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7 unhealthy weekend habits to quit now

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

For many of us, weekends are a chance to relax, unwind, and have fun. No one wants to place rules or restrictions on their days off, but being mindful of destructive or damaging habits could benefit you physically, emotionally, and mentally — and ultimately help you reach your biggest health goals. If you’re guilty of any of these seven unhealthy weekend habits, it may be time to break the cycle and start spending your weekends …

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16 easy ways to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Weight loss can be challenging. As much as we want to find that one magic secret that makes the weight melt away, there isn’t one. Sustainable weight loss is often a matter of building consistent habits that culminate in big changes over time. There are some easy ways to lose weight that involve making small daily changes. The good news is, there are nearly endless ways you can modify your daily lifestyle to lose weight …

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6 weight-loss strategies that can cause digestive issues

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Some weight-loss strategies can cause digestive issues. Digestive health is important for a number of reasons. Not only does properly digesting your food help you receive all the nutrients your body needs, but poor digestion can lead to symptoms such as uncomfortable bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, a weakened immune system, and even depression. In addition, making sudden, drastic changes to your diet can cause intense digestive reactions. Use caution when trying the following foods or weight-loss strategies, …

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10 ways to motivate yourself to exercise every day

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Many of us sit in a car to commute to a desk job, and then rush home to make dinner, help the kids with their homework, do some laundry, and get ready to do it all again the next day. How are we supposed to work in our recommended 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise? Unless we make exercise a priority, it’s likely to be the first thing we let slide. Follow these 10 …

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Is your job making you fat?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Is your work affecting your waistline? It might be. Forty-one percent of workers reported gaining weight in their current jobs, according to a 2013 survey. Individuals with mostly sedentary jobs were the most likely to gain weight, as well as those in high-stress positions, including administrative personnel, engineers, teachers, nurses, IT professionals, and attorneys. Your job can influence your weight in several ways — from where you work to who you work with. Continue reading …

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20 ways to get more activity into your day

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Finding the time to exercise can be challenging — especially if you’re juggling work, family, and other commitments. Fitness experts recommend getting 45 to 60 minutes of exercise per day if you’re trying to lose weight, and that can be hard to fit in between fighting rush hour traffic, cooking dinner, and chauffeuring the kids to activities. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to do it all at once. Studies have shown that …

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Why “everything in moderation” is bad advice for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

What’s the piece of advice you hear most often from well-meaning friends and family when you talk about trying to lose weight? We bet it’s something like “everything is okay in moderation” or “just eat a balanced diet.” But when it comes to your weight and your health, most people’s idea of a “balanced” or “moderate” diet is far too permissive — and following it could destroy your weight-loss efforts. It turns out that more …

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5 bad habits that are ruining your efforts to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Does this sound familiar? You’ve followed all your doctor’s instructions. You’re eating all the right foods and working out. But you’ve hit a wall, and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to lose the rest of the weight. You’re not alone. The changes that most people make when first trying to lose weight — starting a new exercise routine, changing their diet, and eating smaller portions — are all beneficial lifestyle modifications, but …