Mindfulness for Stress Relief

We live in a world surrounded by distractions and stressors, and because of this, experiencing stress at times is unavoidable. There are both positive and negative stressors. However, a state of prolonged tension from stress may have negative health consequences like trouble sleeping, headaches, high blood pressure, increased heart attack risk, or a weakened immune […]

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Join the Annual Holiday Challenge!

What is the Holiday Challenge? Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week program provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the […]

Get a Library Card!

My close friends and colleagues are probably tired of me plugging public libraries or library resources whenever I get a chance but libraries are wonderful and needed community hubs! I blame it on the fact that my mom worked as a librarian intermittently over the years and currently, my dad serves on the library board […]

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How to Revive Wilted Produce Greens

Preserving and reviving greens are two of the most essential kitchen hacks that I have learned as an aspiring professional home cook. Something that I often experience with greens and herbs is using only a small fraction of what I buy and forgetting the rest as it sits in the fridge for days on end. […]

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6 Steps to Changing your Exercise Routine

Change is hard. Changing exercise routines can be difficult and often people stop exercising when their schedules or life circumstances change. Here are some steps that helped me transition from after-work runs to early morning workouts this summer. Have a reason to change your routine If you don’t have a reason, changing your routine is […]

Spring into Self-Care

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 […]

Spring forward Fall back

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 […]

Canned Foods—Good for You and Your Wallet

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 […]