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The key to sustaining that New Year’s resolution: Turkey

The key to sustaining that New Year’s resolution: Turkey

(BPT) - Every year many Americans establish New Year’s resolutions, setting their sights high with the turn of the calendar, but few of them are able to sustain those resolutions. According to online global activity data analyzed by Strava, most people report...

Choose physical therapy for safe pain management

Choose physical therapy for safe pain management

(BPT) - Movement is crucial to a person’s health, quality of life and independence. For some people, pain makes movement a challenge. Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek health care. A physical therapist (PT) can help people move better and safely...

Speaking up to defeat depression

Speaking up to defeat depression

(BPT) - Depression has impacted Kristen Davis’ life since she was a teen. It has caused her unbearable emotional pain, filled her mind with suicidal thoughts, and blocked her path to personal and professional fulfillment. Now at age 31, she sees herself as a survivor...

6 reasons you need more bananas in your life

6 reasons you need more bananas in your life

(BPT) - Bananas are a tasty snack that many people eat regularly without much thought, but there's more to the iconic yellow fruit than just its convenience and color. Bananas are a superfood loaded with nutrients and have been enjoyed worldwide for hundreds of years....

5 new ways to find fitness motivation

5 new ways to find fitness motivation

(BPT) - It is no secret that building up the motivation to exercise can sometimes be more challenging than the workout itself. But what if you already have the tools you need to find your motivation? It might be as easy as assembling a playlist of your favorite songs,...

Fighting an illness? 4 ways to boost your immune system

Fighting an illness? 4 ways to boost your immune system

(BPT) - The winter months bring cold and flu season, which can take a toll on your health. While flu shots and rest are common advice for prevention, a strong immune system is critical to keeping you healthy all year long. According to Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN,...

4 things you should do to boost your fat IQ

4 things you should do to boost your fat IQ

(BPT) - If you've struggled with your weight, you know that fat can be a bad three-letter word. You've warded against it, tried to reduce it and agonized over what fat can do to your self-esteem and your waist line. But how much do you really know about fat? And how...

5 reasons to make strawberries your go-to snack this summer!

5 reasons to make strawberries your go-to snack this summer!

(BPT) - The perfect snack needs to check off three boxes: It should be filling enough to get you to your next meal, provide nutrition that fits into your balanced diet, and satisfy cravings, whether sweet or savory. Not an easy task, but juicy California strawberries...

Tips for keeping heartburn at bay this season

Tips for keeping heartburn at bay this season

Tips for keeping heartburn at bay this season (BPT) - While summer is synonymous with beach days, vacations and barbecues, there’s something else bringing the heat this season: heartburn. Beyond the physical discomfort and pain, heartburn can also get in the way of...

Mushrooms: Gentle on the Planet, Healthy on the Plate

Mushrooms: Gentle on the Planet, Healthy on the Plate

(BPT) - Want to start making more earth-friendly food choices in the kitchen? This Earth Month, start with mushrooms, a healthy food that requires minimal natural resources to produce.According to a 2017 study titled "The Mushroom Sustainability Story," mushroom...

10 easy ways to eat healthier

10 easy ways to eat healthier

(BPT) - March is National Nutrition Month — so what better time than now to take a look at your diet? If you're indulging in too many break room snacks or swinging by the drive-thru after work, you're not alone. With such a busy life, it's easy to grab something...

Start the year strong with this high-performance vegetable

Start the year strong with this high-performance vegetable

(BPT) - Chasing a place on the podium isn’t possible without the proper fuel for your body. Whether you’re going for the gold or just passing the pigskin in honor of the big game, athletes and amateurs alike need the right combination of nutrients to take on their...

Staying safe on the mountain this winter

Staying safe on the mountain this winter

Staying safe on the mountain this winter (BPT) - You can feel it in the air: The ski and snowboard season has arrived, and some areas in the U.S. are already open for business. As snow sports continue to gain popularity, millions of people will be hitting the slopes...

A cup of tea can be the best solution for everyday wellness

A cup of tea can be the best solution for everyday wellness

(BPT) - Before medicine and pharmaceuticals filled our remedy box, food and food ingredients were considered healing agents. Hippocrates was wise in his understanding of the special powers of food, beyond satisfying our appetites: “Let food be thy medicine and...

Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods

Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods

(BPT) - Winter got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, according to Psychology Today. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD.Even if you don't have diagnosed SAD, it's not uncommon to have bouts of the...

5 nutritionist-approved tips for better holiday baking

5 nutritionist-approved tips for better holiday baking

(BPT) - ‘Tis the season for sweet and savory treats. The holidays bring loads of goodies, but the problem is these temptations can put a big strain on your nutrition goals.If you’re whipping up some tasty holiday dishes this season, you don't have to...

Morning inspiration: Choosing a better breakfast

Morning inspiration: Choosing a better breakfast

(BPT) - The alarm beeps as you gaze out the window at the soft sunlight welcoming the day. You roll out of bed and your stomach grumbles. You stumble to the kitchen to see how you can tame the hunger pangs, ultimately reaching for a doughnut or prepackaged breakfast...

Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain

Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain

(BPT) - With cold weather and short days, it’s easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months from a leading nutritionist and a top celebrity trainer.EAT RIGHTDr....

Try this science-backed way to learn in your sleep

Try this science-backed way to learn in your sleep

(BPT) - The brain never rests. If you've shared a room with a sleep-talker or woken from an intense dream, it’s pretty clear the brain is always active, even during sleep.If we better understand what is happening up there while we rest, perhaps we can direct...

How to build healthy habits for the school year and beyond

How to build healthy habits for the school year and beyond

(BPT) - Bells are ringing across the country as kids settle into classrooms for a year full of fun, friendship and plenty of learning.While exciting, adjusting to new school schedules is a hectic time. Healthy habits are often forgotten as the focus shifts to studies,...

7 ways to snack like a pro this football season

7 ways to snack like a pro this football season

(BPT) - Football season is quickly approaching, which means it will soon be time for tailgating or watching the big game on TV. For many of us, this time of year is tough on our diet and exercise plans, but it doesn't have to be, according to Bryan Snyder, registered...

Pancreatic cancer: Know your family, know your risk

Pancreatic cancer: Know your family, know your risk

(BPT) - Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with a mere 29 percent one-year survival rate. In 2016, pancreatic cancer became the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, surpassing breast cancer.The time frame between diagnosis and...

5 great reasons to enjoy salad this summer!

5 great reasons to enjoy salad this summer!

How does Island Coconut Shrimp Salad sound? Get the recipe below!(BPT) - Summer is the perfect time to turn over a new you. With the arrival of warm weather, a relaxed schedule and summer vacations, this is the moment to invest in a new wardrobe and, of course, a new,...

5 healthier, dad-friendly snack ideas

5 healthier, dad-friendly snack ideas

(BPT) - He may always ensure his kids have access to fresh fruits, lean protein and plenty of water, but Dad’s personal snacking habits might not be so healthy. If so, he’s not alone; chips are the snack food of choice for 63 percent of Americans, and 91...

Strawberries have a surprising list of healthy benefits

Strawberries have a surprising list of healthy benefits

(BPT) - Eight strawberries, a single serving, delivers on a surprising checklist of benefits for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle. Strawberries are much more than a sweet and delicious treat — they are a versatile fruit that's great for your health. What...

5 nutritionist tips to start eating and living healthier

5 nutritionist tips to start eating and living healthier

(BPT) - When you need to fix your car, learn the latest tech or finish a major home improvement, what do you do? You turn to the experts, those with in-depth knowledge on how to accomplish these tasks in the most efficient and effective way. And when you’re...

Simple ways to add physical fitness to your daily routine

Simple ways to add physical fitness to your daily routine

(BPT) - Being resourceful with your daily routine can deliver big payoffs when it comes to increasing your activity level. Incorporating physical fitness into your everyday activities can save you time and also burn calories, and it doesn't have to take much time or...

5 simple steps to be your best at any age

5 simple steps to be your best at any age

(BPT) - They say you’re only as young as you feel, and if you're an older American, the ability to feel young a little while longer is always appealing. Having a youthful state of mind goes a long way toward accomplishing this goal, but you can’t ignore...

4 things you can do today to support your heart health

4 things you can do today to support your heart health

(BPT) - On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart — literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be.A 2016 survey from the...