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It’s finally Spring (though the weather might not feel like it, especially for my NC folks), and what better time to work on ourselves! Self-care, simplified, is any action to “preserve or improve one’s own health.” I absolutely love this definition because it encompasses the improvement of health, but emphasizes the importance of “self” in… Continue reading »

This Sunday, March 13th is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and it will end on Sunday, November 6th. In the Spring, clocks will be moved ahead one hour and moved back one hour in the Fall. According to the CDC, this time shift can take about one week for our bodies to adjust to… Continue reading »

February is American Heart Month and National Canned Food Month. Heart disease continues to be a leading cause of death among Americans. Diet is one of the best ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases. It is important that we include fiber from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in our daily eating. Eating canned fruits… Continue reading »

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less focuses on making lifestyle changes that you can continue after the program ends. We don’t have a specific diet, a specific exercise plan, or a specific tracking platform. We are here to support your journey, whatever that looks like for you. The National Weight Control Registry started in 1994… Continue reading »

Happy New Year, we wish you a happy and healthy 2022! A new year means new blogs but we also wanted to start this year by taking a look back at our most popular blogs from 2021. Based on your views, we present the 5 most popular blogs of 2021: FIVE Ways to Avoid Gas… Continue reading »

How have you been sleeping lately? It is usually not easy to fit in a full 8 hours of restful sleep, especially with busy schedules and any holiday stress. Regardless of what is going on in your life, prioritizing sleep is important for your overall health and well-being. Getting enough restful sleep is important for… Continue reading »

Unless you are an early bird through and through, you might struggle to jump right out of bed ready to tackle the day every single morning. Not to mention the “morning rush” you may experience trying to get your household and yourself out the door. It is time to check in with yourself and evaluate… Continue reading »

Have you ever wondered if it is safe to eat yogurt past its best by date or thaw poultry at room temperature? Maybe you are unsure if you can eat those roasted vegetables you left on the counter overnight or if you can store butter at room temperature. For all of your food safety related… Continue reading »

Resolutions should not be reserved solely for the New Year. You can make resolutions or goals at any time of the year. Why not start now, with a holiday season goal: to be the healthiest and best version of yourself during this busy time of the year! Big things happen when we start with small… Continue reading »

You may have heard that foods high in omega 6 fats (soybean oil, safflower oil, sunflower seed oil, vegetable oil) can cause inflammation in the body. Since inflammation is the root cause of most chronic illnesses including heart disease this would not be good. So, where is this theory coming from that omega 6 fatty… Continue reading »