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Spring Reset: Celebrating National Nutrition Month

If your New Year’s resolutions to get healthy have lost some steam, don’t despair. March is National Nutrition Month, offering the perfect opportunity to reset between winter and spring. National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for 2015, “Bite into […]

Effective Uses of Pilates for Injury Rehabilitation

When I first came to Pilates, I had been sidelined from running by hip and knee pain. I was looking for a workout that would allow me to maintain my fitness level, while not doing further damage to my joints and promoting recovery. During the first class, I found myself challenged on both the mental […]

Natural Ways to a Better Brain

Studies have confirmed that we’re living longer, but the problem is that we’re not living younger. Life expectancy in the United States today is about 80 years old, while cognitive brain performance peaks in our early 40s. That means mental functions like memory, reasoning, and decision-making decline in the last 30 or 40 years of […]

Toxins and Obesity: An Overlooked Link

Toxins and Obesity: An Overlooked Link

In the face of celebrity weight gain or loss tabloid photo galleries and ads touting the latest fad diet, it is easy to overlook that overweight and obesity aren’t just cosmetic issues. Obesity-related conditions can include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. These are among the leading causes of preventable […]

Reducing Fracture Risk: Ensuring Adequate Vitamin D Intake

Last summer, I found myself sidelined by pain in my right hip that made even the most basic daily tasks excruciating. I could still get around, albeit gingerly, so I talked myself into believing that the injury was nothing more than a strain. Chalking it up to overuse or improper training, I took what I […]