Archive for January 2022

– Sodium, Spice, and Everything Nice

Sodium, Spice, and Everything Nice

Sodium (like calcium, magnesium, phosphate, and potassium) is an electrolyte, meaning it creates an electrically-charged ion when it dissolves in our blood. Our bodies need electrolytes to facilitate nerve impulses and regulate body functions such as heart rate, digestion, respiration, brain activity, and blood pressure. Sodium helps maintain the fluid balance in and around cells […]

– Sodium, Spice, and Everything Nice

Our New Online Workout Platform: Y Wellness 24/7

Every New Year, millions of people set the common resolution of reaching a healthy weight, eating better, and exercising more. The gyms are packed, as many people buy memberships that they use for about a month. Even with the best intentions, they feel intimidated by the enormity of their goals. “Lose 40 pounds,” “Eat only […]

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Unpacking the Power of Protein

Let’s talk about protein. Protein is a macronutrient (see also: nutrients used in large amounts) that is essential to building muscle mass. Found in many animal products, protein can also be found in nuts and legumes. Protein has a higher thermic effect than fat or carbs. This means it significantly boosts metabolism and increases the […]

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Controlling Our Blood Sugars

You have the power to influence your health! The choices you are making every day surrounding food are directly affecting you and your blood sugars. Food affects blood sugars differently depending on the amount (grams) of carbohydrate, protein, and fat the food provides. Factors such as dehydration, stress, illness, side effects of medication, and changes […]

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