Still drinking soda? You should replace that with water.

Posted by Justin Shaw on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

If you're trying to lose weight, or even just eat healthier, one of the first things you need to cut out is that big gulp at the gas station. Fountain drinks can contain up to 49g of added sugar per serving. The worst part about that is that sugar adds a lot of calories but doesn't actually make you feel full.

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Tags: Healthy, water

Simple things you can do right now to shed those extra pounds

Posted by Justin Shaw on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

We're a few weeks into the new year and that new year motivation some of us had to eat healthy and live better might, must to our chagrin, already be on empty. There's nothing wrong with that, a lot of people try to go too big too quick and expect to see results two weeks in, and that (unfortunately) is just not the case.

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Tags: Healthy eating, Healthy, Healthy living, weight loss

Tired of the usual fall flavors? Try these hot fall beverages!

Posted by Justin Shaw on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

The past couple of years, fall has brought with it everything you can think of in a pumpkin spice flavor. The most popular and frequently seen item is probably the pumpkin spice latte. While these creamy coffee drinks are delicious, they are often loaded with extra sugar, which can really drag you down in the morning.

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Tags: Healthy, Fall, beverages

Whole Grains and Exercise!

Posted by Justin Shaw on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

There's always a lot of speculation on what foods are the best to eat before or after a workout. It's important to pick a pre workout food that will keep you full and helps keep your energy levels high! Whole grains are a great source of energy and are rich in soluble fiber so you feel fuller longer!

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Tags: whole grain, Healthy, health

Is this good for me?

Posted by Justin Shaw on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 07:08 AM

There seems to always be some type of debate going on about what food is good for our bodies and what isn't. Opinions and research vary on some food items, and on others people and nutritionists agree unanimously. Then of course there are the items where nutritionists and the average American are at opposite ends of the spectrum.  

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Tags: Healthy, food

Exercise is more important than you think

Posted by Justin Shaw on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 07:08 AM

One of the hardest things for an adult on a full time work schedule is to fit in a good workout that gets the job done. That becomes even more complicated if you have kids to rush off to school every morning, and pick up every evening.  

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Tags: Healthy, exercise

Why Establishing a Healthy Morning Routine Is So Important!

Posted by Andrew Desautels on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

If you're like me,  the sound of your alarm clock in the morning is worse than nails on a chalkboard, this blog is for you!

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Tags: Healthy eating, Healthy, Healthy living, mornings

Fueling up for Healthy Hiking

Posted by Tanya Govete RDN on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

It’s summertime! Time to hit the trails and have fun exploring in the great outdoors. Here you will find several useful tips to help you stay safe and perform better on your hikes! Happy trails!

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Tags: Healthy, exercise, summer

Healthy summer grilling options

Posted by Justin Shaw on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 09:06 AM

It's finally that time of year here in the Midwest - the warm weather is here to stay!  With it comes one of my personal favorite summer activities, barbecuing!

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Tags: Healthy, vegetables, barbecue, grilling

How to Get Your Kids to Unplug this Summer (and why that's Important)

Posted by Andrew Desautels on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

Summer is just around the corner and there is no better time for both children and parents to unplug from the digital world and get outside. The weather is warmer and the days are longer. The grass is green and the birds are singing, it's the perfect time to engage with nature. But when the school year comes to an end and summer begins, many parents today often wonder how they can get their kids to put down the iPads, cell phones, and videogames, and get outside and play more. This should really come as no surprise, considering that a recent study found that the average American child is said to spend 7 to 10 minutes a day in unstructured play outdooors and over 7 hours in front of an electronic screen each day! Read More!

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Tags: Healthy, video games, exercise, technology