LIFE'S HEALTHIER AT THE VILLAGE

Foods to Naturally Boost Your Mood

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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… Continue reading Foods to Naturally Boost Your Mood

Beauty Boosting Foods

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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… Continue reading Beauty Boosting Foods

Power Up with Protein

Fitness enthusiasts and people wanting to make a lifestyle change have no doubt heard a lot about protein lately. And for good reason. Protein is a key component in any diet. There are three macronutrients — protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Are all used by our bodies in unique, beneficial ways, but to help you get… Continue reading Power Up with Protein

Healthy Snacks on the Go

Having easy grab-and-go snacks on hand is a game changer to fuel you through busy days. It’s all about planning ahead for no-fuss snacks that will satisfy you until your next meal while avoiding the vending machine, drive-through window, or office break room treats.

Maximizing Your Protein Intake

Protein, carbohydrates and fats, are the three primary macronutrients. Found in virtually every body part, proteins are the main building blocks of the body. They’re used to make muscles, tendons, organs and skin. Proteins are also used to make enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters that serve as important functions for life. All these factors play an… Continue reading Maximizing Your Protein Intake

Decoding Food Labels

Reading labels is a tricky business. Consumers are more health-conscious than ever so food manufacturers often use misleading tricks to convince people to buy their products. Therefore, it’s essential we know how to sort out the junk from the truly healthy foods with just a glance at the back of packages.

Train Like an Olympian

Every four years, millions of us are glued to our televisions to witness the world’s most elite athletes competing at the pinnacle of their sport in the Summer Olympics. It’s a given that Olympic athletes are born with a certain amount of natural talent, but rarely does one make it to the Games without putting… Continue reading Train Like an Olympian