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Winter is Coming. How to Boost Your Immune System and Avoid Getting Sick!  Staying healthy has been at the top of mind for most people over the last year and a half. As cold weather and more time indoors approaches, our bodies are bound to run into plenty of germs and viruses. Your main defense is your immune system, a complex network within the body designed to keep you healthy. Here’s how you can prepare your immune system for this winter, and keep it working for you, not against you. Live a Healthy Lifestyle Making healthy lifestyle choices is the most important step...

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Getting back to your normal routine can be hard now that summer is over. Not only do we have more responsibilities on our plate, but a summer’s worth of holidays, grill outs, and lake days may have caught up with you as well! So, how should you go about getting back into the swing of a healthy diet and exercise plan? There are three key things to keep in mind. You must set appropriate goals, recruit accountability, and develop a proper plan.  Goal Setting  When it comes to achieving your goals, it’s important that you start out with the right intention. If...

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There’s no doubt you’ve heard “follow your gut” when it comes to making big decisions, but did you know that there is scientific evidence to back up this old saying? Your gut is home to millions of neurons that are connected to the brain and feed the body information about its wellbeing. The gut, in fact, is often referred to as the “second brain” by doctors! Signs of poor gut health range from the obvious like gas, bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain to chronic fatigue/stress, brain fog, skin irritations, and unexplainable weight changes.  Good health starts with your gut. In order to properly absorb...

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Do fats make you fat? The simple answer to a complicated question is, NO. However, fats are the most calorie dense macronutrient at 9 calories per gram so they are easier to overeat, which can cause fat gain. In moderation, fats are essential to the body as they provide us with a form of energy, regulate hormones, and help with vitamin absorption.Some fats are healthier than others, but what does this mean? We’ll break down the types of fats and which to prioritize below.Types of FatsSaturated fats are mostly found in animal products like meat and dairy. Saturated fats are linked...

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It probably isn’t news to you that you need to eat enough vegetables. So, what is enough? The CDC recommends that we get 3 to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, with those that are physically active possibly benefitting from more. It can be very beneficial to emphasize sources of green vegetables, as they are the most nutrient-dense source. Green vegetables are at the top of the list when it comes to superfoods. Superfoods can be defined as any food that has an extremely high nutritional value. This includes all highly nutrient-dense foods like those packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients....

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