National Nutrition Month: Go Further With Food

March is National Nutrition Month! #NationalNutritionMonth National Nutrition Month began in 1973 as National Nutrition Week.  With the increased interest in nutrition it became a month long celebration in 1980 and is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  The Academy’s mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its … Read more

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Eating Disorders Awareness Month

#NEDAwareness February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month with a special week Feb. 26th through March 4th. It is estimated that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives.  Statistics show that: 0.9% of women and 0.3% of men had anorexia during their life 1.5% … Read more

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Break Up With Salt for Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month! This month is the perfect time to start thinking about ways to reduce your blood pressure and other risks for cardiovascular disease. Watch this video from the American Heart Association to learn about blood pressure: Know your numbers! Here are the guidelines for blood pressure from the American Heart Association:   … Read more

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Healthy Weight Week 2018

Healthy Weight Week 2018 is January 15-19th. This week is probably not for celebrating what you think.  In fact, it is likely the opposite.  Healthy Weight Week was created 25 years ago to celebrate healthy lifestyles that prevent eating disorders and weight problems.  It is meant to encourage poeople of all sizes to live actively, eat well, and … Read more

#FitnessFriday Tips

Now that the holidays are over most of us are ready to get back into our fitness routines or start new routines as part of our resolutions for the new year.  Physical activity is an important piece of wellness.  Exercise can help you feel better, stay at or get to a healthy weight, stay healthy, and … Read more

Holiday Eating Tips

The holidays are typically a time of celebrations, giving, friends, family, and FOOD.  We are often so overstimulated by the amount of food around us we practically gain 15 pounds by just seeing all of these extra delicacies.  No matter your health goals (losing or maintaining weight, controlling blood pressure or blood sugar, food allergies, … Read more

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Check out this information provided by Littleton Regional Healthcare’s Certified Diabetes Educator, Lucy Gordon, RN-BC, BSN, CDE: If you are one of the 30.3 million Americans with Diabetes or have been told you have Pre-Diabetes think about talking to a Certified Diabetes Educator.  Watch this video for more information.   … Read more