September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on the positive aspects of growing older and encourage responsibility for one’s health (physical, social, mental and financial). One way to promote healthy aging is through sound nutrition. Following a balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein can help prolong a healthy life. Additionally, some foods contain specific nutrients that have been shown to benefit older adults. Continue reading “Healthy Aging Month”
By Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS
Sprint, Lift, Fuel, Sleep! These are four keys to building lean mass as we age (for any age). Muscle, bone and connective tissue are the adaptable target tissues most health professionals think about when talking about lean mass, but we should probably include that white matter between our ears too! What happens during exercise and sleep are very impactful to the performance of your hard drive (brain) that might just be the key to maintaining a positive attitude about exercising. The science behind it all is very real, but finding time and motivation to consistently complete weekly workouts, is an art. So what do we know about training smart when it comes to adding lean mass that is also time efficient?
Have you ever cracked open an egg and found two bright yellow yolks? It’s your lucky day! Eggs with two yolks are perfectly safe and are said to bring good fortune. But why do some eggs get an extra yolk and what does it mean for your breakfast? Continue reading “Double Yolk? Lucky You.”
With back-to-school season looming, we all need solutions to get into the routine.
Here’s one: these soft and chewy, super-filling Cherry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars.
These easy, make-ahead bars are perfect for busy mornings. They freeze beautifully and can be grabbed to go. Microwave for only a few seconds for a warm breakfast. Continue reading “Cherry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars – A Back-to-School Solution”
The three words ‘back to school’ can bring a shudder or relief to many families about now. With the pressure of readying for back to school time comes grocery shopping and meal planning around tight schedules. If you knew for certain breakfast was the daily meal providing the most nutrients what might you change? Continue reading “Back to School”