4 Fun Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Athletic Kids

Child on bikeby Anya Willis

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to start making your shopping list and checking it twice. Instead of wrapping up toys for your children that could end up gathering dust in a few months, why not check out your local sporting goods store? If your child is a budding athlete, that’s where you’ll find the items on their wishlist. READ MORE

Have a Nutritious, Delicious Thanksgiving!

veggie turkey

veggie turkey

Thanksgiving is here again, kicking off the holiday season. And ‘tis the beginning of many festive events, most with food being front and center. This can cause a certain amount of trepidation about overeating and weight gain, putting at least a small damper on spirits. After all, about half of all weight gained annually occurs during the winter holidays. READ MORE

Fun Skills and Hobbies You Can Easily Pick Up Online

Camera taking picby Cheryl Conklin

Learning a new skill or picking up a new hobby is a great way to exercise your mind and boost your confidence. The best part? Hobbies are beneficial to people of any age. According to Verywell Mind, hobbies reduce daily stress, promote a positive mood and help us relax. Although learning something new can be a bit more difficult as you get older, it’s by no means impossible. So, challenge your brain, impress your friends and feel pride in your abilities by picking a fun new skill to learn today! READ MORE

Healthy Routines: How to Get Your Body and Mind in Shape Without Stress

by Jennifer McGregor

Woman doing abdominal exerciseHealthy routines can elude us even at the best of times; busy schedules, stress and anxiety, and responsibilities often make it difficult to keep our bodies and minds feeling good, but it’s important to look for ways to do so. Whether you could use some more sleep, a better diet, or ways to make better choices, there are simple things you can do to focus on your overall health. READ MORE

Fire Up the Grill!

man grilling with wife supportSummer’s around the corner and we’re cranking up our grills. There’s nothing like a Sunday afternoon having grilled delights with friends and family. Ah, it doesn’t get any better than that!

And not to put a damper on the fun, but I’m writing this blog to suggest some ways to make our grilling masterpieces healthier and safer. Hey, what can I say….I’m a nutritionist! It’s an occupational hazard not to partake of a little health and food safety with my grilling! So all you “grillmeisters” please indulge me and take note of a few tidbits of advice: READ MORE

Addiction Recovery: Using Alternative Therapies When Traditional Methods Fall Short

by guest contributor Kimberly Hayes

Not everyone responds to substance abuse treatment the same way. Sometimes, an alternative approach is needed in order to truly set your life on the right track. There are many different types of treatment and many more techniques that can help you mold your recovery into a sustainable way of life. But before you begin, it’s important to know your limits. If you’re physically unable to fully participate in any of these treatments, speak with your mentor or therapist about other ways to perpetuate your journey of healing and self-discovery. READ MORE

Farmers’ Markets: As Fresh as It Gets!

carotenoids veggies with peopleNothing says summer like red, ripe tomatoes and strawberries, juicy peaches and corn on the cob still in its husk! Tis the season for farmers’ markets to provide us with a variety of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables, herbs and a friendly, unique shopping adventure. This week’s blog is intended to help you make the most of your farmers’ market experience. READ MORE