Health Tips

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Choosing to go organic is becoming increasingly popular and for good reason! These are our top 4 reasons for going organic.

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Halloween is getting close and there is a big bowl of (adorable, delicious) unhealthy candy staring me right in the face. Every day that candy tempts me to come closer and have just one bite. That candy has a million tricks up its sleeve to make me want it even more than one bite. How […]

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We women are brilliant, strong, capable, determined, expressive and beautiful. Everything we do, we do with our whole heart. Being this amazing is pretty special, but we need to take care of ourselves to keep it up.

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With the lunch packing routine back again, we wanted to share a little nutrition refresher and some suggestions on easy ways to pack healthy, simple lunches to give your kiddos the best shot at a great day!

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Eat smart this summer, without missing out on any of the fun!

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Limiting gluten may be the smart move, and it’s never been easier than with these delicious wheat-free recipes.

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In the spirit of Earth Month we thought it would be fun to practice gratitude by tapping into the energy of the world around us.

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If broccoli strikes fear into your little one’s heart and they won’t go near a tomato unless it’s in condiment form on a burger, this article is for you.

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A ‘cleaning’ regime for your mind, body and soul. Here’s to spring!

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Chemicals in food? No thank you! Concerned shoppers are making the switch to organic foods now more than ever. There are three key reasons to go organic.

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The history of Daylight Saving Time and how to make the most of your extra hour of sunlight.

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Taking time for yourself can improve your attitude, productivity and overall well-being.

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Fiber can, and should, be a delicious part of your diet. Here’s why it’s important and how to enjoy more of the essential nutrient.

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Sick of the same old workouts? Not to worry, we have a list of some hot new workout trends that are sure to spice up your fitness routine.

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Keep your skin, hair and nails in great shape by eating more wholesome, nutrient-rich foods and and less processed, packaged foods.

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Winter Hydration- 4 Tips to help you drink more and avoid dehydration

Being properly hydrated keeps both our mind and body running efficiently and is a key component for healthy skin and proper digestion.

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Follow a vegetarian or plant-based diet? Make sure you’re getting enough of these essential vitamins in either your food or a daily supplement.

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Brunch: It’s what’s for breakfast and lunch. These allergen-free recipes are perfect for mid-morning meals with family and friends.

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Four tips and tricks to help you get a blissful night of restorative sleep.

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This year, do something different. Don’t make a New Year’s resolution. Instead, set attainable goals and create a game plan to create lasting, positive behaviors. Here’s to 2016!

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It’s time to mix up your cardio routine. Here are our favorite workouts to keep you in shape, happy and healthy.

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As parents we want to ensure that our children are getting all the of nutrients they need to live a happy, healthy life. Here’s how to encourage even the pickiest of eaters.

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Healthy, delicious holiday recipes everyone will love.

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Omega-3 fatty acids provide numerous health benefits including warding off joint pain, alleviating winter ‘blahs’ and more.

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3 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Workout In

Posted by Team Hero on November 6, 2015 under Fitness, Health Tips

Fun, creative ways to ensure that you get your workout in for the day.

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Feeling lethargic? Give your mind, body and soul a boost with these five tips.

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How to Have the Best Weekend Ever

Posted by Team Hero on October 23, 2015 under Health Tips, Lifestyle

Our favorites tips and ideas to help you have a weekend that inspires and invigorates you.

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No child should have to face cancer or survivorship without a strong defense. MaxLove Project created a ‘super’ action plan to help childhood cancer survivors ward off the terrible ‘C’ and live life like the superheroes they are.

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One of our favorite forms of stress relief is exercise. A good run, a solid yoga session, a tough but rewarding bootcamp class: all of these contribute to a happier, healthier and more stress-free you. The reason exercise is such a potent form of stress release is not necessarily because of the popular theory that […]

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Vitamin D provides a multitude of health benefits; it’s no wonder it’s essential!

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If the power struggle to get your picky eater to eat their vegetables exhausts you and if making separate meals to accommodate the unique preferences of each child drains you, know you’re not alone and know there is hope!

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  Eating at your desk is one of the most common workplace health mistakes. ‘But why is it so bad,’ you ask? The reason it’s such a harmful health pitfall is because research shows that when we try to eat and do something else at the same time, the brain takes longer to figure out […]

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Learn how to choose the right snacks to give you long lasting energy throughout the day!

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If you have to choose one daily healthy habit to take on, make it a healthy, hearty breakfast. You’ll never guess how much protein you’re supposed to have each morning!

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Check out our helpful guide to the top 5 sunscreen need-to-knows.

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Over 70% of parents were surprised to find out how much healthy foods and physical activity their children actually needed according to the YMCA’s Family Health Snapshot! Here are five nutritionist-approved ways to help your child stay healthy during the summer.

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Wellness Team blogger, Ben Bratcher, MS, RD shares a healthful alternative to the classic spaghetti and meatballs that he makes for his family. It’s positively delicious and nutritious!

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Registered Dietician, Stephnaie Magill shares how to make eating healthy easy for you and your family with her own tips and tricks!

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Here are six mood-boosters to get you through the winter in better spirits.

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The most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, but if you’re dieting this year by eliminating an entire food group such as dairy or grains, read this first!

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Top Tips for Winter Wellness

Posted by Ben Bratcher on December 30, 2014 under Health Tips, Lifestyle

It’s tough when a child gets sick and, as busy parents, we don’t have time for colds! These are the top proven prevention strategies to help keep you and your family healthy this winter.

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Tips on children’s immune health during the Holidays. Turn those sniffles to giggles with natural immune boosters!

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Here are five seasonal favorites that research shows have cold and flu-fighting properties. How many will be on your holiday menu?

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Not only is it cold and flu season, there are several sneaky ways the season of celebration can weaken your child’s immune system, putting them at increased risk for getting sick.

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There are three instances a child should take a multivitamin.

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Simply drinking milk to strengthen bones isn’t enough! Learn the key vitamins and nutrients for building healthy bones!

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Let’s face it; with so many opportunities available to kids, families are on the go now more, making it harder to ensure everyone has healthy, nutritious meals and snacks. Here are some tips on packing healthy food on the go!

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Research shows that family meals help children adopt healthier eating patterns while reducing risk for obesity. Learn how to balance family meals and make healthy choices that the whole family will love!

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The shcool year can be crazy busy for kids and parents. As parents, we are so busy preparing backpacks, getting school supplies, and making lunches that we can sometimes forget to take care of ourselves! This stress leads to decreased immunity. Here are some ways to keep your family’s immune systems up!

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It’s back-to-school time! The seasons are starting to change, the weather is getting cooler, and my brand new kindergartener is sitting a room with 27 other kids. If you’re like me, you worry about the ensuing coughs, sniffles, fevers and GI issues that accompany the new school year. To help your child fend off those seemingly inevitable classroom-transmitted ailments, here are five ways to bolster their immune system.

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