1. Dieting vs. Mindful Eating

    What's the difference between dieting and mindful eating? Which one is better for weight loss? Dieting is basically regulating the food that is taken in - regulating what you can eat and how much you can eat. Diet plans are usually based on portions and content like carbs and fats for example. Mindful eating on the other hand is the practice of being in the moment while eating. No distractions, ju…Read More

  2. What Are Reliable Healthcare Sources?

    Healthcare decisions are usually challenging, but after the year we've had, they can seem even more daunting. This pandemic has us wondering what's helpful and what's detrimental, especially with different perspectives all over the internet. This is also true for bariatric surgery and weight loss methods because there are all kinds of articles out there about what works and what doesn't. As medica…Read More

  3. Show Yourself Love

    We love. That's the main reason why we do the things we do. Every day, we strive to become better versions of ourselves - but for who? Why are we doing it? Why are you trying to be healthy? Why are you trying to lose weight? We hope you do it for you - because you love you. Often, we give so much to everyone we love that we forget to care for ourselves. Love yourself too so you can give more! As t…Read More

  4. How to Fulfill New Year’s Resolutions

    “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher Let's do this! Let's fulfill our resolutions, do our best, and be positive about this new year! Stop procrastinating! We had plenty of time to procrastinate last year, so this year is the time …Read More

  5. The Importance of a Positive Attitude

    Happy Holidays! How is everybody doing? It’s been a rough year, but let’s not lose sight of the good things that happened. What were your best moments this year? What are you thankful for? Look back and think only about the positive things that happened to you this year – small things, big things, they all count! Why do we ask? Because we’d like to end this year on a positive note! We’d …Read More

  6. How to Avoid Holiday Temptations

    It has been a stressful year (to say the least!) and you're finally getting a break during the holidays. But, should you indulge and give yourself a treat for surviving? Absolutely! Just make sure you indulge yourself in the right things - healthy foods, treats, and activities. We know temptations are all over the place so learn to spot them and change to a healthier course! TEMPTATION 1: Cold wea…Read More

  7. Be Comfortable in Your Own, Healthy Skin

    Society today promotes being comfortable in your own skin. While that is not a bad thing, being comfortable in an unhealthy state is not good. Obesity is a nationwide health concern and not something anyone would want to get comfortable with. With the pandemic we are all currently facing, people with serious health conditions are most at risk if infected by the coronavirus. These conditions includ…Read More

  8. Obesity and Insulin Resistance

    Having type 2 diabetes means your body is blocked from using your insulin effectively. Insulin helps control blood glucose levels by signaling the liver and muscle and fat cells to take in glucose from the blood. Insulin, therefore, helps cells take in glucose to be used for energy. (Source: www.diabetes.co.uk) Since insulin helps regulate certain blood chemical levels, it also affects your heart …Read More

  9. Actual causes of death in Alaska: Obesity is the leading modifiable cause

    In an article published by Taylor & Francis Online, in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health, data from 2011-2015 revealed that the actual causes of death in Alaska were estimated to be: overweight/physical inactivity (20% of all deaths, 26% of Alaska Native deaths), smoking (18%/18%), alcohol consumption (9%/13%), firearms (4%/4%), and drug use (3%/3%). This updated methodology reve…Read More

  10. Keeping Things Positive While Social Distancing

    Running out of things to do at home can negatively affect your mood and attitude. Sometimes it's hard to stay positive. Here are some simple things you can do to keep that positivity while social distancing! Be thankful. You woke up today - that's one big thing to be thankful for. Spend more time in nature, spend less time on screens. Light greatly affects the mood and studies show that natural li…Read More

  11. Living Healthy: Make It A Habit!

    It's good to make living healthy a habit especially now that we're in the middle of a pandemic. Having a healthy body and immune system is a good tool in protecting yourself from these diseases. Make sure you have in your daily schedule some physical activities. These need not be heavy activities - a good stretch or a simple 30-minute walk would do. You can also add a whole workout routine once a …Read More

  12. Healthy Eating During Quarantine

    Social distancing sure has changed a lot in our daily routines, including our eating habits... What kind of changes have you made to your eating habits? Good changes, we hope! Now that we're staying at home, we have a lot of time to think about, prepare, and consume food. Recipes online are readily available and we have time to practice cooking and preparing - let's use that advantage to prepare h…Read More