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A Lonely Heart Is Detrimental to Your Health

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - February 14, 2020

Are You an Owner of a Lonely Heart?   While at a luncheon this week, our guest speaker said something that struck me hard:   Loneliness has been proven to cause heart disease over smoking 15 cigarettes a day.   Loneliness causes an immediate and severe bodily reaction. It increases in blood pressure and cholesterol, […]

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Real Men Do Yoga

Posted by: Jarvis Quarterman, Certified Yoga Instructor - February 3, 2020

Moving Past The Stigma!! Men In The U.S. Are Getting Comfortable Joining the Yoga Movement!    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”~Frederick Douglass    Women far outnumber men in American yoga studios today, which is a shame because it means there are many men out there missing out on […]

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Your Busy Schedule Could Benefit You

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - January 27, 2020

The Science Behind H.I.I.T. It is recommended by the CDC (Center of Disease Control & Prevention) that we obtain 150 minutes of moderately intense or 75 minutes of vigorously intense exercise weekly. For the average person that has school, a family, work, etc, it may be hard to find a weekly routine. What I mean […]

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Your New Year

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - January 6, 2020

The most common resolution for Americans is weight loss; but we are learning more and more about health at every size and as a society we’re gaining body acceptance. Here’s a better idea for Chicago: let’s focus on a new healthy habit. This may seem strange that your dietitian is telling you to avoid focusing […]

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Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - December 30, 2019

Now that the holiday season is wrapping up, the onslaught of ‘new year, new you’ is upon us. With the ringing in of each new year comes the hope and promise of a fresh start. It’s a time to reflect on our 2019, and if we achieved the goals we’d set out last January, or […]

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Finding Your Fitness Inspiration

Posted by: Carter Scott, Certified Personal Trainer - December 26, 2019

First and foremost: movement is paramount to overall health. That said, staying fit in times of stress or difficulty can be a challenge. When the weather is bad, or time is short, you’re fatigued, or for any number of other reasons, fitness can sometimes be put on the back burner. When that happens, it can […]

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Winter Squashes Galore

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - December 16, 2019

  Besides fall foliage, one of the best things about this time of year is that it’s peak winter squash season. Though these squashes are available year-round, they are the star of the show now, and I am always thrilled when it’s their time to shine.       Butternut Squash  Though it takes a […]

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Try to Maintain, Rather than Gain this Holiday Season

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - December 9, 2019

Winter with all of its festivities and chilly weather driving up our appetites; can be a challenging time for the weight conscious. For many, seasonal weight gain seems inevitable and even as the weather gets warmer, the additional weight seems to stick around. Let me reassure you: there is no mandatory weight gain every year! […]

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Gratitude will Change Your Attitude

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 25, 2019

Earlier this year, I noticed that I was not being my typical, cheerful self.  My life, like many others, is beyond busy.  Busy is an understatement.    My typical day consists of getting up at 4:30am – yes, that is correct and not a typo.  We are up before the sun rises.  I make breakfast […]

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