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Top Vitamins & Foods to Eat to Stay Healthy During Flu Season
Top Vitamins & Foods to Eat to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

With all the holiday season food being consumed this time of year while flu season peaks, it becomes even more vital to balance our diets with foods and vitamins that will keep us hearty, happy, and healthy.

In the winter, our bodies receive fewer vital nutrients like sunlight. We lack the Vitamin D that comes from being in the sun, since we often opt to stay indoors to avoid the blistering cold. Coupled with being crammed together in malls, offices, homes and airports, our bodies can use a little boost to our natural defenses in warding off catching a cold or flu.

How Diet Impacts Mental Health
How Diet Impacts Mental Health

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans have some type of mental illness. The CDC says that by 2020, depression will rank as the second leading cause of disability, after heart disease. For this reason, the talk around town has more increasingly veered in the lane of improving mental health: how to reduce the stigmas associated with it, common risk factors, and what we all should do to ensure we stay mind-, body-, and spirit-healthy. Now we know there is evidence that suggests a direct and proven correlation between mental health and what we eat.

The idea of nutritional psychiatry was barely on the healthcare radar just a few years ago, and while there had been a few studies examining how certain supplements (like omega-3 fatty acids) might balance mood, supporting data was still lacking. Fast forward to 2018, and there now exists a broad spectrum of studies identifying diet as being as important to mental health as it is to physical health.

Best Body Weight Exercises You Can Do While Traveling
Best Body Weight Exercises You Can Do While Traveling

Need help in overcoming the challenge of getting your workouts in while dashing through the snow (and air)? Here are the best body weight exercises you can do while traveling:

Keeping it Keto During Holiday Feasts
Keeping it Keto During Holiday Feasts

Need tips on how to stay keto during your family’s traditional holiday meals? You are not alone! Here is a quick cheat sheet on a few items that comply with a keto diet along with tips on how to stay ahead of temptation.

Top Three Reasons To Start Your New Year’s Resolution Early
Top Three Reasons To Start Your New Year’s Resolution Early

Don’t wait until January when the gyms are crowded and you’ve already gained all the holiday weight to make health/fitness resolutions. Here are a few reasons why starting your New Year’s resolution early is a smart idea. 

Avoiding Hidden Calories in Beverages
Avoiding Hidden Calories in Beverages

Many people are not aware of just how much calories in beverages can contribute to their daily intake. Calories from drinks can really add up; however, if you’re super diligent, you can avoid hidden calories in beverages to maintain your health goals.

 

Recipe of the Week: Homestyle Chicken Chili
Recipe of the Week: Homestyle Chicken Chili

Homestyle Chicken Chili

If you're looking for the perfect healthy recipe to warm up in this cool weather, look no further. Our chicken chili is delicious, and super simple to cook. Enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Recipe of the Week: What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers
Recipe of the Week: What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you're anything like us, you look forward to Thanksgiving leftovers almost as much as the meal itself. Who doesn't love to savor those fall flavors a few more times? We've put together the quick recipe for our favorite leftover - the day after sandwich.

12 Tips to Stay on a Healthy Eating Track Around the Holidays
12 Tips to Stay on a Healthy Eating Track Around the Holidays

It’s not easy. “Eating healthy” and “holidays” don’t necessarily gel well-- even in sentence form. However, in order to continue to live your best life throughout the other 10 months of the upcoming year, it is necessary that you find a way to make it make sense.

Temptations are around every corner, and holiday events and travel override daily routines. So how do you maintain a reasonable, healthy eating plan when everyone around you is bingeing? Here are a few tips that can help you avoid the holiday trap and stay focused.

Five Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling This Holiday Season
Five Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling This Holiday Season

For many people, the holiday season offers up the opportunity to replace the rigorous grind of everyday life and routine with gorging on the bountiful happiness and joy provided by family, friends, and yes, food! The challenge of healthy eating and maintaining exercise habits are exacerbated even more for those who travel during the season. With Thanksgiving being the busiest time of the year to travel, you may find yourself in a crunch over how to resist substituting your usual snack of carrots with delicious carrot cake.

Travelers with a relaxed mindset during the months of November and December tend to gain weight and feel unhealthy when they return home. However, your diet and exercise routines don’t have to suffer; many of your healthy habits at home are portable and can (and should) go where you go. Below are some tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling during this holiday season.

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