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5 healthy lunch tips for when you’re in a hurry

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

When it comes to healthy eating goals, many people fall short at lunchtime. Packing a healthy lunch takes time and forethought. If you’re in a rush or haven’t prepared anything in advance, you may resort to fast food or hitting the vending machine, which usually means you’ll consume far more calories than you planned and probably won’t get the healthy nutrients you need. Having a healthy lunch each day means you need to plan in …

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10 ways to reward yourself without food

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 12th, 2018

When you’re trying to make healthy changes in your life, it’s important to keep track of your progress and celebrate major milestones. This is a great way to avoid frustration and burnout when the going gets tough on a diet and exercise plan. But how do you reward yourself for making progress on your health goals when many of our typical reward systems are based on food? You don’t want to undo your progress by …

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From the doc: Use a food journal to identify patterns and triggers

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Do you keep track of what you eat and drink? A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 1,600 people found that those who kept a daily food journal lost twice as much weight over 6 months compared to those who did not journal. Tracking what (as well as when and why) you eat can reveal important insights into your personal habits and nutrition. You may discover that you’re eating more than you realize, you reach …

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Why you should make health, not weight loss, your ultimate goal

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

In your weight loss journey, health should be your ultimate goal.  It is easy to focus on the number on the bathroom scale but your overall health is the priority.  Putting too much emphasis on weight or BMI can lead many people to make decisions that are actually detrimental to their health in their pursuit of weight loss — such as resorting to fad diets or other unhealthy eating patterns. Thin Does Not Always Equal Healthy …

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How to make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Do you have trouble sleeping, or do you wake up in the morning still feeling tired? Take a good look at your bedroom and read out tips on making your room a place to get better sleep!  Getting a good night’s sleep starts with creating the right environment, with lighting, bedding, and other elements that help promote relaxation. Making a few simple tweaks at home can improve your sleep cycle and help you wake up feeling …

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How losing weight could help you save money

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

A healthy lifestyle can help you lose weight, and losing weight can save money! Maintaining a healthy weight can help save thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Some of the benefits of losing weight include fewer doctor visits, fewer required prescriptions, and a reduced risk of severe health issues — all of which can help you save potentially thousands of dollars in healthcare costs. The cost of being overweight An unhealthy weight …