Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hidden Sources of Added Sugar

By Deborah Jeffery, RDN Due to the negative health effects of a high added sugar intake, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that added sugars be limited to less than 10% of a person’s total daily caloric intake. For … Continue reading

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Get Your Glutes Up!

Glute training is all the craze nowadays and for good reason! The largest and most powerful muscle group in the body, the glutes work to abduct, rotate, and extend the hip. Having strong glutes will help improve posture and enhance … Continue reading

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Sugar Guidelines

By Debbie Jeffery, RDN The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released in January 2016.  The guidelines from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA were first released in 1980, and every 5 years a new … Continue reading

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“Parents should avoid comments on a child’s weight”

If your child becomes overweight or is at risk for becoming overweight/obese, what do you say to them? Do you tell them they are getting fat? Do you keep your mouth closed and make different food shopping choices? In this … Continue reading

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Aerobic before or after weights?

The question always arises whether weight lifting (or resistance based training) should be performed before or after aerobic exercise. Before you decide to take the plunge on one or the other you should consider your overall goal; whether it be … Continue reading

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Yoga is Good for the Brain

Adding yoga into your weekly exercise routine can help ward off mental decline.  Although your mental status can decline as we age, we can help slow the process in the way we move and workout. In a recent study, individuals … Continue reading

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Fresh Berry Recipes!

Add these delicious berry recipes to your cookbook and try a new recipe tonight.  These simple yet nutritious recipes offer a variety of colors and textures that are perfect for a summer’s night meal or snack and pack a punch … Continue reading

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