Staff Highlight: Sarah Brunner

We are pleased to have you meet our new Registered Dietitian, Sarah Brunner. Sarah recently graduated from the Coordinated Program at Mount Mary University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
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The Most Absurd Health Myths We’ve Seen Online

We’ve all seen them, from Google Search to our Facebook Newsfeed, absurd health myths aren’t hard to stumble upon. Unfortunately, not all of them are as transparent as we’d like them to be. So, here’s just a few that we wanted to make sure to call out. Continue reading The Most Absurd Health Myths We’ve Seen Online

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Water

Finding out if you get enough water and why is it important, are the two most compelling questions that surround the issue of fluid intake. Most scientists say that men can average about 15 cups of fluids per day especially in the summer, while women can average about 11 cups. Much of this calculation has to do with the temperature outside and if you are doing your workout outdoors. In this post we’ll discuss how much water you actually need and when, how it relates to weight loss, and some info on water bottles. Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Water

Kale: One of the World’s Healthiest Foods

It is remarkable how much press the vegetable, Kale, has been receiving. Looking closer you find a very diverse and tasty vegetable that is actually very adaptable to many good recipes. It is now called one of “the World’s Healthiest Foods.”

Kale is 33 calories for a firm measuring cup full. Also known as leaf cabbage, it is part of a group of vegetable cultivars within the plant species Brassica oleracea. They have green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. So, what’s all the hype? Continue reading Kale: One of the World’s Healthiest Foods

Use Positive Psychology to Make Resolutions a Reality

So many people feel that getting off to the right start for the New Year is extremely important. And, I agree. There is nothing better than feeling the break from the old year and moving on to the New Year. You can do this quickly, or you can spend a little time “looking back” first, using techniques from Positive Psychology. Continue reading Use Positive Psychology to Make Resolutions a Reality