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Video: Is Sugar In Fruit Bad For You?

Meet Chris Freytag, founder of Get Healthy U TV, certified personal trainer, and health coach. Chris talks about the different health benefits you gain by eating fruit and how some people are unfortunately misinformed! She talks about the most frequently asked question by her clients, “can I eat fruit although it has sugar?” — Her…

Eating Salmon Helps Support Brain Health

Did you know that what you eat affects your brain health in terms of functioning, development, mood and energy? Although the brain takes up only 2% of our total body mass, it uses about 20% of our energy resources…aka food! All the food that we consume breaks down into carbohydrates, protein and fats. From there,…

5 Simple Exercise Ideas for Summer

Are you one of those people that dread having to drive to the gym every day, taking up about 30 to 45 minutes of your time? If so, keep reading to find out some exercise ideas for summer that don’t include going to the gym! And of course, some useful tips for a fun, healthy,…

The Science Behind a Perfect Night’s Sleep

The key to increasing your well-being is taking care of yourself in all areas of your life, not just one. Arguably, the two of the most important areas for general well-being are what you eat and how well you sleep. We’ve got your healthy eating covered so now it’s just making sure you understand how…

5 Reasons Why Hiking is Good for You

There’s a saying out there that goes “The most beautiful views come after the hardest climb”; Although this quote is referring to hiking up a difficult mountain, it can also apply to the journey we all face in fitness.  We set goals and have great expectations, but not everything worth having comes easy. We have…

Video: How Does the Food You Eat Affect Your Brain?

We often wonder how the food we eat affects our bodies, but how does the food you eat affect your brain? Of course, your brain is the most important organ in your body and relies on nutrients in food to survive and function. When we eat a heavy, carb-laden lunch only to find ourselves feeling…

Nutritious Meals for Less Dough

Some people say eating healthy is expensive but truly, it doesn’t have to be.  When you think about the benefits of good nutrition to your overall long term health, it makes good sense to find and purchase healthy food options.  Learn how easy it is to include more nutrition-packed food in your diet.  Your body…

Dancing with the Stars Workout

The sun is finally peeking out, the temperature is slowly rising, and the sky is beginning to become bluer and bluer.  Oh, and most importantly, Dancing with The Stars has returned giving any Monday the chance to literally rock (& roll). If you are anything like me, you are slightly—OK, very, envious of these incredible…

Tangy Turmeric, Orange & Ginger Smoothie

A few months back I was burning the candle at both ends and as a result, experiencing intense bouts of exhaustion. I try to be mindful of the amount of sleep I was getting (even with a 4 year old and 1 year old), but no amount seemed to be enough. I don’t think I…

Senior Bites – Eat Smart, Stay Healthy Later in Life

The importance of a healthy diet can’t be underestimated, no matter what your age. However, as we get into our senior years it becomes particularly important in order to help manage any potential physical health problems that might arise. Incorporating more fresh fruits, veggies and staying better hydrated are three take home points that are…