Want to optimize your health without watching every bite you eat and hitting the gym every day? It's easier than you think! Get some sleep It’s recommended that we get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. In fact, just like good nutrition and exercise, enough quality sleep is essential to our health. We all have a restless or…

We thought we'd share a collection of recent articles some of our health-conscious community might enjoy. Happy reading! Television-Watching Health Effects Worse Than Other Sitting Moderate drinking may alter brain study says Over drinking water can be fatal Weight loss can be tied to when, not just what, you eat Cooked Vs. Raw - How to Slow and Reverse the…

As summer approaches, it's time once again for a reminder about protecting exposed skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Make no mistake, even a light tan, or what you might think of as a "healthy glow," is sun damage. Being sun safe means being sun smart. Apply a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher…

Salads are always in season! I make this one regularly to enjoy as a protein packed lunch or post-workout snack. Give it a try! Ingredients: 1 540 mL can of lentils rinsed and drained| 1/2 cup Kalamata olives chopped 1/2 cup onion chopped 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved 1/2 cup green pepper chopped 1 cup cucumber diced 1/2 cup…

What do you think of when you hear the words anti-aging? Probably some pharmaceutical or beauty company commercial promoting/endorsing some “miracle” elixir that will smooth out wrinkles better than a hot iron. Or maybe a new trendy facemask demonstrated on some social media platform. Very few - my guess none- would think of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a…

You do have time to exercise... we all do. The gym may not be your thing, running a marathon may have little appeal, and hot yoga sessions just don't compare to lounging on a hot beach. The good news, is that by incorporating exercise into the activities of daily living, you can still reap some of the many benefits of…

When a good trainer, coach, mentor, or therapist acquires a new client they will always begin with an assessment, to determine a client's current status, or (point A). Why? Because the destination (point B) is useless unless you know where your starting point is.  When evaluating a client, there is a wide variety of tools and methods for assessing their…

In recent years, health professionals have reawakened to a powerful therapy with healing benefits for us all. Called Nature Therapy or Ecotherapy, the prescription is simple: get outside. Spending time in nature on a regular basis can be as effective in treating depression as traditional psychotherapy or medication. Best of all, this form of treatment is free and readily available.…

Whether you’re looking for a romantic and healthy way to celebrate as a couple, or you celebrate Valentine's Day as one big loving family, we’ve got you covered. Try one or more of these ideas to get your heart beating a little faster this February 14th and don't miss Dr. Knipping's recent post about stress and its connection to future…

Strong evidence you can reverse risk and improve performance through stress reduction: Everyone knows stress is not a good thing, unless you are under attack by a prehistoric animal and need the “fight or flight” response you inherited from your ancestors[1].  Most people in our society experience chronic stress from work, relationships, insufficient sleep, and various unhealthy habits. It should…

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