How to Be Good to Your Body for Immune Support

Treating your body with self-care will not only support mental wellbeing during these unprecedented times, but it will also have positive effects on your immune system.Get your ZZZsYour body needs to get adequate sleep to fully rest and repair. Recent research has shown that quality sleep helps support select immune cells in our bodies that help fight infection. On the flip side, sleep deprivation can produce high levels of cortisol, an immune-suppressing hormone. So aim...
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Ways To Gear Up for Immunity

The best defense is offense, so we are going to examine ways to arm your immune system with nourishment and healthy lifestyle strategies.

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Making Road Snacks Go the Extra Mile

As a wellness warrior, you know that travelling can be a tough time to stay on track with health goals. From Maine to California, gas stations are littered with some of the worst food options, both for your health and for the health of the environment. Just because you’re limited on cooler and trunk space, doesn’t mean you have to give up your healthy ways. Stay true to your goals and get prepping for your...
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Power Your Summer with Body Positivity

Staying body positive can be tough during beach season, but beating yourself up to drop two sizes or freaking out about stretch marks (literally almost everyone has them) is not only temporary, it could be unhealthy. Here are some tips to nourish that beautiful bod and brain, inside and out. Your physical and mental wellbeing are connected Your interpretation of your physical appearance is all mental. Body positivity starts with you, and shifting your mindset...
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Live Life to the Fullest Through Food

Summer flavors are fresh, colorful, and full of nutrition. Here’s what we’re filling our plates with this season. Fruit salad No summer gathering is complete without a fresh and colorful fruit salad. The taste of the chilled fruit mixed with the warmth of the summer sun is an infamous staple this time of year. Here are a few fruits that you may be able to find year round, but really shine in summer. Melons are...
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Power Foods for a Healthy Summer

It’s officially barbecue season! While it might be tempting to pile on the grilled meats, sauces, and sides, instead consider these tips to fill your plate with clean, nutritious, and primarily plant-based options. Pick your protein By being strategic with your meal planning, you can easily get enough delicious, clean, vegetarian protein to power you through the summer. You might be surprised by the amount of protein in broccoli, spinach, and lentils! If you’re worried...
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5 surprising reasons you're tired

There is a lot more to feeling rested than, well, rest. Consider these five reasons you might not be feeling 100% throughout the day. Nutrition Poor nutrition is a sure fire way to keep you tossing and turning at night and have you feeling sluggish throughout the day. Your body needs proper fuel to be able to perform even the simplest tasks. Having a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, and whole...
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Our brains on bad food

Avocados, berries, and dark chocolate (score!) do the head good. But for every brain food out there, there's another food that's ready to sap your smarts. We knew that junk food changes our waistlines, but did you also know that it has been shown to also negatively affect our memory and cognition? How the foods we eat affects how we feel Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep and appetite, mediate moods, and inhibit...
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Ready to feel your best this summer? Five springtime tips to get you started

Picturing yourself in the midst of your healthy, happy, active summer? Join us in getting a jump start! Set goals Do you want to eat more organic food? Feel great in your favorite jeans? Or maybe you’re ready to get more out of that gym membership? Whatever your goals maybe be write them down–and have fun with it–make your list colorful, draw pictures, turn it into a vision board if you’d like. But make it...
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What to eat during Meatless May

Meatless May is a great way to lower your carbon footprint and set your eating habits up for a healthier summer. According to the Australian “No Meat May” initiative, for each person who chooses to go meat free for the entire month of May at least 31 animals will be saved and approximately 238 pounds of CO2 will be prevented from being released into the atmosphere. The numbers alone are more than enough to get...
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Earth Day - Five ways healthy people support a healthy planet

Are you more motivated by personal health goals or environmental health goals? If you’re like most people, personal health is more of a daily priority. But that’s ok! We know you love the planet, too, and you might be showing up for Mother Earth without even knowing it. Whether you’re all-in on a healthy lifestyle or are just getting started, chances are that you’re making daily decisions that are not only better for you, but...
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It's National Make Lunch Count Day! Five reasons to brown bag it

Happy #NationalMakeLunchCountDay! Bringing your lunch to work and school is a trend worth tapping into today and throughout the year. Here’s why: 1- THIS RECIPE: Two Ingredient Chocolate Overnight Proats recipe. Yep, you read that right! Only two ingredients, chocolate, and loads of protein! These overnight oats are perfect for on the go snacking, or if you’re the type that eats breakfast at your desk. They’re packed with all the nutrients you need to start...
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Stage 2 goal setting

So you’ve worked hard and pretty much have those New Year’s Resolutions on lock. Now what? Look at how far you’ve come and consider taking it to the next level. Here’s why goal setting is always important and tips to keep things fresh and challenging for the Spring. Eating healthy As the seasons change, the days get longer, and the schedules become more jam packed. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed but on the flip side...
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Five Minutes to a Better Breakfast

Ready to ramp up your morning routine? These sub-five minute recipes and activities will have you in a better place in no time. First, wake up your brain and body Morning workouts don’t have to take up a ton of time or require a gym membership. You don’t even necessarily have to break a sweat! Mornings should be about waking up the body and mind and giving yourself enough fuel and energy to start the...
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How Good Nutrition Promotes Healthy Sleep

