Welcome to our blog, where we offer our insight and advice on common areas of challenge, frequently asked questions, and other health related hot topics. We hope you learn a few key things while you’re here that spark your motivation to lead a healthy and full life. Happy reading!
I developed a passion for food, fitness, and living a health promoting lifestyle early in life – pretty well as soon as I began to buy groceries for myself. I quickly became aware of the overwhelming variety of products available at supermarkets today. But having little knowledge in the way of food or nutrition at that time, I, like so many out there today, was a confused consumer.
Excess weight has been traditionally viewed as a mismatch in the calories in/calories out equation. While this may be true, it is important to note that body-weight regulation is dynamically impacted by variables such as genes, the environment and social and cultural factors. Each person has unique energy requirements, arising from the contribution of basal metabolic rate, the thermic effect of food, and physical movement.
With visions of sugar plums dancing out of our heads, now is the time when many of us turn our attention to the upcoming New Year. While, personally, we prefer not to set, “New Year’s Resolutions” (due mainly to the standard New Year's Day resolutions losing momentum well before spring), we, like many others, do enjoy facing a new challenge at the beginning of the year.
Whether you're well informed or blissfully unaware of it, stress affects many aspects of our lives - be it our mental & physical health, lifestyle habits, energy levels, or our relationships. As our to-do lists mount and our year end expectations climb over the next few weeks, we feel that now is as good of a time as any to talk stress management.
As wonderful and joy-filled as this time of year is, for many of us it is also that time of year where we begin to feel the pinch. It seems no matter how much we plan for it (or at least intend to) each year, with those cozy holiday vibes often comes that slight financial worry in the back of our minds. And with the biggest and brightest new items on the block these days, it come as no surprise that many of us struggle to keep up while maintaining a wholesome and nourishing diet for our families.