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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Three tricks to stay ahead of flu season

We all know that taking extra care to wash hands and getting your flu shot are tried and true methods to stay healthy during flu season, but sometimes that just isn’t enough and we still get pummeled. Here are some additional ways to keep your immune system performing and the bugs at bay. Sleep Flu season might be the most important time to get quality sleep. If you are drained and your body and brain...
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Find your om for the holidays.

What does “Om” mean? We may find ourselves chanting it at the beginning or end of our yoga classes at the gym or even at home, but for what purpose? And how does that purpose translate to a bustling holiday season filled with office parties and cookie exchanges and concerts and secret santa? According to Mindy Arbuckle, E-YRT and founder of Maitri Yoga Center, “Chanting Om brings into your awareness the physical reality of this...
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Five 10-minute breakfast hacks

Consistently getting out the door on time is a special talent not many of us possess, especially in the morning. Amid the flurry of activity, there is one key component that should not be neglected, second only to remembering to put on pants. Breakfast. It’s called the most important meal of the day for very good reason: regularly skipping breakfast may trigger weight gain. Below are our favorite delicious and fast on-the-go breakfasts that even...
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A healthy gut check for holiday travel

Are you one of the millions of Americans who will be hitting the road this holiday season? Planes, trains, or automobiles, holiday travel can wreak havoc on your gut health. Consistent Sleep Getting consistent sleep when traveling is hard. Whether it’s changing time zones or an uncomfortable guest bed, sticking to your routine can be a challenge, and one thing in particular is affected -- your microbiome. That’s right. Sleep and gut health are connected....
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Why I Orgain: Ashley McRoy-Disney

Click here to donate to Ashley's Go Fund Me After receiving an email from Ashley McRoy-Disney recently and hearing her story, we sent her some of her favorite Orgain Organic Nutritional Shakes—Sweet Vanilla Bean. When she got back to us she asked us to share her story ... "That's all I ever wanted to do," Ashley says, " to help people, especially those who also suffer from this awful illness." So her story is below...
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How to keep your focus during the holidays

Our health is directly tied to spending time with loved ones and having fun, so the holidays can be a great time to rejuvenate and connect. But the excess of the season can also put a major strain on our productivity levels and personal goals. The challenge is, how do you enjoy “the most wonderful time of the year” without derailing all of your hard work? Here are some tips to keep you going strong...
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6 Simple ways to beat a winter wellness rut

by Sierra Nielsen It’s that dreaded time of year. Summer is officially over. Fall and winter roll around and your mood and motivation to keep up with your healthy habits start falling just as fast as the thermometer outside. The combination of temperatures dropping, days becoming shorter, heading back to school and the loss of vacation time & Summer Fridays at work can lead to an overwhelming sense of feeling lethargic, unmotivated and even irritable...
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Nine wins in 10 years for Women's Health & Fitness

Women’s health and fitness is certainly worth celebrating. First, there are few things more satisfying than reaching your own personal wellness goals. But for many women, seeing others take control of their own health, break glass ceilings, and even make it through their first marathon feels awesome. Additionally, women’s health is good for everyone. Studies show that the improved health of female populations stimulates the economy and improves the health of those around them. Here...
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Five foods for healthy aging

Want to eat your way to 100? We'll start with the scientific consensus: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, high in nutrients and low in calories, is your best bet for a long life. Exercising and maintaining a healthy weight is also a clear contributor to the magic combination of longevity and quality. Even a few extra pounds can statistically take years away. What else? The length of our telomeres, the protective structures found...
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4 ways to freshen up your healthy morning routine for Autumn

Sticking to a healthy morning routine can get tougher as the weather cools and sun rises a little bit later, but we all know that setting the tone for your day doesn’t start with that snooze button. In fact, morning people are statistically happier and healthier––sorry night owls––but no matter where you fall there are ways to ensure that your mornings, whenever they begin, are off to a good start. So, now that we’re heading...
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5 reasons to Love Food in honor of National I Love Food Day!

The only thing we might love more than National Food Day is, well, food! One of the key ingredients for our powders, shakes, and bars is great flavor, and while our goal is to nourish your life with the highest quality ingredients, it has to taste good, right? Good food is worth celebrating and enjoying and sharing. That’s why we’re here!   But there is a whole lot more to love about food than just...
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Good Friends and Good Health - Four Health Benefits of Friendship

Celebrate National Women’s Friendship Day in good health It’s fairly obvious that our mental and emotional state benefits from good friendships. Who doesn’t feel at their best when surrounded by their tribe––I mean, we CHOSE each other! But did you know that your besties are also a key component for physical health? On National Women’s Friendship Day, we figured we’d celebrate one of the best gifts we can give our friends––good health. Friend Fact #1:...
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Learn about food with after school snack bins

