Smart Hydration

Do you get enough fluids? Water is the single most critical nutrient needed for health, growth, development and the balance of systems.

The Coconut Oil Craze

I am sure by now that at some point you’ve heard someone raving about all the supposed health benefits of coconut oil. From lowering bad cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease, and burning fat it seems that every time I get on social media there is someone who is claiming that these are…

Eat the Rainbow; Taste the Rainbow

 We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is important. In fact, I remember my parents always telling me “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” just to get me to eat fruit. The truth is that an apple a day won’t keep the doctor away, but including a lot of different fruits and…

Weight Loss Begins Here

There are several areas to work on with weight loss in mind, such as drinking more water, eating lower fat foods, controlling portions, and exercising. Lifestyle changes are an effective way to lose pounds and inches while using obtainable, sustainable strategies. Making small changes in your daily routine will help change the body over time….

Going Greek in the Kitchen

Greek yogurt has quickly taken over the health world in many American homes and restaurants. It first appeared as a tangy new breakfast food, but has now made both sweet and savory appearances throughout the day. Greek yogurt has 38% less sodium, 40% less sugar, and more than 2x the amount of protein than traditional yogurt. Why wouldn’t…

Let’s Talk Trash!

Do you focus on feeding your family or yourself on a tight budget? Do you think about using the food you purchase before it spoils? It’s no secret that many of us toss food or let it go bad in the kitchen for a number of reasons. I know in our home, I work hard…

Nutrition Apps for Your Smartphone

Do you have a smartphone? If so, keep reading! Telephones of all shapes and sizes have been around and constantly changing for years. Recently, technology has created apps for our smartphones. We use some apps for entertainment or to help pass the time, but there are other apps that we like to use every day…

Stick to the Basics! No Subscription Needed!

Are you subscribed out? So many helpful programs and health sites on the internet or in your neighborhood are available at a click of a button and a quick drive. I’ve noticed lately that many useful programs have subscriptions such as local car washes, mail deliveries for makeup, jewelry, coffee, food and even shaving supplies….

Choosing Healthy Fats

Many people assume that including fat into our diet is an unhealthy choice. However, fat is a nutrient that is necessary for our health-not only in the right amount, but the type of fat you eat is important as well.  Some fats offer health-protective benefits that can protect your heart and support overall health. It is…

Healthy Tips for a ‘Happy 4th of July’

The 4th of July is a great day to spend with friends and family but with it usually comes a lot of time spent around food. Most 4th of July get-togethers involve a delicious BBQ full of scrumptious foods with high amounts of calories. Although we may not avoid all the eating, we can still…

Summer Fitness Fuel

For most people, the summer means BBQs, vacations, and lots of outdoor fun. Unfortunately, typical BBQ food is not the best option to fuel a workout, but there are plenty of great, refreshing snacks to eat that are high in water, and easy to eat when your appetite is low. Working out is a great…

Men’s Health & Nutrition

Create Healthy Habits! Create healthy habits such as eating healthy and exercising and make it part of your daily routine. Simply eating healthier and getting regular exercise can help lower or prevent: High Cholesterol High Blood Pressure High Blood Sugar Excess Weight Gain Preventing the rise in any of these conditions mentioned above will help…