Eat Local! July in Maryland and Virginia

Have you visited your local farmers’ market?  There are over 174 to visit!  Going to the farmers’ market makes it easy to find what’s locally produced and in-season. Why buy local food?  The Michigan State University Extension offers these reasons: Locally grown food is full of flavor. When grown locally, the crops are picked at their peak of ripeness versus being... Read More

March: Nutrition Month and Frozen Food Month

  If you don’t think nutritious foods and frozen foods go together, hop over to a different aisle in your grocery store (hint: it’s not the ice cream section). Frozen whole foods still retain their nutritional value when frozen, studies find. Yes, the frozen food aisles are full of chicken tenders, “wyngz,” waffles, and fries, but they are also full... Read More

How to Move Beyond Moving Stress

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Moving is a topic near and dear to me, as that’s what I’ve been doing the past two months!  Here are my tips to stay sane and healthy during a move, so you can return to work not too burned out after moving house.  These tips generally apply if you’re staying with your same employer. Does stress make you go... Read More

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In 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers found that the prevalence of obesity among adults aged eighteen and up in the United States passed 30% for the first time in the history of the National Health Interview Survey.   Much like turning 30 years old, when by virtue of age you have to be a responsible adult... Read More

December Wellness Newsletter: Nutrition for the New Year

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Happy 2016!  If you’re setting a New Year’s resolution, intention, or goal for the year focusing on nutrition, the collection of advice in this post is for you. For a “top five” of recommended healthy foods, consult this Million Hearts Initiative post by the Department of Health and Human Services. The post below from our partner organization, the ProSential Group, covers... Read More

American Diabetes Month: One in Five

(source) One in five healthcare dollars is spent on diabetes. Besides being concerned about heart health during the winter holidays, November begins American Diabetes Month.  Why be concerned?  The cost statistic cited above, and more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 86 million Americans are at risk to develop type 2 diabetes.   What is Diabetes? Diabetes is the... Read More