Ever start the week out with great intentions for good, healthy after school snacks, but by the time Wednesday rolls around it's out the window? We have an idea! First, decorate your bin! Each kiddo should have their own. Every Sunday, spread one week's worth of healthy snack options out on the counter - fruits, veggie sticks, Orgain Kids Protein Shakes and Bars. Now, it's time to make some decisions and stick to them! Fill...
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5 Pick-me-ups for that post-Summer slump

Whether you’re all about Autumn or mourning the end of fun-in-the-sun, these post-Summer tips will get you motivated for the best Fall yet. Who doesn’t love summer? Endless opportunities for outdoor exercise and ice-cold smoothie cravings have us in peak health, but as days get shorter and early morning runs require a few extra layers, some of us lose steam and are contented to cozy up with a Netflix binge and an extra helping of...
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Weekend Recovery - A Two Day Plan for Getting Back on Track

Overdo it this weekend? Don’t throw in towel! These tips will help you nourish and rebalance your healthy routine. Sometimes we get a little lax about our diet and exercise routines over the weekend, and a long weekend or vacation can really throw us off course. But that’s ok! We also need to take occasional breaks from routines to help us stay in it for the long run, and believe it or not, weekend bloat...
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Foods to pack for your best Fall hikes

Hitting the trail this fall? Here are some tips to keep energy high and your pack light. Autumn just might be the best time to get outside––perfect temperatures, bright colors, and that sense of renewal, anticipation, and motivation that floods us with the changing season. Whether you’re heading out for group hikes, have some favorite outdoor-adventuring friends, or hitting the trail solo, it’s important to make sure you don’t skimp on nutrition. Here are some...
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Top Tips for Back to School Meal Prep

It may be hard to believe (or maybe it can’t come soon enough!) but back-to-school is right around the corner. It’s time to welcome back busy mornings trying to make sure everyone eats breakfast and gets to school on time. If you’re like us, you might prefer to minimize chaos and prep foods where possible. So rather than stressing over school lunches when you haven’t even eaten breakfast yet, use these tips for meal prepping...
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School Night Tips to Keep Us All On-the-go

Navigating the on-the-go back-to-school grind can be a challenging one. We have a couple of tips to help you get in the grove. Hold onto your hats! It’s back-to-school time. Here come school drop-offs and pick-ups, practices and playdates, help with homework and school board meetings. With all that, it can be easy to lose any sense of a schedule. But taking some time in the evenings to reconnect and prep for the coming day...
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Greet the Heat: Five Natural Tips for Staying Cool

Is it hot in here or is it just us? Summer months mean hotter days and it can certainly be hard to have the same energy levels we have in the cooler months. Let’s face it, the heat can be draining and make you feel like exerting yourself as little as possible. But we shouldn’t let it defeat us. With these five natural tips for staying cool you can beat the heat and stick to...
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Five Foods to Eat for Better Sleep

Sleep plays a huge role in good health -- it’s vital for healthy brain function and mental well-being, as well as overall physical maintenance. We all need it. But sometimes getting quality sleep or even just getting enough sleep can be tough, especially in the on-the-go, technology-driven pace of today. But when combined with an active lifestyle, there are certain foods that can combat this issue and help you get the quality sleep your body...
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The Dog Diet - How our best friends can keep us fit

As if we needed any more reason to love our furry companions, our dogs may be doing more for our health than we are for theirs. Yes, we’re even factoring the outlandish vet bills and super-tasty, super expensive dog food into this equation. Man & Woman’s best friend is proving to be a great motivator for living a healthy, active lifestyle! They Get Us Moving  When it comes to being active, The Center for Disease...
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Why are millennial parents choosing organic?

It’s no secret that organic is on the rise, but with organic food sales still only make up 5.3% of all food sales in the US, there is still significant room for growth. According to a new survey from the OTA (Organic Trade Association), that growth may be on its way, thanks to America’s largest generation, Millennials. In fact, parents in the 18 to 34-year-old age range are already the biggest group of organic buyers...
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Five Tips for a Gluten Free Road Trip

Eating well on the road is tough for any traveler, but especially for those who have food allergies or other dietary considerations. Today’s airports are improving when it comes to providing gluten free meals and snacks, but can still be loaded up with salt, sugar, and calories. Is it possible to eat well when traveling? Why consider the car? There is a whole lot of country out there that isn’t serviced by major airports, train...
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Five Great Food Allergy Apps to Help You Eat Your Best

Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. That’s 1 in 13 kiddos, or roughly two in every classroom --  a 50% increase since 1997. Navigating these food allergies can be a bit of a nightmare, especially when dining out or trying to figure out which packaged food products to purchase. With the sharp increase in food allergies and demand for transparency in food, a...
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Plant-based on a Budget

Do you fall into one of these categories? Just over 7.3 million Americans have chosen vegan or vegetarian diets, and an additional 22.8 million are “flexitarian”, meaning they eat primarily plant-based foods with the occasional addition of meat or fish. Yes? No? Sorta? Well with one in three Americans working from a budget and so many of us either going full vegan or toying with the idea of doing without a daily dose of meat,...
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