How Mindful Eating Can Lead to Weight Loss

Did you know that when it comes to eating, how is nearly as important as what? Mindful eating means paying attention to the way food affects your senses: sight, taste, smell, texture, how it makes you feel physically and emotionally and any thoughts that arise. It’s all about being aware in the present moment as … Continue reading How Mindful Eating Can Lead to Weight Loss

9 Reasons to Spend More Time in Nature

Ever notice how a walk in the woods gives you a natural “high?” (Forest bathing is a real thing, people!) It’s no accident that connecting with nature helps makes us healthier, happier humans. We realize that not everyone has hiking trails in their backyard, but even if you live in a hyper-urban environment and can’t … Continue reading 9 Reasons to Spend More Time in Nature

What’s in Season? The Best Fruits & Veggies to Eat Right Now

Eating with the seasons means enjoying the freshest produce possible. This translates to more flavor and nutrient density (e.g. the most vitamins, minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants and other beneficial phytonutrients for the fewest calories). Because they’re more abundant, seasonal fruits and veggies are also a good value. Tastier and more affordable produce may lead you to … Continue reading What’s in Season? The Best Fruits & Veggies to Eat Right Now

10 Ways Pets Keep Us Healthy

It’s not just our imaginations. Animals make us feel good. Just watching them (kitten videos, anyone?) or being in their presence can have a calming effect and put us in a good mood. They can also help us stay mentally and physically fit. Here are 10 important ways pets (be they furred, finned or feathered) … Continue reading 10 Ways Pets Keep Us Healthy

Healthy Habit Heroes: Jenny’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. Jenny weighed 195 pounds at her annual checkup–considered obese at 5’6”. Her blood work showed she was … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: Jenny’s Story

5 Foods That Boost Your Mood

Research tells us we are most definitely what we eat. And while it’s true that eating healthy, balanced meals will help keep our blood sugars in check and ward off extra weight, it will also help us manage our moods. A basic approach to eating for emotional health includes not letting yourself get too hungry … Continue reading 5 Foods That Boost Your Mood

5 Ways to Break an Unhealthy Habit

It’s March, people! This means we’re about to gain a whole glorious hour of daylight. (Hooray!) With this season-switching signal comes the desire to do some serious spring cleaning–including ditching beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve us. So, the question is, what’s the best way to break an unhealthy habit? While there isn’t a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Break an Unhealthy Habit

How to “Healthify” Pizza, Tacos, Alcohol & Dessert

So, you’ve committed to a healthy diet and things are going swimmingly so far. (Yassss!) You’re feeling good–more energetic. Maybe you’ve even dropped a few pounds. Then your friends invite you to meet them at your local pizza place for slices and beer. Now what? The Yes Health Coaches to the rescue! Because life simply … Continue reading How to “Healthify” Pizza, Tacos, Alcohol & Dessert

9 Coach-approved Balance and Stability Exercises

Healthy aging is a balancing act–quite literally. As we get older, our metabolism slows and our body gradually loses bone density and muscle mass. Falls can become more common, and are much more dangerous because of fragile bones, which can lead to breaks and slower healing times. (Be sure to get bone density tests as needed, … Continue reading 9 Coach-approved Balance and Stability Exercises

Healthy Habit Heroes: Pravakar’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. Pravakar’s doctor hadn’t diagnosed him with prediabetes, but he was carefully monitoring his glucose levels, which were … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: Pravakar’s Story