Eating for our health and the health of the planet

April 22nd is Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first held on April 22, 1970 and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. By the end of 1970 passage of the National Environmental Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Clean Air Act were passed. Two years later congress passed the Clean Water Act.

How to make your New Year’s resolutions last

A new year has just begun and many of us like to start it off with a fresh set of resolutions. But how do we make those resolutions last longer than the month of January? It’s easy to dream about the things we want to do, but we also need to put in the work to make it happen. Here are five tips to make your resolutions last.

Ring in the new year with self-compassionate fitness goals

The new year can be a great time to reflect on the past year and think about areas that you want to improve.  According to behavioral specialists, there is something called the “fresh start effect”.  This suggests that individuals may feel more motivated to make changes and are more likely to engage in goal-related behaviors when they perceive the beginning of a new period.  This can be Mondays, but it can also be the start of a new year.

Hair loss after bariatric surgery

Potential hair loss after bariatric surgery procedures is a topic that comes up frequently both before and after surgery. . It’s important that individuals receive accurate information about what is behind this phenomenon that is often the result of stress related hair loss, also known by the medical term telogen effluvium. Understanding the physiological changes at play can help put this often emotionally distressing issue into perspective and can also help reduce the risk factors.

Fitness trends: Mobility Training

Mobility training is a fitness trend that has been gaining popularity. This trend is here to stay as it is supported and recognized by research as an important component to fitness. Interestingly, mobility training is not a new concept, but has recently been gaining traction on social media. Many fitness influencers on social media are promoting different mobility exercises and routines, and some personal trainers focus solely on mobility training as their niche. But what is mobility training, and why is it important?

What you need to know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is a treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment (a hyperbaric chamber).  The body’s tissues need a suitable supply of oxygen to function properly, even more so when the tissue is damaged. The goal of this treatment is to fill the bloodstream with enough oxygen to help…