20 healthy tips for eating on a budget

Preparing healthy meals every week on a tight budget can seem daunting, but it can definitely be done–and done deliciously well! Try these 20 tips from our coach team to help you keep costs down and get more nutritional bang for your buck. Create a weekly meal plan. Pick a day to plan your meals and snacks … Continue reading 20 healthy tips for eating on a budget

Top Protein Powder Picks

If you’ve recently strolled down the supplement aisle in your local health food store, chances are you’ve been overwhelmed by the choices in protein powders. We’re here to help answer your questions and decipher the differences so you can choose the one that’s right for you. What is protein? Think of protein as the building … Continue reading Top Protein Powder Picks

The Top 10 Artificial Ingredients to Avoid

The very best way to sidestep artificial ingredients is to eat whole foods as much as possible. But, chances are, even if you’re already eating a (mostly) whole foods diet, some processed foods are sneaking their way in. And in that case, reading labels is invaluable. Food companies use more than 3,000 food additives in their … Continue reading The Top 10 Artificial Ingredients to Avoid

Strength Training Tips for Beginners

Strength training is a key piece of everyone’s weight-loss puzzle. It raises your resting metabolic rate (RMR) to help you burn more calories throughout the day, and it decreases your chance of injuries, allowing you to age with grace. But if you’ve never done strength training, it can be intimidating to know exactly where and … Continue reading Strength Training Tips for Beginners

Healthy Habit Heroes: Rhonda’s Story

Welcome back to our “Healthy Habit Heroes” blog series, where we share members’ stories in their own words about their experiences with Yes Health.  Want to join the “Triple H Club?” Reach out to your coach in our app or email: stories@yeshealth.com. Last fall, Rhonda’s employer announced a health-related test pilot to see if preventative programs could help insurers … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: Rhonda’s Story

Keto and Paleo Diets Explained

You’ve most likely heard about Paleo and Keto diets. Maybe you’ve even dabbled in one or both to see what they’re like. But we bet you still have some questions. To help demystify the what’s, why’s and how’s, here’s a deep diet dive from our coaches.  What is the Keto diet? The Ketogenic diet is … Continue reading Keto and Paleo Diets Explained

How Healthy is Stevia as a Sugar Substitute?

Stevia gives us a calorie-free sugar fix from an all-natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. But how healthy is it? Stevia is about 30 times sweeter than sugar, which means, even though it doesn’t spike sugar levels, a little goes a long way.  And while studies link it to several health benefits–for example, reducing plaque and … Continue reading How Healthy is Stevia as a Sugar Substitute?

Why We Should All Drink More Water

We all know we can’t survive without water. (Duh.) But did you know that water can help with weight loss too? (We’ve got your attention now, right?) It’s easy to mistake thirst for hunger, which is why staying in tune with our body’s need for water is super important when we’re trying to shed extra pounds. … Continue reading Why We Should All Drink More Water

11 Ways to Get More Active When You’re Overweight

Sometimes it can feel intimidating to start exercising again after a long hiatus, or when we’ve put on some extra pounds. But we’re here to tell you it can be done–and done with fun, especially once you tell that critical voice inside your head (yep, you know the one) to kindly zip it.  Here are … Continue reading 11 Ways to Get More Active When You’re Overweight

14 Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

No matter how good things may be going, life can still be stressful. So what’s the best way to deal with feeling frazzled? If you’re in need of a few healthy ideas, here are 14 supercharged stress relievers, courtesy of our coaches: Eat calming foods –  Up your intake of dark, leafy greens (which are … Continue reading 14 Healthy Ways to Handle Stress