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Do you know the symptoms of depression?

Depression is a serious mood disorder likely rooted in a combination of factors: Genetics, chemical imbalances in the  

The Facts About Crash Dieting for Swimsuit Season

For some of us, preparing to put that swimsuit on gets us thinking about losing those extra winter pounds that seemed to creep up on us. Anytime you can find the motivation to lose weight, it is a good time to start thinking about living a healthier life. However, a crash diet is not the  

Are Food Delivery Services as Healthy as They Claim?

In today’s world of quick access and instant gratification, there is a surge in food delivery service options — HelloFresh, Marley spoon, Blue Apron, Plated, Sun Basket, Home Chef, Green Blender, Balance, Freshly, Terra’s Kitchen and the list keeps growing. The convenience of having a meal ready to prepare and delivered to your door is  

Can Local Honey Boost Your Immunity?

Every spring and summer, you’ll likely see suggestions in the news to use local honey to boost immunity and decrease seasonal allergies. But is there any truth to it? The sweet side of local honey The short answer: local honey does have a lot of benefits. “Some research has shown that local honey can be  

How to Avoid the Guilt of Eating Out

We’ve all done it: “saved up” our calories or eaten lightly all day in preparation of a delicious dinner out at a restaurant. But according to experts in the nutrition field, that isn’t the smartest choice. “Our ability to make healthy choices goes out the window when we let ourselves get too hungry,” says Brittany  

Infused Water: Add a Kick to Your Drink

What is infused water? You may have noticed a growing trend in restaurants, stores and maybe even in your friend’s kitchen: serving infused water. Inspired by the tried-and-true original lemon water, infused water takes it a step further by adding fruits and vegetables to water and extracting those flavors. With warm weather right around the  

Couch to 5K: Tips to train for a 5K

It’s that time of year in Northern Kentucky, training for the Flying Pig Marathon. You may be thinking, that you can’t even get off the couch, let alone run a marathon— there is a program just for you. The couch to 5K is a running program designed with you in mind. It can transform anyone  

Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track as We Spring Forward

If you are like most people, your motivation for New Year’s resolutions falters on January 12. It seems we set ourselves up for failure by creating resolutions at the worst time of year—the long holiday season is over, the weather is cold, the nights are long, and our moods are affected by the lack of  

Bariatric Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes: is There a Connection?

Could weight loss surgery help to control your type 2 diabetes – or even take it into remission? A recent study* published by the American Diabetes Association provided much-needed guidance for physicians about using weight loss surgery to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes. The new guidelines introduce the use of diabetes-related parameters to  

Working your core for more than just a six-pack

If there’s a trendy phrase that has made its way through gym culture of late, it has to