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Measure Your Food: The Importance of Portion Size Awareness

Posted by: Carter Scott, Certified Personal Trainer - October 28, 2019

More food equals more calories. Simple, right? Yet, the biggest culprit in weight gain is the over consumption of calories. To lose weight, it’s important to know—and be honest about!—the amount of food you are actually eating.     A portion is not what you would like for it to be. Rather it is the […]

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An Apple a Day

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - October 21, 2019

  It’s officially fall, which means it’s prime apple season. We all know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you ever wonder what about apples makes them so notoriously good for us?       1.   Fiber: As far as nutrients go, apples are a fantastic source of […]

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How Do You Eat? The Connection Between Food & Emotions

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - October 14, 2019

  This is can be often overlooked, but there is often a connection between one’s emotions and the food one consumes. This common connection is something each person needs to be aware of.   For example, “It was a busy day. You had a stressful time at work and you had to cut out some work […]

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Fear Not, It’s Antibiotic Free

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - October 7, 2019

A common concern regarding conventionally raised livestock is antibiotics. We all know that antibiotics have been over-used in our own health care settings and there is a fear that our meat and dairy are passing it on to us. I recently had the opportunity to visit two different cattle farms in downstate Illinois, one specializing […]

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Beginning a Corporate Wellness Program

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - September 30, 2019

It’s no secret that health and wellness are way of the workforce and growing exponentially. The truth is, most Americans spend more time at work than at home or with their families, excluding time sent sleeping. It’s crucial to help individuals find work-life balance and incorporate health and wellness in the workplace because sad to […]

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A Tribute to Late Summer Produce

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - September 23, 2019

  Summer has always had the best reputation when it comes to produce; it seems like every fruit or veggie you find at the market tastes its best sometime from June to August—even the veggies you know are truly ‘winter vegetables.’ But there are some that are standouts to me, the ones for which I […]

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Obtainable Goals

Posted by: Carter Scott, Certified Personal Trainer - September 16, 2019

  Honesty and self-awareness are key to setting and achieving obtainable goals which, in turn, create a history of success.   In my former singing career, history of success was a powerful tool. If I set an obtainable goal of learning an opera role bit by bit on a set schedule and stuck to it, […]

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September is National Yoga Awareness Month

Posted by: Jarvis Quarterman, Certified Yoga Instructor - September 9, 2019

“I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, and change me for the better… Someone who would love me, Affirm me, make me feel healthy and normal again… and I realized all along that I was looking for myself.”    –Jarvis Quarterman   Yoga as a Path to Health Freedom National […]

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Adult Picky Eaters

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - September 1, 2019

  It is generally thought that children are the picky eaters, however for many individuals, picky eating lasts through adulthood. The reason why people are opposed to certain textures like fresh tomatoes and not marinara sauce is considered to be evolutionary; the causes for the avoidance of certain foods and the prefernce for others can […]

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