Staying Active at Work

By Melissa Buscetta, RD, CDN The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, especially at work, have been discussed among various professionals as the “new smoking.” Our bodies are not designed to sit static on a chair all day long. With a work-around-the-clock mentality, falling into a sedentary lifestyle with minimal movement has become inevitable. Hence overcoming physical idleness…

Aerobic Exercise vs Resistance Training

By Helaine Krasner, RD, CDN Most of us know that exercise is important. Beyond burning calories, which aids in weight control, other benefits of exercise include temporary appetite suppression, improved sleep quality, elevated mood, lower cholesterol, increased energy, better blood sugar control, and a stronger, healthier heart.  There are specific benefits derived from both aerobic…

Stand Up For Your Health

By Helaine Krasner, RD Don’t take life sitting down. Recent studies point to an association between sitting time and high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and abdominal obesity, a term for fat that accumulates around your midsection and usually associated with excessive visceral fat that surrounds your internal organs. All of those conditions increase your risk…