Healthy Ideas for a Happy New Year

Someone once said “Time is funny stuff…you save it by spending it wisely.” Spend your time wisely by making sure your resolutions have purpose. The kind that offers you happiness, success, and fulfillment are going to be more realistic and obtainable for you. When thinking about changes to make for the New Year, focus on the behavior, rather than the outcome itself. Many people want to lose weight, but putting the effort into how to make that happen will have a better outcome. Resolutions should be actions that you are willing and able to change.

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Why You Should Incorporate Apples Into Your Diet This Fall

I honestly love all things fall, especially this year, when it means the long COVID-restricted summer of 2020 is over. When I was a student, fall was my favorite time of year because I knew I’d be learning something new – starting new classes, making new friends. I love the bonfires, football and colorful leaves and even the crisp, cool nights.

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Why Community, Care, and Comfort are Important During These Uncertain Times

In these unprecedented times, many of us are turning to our kitchens — both as our primary source of food, and to embrace the soothing ritual of baking and cooking. I know I take great comfort in making bread now more than ever — it makes me feel grounded in the present, and it makes me feel strong and empowered to be able to feed my family and myself. I make my pizza crust from scratch too – it literally takes minutes in a food processor or a stand mixer.

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5 Proven Strategies to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Weight loss: It’s the number one New Year’s resolution people make. SIU Medicine registered dietitians say it may be the wrong resolution to choose. While losing weight for your overall health is a great goal to have, most people go about it the wrong way.

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