Eating, Sleeping and the Nutrition Connection

eat-sleep-healthy-300x198It has long been known that proper sleep and nutrition play a critical role in our mental health. What is often overlooked however, is the strong link between these two features of a healthy lifestyle. Yet, amounting evidence has shown that individuals who are able to get at least seven to eight hours of restful sleep, are more likely to consume a balanced diet and less likely to become overweight.

But there ...

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Building Better Eating Habits in Children

Child making SaladThe New Year brings new opportunities for changing bad eating habits. As many of us embark on new resolutions to improve our diet, it is just as important to teach your child healthy eating habits.

Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the past three decades and more than one third of children and adolescents in the United States are now ...

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True Resolve

ResolveTo be resolute means to be purposeful, determined, and unwavering in your intent and action. It implies commitment in the truest sense – dedicated and obligated. The phrase, “hell or high-water” comes to mind. In the course of our lives we often make commitments. Yet it seems that often, commitment takes a second seat to convenience, comfort and routine. Without true resolve, the ...

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The Being of Wellness

WellnessWellness means different things to different people. Most people would agree however that wellness, or well-being, encompasses more than just our physical health. It includes the health of our mind and spirit as well as our bodies. Further, when health professionals talk about wellness, they’re referring to how these separate components of health interact and affect the others.

The connection between stress, for example, and the physical impact of stress on our ...

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Health to the Music!

You see them at the gym; you see them in the park, you see them along the streets: people deep into some form of exercise and in their own world thanks to the ear-buds they’re wearing. Since the introduction of aerobic dance in the early 70’s, music seems to have become not only a basic element of many people’s personal exercise routines, but an essential part of things ...

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