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

Healthy Habit Heroes: Steven’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. Steven, 32, works in IT, which often means he sits A LOT during the day. Between his … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: Steven’s Story

The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Whether you’re drawn to crack-of-dawn, lunchtime or après-work workouts, knowing the best foods to give your body before and after will make a big difference in your energy level, performance and recovery time. To help you make the healthiest choices, our coaches share their favorite fuel tips so you can stay motivated and meet your fitness goals. … Continue reading The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

15 Healthy (and Fun!) Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about too-rich prix fixe dinners, boxed chocolates and heart-shaped candies. This year, we’re here to help mix things up and do a little holiday “health-ifying.” Whether you’re hitched or single or somewhere in between, there are lots of fun, healthy activities you can do alone or with the … Continue reading 15 Healthy (and Fun!) Valentine’s Day Ideas