The Most Important Muscle to Stretch

August 24, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Fitness
The hip flexors are the source of power behind nearly every movement we perform. Walking, jumping, standing, and even sitting require stabilization of the hips. When this group of pelvic […]

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

August 19, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Healthy Recipes
With kids back in school, young bellies (and minds!) seem to have an insatiable appetite. This no-bake treat gets its sweetness from raisins and honey, and healthy fats from flaxseed […]

The Whole Truth

August 18, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Healthy Foods, Nutrition
Not all grains are created equally. The level of processing, source, and type of grain cause the nutrition content to vary significantly. It might be seem obvious that wheat bread […]

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Inflammation

August 14, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Chronic Disease, Lifestyle Change
At each extreme, inflammation can act as our best friend or worst enemy. At its best, acute inflammation serves its purpose by rushing infection-fighting antibodies to a cut or oxygen-rich […]

The Mind-Body Connection

August 4, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Mental Health
Who we are begins with what we think. In a complex, yet very real, relationship between the mind and the body, messages are constantly sent back and fourth in attempt […]

Mango Sorbet

July 24, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Healthy Foods, Healthy Recipes
This clean and quick 4-ingredient dessert will have you dreaming of sand and sun. For a taste of the tropics in your own home, blend together the following 4 ingredients: […]

Walk this Way

July 19, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Fitness
A quick posture check while walking can make all the difference in your stride, safety, and calorie burn. Perfect your form with these four tips: Gaze forward about 20 feet […]

The Mosquito Buzz

July 14, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Safety Tips
Not only are mosquitoes a nuisance, but they are also a disease transmitting opportunity. Mosquitoes are considered the most dangerous “animal” in the world because of the deadly diseases they can […]

The Sticky Truth on Hidden Sugars

July 6, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Healthy Foods, Nutrition
Some foods marketed as healthy can be a storehouse for added sugar. Label reading is always important to check for added sugar, especially when it comes to these top 5 […]

Regain Your Sense of Control

July 4, 2017 // Jaclyn Beaty // No Comments // Posted in Lifestyle Change, Mental Health
With all the demands life throws our way, it’s easy to feel like we’re not in the driver’s seat. Having a sense of control is one of the top predictors […]