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Christopher Kassotis, PhD

Science Points to More Than Food Making Us Fat

You eat smartly, you exercise, you ask advice from your doctor.  Yet, you still seem to be fighting the battle of the bulge.  Sound familiar?  I don’t use the f word lightly; but I included it in the title of this post because apparently our battle against fat may be about more than simply calories […]

Continue Reading By on March 15, 2017 in health, Healthy Families, home, household, safe chemicals, safer chemicals, science

Busting Four Fitness Myths

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. It’s enough that we all face real challenges to live better, lose weight and find success.  It’s doubly challenging if part of what we are up against are myths.  I appreciate that the fitness pros at […]

Continue Reading By on January 18, 2017 in fitness, health, Uncategorized, wellness, women

5 Tips to Avoid a Winter Fitness Rut

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. We’ve all been there, more interested in cozying up to a winter fireplace (or television) and sipping hot cocoa than in getting off the couch to move.  As the season of short winter days tends to send us indoors and lessen our […]

Continue Reading By on December 22, 2016 in fitness, health, wellness

What’s New with Beautycounter Skincare

Want a styling product for your hair that doesn’t leave you guessing about ingredient safety?  New Style Sea Salt Spray from Beautycounter offers shine and texture enhancement without ingredients of concern found in most hairsprays.  This is one of the many new products recently introduced by this innovative line!  The concern for quality ingredients and […]

Continue Reading By on February 10, 2016 in beauty, health, well-being, wellness

New USDA Report Recommends Shifts to Healthier Eating

Could picking more fruits and vegetables while holding the sugar, salt and fat help you live better?  The latest dietary guidelines by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services reminds you that yes, you are what you eat. The newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages healthy eating patterns […]

Continue Reading By on February 1, 2016 in agriculture, cooking
Anne Brock at National Fitness Center

My Weight-Loss Success with National Fitness Center

This post is sponsored in conjunction with National Fitness Center, where I am proud to be a part of the #teamNFC program! For the longest time, I was a doubter.  I thought everyone else but me could magically lose weight, while the pounds I’d packed on over the years, through two pregnancies and the normal […]

Continue Reading By on January 25, 2016 in education, encouragement, fitness, health, women, work-life balance