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Everyone wants to live a healthy, long life. We often implement diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to achieve this goal. However, setbacks and stumbling blocks can cause us to get discouraged. As a result, many health and wellness goals are often abandoned before encouraging progress is made.

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By: Sarah Brawley, Health Coach
May 7th, 2021

Leading nutrition specialists and physicians are repeatedly discussing the role that nutrition has in preventing illness and disease. But sometimes this can feel easier said than done. You find yourself asking: “What does ‘eating well’ actually entail? And how do I know which specific foods and nutrients will help prevent disease?”

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In school, we learned the fable of the grasshopper and the ant. While the ant put away food for winter, the grasshopper lived only for the moment. In the end, the grasshopper didn’t fare too well. We can think about taking care of our bodies as we age the same way. To live our best lives as we age, we have to plan for the long haul to avoid pain and disease later in life.

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While in the south, the word “sugar” may be an affectionate greeting, in the world of science and food, sugar can be both dangerous and deadly.

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One thing I've noticed when I meet with patients is their mystery at reading a food label. What are we looking for? How should we evaluate added sugars? Watch this video and read on to learn more. 

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Eating healthy can be a lifestyle for your whole family, kids included. But it's not always easy, especially if habits have already formed. So what can you do nutritionally to get your children and your family eating healthier? Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen shares five tips in this video. Watch below and read on for a recap.

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According to some estimates, there are more than 1,800 types of cheese. Because there are so many types, it really is sort of its own food group. In this video, Greenville health coach Aaron Benator discusses some nutritious aspects of cheese, including its effect on cognitive health and the presence of probiotics, different types of protein, and more. 

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By: Sarah Brawley, Health Coach
March 5th, 2021

Air fryers work very similarly to how a convection oven does. It's a healthier way to get a crispy taste to your food, and they're popping up all over the place the last couple of years, so there are tons of options out there. Richmond health coach Sarah Brawley introduces a few simple options to get started using your air fryer.