A barrier is an obstacle that prevents movement or access. With healthy living, a barrier is anything that is keeping you from living the healthiest life you can.
We count, measure and obsess over calories, sodium and carbohydrates, but fiber is the one nutrient that most of us don’t get enough of. According to the Institute of Medicine, only 5% of people in the United States meet the daily target of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. But why aren’t we getting enough fiber in our diets?
Spring’s arrival means longer days, shorter sleeves, and resuming your favorite outdoor activities. It also means increased contact with things that irritate your skin, from the sun to everything under it.
As a kid, you resisted going to bed. Now that you’re grown up, you set your own bedtime, but when it comes to how much sleep you need, your body still makes the rules. Sleep lets your body and brain restore itself so you’re ready to go the next day. And, like a balanced diet and regular exercise, sleep is vital for a healthy lifestyle.
You may have seen this motivational message on T-shirts, social media or the wall at your gym. Fitness culture focuses on competition and hard work. You don’t see motivational images of an athlete getting a good night’s sleep, and you don’t get a cool window decal for eating a balanced diet. But recovery is a necessary part of athletic training
Dan Wright sat back one spring evening and got out his phone to call one of his longtime friends. But this call was not to reconnect or to set up a time to visit, this call was to ask for support. Dan was going to ask for help on his journey to quit smoking.
False information is a common occurrence these days, and the world of food is no exception. As a dietitian, I am frequently fielding questions regarding food myths. Following are just a few common food myths, debunked!
Thirty years ago, if you wanted to catch up on the news, you read a daily paper or watched a nightly newscast. Today, the news catches up with us through 24-hour news channels and social media feeds. And most of it seems to be bad news.
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