Foods to Naturally Boost Your Mood

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While millions of Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, and countless other mental disorders, there are powerful tools that we don’t utilize nearly enough in treatment and prevention – food and nutrition. Natural mood enhancers in the form of food choices can boost four different “happy hormones” to help regulate […]

Upper Body Workout Health Benefits

By: Tracy Flood, Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer   With the work from home life being more prevalent than ever before, coupled with an already sedentary lifestyle for many of us, now is the best time to work on your upper body health. Upper body health includes better posture, strength, balance, and ease of daily […]

Beauty Boosting Foods

Many individuals are willing to pay a high price tag for the latest serums, creams, and cosmetics all in hopes to improve our appearance. But did you know that what you eat also can transform what you see in the mirror? Proper nutrition supports the health of your hair, skin, and nails to make you […]

Exercise Is Medicine

By: Erin Mahoney Physical activity, specifically exercise, promotes health and wellness; but exercise asmedicine is also a global health initiative. Managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Exercise is Medicine encourages physicians and healthcare providers to include fitness as part of larger healthcare treatment plans. Further, it aims to create cohesiveness between the […]

Wearable Technology For Motivation

By: Erin Mahoney There’s a good chance you already have a smart watch, but do you know how to maximize your wearable technology for motivation? The device you have on your wrist is more than just to tell time and track your steps. Instead, you should look at your wearable technology as your personal motivation […]

Bodyweight Workouts For All Goals

By: Erin Mahoney It’s easy to see the benefits of bodyweight workouts. They’re convenient, especially in times where you want to work out at home for social distancing reasons. However, bodyweight exercises are often overlooked as part of a traditional strength training or overall fitness program. Most people don’t make best use of bodyweight exercises […]

Tips to Support Local Business

By Molly Cerreta Smith For those that are still working on their New Year’s resolutions list, the Village Health Clubs & Spas has a suggestion — shop local! Especially after the windfall of 2020, and the economic challenges that are still very real as 2021 unfolds, supporting local business and our economy is perhaps more […]

How Yoga Can Help with Anxiety and Stress

Yoga is one of the most beneficial whole body exercises for people of all ages and fitness levels. When practiced regularly, it can positively impact the mind, body, and soul. And did you know it can also help reduce stress and anxiety levels? We could all use some stress and anxiety relievers! So let’s take […]

Kitchen Gadget Gift Ideas for a Healthy Kitchen

By Jamie Miller   Still have a little more holiday shopping to do? Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, or want a little something for yourself, our Village Clubs registered dietitian, Jamie Miller, has some fun gift ideas to help build a healthy kitchen. Check out these gifts that keep food choices healthy, but also […]

Self Care at a Health Club

With the holidays in full swing and another year coming to a close, stress levels are a tad higher. That’s why it’s more essential than ever to make time for self-care. When people are busy and stressed, they tend to let the things that are good for them, and the things that actually relieve stress, […]