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Category Archives: Healthy Mind Body and Spirit

Five Safety Tips for Kids in Fall Sports

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Participating in sports provides numerous physical, emotional, and social benefits for kids. However, certain activities can also pave the way for injuries. In fact, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 1.35 million children need quick medical care every year for sports-related injuries. Young athletes are most susceptible to […]

The Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Posted by Laura Agadoni, guest blogger Nutritionists have long touted the health benefits of olive oil, particularly extra-virgin olive oil, or EVOO. “Extra virgin” means the olive oil does not contain any chemicals or additives. It’s the highest quality olive oil you can get, and it’s ideal to use in salad dressings or as a […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas: Three Healthy Food Swaps

Posted on September 24th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Holidays always seem to be a time of over-indulgence. But your family can enjoy the delicious dishes you love and still eat healthy with a few simple food swaps. Here are three Thanksgiving dinner ideas that let you indulge the healthy way: Spiced Pumpkin Soup It’s hard to imagine […]

How to Strengthen Your Core with Yoga

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I’ve been a closet yogi for years. From instructional DVDs to exercise games on Nintendo Wii, I like to pose with the best at-home yoga masters. But then I hit a plateau in my progression and realized the best way to learn how to strengthen your core is to […]

The Best Foods for Oral Health

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger A healthy diet reaps many benefits, including excellent oral health. Often the nuisance of dealing with a cavity or two is enough to encourage kids and adults to avoid sticky, sugary sweets that cling to and eat away at strong teeth. Instead, choose healthy foods rich in calcium […]

Sweet Potato Recipe: A Healthy Dessert Alternative

Posted on September 18th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger People are taking better care of themselves more than ever. Regular exercise and clean eating provide a solid foundation for a happy and healthy life. But if you’re like me, and you have a bit of a sweet tooth, sometimes maintaining those good eating habits is easier said than […]

Benefits of Yoga for Athletes in Four Sports

Posted on September 17th, 2014

Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger The benefits of yoga are well known. The ancient practice aims to revitalize the mind, body, and soul and features many disciplines, from Raja to Hatha. Physically, it appeals to athletes because it can be used to promote everything from flexibility to stress relief. Yoga for Running One of the […]

How to Make Almond Butter at Home

Posted on September 12th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Homemade almond butter is a regular in my household. I like to slather it on rice cakes, mix it up in smoothies and use it make ants on a log for my son. It’s pretty incredible – and surprisingly easy to make. You only need a food processor, some high-quality […]