By CHN Wellness Manager, Jenna Taubin Sedentary behavior is the time you spend sitting. Too much sitting has been shown to lead to obesity, heart disease, and other chronic diseases. Sitting can also be really hard on your body, especially your back! You may have pain, stiff joints or tight muscles after you sit for…

By CHN Nutritionist: Melissa Olson RD, CDN Have you heard of the term “Blue Zones”? These are parts of the world where the most people have lived to age 100, such as in Greece and Okinawa, Japan. Scientists are fascinated with learning the lifestyle secrets from these Blue Zones to know how common habits there…

  Worrying can happen when you let your mind wander towards nervous or troubling thoughts. Perhaps you have a big speech at work that you’re not ready for? Maybe a family member is sick? If you keep worrying, you may become overwhelmed. This can distract you or keep you from enjoying life. Here are some…

By CHN Nutritionist: Mavis Ren, MPH, RD, CDN The gut microbiome (tiny organisms in our digestive system) has nearly 100 trillion bacteria. It helps to control our weight, fight infection, and helps with sleep and mood. About 70-80% of our immune system is in our digestive tract. Gut health is important in supporting our long-term…

by AmidaCare Magazine Drinking a nice cold glass of water on a hot day can be so pleasing and refreshing. Water is important for keeping our minds and bodies healthy and balanced. In fact, more than half of our body is made up of water! Water is in each cell, tissue, and organ that we…

As you get older, it is important to change up your exercise routine. Making these changes will help you stay safe, healthy, and active. Support your body’s strength and stay healthy with these tips to change the way you exercise in each stage of your life. Ages 20–29: Build your base. Now is the best…

By CHN Nutritionist: Concepcion Bulo MS, RD, CDN Ramadan, which is a holy month of fasting for Muslims, starts in the beginning of May. Food and water are allowed before sunrise and after sunset. Foods eaten during this time, like any fast, should be nutrient dense, high in fiber, and hydrating. Here are some tips…

by Lori Leifer There are many great things about living in NYC. We have great parks, tasty restaurants, and fun events. City living can also mean more toxins. A toxin is something that can get into our bodies that isn’t good for us. Toxins can get into our bodies through things we eat and drink,…

Working out a few times each week and staying in shape can be hard. Gym memberships can cost a lot, and workout classes are not always at the best times. A great way to fit exercise into your busy schedule is to do it at home! This can also help you save money and feel…

By CHN Nutritionist: Karin Arias RDN, CDN Often known as the month of love-related matters, February is also American Heart Month. There are many things we can do to help with heart health. One superstar veggie that can help with that is the beet.   Why Beets are Good for You: Beets are a great…

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