Erin’s Favorite Things – 2020 Holiday Edition

Health

The holidays are upon us and you may be looking for gift ideas for your loved ones. Here are some of my favorite wellness-related gifts that are perfect for this unusual time we find ourselves in. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a holiday surprise. You’ve earned it! Chopping Block Gift Certificate I honestly … Read More

How to Have a Healthy Halloween

Health, Health Tips, Recipes

Whether you’re planning to celebrate Halloween with just your immediate family or with a larger group, make it a healthier Halloween party using these simple tips. Make your healthy Halloween snacks scary good! Banana Ghosts: slice a banana in half, use 3 small chocolate chips (or drizzle melted chocolate) for the eyes and mouth. Tangerine … Read More

Follow These Tips if You’re Struggling with Sleep

Health, Health Tips

Ideally, we should get seven to nine hours of sleep per night. This gives your body time to recharge and reap the benefits of a full night’s rest. However, many people struggle with sleep. If you’re struggling with falling asleep or staying asleep, try incorporating some of these tips into your routine. Track Your Sleep … Read More

Reading the Label of a Popular Kids’ Snack Food

Fruit/Snack, Health, Nutrition

We generally associate yogurt as a “healthy” food but not all yogurts are created equal. Let’s examine the nutrition label and ingredients from a popular kids’ yogurt. Examining the Ingredients Ingredients are listed in descending order by amount, so we can see that the yogurt contains mostly “cultured pasteurized grade A low fat milk”. Notice … Read More

Improve Your Wellbeing with These Lifestyle Tweaks

Health, Health Tips

Wellbeing – the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy – is important to everyone. However, for some people, getting to the state of wellbeing may feel unattainable because their goals to get there are too large or feel overwhelming. Lofty goals often set us up for failure. When the goal isn’t met easily, it’s … Read More

Make 2020 the Year of No Excuses

Fitness, Health, Health Tips, Nutrition

One of the biggest hurdles that individuals face is what I refer to as the “excuses merry-go-round”. There will always be some reason big or small not to stick with your lifestyle routine. Maybe you’re too busy to exercise, you’re not sleeping well, your back hurts, you don’t want to get up early or you’re … Read More