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Posted on December 30, 2014 by Demos Health | 0 comments
Depression during winter, or the so-called “winter blues”, can affect anyone at any age. The lack of consistent sunlight and vitamin D, plus the all too present anxiety of party planning, travel, and long stretches of cold rainy (snowy) days can leave a body worn down. Unfortunately this also leaves many of us prone to constant snacking to battle the long dreary days, resulting in the dreaded winter weight gain. The best thing to do when trying to stave off that winter weight is to,...
Posted in: Diet, Diet & Fitness
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Posted on December 22, 2014 by Ginger Vieira | 0 comments
This is a holiday guest blog penned by Ginger Vieira author of "Dealing with Diabetes Burnout". With sparkly lights and jingle bells you’ll usually find a delicious array of sweets and treats during the holiday season. For those of us with diabetes, it can be a little stressful trying to determine whether you should abstain entirely (or at least try to) or throw your cares out the window and just...
Posted in: Diabetes
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Posted on December 21, 2014 by Gina Harney | 0 comments
I’ve been thinking about how I’ve changed my ways with health and fitness over the past couple of years, and realized the major determining factor: I got out of my own head. (photo credit: Whitney Benjamin)   For so long, I didn’t want to work out, unless it was a “real” workout. Back then, it was all about...
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Posted on December 18, 2014 by Gina Harney | 0 comments
For today’s reader’s request, I thought it would be fun to focus on HIIT training, because the thing is, a LOT of people know what it is, but finding a way to incorporate it into your schedule and use it effectively can be the tricky part. A quick HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) review: HIIT training consists of short blasts of maximum effort, followed by recovery periods. You can perform HIIT on a variety...
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Posted on December 16, 2014 by Demos Health | 0 comments
Parties, traveling, and eating out are all major components of what we now see as the “holiday season”. However for those suffering from food related allergies, particularly gluten allergies, the holiday season can seem overwhelming when trying to stay healthy. It’s important for those with gluten allergies, and all food allergies, to be able to safely enjoy food without disrupting their holiday festivities and without the fear of getting sick. So, whether you’re hosting your own...
Posted in: Diet, Diet & Fitness