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Healthy Holiday Swaps

Healthy Holiday Swaps

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish or ramekins and set aside.

Peel and roughly chop sweet potatoes into large chunks. Place into a large pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high, and gently boil for 10 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender and drain, and place into a large bowl.

How to avoid those extra holiday pounds

How to avoid those extra holiday pounds

The holiday season is officially here! While we all look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, many of us are dreading the oh-so-eminent holiday weight gain. But can you get through the holiday without adding to the scale?? Yes it IS possible! Check out these tips…

How we should be eating as we age

How we should be eating as we age

How you should be eating as you age

As we age, inflammation is something that we must pay more attention to. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response that helps the body heal itself, bringing white blood cells to the area of concern with increased blood flow.

16 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

16 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

When many people visualise weight loss, one of the first things to come to mind is getting a totally toned and taut tummy. After all, who doesn’t want to be able to slip into a pair of jeans without having to deal with a muffin to or have the option of flashing their flat abs in a two-piece swimsuit?

What's more, losing fat around your middle is a surefire way to improve your health: Research links larger waist size to heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.

Everything you need to know about kids and snacking

Everything you need to know about kids and snacking

Snacking doesn’t have to be a bad thing, in fact it shouldn’t! Snacking the right way should be an energy source for kiddos to sustain them throughout the day. If you are worried about your kids snacking on the wrong stuff, trying to keep your kids from snacking is not a practical option… we all know they are going to snack… and really they should, they need energy! “Forbidding” certain things only makes them want them more.

How Much Protein Should You Be Eating?

How Much Protein Should You Be Eating?

Always the ever-going debate, how much protein should we be eating is the questions of the century. And debate it how you want, protein is essential for bodily functions, like building healthy tissues, a healthy immune system, healthy hormone levels, and storing energy, as well as maintaining muscle mass to protect against injury.

Cardio: Essential or no???

Cardio: Essential or no???

The lifelong debate of whether or not you need cardio will always exist among gym goers and exercisers… Unless you are familiar with the physiology and science of it all, you assume cardio is necessary, when you go to the gym and the cardio equipment is ALWAYS full.

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