Posts Categorized: Wellness Institute

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 »

Winter Skin Care

Taking care of your skin is important year round, but is especially important during the winter, when skin tends to be dry due to temperatures and humidity levels dropping. If you struggle with dry skin during the winter, you are not alone. Results from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) show that at least 81... Read more »

Taking Care of Yourself After Giving Birth

OB/GYN - Yearly Checkups: Pap Smears Pregnancy is an incredible process that produces life and can take a major toll on the mother’s body. The postpartum period begins as soon as you give birth and ends “when the mother's body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state” and typically lasts six to eight weeks. During the postpartum period, you may be so... Read more »

Healthy Alternatives For Recipes

Thanksgiving Food Safety Healthy Alternatives For Recipes Are you currently watching your intake of fat, salt or sugar? Have you recently had to eliminate certain foods from your diet? Or are you trying to incorporate healthier options into your diet? Whatever restrictions your current diet may have, whether due to allergies or health reasons, cooking can be a... Read more »