Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Adolescant obesity is when a 2-19 year old person has a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile per the CDC sex-specific BMI-for-age growth charts. BMI is one value used to define weight status by comparing your height to weight ratio to others. However, BMI is best used with other measuremeants since it does not take into account things like muscle mass, bone density and hydration status, which could result in a falsely high BMI. Research ...

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Working it Out

1Many things have changed since the unwelcomed arrival of COVID-19, disrupting our daily schedules. Some of us are now working from home or not working at all, which causes quite a bit of stress. The sudden shift in routine could mean that some of us lost something we used as a release and stress-reliever: going to the gym. With gyms and studios temporarily ...

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The Social Distance Diet

Sweet and colourful french macaroons on wooden backgroundStaying at and working from home is new territory for a lot of us. Our routines have been disrupted and the world as we know it is constantly changing. In these uncertain times, it is easy to feel out of control. However, I am here to assure you there is one thing you can ...

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Healthy Eating During the Holidays. Yes, it’s Possible!

k🍴 The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for weight gain. The average American gains five pounds or more between Halloween and New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, over time this weight is rarely lost. Exercise helps us to avoid weight gain or to maintain our weight. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) recommends that we engage in 30 minutes ...

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer

pBreast cancer is the biggest killer of women in America, but we can take action toward kicking some cancer butt! 💪 According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 90 percent of these women are able to prolong their lives another five years or more. Also, physicians and healthcare practitioners are finding it easier now more than ever to identify breast cancer.

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New Year’s Resolutions that Lead to Lasting Change

I am a long time member of Weight Watchers and my local gym where I have come to witness an annual tradition. Each January both organizations swell in membership and attendance. By mid-nordwood-themes-467442February we are back to the regulars, give or take a few faces. As a student of human behavior I have to ask myself, “What’s up with that?”

Well, I think we are all familiar with one of the shortest ...

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Here Come the Holidays… There Goes My Diet!


Okay, so why am I already seeing Christmas stuff in the stores? The answer is because we love, love the holidays and all the celebrating that it brings. For many people the holidays are a time for re-uniting with friends and family, enjoying once- a-year festivities and, unfortunately, gaining weight. On average, Americans gain 2-4 pounds over the holiday season. And while this doesn’t seem like much, most do not take ...

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Control Your Food To Help Control Your Mood

foodThere are many different factors that influence our health and wellness. What we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and how we function. Whether you’ve been feeling overly stressed, tired, or depressed changing what you eat could make a big difference.

Seeds and nuts, soy beans, certain cheeses and meats, oats, eggs, seafood, bananas, pineapple and milk often contain tryptophan, which is ...

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