The Power of a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle does more than affect your physical appearance. Making healthy choices every day will also increase your chance at longevity and strengthen your emotional health. Continue reading The Power of a Healthy Lifestyle

Salt: Friend or Foe?

New York City, as recently as November 30th of 2015, placed a warning symbol on many high salt dishes (higher than 3400 mg sodium) on the menus of its local restaurants. For example, two of the most popular, but salty, menu items were a Cheddar Bacon Burger and a Buffalo Chicken Salad, which respectively had 4280 mg sodium and 3460 mg sodium.

Recommended Salt Intake & Restaurant Transparency

City health authority has warned that Americans eat too much salt and as a result are adding to their health risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. The average person, they state, “should have 2300 mg sodium per day.” By having these standards set in restaurants patrons will have a chance to have the facts necessary to make better decisions about their salt usage. Health department officials feel they have made the right decision to alert the general public; as they await the new federal standards of salt use due out later in 2016. Continue reading Salt: Friend or Foe?

How to Break Through Mental Barriers to Accomplish Your Goals

By Melissa Abramovich, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-River Glen

Many of us have lost weight at some point in our lives. But not quite so many have kept it off. So today, let’s explore one of the reasons you might be on a roller coaster. Sure, food tastes good, and thankfully, here in America, it’s plenty. We are, for the most part, genetically programmed to store fat, so that if there ever is a time when there isn’t enough food, we have reserves for survival. Which means in a time of plenty, we need to actually be careful not to eat too much. Continue reading How to Break Through Mental Barriers to Accomplish Your Goals

It’s a Wrap! Best Food Choices for Cancer Prevention

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

If you have been following my posts over the past few months, you’ll know that what you eat matters not only for your waistline, but also when it comes to your overall health and disease prevention. But, in case you are new here, and don’t have a moment to browse through my prior posts, here’s a quick recap. Continue reading It’s a Wrap! Best Food Choices for Cancer Prevention

The 7 Color Food Groups That Help Fight Cancer

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

As mentioned in my previous blog post, scientists have identified naturally occurring substances in foods that have the power to defuse potential carcinogens. Some of these substances are thought to seek out dangerous toxins and eradicate them from the body, before they cause damage. Cellular repair and protective services become available through these foods as well. Even after a cell begins to have damage that leads to cancer, what you eat and drink, and how you live, can still help short-circuit the cancer process. Continue reading The 7 Color Food Groups That Help Fight Cancer