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Sleep Well and Stay Well

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are realizing that the proverb, “The greatest health is wealth,” rings true. Now more than ever, we should focus on those lifestyle behaviors that make the highest deposits into our banks of good health. Research reveals adequate sleep is among those behaviors needing more…

Quarantine Cuisine: Keeping Your Food Safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven many of us to spend more time in a room we use every day, but sometimes don’t give much thought about: the kitchen. The need to maintain social distancing has required us to make the shift to more home-cooked meals. While being in control…

Don’t Eat Your Stress

Many of us have been in stressful situations that end with seeking out chips, cookies, ice cream or all three as a temporary source of relief. The trigger could be something small, like a lengthy commute, or something more significant, such as a worldwide global pandemic that has shut down…

Mindfulness: Focus On What You Can Control

“With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Most of us are experiencing some levels of stress and anxiety during the uncertain times we are living in with the COVID-19…

How Safe and Effective is Melatonin?

Whether you’re on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak or staying at home, getting a good night’s sleep is more difficult than ever before.  Many of us may be looking into methods of stress relief, including ways to enhance falling asleep.

Healthy Eating at Home

As many of us continue to practice social distancing by staying home, it can be tough cooking and eating the same things every day, and easy for us to reach for salty or sugary snacks. Keep in mind that continuing to eat healthy can support your immune system, which is…

Keeping Stress at Bay during COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, and, in particular, the past several days, I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” With the entire global community struggling to contain and manage the existential threat that is the coronavirus, times are now, if…

The Truth About Carbs – Runner’s Edition

We all know that carbohydrates are typically known as a runner’s best friend. However, like many things in the nutrition world, too much of a good thing can be detrimental. In preparing for long-distance runs throughout the year, a conservative approach to eating can speed you across the finish line.

Heart Attack 101 – Know the Signs and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., so knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is crucial. There’s no better time than Amer…

How to Make and Keep Healthy Family Resolutions in 2020

This is the time of year to think about goals for the New Year! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Are they goals for just you, your children or your family? It’s not too late to set resolutions for 2020. Big and small goals give us something…