Posts Categorized: Wellness Institute

4 Ways to Make Time for Healthy Habits

One of the biggest obstacles to a healthy lifestyle for many people is a lack of time, either perceived or legitimate. Even for the busiest among us, though, there will always be at least a few minutes during the day where you can spend time focusing on healthy habits. Here are some tactics for fitting... Read more »

Benefits of Meditation and Yoga

For many people, finding ways to combat stress and promote relaxation is a lifelong pursuit. There are a number of different strategies people use, including yoga or meditation. What exactly are these techniques and how can they benefit overall health? Here’s a look. Yoga Yoga is an exercise focused on the body’s natural tendency for... Read more »

Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress

Everyone experiences stress, and relaxation techniques are some of the simplest ways to help with stress management. Relaxation is any process that decreases the effects of stress on the mind and body, and these techniques can help with anything from moderate stress all the way to stress-related health concerns. Types of Relaxation Techniques Relaxation techniques... Read more »

Diet vs Exercise: Which is More Important?

If your goal is weight loss, exercise by itself won’t help you lose weight. This is not to say that exercise isn’t good for you; it is, in fact, great for you. It conveys an astonishing array of health benefits. But—and we all hate hearing this—many experts say the primary villain when it comes to... Read more »

9 Brain Boosting Foods

Every part of the body ages with time, including the brain. And while the functions of each may be different, the brain is just like any other body part—healthy habits help it stay in much better shape during the aging process. A big area in brain health is food. Research shows that adding certain foods... Read more »

Fun Ways to Burn Calories – Infographic

Tired of going to the gym? Here are 10 fun ways to burn 300+ calories without feeling like you are actually exercising!

Cancer Prevention and Physical Activity

In the past 50 years, the number of overweight people in the United States has doubled. In fact, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) reported that 2 out of 3 adults are overweight or obese. Excess weight can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, metabolic syndrome and... Read more »

Healthy Living: The Importance of Diet and Exercise

Family Medicine - Healthy Living: Diet and Exercise Staying healthy is at the top of nearly everyone’s priority list, and our daily choices can determine just how healthy we are. Not everything is in our control, but the habits and approaches we take to our health can often make a difference between being healthy and unhealthy. Two areas we have the most control... Read more »

Why You Should Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Nephrology - Kidney Location & Structure Why You Should Reduce Your Sugar Intake According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most of the sugar we consume is in processed and restaurant foods. The CDC and the American Heart Association’s current guidelines on added sugar intake are: • Women: 100 calories (about 6 tsp/24 grams of sugar) per day... Read more »

Is it a cold or the flu?

Is it a cold or the flu? The flu and cold are both common illnesses during the winter months. You have a stuffy nose, sore throat and your whole body aches -- so how do you know if you have the flu or a cold? The symptoms can look very similar and it can be very difficult to accurately diagnose without a... Read more »