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Top 3 Reasons for High Blood Pressure

Approximately 1 in 3 adults suffers from high blood pressure (or hypertension). Termed the “silent killer” due to the lack of symptoms it presents, high blood pressure can lead to a host of complications and long-term diseases (such as heart disease). High blood pressure is also the 2nd leading cause of chronic kidney disease. What exactly is high blood pressure though? What are common causes for it? And can you prevent it?

Trying to Build Muscle & Lose Fat? These 7 Foods Will Help!

There are plenty of reasons to eat better & work out - improving your health, losing weight, and gaining muscle to name a few. Most people have multiple reasons and luckily these tend to go together quite well. But losing weight AND gaining muscle can be a bit more complicated.

You’re already familiar with the various ways of losing weight - specifically creating a calorie deficit - but if you want to gain muscle as well, that can’t be all you do. In fact, gaining lean muscle requires energy and specific nutrients which means you should focus not only on how many calories you’re consuming but also which nutrient-rich foods you eat (as well as exercising regularly!). Without all of these things, you’ll reach a plateau and be unable to go further.

Eradicating the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has been called an epidemic and for good reason. In the past three decades, in the United States alone, childhood obesity rates have tripled. Nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States is now obese or overweight. That’s a huge increase! And it’s a huge risk to our children’s health and well-being.

Make Breakfast #1

Spring is in the air so you might be starting to get health-conscious in anticipation of summer and bathing suit season. One step in that process you should without a doubt consider is always, always eating breakfast. You’ve heard it said a million times but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and there’s plenty of reason why.

Top Mind/Body Trends of 2019

These days we realize that being healthy is a mind + body experience, not an endeavor solely focused on food and exercise. While eating healthy and taking care of ourselves physically is essential, we also need to manage stress, sleep well, use tech responsibly in our lives, be mindful of what’s in products we use on our bodies (such as makeup, etc)., and so on. It can all seem a bit overwhelming at times, so we’re here to help you out with a look at some of the top mind & body trends of 2019.

Souping vs. Juicing

Are you a fan of cleanses? If so, you're likely familiar with juicing - extracting juice from fruits & veggies using a juicer. Juice cleanses are often used to detox the body and kick-start bodily systems into optimal function, but there are some negatives. That's one of the reasons juicing is seemingly being replaced by souping. What is souping? It's essentially the same thing as juicing except you use soup instead. It helps detox your body, reduce inflammation, and increase circulation. Plus, there are various ways to do it. It's quickly becoming one of the most popular cleanses around. So, is it right for you? And how does it compare to juicing?

The Truth About Calories

Working Out with Calories

Being healthy & maintaining a healthy body requires BALANCE – and let's be honest, balance can sometimes be a hard thing to find in this world. So, we're going to have a chat to learn the basics about calories and how many of them you (approximately) need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, because calories really are kind of the building blocks of nutrition. This primer will enable you to come up with a basic, baseline “healthy self” plan and from there you can branch out into further research. Let's go!

Whether you need to lose weight, maintain your ideal weight, or gain weight, the main idea is – calories count! Weight management is all about balancing the number of calories you take in with the number your body uses. A quick refresher on calorie basics:

Kids & Healthy Eating

Kids Eating Healthy

Instilling good eating habits in your children is an essential part of raising happy, healthy kids. Starting when they're young is important, but sometimes getting young children to eat their veggies can be a bit...difficult (to say the least!). However, using fun and engaging ways to interact with food and making meals fun will help your child develop a healthy relationship with eating. Here are some great ways to encourage healthy eating habits 1that will make the journey through childhood eating a bit easier!

6 Ways a Meal Delivery Service Can Help You Get Your Diet on Track

6 Ways a Meal Delivery Service Can Help You Get Your Diet on Track

This article is written by Dan Scalco*

If you find it hard to stick to a diet, you aren’t alone. Making a big lifestyle change isn’t always easy to commit to for the long haul. Fortunately for you, a meal delivery services can help you get results with your diet and sustain them.

This article contains the top six ways a meal delivery service such can help you get your diet on track.

Let’s get started!

1. Portion-Controlled Meals Prevent Overeating

How to Live a Sugar-Free Life

It's nearly the new year, and with the new year comes New Year resolutions. What are yours? If one of your New Year resolutions is to cut sugar from your life, we're here to help! And if you haven't considered a sugar-free lifestyle might we suggest it?

Why dump refined sugar? You already know sugar isn't the healthiest item around but you may not be aware of just how much sugar you're eating. Did you know we average 130 pounds of sugar per person in the United States? All those sugar-y drinks and sweets add up, right? So does all the sugar in things like sauces, condiments, crackers, and more – refined sugars that you may not even be noticing.

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