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Stay on track in 2021 with your HABITS not RESOLUTIONS

  By Kelli Michelle, M.S Nutrition Science, Clinical       Nutritionist, CPT, SNS, FNS, CNS Solves StripsⓇ Resident Fitness & Nutrition Authority        It’s January and again, you find yourself pondering the reasons you put on that additional 5-7 pounds over the holiday. Perhaps you come out hard in January and February and fizzle out after 30-60 days of strict construction? That’s just it, your route is too strict. Try implementing steady habits at 1 habit a month. Focus on that habit and at the end of the year, you will have 12 NEW habits that are productive. Here are a few steps to keep you moving forward! Set up realistic expectations for fat loss and training.Start out slow...

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Why You (And Your Whole Family!) Should Be Taking a Daily Vitamin D Supplement

Vitamin D is also classified as an essential nutrient because although a small amount of it can be made in the body with the help of the sun, we don’t make enough to satisfy our needs. And let’s face it, although I love the sun, I’m wearing sunscreen (which you should be too!) when I’m out and about. By blocking harmful UVA and UVB rays I’m also blocking an important step in the conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol (a cholesterol precursor) in the skin into vitamin D. Without the help of UVB to make the conversion, I’m missing some of my vitamin D-3. But heck – it’s a trade-off. I can still get enough vitamin D from food and my supplement, while...

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Helping Senior Family Members Stay Healthy

We all want the best for our elderly loved ones. Whether they are living with family, with assisted care, or independently, we also want to make sure that they are making healthy choices. As we age, our bodies’ needs begin to change, so we need to adjust accordingly. Staying healthy as we get older may mean that what used to work for us will no longer work, or may not be enough anymore. There are two main areas that seniors need to address in order to stay healthy: physical activity and nutrition.

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6 Nutrients to Focus on For Immune Health

It’s that time of the year again! Cold and flu season is upon us and unfortunately, catching a bug is almost inevitable, especially if you’ve got school-aged children like me. And seriously – who has time to sit home and nurse an achy body back to health? Not me! As a busy mom of three kids, I can’t afford to get sick (even though my kids are germ monsters). There are a few key strategies to help prevent illnesses like regular hand washing, getting enough sleep, and eating a balanced diet full of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, protein-rich foods and healthy fats. But let’s face it: nobody is perfect. It’s hard to stay on track – even for me, the...

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Self-Care Starts With the Basics

These days, it seems like we all have a lot going on. Whether we are busy at work, or at home, and still trying to keep up with social activities, it’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves in the process. This is why it’s great to see that self care has become more popular recently. 

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