November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. My hope is that you will take a few minutes to read further to have a better understanding of the disease. I’ll also share about the “heart-head connection” and a list of resources that ... READ MORE
What is a Plant-Based Diet?
A plant-based diet consists of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and healthy oils. Plant-based eating, also known as “plant-rich dietary patterns” or eating “plant forward” is “a style of ... READ MORE
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate” (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2021). Meals and snacks are so much more enjoyable when it includes food or beverages we love to consume. How do ... READ MORE
Self-care is what you do for yourself to maintain good physical and mental health. Often in times of stress, we may be less inclined to take good care of ourselves and put self-care on hold. However, it is during stressful times when it is especially ... READ MORE
Whether you consider a stress to positive or negative, your body reacts by releasing stress hormones and in turn, your body responds. Depending on the severity or type of stress you might be experiencing, your body is likely releasing stress ... READ MORE
It is only natural to experience stress; however, chronic stress is damaging to our mind and body. You may be able to reduce your exposure to certain stressors; However, it is not possible to eliminate stress in its entirety. One way you can ... READ MORE
Aging is commonly associated with decreased mobility, strength and energy. This frailty is largely due to a "decline in function of muscle mass." (Morley, 2016).
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, "regular ... READ MORE
It’s time to celebrate your heart!
Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States for both women and men? 1 out of every 3 deaths are caused by heart disease (2017).
So how do you know if you are at risk? While some ... READ MORE