Many people question the health benefits of juice as compared to whole fruit and specifically, if juice is healthy? The easy answer is that regardless of the fruit or the juicing method use, the most diverse and intact supply of nutrients always comes to us through the whole fruit. The edible skins of many fruits, … Continue reading Fruit or Juice?
Penn State Health St Joseph is a nonprofit health network, founded in 1873 by the Sister of St Francis and providing a full-range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services. It is a full service hospital and teaching facility with a 380,000 sq. ft., 212-bed state-of-the-art hospital and health campus that opened in … Continue reading Title Sponsor Spolight: Penn State Health St Joseph
Penn State Berks offers the Exercise Science baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the study of movement and the Exercise Science option offers students courses covering exercise physiology, motor control, exercises and sport psychology, sport history, sport philosophy, and biomechanics. Why is Kinesiology so important? Movement is the key to a better quality of life. … Continue reading Penn State Berks Kinesiology
A few months ago I was sitting at my desk at work and realized that I wasn’t happy. Sure, I was happy but I wasn’t fulfilled. I wasn’t challenged, I wasn’t excited to take part in extracurricular activities, I was just…meh. That was never me! I wasn’t sure when it happened, but I was bored! … Continue reading Community & You: Becoming a Better You, a Healthier You, & a More Fulfilled You!
Are raw vegetables healthier than cooked? Do vegetables lose their nutritional value when cooked? Raw foodists argue that cooking kills vitamins and minerals in food and denatures the enzymes that aid in digestion, but it turns out that raw vegetables are not always healthier. A 2008 study from the British Journal of Nutrition noted that … Continue reading Raw vs. Cooked Veggies
We all know that when you support local farmer’s markets, you should have a much greater likelihood of knowing exactly where the food and other products you buy come from. If you have questions, your farmer will be there answer them. If you want to find out how they care for their chickens, someone should … Continue reading Going to the Farmer’s Market is More than Just Getting Food
We are always super excited to start gardening in the Spring but as the Summer days approach 100 degrees with high humidity the garden can tend to be neglected a bit. Here are a few helpful tips and reminders to keep your garden thriving during the peak of the gardening season and beyond. Beat the … Continue reading Helpful Tips During The Peak Of The Gardening Season
For years, a low-fat diet was touted as the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol, and preventing deteriorated health. But it turns out that more than the amount of fat ingested, it is the types of fat you eat that really matter. Bad fats increase cholesterol and your risk of certain diseases, while good fats … Continue reading The Truth About Fats
Choosing healthier foods is easier than you think. By altering a few eating habits, you can make a big difference to you diet and is the most achievable way to lose weight. For our longevity and long term health, we are all encouraged to make healthier choices to help cut the excess saturated fat … Continue reading Healthy Swaps
Not only is breakfast the jump start everyone needs to energize their day, but breakfast is also linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance (as long as you choose a healthy breakfast of course). Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast – that’s where its name … Continue reading Don’t Skip Breakfast