Spring is finally here, and with it comes lots of sunshine! You’ve probably heard before that Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” (because we get it from sunshine) and that it helps us absorb calcium. However, Vitamin D does a lot more than just that. Here are a few ways that the “sunshine vitamin” can help you spring forward this April!
Most recently I posted an article written by a business counterpart about his 2 month journey on weight loss. Granted he is a Personal Trainer, you'd think he'd constantly be in top shape, yet, like Alex, I too have goals for my health including the number on the scale (and note, I like measurements more than a scale number).
By: Sarah Worah, RD
One of the key components to a diabetes management program can be exercise. Exercise can be beneficial for anyone with diabetes whether you have type I, type II, gestational, LADA, or
prediabetes, however many of us are afraid to start a program. How may have found yourself a month ago, making your New Year’s resolutions, telling yourself, this is the year that I am going to start exercising! But now it is February and you still haven’t started?
Tis the season for us to think about personal goals and health initiatives. Before you decide where you want to go, understand where you have been by asking yourself these questions:
Where would you love to be at the end of 2014? How could your life be better? How could you feel more in control of your health? This vision you conjure – hold onto it, and believe you can reach it. Why would you accept anything less? Make it your intention and your reason why your goal is important. Make it your motivation each day, and celebrate every day and choice that will get you there.
By: Sarah Worah, RD
About five years ago I volunteered with a holiday weight management program put on by a national healthcare company. The program was titled “Don’t Gain, Maintain!” Over the years, I have started to take this same approach with my clients during the holiday seasons and found it’s a great way to stick to healthy eating during the holidays without completely depriving your self.
Summer is a great time to take advantage of fresh produce. Why is it important to choose fresh ingredients? Read on to find out the benefits of in-season and local produce as well as some great summer recipes to try!
By: Sarah Worah, Dietetic Intern
Over the years I have tried several different ‘diets’. Not necessarily to lose weight, but more to see what all the hype is about. Being a Registered Dietitian, I must stay on top of current trends and diet myths so I can give out accurate and truthful information to my clients. Also, being a type I diabetic, I am always looking for ways to improve my control. So what better way to find out what works than to experiment on myself, right?
After all of this though, I have learned that while some eating plans may be better than others, there is one key thing to keep me healthy as well as happy. That one thing is moderation.
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