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Beyond BMI: The Role of Weight in Health Outcomes

January is Healthy Weight Week. One of the most common components of a preventive care screening is being weighed on a scale. This measurement is used by health care providers to calculate a person’s body mass index, a standardized way to quickly evaluate a person’s health status and risk for chronic conditions. The body mass index (BMI) is a value… 

Mocktail & Garnish Recipes For Dry January

As the new year unfolds, many individuals embark on transformative journeys. “Dry January” is a popular trend that involves abstaining from alcohol for the month of January. For some, it serves as a reset button after indulging in holiday festivities, offering a chance to break unhealthy drinking patterns. Others view it as an opportunity to reevaluate their relationship with alcohol.… 

Healthy New Year: Take Baby Steps to Improve Your Health

New Year’s celebrations are nearly upon us. This means a lot of people will be making resolutions or goals for themselves. These goals often revolve around relationships, finances and health. But instead of setting our sights on hugely ambitious goals that encourage big changes on Jan. 1, it may be better to take a different approach this year. Plan to… 

How Social Media Can Put a Damper on Your Holiday Spirit

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it a seemingly unending stream of photos, videos and festive events posted on social media by family, friends and acquaintances. Get ready for the picture-perfect images of families in matching pajamas, snippets from luxury vacations and gift-wrapping tutorials from crafty friends who love to show off their skills. For people on the… 

Healthier Holiday Mocktails

The holidays are filled with events and get-togethers that involve festive decorations, food and even drinks. While a beautifully garnished drink may not be a problem for many, others struggle with alcohol consumption, especially around the holidays. This time of year, it’s reported binge drinking is more prevalent than other times of the year. In fact, the average American admits… 

3 Healthy Holiday Appetizers for Potlucks & Parties

December means work potlucks and holiday parties, leaving hosts and guests alike searching Pinterest and recipe websites for something to contribute. Deciding what crowd-pleasing dish to bring can certainly be puzzling. Offering something healthy can make the selection even more challenging. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with three nutrient-dense easy-to-make appetizers: Pear Salad Skewers Serves: 6 Difficulty: Easy Prep Time:… 

Allergy-friendly Holiday Cookie Recipes

Homes filled with scents of baking spices, gingerbread houses topped with icing and candies, star-shaped cookies doused in sprinkles:  baking cookies with loved ones is part of many families’ holiday traditions. Whether they’re baked from scratch with an old family recipe or from a boxed mix, this activity brings people together and builds memories. For those with food allergies, baking… 

3 Ways to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

The holidays are approaching, and so many of these celebrations seem to revolve around high-calorie food and drinks. Family parties often feature a big buffet of appetizers, main dishes and a sea of desserts. Work party potlucks have tables crammed with goodies. And meeting friends for the holidays often means a drink or dessert – or both. But there are… 

3 Healthy & Seasonal Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Turkey with stuffing and gravy, creamy casseroles and sweet pumpkin pie for dessert – there are certain dishes that are synonymous with Thanksgiving. Often, these staples have elements full of saturated fat and sugar. While it’s okay to enjoy these comfort foods, it’s great to offer healthy options to create balance at the table. Luckily, fiber-rich root vegetables and crucifers…