LIFE'S HEALTHIER AT THE VILLAGE

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

Weight Gain the Healthy Way

Often times when we think of eating healthy, we think only of goals for weight loss and tips for cutting back on calories. However, many individuals have goals for weight gain and an increase in muscle mass. When this is the case, proper nutrition is still key. Our priority turns to eating in a calorie… Continue reading Weight Gain the Healthy Way

The H2O Effect: How Water Really Makes a Difference in the Body

While we all know we’re supposed to drink water every day, there are still questions such as how much water you should have and how it impacts the body. These common questions actually have some pretty complex answers — and the proper intake varies from person to person as well as on a number of factors.… Continue reading The H2O Effect: How Water Really Makes a Difference in the Body

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.

How to Fuel the Body After Spin Class

By: Kristina Hallberg If you are a spinning or cycling machine, you want to fuel your body so you are not only energized on the bike but also helps you recover from your ride quicker. I get it many cycle and spin-junkies have a love-hate relationship with the bike. But isn’t that what keeps you… Continue reading How to Fuel the Body After Spin Class

Summer Snacks to Stay Trim

Rising temperatures and kids getting out of school can only mean one thing, summertime is here! Summer brings fun vacations, outings with your kids, and summer parties, but all that can make it hard to stick to healthy habits. Even with normal routines disrupted for an extra dose of fun, you should still make sure… Continue reading Summer Snacks to Stay Trim

How to Choose a Healthy Cereal

For super-busy mornings, cereal can be a convenient and nutritious option but there are many misconceptions about which cereals are actually healthy and which ones are simply claiming to be. Many cereal brands that seem healthy, actually are filled with sugar. Keep reading along for some tips on how to choose a healthy cereal.

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.

Fall Into Proper Nutrition

This Fall is a great time to stop dieting and start a lifestyle of healthy balanced nutrition! Life – and nutrition – is all about timing and balance. The My Plate System is a great tool to demonstrate proper portion and balance in your diet. The basics of My Plate are that half of your… Continue reading Fall Into Proper Nutrition