Resilience: The Key to Recovering from Setbacks

The “Graveyard of Resolutions” Why are we talking about resilience today? January 24th has been referred to as the “graveyard of resolutions.” So, if you feel your willpower waning, you are far from alone. This is when it’s essential to call upon your inner strength to keep going. Resilience is defined as “the capacity to…

Functional Fitness FAQs

Why do we all need functional fitness?  Functional fitness prepares your body for the movements and activities that it must perform daily, such as switching positions (from sitting or lying to standing, for example), walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, rotating, and climbing. Not all types of exercise build functional fitness. After all, it is not uncommon…

Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like blood pressure.” Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in the United States, and nearly one in three of us will deal with it at some point. Sadly, only 40% of people with this…

Liver Disease: Dietary Choices That Help and Hurt

Liver disease is devastating because the liver is a vital organ; it detoxifies your body and plays a pivotal role in food digestion. When the liver is unhealthy, the entire body is affected. Unfortunately, the liver is easily injured, and special care is needed to keep it healthy and functioning at its best. Symptoms of…

Hyperglycemia: Symptoms to Pay Attention To

Having high blood sugar (glucose), also known as hyperglycemia, most often appears in people with diabetes but can also occur with the use of certain medications, such as steroids, or in certain conditions, including pancreatic disease and Cushing syndrome. Sometimes, being sick with something as simple as the common cold can cause blood glucose levels…

Stroke Symptoms That You Should Never Ignore

It’s incredibly important that we all recognize stroke symptoms. After all, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke, and every four minutes, someone dies as a result of one (via the CDC). The vast majority of strokes are classified as ischemic strokes, meaning that the brain does not receive any blood. It’s…

Resolutions: 7 to Consider and 7 to Avoid

According to YouGov, in 2020, 27% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions. The most common goals are unsurprising: to exercise more (46% of respondents), improve diet (45%), lose weight (44%), and save money (41%). In surprisingly positive news, roughly half of all respondents said they partially met their commitments, and 35% said they kept all…

Exercising with Heart Disease: Best and Worst Choices

Exercising after a heart attack, heart surgery, or the diagnosis of a condition such as heart failure or atrial fibrillation can be frightening. According to Verywell, only 17% of coronary heart disease patients do the recommended physical activity. Yet, experts agree that one of the best things you can do for your health and recovery…

Body Fat: More Than Meets the Eye

“Fat” is such a derisive, triggering word today, but the fact is that we all have body fat and Thank Goodness because we wouldn’t be alive without it. It keeps us warm, cushions our organs, and provides a source of energy to sustain us should we need to fast.  Essential fat, the type you need…

Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

Considering how small it is, your thyroid plays a surprisingly important part in determining how your body functions and feels. The hormones that this tiny gland produces are key players in almost every metabolic process in your body (via WebMD). When people have difficulty with their thyroid, it’s usually the result of alterations in the…