … Continue reading What is a plant-based diet?

Want to protect your arteries? Eat a better breakfast!

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast gives your body the energy and nutrition it needs to perform through- out the whole day. If that isn't enough reason to eat a healthy breakfast, how about protecting your arteries? According to an article in the Journal of the … Continue reading Want to protect your arteries? Eat a better breakfast!