Remember when people used to brag about how little sleep they got? For a long time, it was trendy to think that the less you slept, the harder you were working and more you were accomplishing. Thankfully, those days are gone and now we know that healthy sleep is key to overall health and productivity. But that doesn’t mean healthy sleep is always easily achieved, and while some of us get great zzzzz’s, many struggle...
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Four Foods for Boosting Memory

Do you find yourself forgetting the simple things? Ever have those days when you walk out your front door and completely space on where you’re headed? During National Nutrition Month we’d like to talk about how eating right can actually help to improve your memory. Try adding more of these invigorating veggies, tasty treats, and supplemental sweets to your diet and we guarantee your noggin will surprise you. Fish are friends and fuel! According to...
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Five Foods to Help Avoid Inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s natural reaction to anything foreign: chemicals, pollen, bacteria, you name it. While this process helps us to naturally fight off illnesses and heal without the need of medicine, it isn’t always our friend. Studies show diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer's have been linked to chronic inflammation of the body. But there might be more to it than simply avoiding inflammation-causing foods, which in itself has been...
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Find the Balance Between Health and Lifestyle in 2018

What does finding balance mean to you? Is it more than getting enough sleep and self care Sundays? Maybe it incorporates your friends, family, diet, exercise, spirituality and work goals? In short, that’s a lot, and sometimes the goal of “finding balance” is the most difficult thing we do. It requires weighing choices and outcomes, but also letting go and recognizing that we can’t control everything. Instead of working towards balance, consider working towards nurturing...
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Healthy Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day can be a great opportunity to pause and let people know you care, and being mindful of good health is a great way to demonstrate that you’re paying attention to their wellness goals and say, “Hey, I love that you love yourself.” While we don’t suggest kicking the usual chocolate and flowers to the curb completely (who doesn’t love a little indulgence now and then?), why not also surprise your friends, family, and...
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5 Foods for Immune Health

It’s no surprise that the winter months can be hard on the immune system. When the temperatures start to drop we are more likely to hide indoors and reach for the thermostats. Spending more time indoors during the colder months is hard to avoid completely, but can cause illnesses to be more easily spread. The best things you can do to stay healthy during cold and flu season is to exercise outside (yep, fresh air...
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5 Ideas for a Fun and Healthy Valentine's Day

Are you an all-in on Valentine’s Day kind of person, or maybe feel a little less than enthused this year? Whether or not you’re hand-making cards for coworkers and decking out in pink, it never hurts to take a moment and remind friends and family how much they mean to you. Not interested in heart shaped boxes of chocolates and champagne? Here are some fun and healthy Valentine’s Day ideas that are sure to win...
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Heart Healthy Nutrition for National Heart Month

We’re celebrating National Heart Month the only way we know how– by getting pumped on heart-healthy nutrition! According to the CDC  1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. That frightening statistic isn’t only attributed to preexisting conditions, but also to the lifestyle choices we make every day. Our goal is to provide you with knowledge, tips, and tools to enjoy a healthy, well-rounded diet with a heaping side...
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Five daily ways to renew your commitment to health

It’s all too easy to fall off the wellness wagon, but small shifts and seemingly inconsequential choices can build up to the healthy, active lifestyle you’re looking for. Renewing your commitment to health doesn’t have to be a major overhaul. Daily decisions and a little structure form the foundation for big-picture wellness. 1. Own your Food and Fitness goals There is no getting around the importance of diet and exercise. If you’re having a tough...
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Reconnect with your body: Five tips for your morning routine

Are you ready for a morning routine that serves you? We’ve all been guilty of hitting the snooze button, flying through our shower, coffee, and emails before screaming out the door. But does this “routine” set you up for your day in a positive way? And did you even remember breakfast? Reconnect with your mornings in the New Year, and realize the positive change throughout the rest of your day. Ready to renew you? Start...
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New Year. Renew YOU! Five things worth renewing, besides your gym membership.

Ready to renew you? While diet and exercise are great things to focus on in the New Year, there’s a lot more to a healthy, active lifestyle than reaching your ideal weight or watching the timer on a treadmill. After all, aren’t you more than a measurement? Of course you are! Science tells us that the most effective diet is the one you can stick to. Not for just a year or a month, but...
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New Year. Renew YOU!

You’re you and we think you’re amazing. New Year’s resolutions shouldn’t be about changing who we are; they should be about putting the best stuff in our body so that the best “us” can come out. Renewal is possible with better nutrition and Orgain can help. Unlike most plant-based protein powders, it isn’t gritty or tasteless. It dissolves easily in your fav smoothie, almond milk, water—and it’s delicious! With 21g of Organic Plant Protein, 5g...
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Holiday stress and the food factor

The holiday season: equal parts extra cheer and extra work. There are gifts to buy, treats to bring to school or the office, decorating to do, and travel plans to make. By the time the holidays roll around, you don’t want to be exhausted by all of the preparations. Here are a few tips to keep you from feeling overwhelmed so you can appreciate time with family and friends and the spirit of the season....
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