You're Dog is Cold Too: Keeping Your Pup Warm This Winter

You're Dog is Cold Too: Keeping Your Pup Warm This Winter

You might be thinking… but, my dog has so much fur! He can’t be cold! Well, the truth is, your dog’s fur doesn’t protect against cold anymore than our pants and long sleeved shirts. Believe it or not, even if you dog has a thick, heavy coat, he still might get cold (especially if he’s living here in New England!). Dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia, just as much as we are! Here are a few simple steps you can take to make sure your dog stays warm this winter. 

10 New Year's Resolutions to Make (Other Than Lose Weight)

10 New Year's Resolutions to Make (Other Than Lose Weight)

It’s no surprise that the most common New Year’s Resolution is “to lose weight.” But here, we like to think that weight loss is more like a benign side effect of implementing healthy habits, not the primary goal. So instead of bombarding you with more information about “how to reach your weight loss goals in 2017,” we want to provide you with 10 New Year’s Resolutions you can choose from that will help give your health and happiness a boost this year. 

How to Make SMART New Years Resolutions

How to Make SMART New Years Resolutions

Raise your hand if you have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions! Our hands are certainly raised. On one hand, setting goals and visualizing the future is important for long-term success in any area of your life. On the other, more often than not, our New Year’s Resolutions dissipate into thin air around the holidays. Before we get into how to set SMART and effective goals, let’s take a quick look as to why despite our best efforts, most New Year’s Resolutions fail. 

In-Home Winter Workout

In-Home Winter Workout

Now that it’s officially cold (at least here in New England), we wanted to give you a workout that will warm you all the way from your core to your extremities! This workout doesn’t even require leaving the house! All you need is your body and if you choose, a yoga mat. We recommend starting with a light warm up, a few minutes of jumping jacks or dancing, just to loosen up the joints. Try this workout now, or download it and print it for later

Four Seasonal, Healthy Holiday Desserts

Four Seasonal, Healthy Holiday Desserts

In the midst of office and family holiday parties, it might feel like you’re constantly surrounded by unhealthy foods. While it might be easy to overindulge knowing that your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier is just around the corner, why not start practicing some healthier habits today? We have some great tips for you in our previous post, “Healthy Through the Holidays,” but today we have four delicious, Registered Dietitian approved’ desserts that are easy to make and oh-so-delicious. They’ll make a great addition to any holiday party! 

10 Holiday Break Activities that Don't Involve Screen Time

10 Holiday Break Activities that Don't Involve Screen Time

The holidays are upon us and you know what that means? Holiday break! If you’re living here in the US, it’s likely that you’re getting ready to look forward to 10 plus days of having your school-age children home and free from school and after-school activities. On one hand, it’s nice to have them home, on the other… what do we do with them all day? Luckily we’ve compiled a list of 10 fun-filled holiday break activities (that don’t involve watching TV) and can be fun for the whole family! 

Healthy Through the Holidays

Healthy Through the Holidays

Now that Thanksgiving has passed us, we are officially in the Holiday Season. Hopefully the upcoming weeks will be filled with celebrations with family, friends, and loved ones. We all know the holidays can also bring up a lot of stress, especially when it comes to food and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To help ease your food stress this season, check out our seven tips for staying healthy throughout the holidays. And don’t worry, none of these involve forgoing your favorite holiday treats!

The Most Effective Way to Keep a Gratitude Journal

The Most Effective Way to Keep a Gratitude Journal

It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating Thanksgiving 2015, but somehow, once again, this holiday snuck up on us! As we get ready to indulge in turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, we also take time to pause and reflect on what we’re grateful for over the past year. 

And while you might have heard that expressing gratitude can improve your happiness, you’re probably still finding it difficult to really adhere to a regular “gratitude practice.”  Now you’re probably thinking: What is a gratitude practice, anyway? While there are many ways to express gratitude on a daily basis, science shows that the results are in the details. 

Fast Food: Myths, Facts, and Making Healthy Choices

Fast Food: Myths, Facts, and Making Healthy Choices

Fast food restaurants aren’t the most popular eateries in the country just because their fast. They’re also convenient (because they’re everywhere) and in many cases, tasty. But when we’re trying to make healthy choices while also eating on-the-go, what factors do we have to take into consideration before making a decision? Today we’re taking a closer look at four of our country’s most popular Fast Food Chains and helping you weigh some options to make the healthiest choice for you.