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Ready, Set, Goal! How to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Health Goals

By Karen | October 13, 2023 |

Setting health goals like losing weight, eating better or exercising more is easy. Sticking with them long-term and staying motivated is harder. Without the right mindset and strategies, passion fizzles and goals fall by the wayside when life gets busy. Use these tips to fire up your motivation to reach your wellness goals: Set Specific…

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Walking Your Way to Weight Loss: Getting Started with a Walking Regimen

By Karen | October 12, 2023 |

Walking is one of the simplest yet most effective forms of exercise for supporting weight loss goals and balancing blood sugar. Developing a regular walking regimen helps burn calories, build metabolism-boosting muscle, and stabilize erratic blood sugar. How Walking Helps Regulate Blood Sugar Walking helps your muscles better absorb blood glucose for energy. More glucose…

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Beat the Afternoon Slump Without the Sugar Rush: Healthy Snack Ideas

By Karen | October 11, 2023 |

It’s completely normal to experience an afternoon energy slump or feel tired after lunch. The temptation may be to reach for a quick sugar fix from cookies, candy or soda. However, this leads to a rapid spike and crash of blood sugar. For sustained energy without the sugar rush and crash, choose healthier snacks in…

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Avoiding Diabetes: Lifestyle Strategies to Lower Your Risk

By Karen | October 10, 2023 |

Diabetes is a concerning health condition that impacts blood sugar regulation and increases disease risk when not properly managed. The good news is making certain lifestyle changes can help reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Let’s explores some evidence-based strategies for avoiding diabetes. Get Regular Physical Activity Regular exercise helps with blood sugar…

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Sleep Your Way to Slim: How Adequate Sleep Supports Weight Loss Goals

By Karen | October 9, 2023 |

Getting enough high-quality sleep is essential for anyone trying to lose weight and balance blood sugar. When you don’t get 7-9 hours per night, your metabolism, hunger hormones, and blood sugar control all suffer. Prioritizing sleep is a science-backed way to boost weight loss success. How Sleep Affects Blood Sugar Not getting enough sleep impairs…

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How to Break Emotional Eating Habits with Mindfulness

By Karen | October 8, 2023 |

Emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better, especially unhealthy foods high in sugar that can lead to weight gain and addiction and ultimately, to chronic illness like diabetes. Breaking this common habit requires self-awareness, which is where mindfulness comes in. Practicing mindfulness can help curb emotional eating triggered by stress, anxiety, sadness…

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Top 10 Diabetes Superfoods You Should Be Eating

By Karen | October 7, 2023 |

Eating certain superfoods can help manage diabetes and blood sugar, reduce complications, and supply important nutrients. They should also register low on the glycemic index. Add these ten diabetic-friendly superfoods to your regular diet: Fatty Fish Salmon, mackerel, sardines, and other fatty fish provide omega-3 fatty acids that lower inflammation and improve heart health. Aim…

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10 Food Swaps to Reduce Added Sugars in Your Diet

By Karen | October 6, 2023 |

Limiting added sugars in your diet is important for overall health and reducing risk of chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Here are 10 easy food swaps you can make to cut back on added sugars: Swap sugary breakfast cereals for oatmeal Choose plain, steel-cut oats and add your own fresh fruit for…

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