7 Tips to Manage Diabetes Over the Holidays
The holidays can be challenging and overwhelming for many people living with health conditions such as diabetes. A common question we receive this time of year is, “how do I manage my health but still enjoy the holidays? ” So we compiled our top tips for not only managing diabetes but, more importantly, enjoying the holidays!
Holiday Survival vs. Enjoyment
Holidays are meant to be a time of enjoyment and excitement. However, the holidays can also be busy, stressful as well as daunting for someone who is worried about how they will keep their health goals. Here are some of tips that can take you from surviving to enjoying the holidays!
The Mediterranean Diet
What is the Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean diet is inspired by the diet patterns of those living in the Mediterranean region of Europe, including Spain, France, Italy, and Greece. Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean diet contains high amounts of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seafood and low amounts of foods like red meats, baked goods, and candy.
The Importance of Resistance Training
Strength training, which is also known as resistance training, has historically been one of the most underrated forms of fitness, at least in terms of popular media. Usually, the focus of exercise trends focuses on cardio, and resistance training is often left out and discounted as only building strength where it should be seen as a tool for improved health, wellness and fitness. Much of the hesitation with strength training stems from not really knowing what it’s all about, or the fear of getting ‘bulky’ (which can only happen if you are specifically training for muscle growth).
I’ve been working in the health and wellness industry for 23 years. As someone whose job (Registered Dietitian) by description should simply be about food, I have found in my career that improving a client’s health is much more complex than telling them how to eat better. Some of the most powerful moments with clients comes from two simple words: “You Matter.
Self-Care versus Healthy Habits
When it comes to taking care of yourself, food is not the only way to establish a healthy lifestyle. Your overall health is a combination of physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. As Registered Dietitians, our goal is help you create the best possible version of yourself.
What is Self-care?
Self-care. A term that has become more common in our conversations with our loved ones, our colleagues and on social media. But what does this actually mean?
What is Cardio?
Cardio, like many celebrities, is famous and always in the media, but no one is sure what it is, what it does, and why everyone’s so crazy about it. When you think of cardio, what first pops into your head? Is it running or jogging?
9 Back-to-School Lunch Tips
Making lunches for your kids can be a thankless job, but it doesn’t have to be. With these tips, we can reduce food waste, your kids can eat foods that they enjoy, and make the whole lunch making experience fun for us all! Get your kids involved!
Caffeine’s Effects and Recommendations
Like most individuals, I wake up in the morning and without even thinking I have added the water to the coffee machine and I am carefully measuring out the number of scoops to make the perfect pot of coffee. After the first sip, I am sighing with relief knowing I will make it through the day. I began to question what it is about coffee that “pumps” me up for the day.