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Nutrition Active Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating, which involves being completely aware of your eating experience and perceptions in the present moment, can be a helpful way to disengage from unconscious habits and behaviors that lead to overeating and weight gain. Learn how to tune into your hunger cues and use satiety cues to guide your decisions about when and how much to eat.

Nutrition Active Hidden Sources of Protein

Hidden Sources of Protein

Some people believe you can never consume too much protein, but the truth is that excess calories, regardless of their source, will be stored as fat and can contribute to weight gain. And surveys suggest most people are consuming far more protein than they actually need. Here are the latest guidelines on how much protein you should be consuming, along with sources of protein that you may not be aware of.

Nutrition Active Superfood Soups for Fall

Superfood Soups for Fall

We often associate the word “superfood” with foods that are rich in nutrients that can positively impact our health. Gear up for the fall season with easy soup ideas using three very popular superfoods.

Nutrition Active Do You Need More Protein?

Do You Need More Protein?

In the age of information, it seems as if everyone has an opinion on just about every subject, and arguably few areas are more heavily contested than nutrition. One search of the Internet is likely to turn up conflicting information—especially when it comes to how much protein you require.

Nutrition Active Essential Snacks For The Gym Bag

Essential Snacks For The Gym Bag

Heading out to the gym? Knowing what nutritious snacks to pack can help take your workout and recovery to the next level.

Active How to Be Friends with Sugar

How to Be Friends with Sugar

Popular diet trends sometimes create more questions about certain nutrients than they do answers. This is especially true when it comes to sugar. Knowing how much is too much and the source of sugar can mean a great deal when it comes to managing your health.

Active The Basics of Intermittent Fasting

The Basics of Intermittent Fasting

Is fasting good for you? Can it help you lose weight? It depends. Fasting can be beneficial for the body when practiced appropriately. But it can also put a great deal of stress on the body. Intermittent fasting, which involves limiting food intake for shorter and more specified periods of time, offers an alternative to long-term fasting, which can be harmful to the body.

Active What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it is often incorrectly viewed as a disease of the aging. Here’s what you need to know about heart disease and how you can assess and manage your risk factors, which is an important step toward prevention.

Active Fat to Flat: Belly Bulge-fighting Foods

Fat to Flat: Belly Bulge-fighting Foods

Extra weight around the midsection can carry with it a number of risk factors for certain diseases. Fight back with the right foods to help you lose the weight and get the flat belly you desire.

Active A Healthy Thanksgiving: Nutritional Benefits of Traditional Foods

A Healthy Thanksgiving: Nutritional Benefits of Traditional Foods

The importance of key nutrients found in traditional Thanksgiving meals is often overshadowed by excess fat and calories. Learn how moderation via portion control can make it possible to enjoy the holiday while maintaining a healthy diet.

Active What You Need to Know About Low-glycemic Foods

What You Need to Know About Low-glycemic Foods

What are low-glycemic foods and do they offer potential nutritional benefits? Registered dietitian and ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach Gina Crome explains why you may want to take advantage of these foods.

Active 5 Foods That Aid Digestion

5 Foods That Aid Digestion

Most of us know that the human body needs to eat to replenish energy, and that eating the wrong foods can cause health problems and even indigestion. Conversely, we may also overlook certain foods that may help our bodies function better. Learn which foods work together to not only improve digestion, but also to keep harmful bacteria moving through your system.

Active What You Need to Know About High Fructose Corn Syrup

What You Need to Know About High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been linked to several health issues, including type 2 diabetes and obesity. Here are the facts on HFCS and how it compares to other sweeteners in terms of its effects on overall health.

Active 5 Signs You May Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Food

5 Signs You May Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Food

Food often represents more than a source of fuel for the body. For many, it’s a relationship often tied to feelings, emotions and events.

Nutrition Active Common Signs Your Client May Have an Eating Disorder

Common Signs Your Client May Have an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are complex, clinically diagnosed conditions that can have serious physical and emotional complications. As a health and fitness professional, you can play an important role in recognizing the early warning signs of eating disorders, which may increase the likelihood of successful recovery.

Active What You Need to Know About the Alkaline Diet

What You Need to Know About the Alkaline Diet

With so much nutritional advice available, it can be a huge challenge to separate fact from fiction. One of the latest trends is called the alkaline diet, which is said to promote health and weight loss by creating a better pH balance in the body. Learn about the basic tenets of this diet and whether or not it lives up to the hype.

Active How to Make Time for Fitness

How to Make Time for Fitness

If you’re like most people, lack of time is probably your number-one reason for not exercising as often you would like or think you should. So, what’s the secret to finding the time for fitness? By actually planning activities that fit your lifestyle—and inspire you to make the time. Here’s how…

Active Add Spring Superfoods to Your Diet with These Healthy Swaps

Add Spring Superfoods to Your Diet with These Healthy Swaps

Spring is here and it’s time to trade out the heavier flavors of winter for the lighter fare found during this time of year. Take a fresh look at some classic springtime foods to complement Easter and Passover meals with lower fat and calories.

Active 5 Simple Ways to Take Temptation Out of the Kitchen

5 Simple Ways to Take Temptation Out of the Kitchen

Eating healthier can be tough, but that task becomes extremely difficult when temptations from within the kitchen seem to beckon you. Squash those diet-breakers with these five strategies to help you stay focused on your goals ahead.

Active Heart Disease: What You Need To Know

Heart Disease: What You Need To Know

February is American Heart Month and represents a great opportunity to understand the risk factors of cardiovascular disease and learn how to incorporate heart-healthy habits for a lifetime.

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