How to Shed Your Pandemic Pounds – 5 Weight Loss Tips

How to Shed Your Pandemic Pounds - Weight Loss Tips

Did you gain weight during the pandemic? Most of us did. A new study published in the JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) Network Open showed that most Americans gained almost two pounds per month during the pandemic. After twelve months that may have resulted in a 20+ pound weight gain. Before the pandemic, 40 … Read more

6 Tips to Fight Your Sweet Tooth by Kristen Hogrefe Parnell

How sweet life would be if Reese’s peanut butter cups offered nutritional value. Currently staring me down is a half-full bag of Reese’s “Thins,” a delightful but deceptive treat that makes you subconsciously think they’re good for you. They’re not. Clearly, I’m no health expert, nutritionist, or disciplined foodie. Rather, I’m the girl next door … Read more

How to Establish Healthy Habits

Establishing healthy habits begins in the mind. If we understand what we have done to create an unhealthy mindset, we can rewire our brain with a positive attitude. This goes for thoughts about our self, food, and healthy habits. The beliefs you store in your mind influence your decisions. What do you believe about yourself? … Read more

Becoming Physically Fit Can Be Humorous (By Ellen Fannon)

Many people are wondering how to re-establish a workout routine after fitness centers that were closed for the Covid-19 pandemic are opening back up. Besides the added precautions of wearing masks, wiping down the equipment, and maintaining social distance, we must be careful about jumping back into physical activity after a prolonged break in our … Read more

How to Eat a Low-Sugar Diet

Many grocery store items such as yogurt, ketchup, salad dressings, cereals, soups, and drinks contain hidden sources of sugar. Even nut butters may have sugar added to them. Why? Because food manufacturers want us to buy more of their products.   As consumers we need to understand the food industry ploys. Be sure to check … Read more