Recipe of the Month: Banana-Nut Cookies

This guest post by Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern shares how she overcomes sugar cravings, plus her recipe for Banana-Nut Cookies. Confession time. I am a soon-to-be Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as an aspiring registered dietitian. So, naturally, I do my best to eat right and stay fit. That being said, […]

Tell Me More: Coconut Oil

Tell Me More: Coconut Oil What’s all the hype about coconut oil? Why are people all of a sudden cooking with coconut oil? Isn’t it high in saturated fat? Doesn’t saturated fat cause heart disease? These are all great questions! I’m hoping to answer all of these questions while shining some light on the benefits […]

Importance of Rest and Recovery

Healthy living is a daily challenge to balance eating right, exercising, working, family, personal time, and fun. The hustle and bustle of daily life can make it very difficult to do things right and fit everything, and everyone into it. At some point your mind and body just need a chance to rest and recover. […]

Exercise is Medicine: Diabetes Management and Physical Activity

Although everyone can benefit from physical activity, individuals with diabetes can significantly improve their overall health by exercising regularly. Studies have shown that exercise can actually reduce the impact of diabetes on the body and prevent diabetes-related disease and death. Because diabetes is such a prevalent and impactful disease, it is important for people diagnosed […]

Alcohol Guide During The Holiday Season

What are the best and the worst alcoholic drinks when watching our weight? First the obvious: Alcohol is not a weight-loss aid. The more alcohol you drink, the more weight loss may slow down, as the body burns the alcohol before anything else. With that said, there is a huge difference between different kinds of […]

Conquering Your Candy Cravings

Well, it’s hard to believe we have reached yet another Halloween. Either way, it’s here and I can’t tell what’s scarier: those clowns that have been lurking about in the streets or the candy that will be lurking about in my kitchen … An endless supply of fun-sized, sugar-filled snacks has taunted me since the […]