Exercise and Brain Health

It is a well-know fact that staying physically active as we age is one of the most important things we can do to preserve our health, happiness and independence, but sedentary lifestyles don't just affect our physical health.  New studies are showing that there are strong links between being physically active and brain health. Physical [...]

By | 2018-05-03T10:31:16+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Blog, Exercise|Comments Off on Exercise and Brain Health

Office Fitness

Did you know that the health risks associated with long periods of inactivity cannot be offset by regular, vigorous exercise? While exercise is vital to good health research published in 2010 by Swedish sports scientist Dr. Elin Ekblom-Bak shows that only regular, short movement breaks can reduce these risks. The human body wasn't designed to [...]

By | 2018-05-08T12:07:46+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Blog, Exercise|Comments Off on Office Fitness

Animals and Health

Close relationships are not always with people. We often develop very close ties with the animals in our lives. There has been plenty of research that affirms the health benefits of owning pets. It has been found that a person can boost his or her immune system in less than twenty minutes just by petting [...]

By | 2016-02-09T15:16:23+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Blog, Health|Comments Off on Animals and Health

Black Bean Burgers

These will satisfy any meat cravings. I found it, and many others, at pulsepledge.com. Ingredients 19 fl oz canned black beans (540 mL) drained and rinsed 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 small onion chopped 2 green onions finely chopped 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce (optional) 1 egg 1/4 cup bread crumbs 6 tbsp salsa (divided) 4 [...]

By | 2016-01-13T11:03:29+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Black Bean Burgers

15 Ways to Make the New Year Your Healthiest Year Ever

The start of a new year is the time many of us set new goals and plan to better ourselves in the months ahead. Here are 15 tips to make the coming year your healthiest yet. Wear a Pedometer. Experts recommend taking 10,000 steps every day. This is roughly equivalent to a 30 minute workout. [...]

By | 2015-12-30T07:43:57+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Blog, Health|Comments Off on 15 Ways to Make the New Year Your Healthiest Year Ever