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How to Balance Your Health During the Holiday Season: Part 1 – Staying Active

Autumn is here, though it may not quite feel like it yet - more importantly, we’re heading into that long holiday stretch where we face two to three months of increased temptation in the form of delicious treats and family feasts. While nature is winding down for a winter rest, our lives are just ramping up as we try to balance our schedules, holiday events, and family get-togethers. Additionally, if you’re the type of person...

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| Tips, Weight Loss

5 Tips to Curb Hunger and Control Cravings

One of the biggest obstacles that many people face in their weight loss journey is getting cravings. You start eating healthier with the best of intentions and, the next thing you know, you can’t stop thinking about drinking soda or eating a cookie or stopping for some french fries. The good news is that cravings don’t last forever. In fact, there are many ways to reduce hunger and stay on track, and we’ve got five...

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| Food, Weight Loss

4 Must-Have Tools for Meal Planning

When you’re trying to make positive changes in your eating habits, planning is an important step that can mean the difference between success and failure. It’s not just recipes and meal breakdowns that you need, either—in order to get the most out of your meal planning, you’ll need to be sure that you’ve got the right tools available to you. We’ve put together a short list of must-haves that will make your meal planning a...

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| Food, Nutrition, Weight Loss

The Role of Sleep in Health and Weight Loss

We all know that getting a good night's rest makes you feel better. Turns out, it can also make you healthier! Many studies show that your sleep patterns are linked to your stress levels, calorie intake, and even the foods you crave. Here's a primer on the connection between getting your "zzz's" and a successful health journey. Lack of Sleep Affects Hunger Hormones Ghrelin and leptin are two hormones that affect your appetite and hunger....

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| Weight Loss

How to Ease into an Exercise Regimen

While many think it’s a great idea to just jump into a new exercise regimen, this is not necessarily the case. For those who live a majorly sedentary lifestyle, throwing yourself into a new workout routine could not only make the workouts less effective, but could also be detrimental to your physical well-being overall. Whether you work in an office or have limited mobility due to age or condition, the following is a short guide...

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| Weight Loss