Let’s Play Pickleball!

By Maria Buoni Have you ever heard someone mention pickleball and wondered what it was? Whether you know what pickleball is or not, odds are that someone you know has played this game. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country, with courts popping up all over the place. As a mix between pingpong, [...]

Beginner’s Guide to Whole30

By Lauren Fischer It is no secret that Americans are becoming unhealthier by the mouthful. From fast and processed foods to unicorn frappuccinos, we are putting ourselves on track for obesity, diabetes and heart disease. If only there was a reset button! Welcome the Whole30. Whole30 founders, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, developed this elimination diet [...]

The Physical Health Benefits of Daily Meditation

By Molly O'Brien The thought of sitting in quiet contemplation for an extended period is not always inviting. For the novice, meditation seems nearly impossible to get the hang of, but with practice and repetition, it can become an activity you look forward to. There is no correct method for meditation, only guidelines to assist you. [...]

The Mental & Emotional Benefits of Meditation

By Molly O’brien Mindfulness meditation­­ — with its focus on breathing, body awareness and grounding in the present moment — has been found to have emotional benefits beyond the well-known physical benefits. The technique is particularly effective at combating anxiety. Meditating helps us shift our attention from troubling issues beyond our control toward the present moment [...]

Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet

By Lauren Fischer The Paleo diet is based on the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors from the Paleolithic era. Why mimic the diet of our ancestors? Hunter-gatherers had robust health and experienced few degenerative and chronic diseases. Also, our genetics are virtually identical to those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, according to “The Paleo Solution.” Although [...]