Throughout February, we celebrate Black History Month by paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who have made outstanding achievements, challenged our thinking, innovated, and paved the way for Americans today. Black history is American history, and it is important for all citizens to know their past. A great way of honoring where we come from is through our foods! Food and nutrition is integral to our culture, identity, and family. The African Heritage die
When considering implementing a more healthful diet, many of us focus on the physical benefits we hope to reap. Look at a handful of today’s fad diets, and you’ll see shiny promises of “fast weight loss,” “fat burning,” or “metabolism boosting!” But there are so many advantages, besides just maintaining a healthy weight, when it comes to eating a nutritious, balanced diet. A balanced diet provides overall nutrition to your body, from the outer skin to the very cells within
You’ve probably seen footage of marathon runners losing control of function as they struggle to end a race. Maybe you've been there yourself! Staggering, falling, “hitting the wall” as some refer to it. Muscles are pushed to their limits as all the body’s energy stores are depleted.
These symptoms are greatly influenced by nutrition. The foods you eat can act as either fuel or weighted garbage when it comes to its effect on your workout. Nutrients before, during, and
It's the season for spending the evening in your favorite cozy chair in front of a roaring fireplace. Keep kids safe with these tips for wood and gas fireplaces from the American Academy of Pediatrics. #HealthyHabitsLoCo #burnsafety #children #kids
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? How appropriate, with all the decorative Valentine’s hearts posted throughout the stores! But while Valentine’s Day sales tend to promote chocolates and roses, let’s not forget Heart Month by putting a heart-healthy spin on the holiday. Why do we assign a full month for heart health awareness? Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death accounts for about 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S. Heart disease,