Humans have fasted throughout history for many reasons. Lately, the practice of intermittent fasting* as a potential weight-loss tool and health benefit has gotten a lot of attention. But how does it work and is it truly healthy for us? What’s intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) involves eating your meals during a specified window of time … Continue reading What’s Intermittent Fasting?
Bread is a staple in the American diet, so it’s no wonder we constantly obsess over it. It’s just sometimes hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, when it comes to making healthier choices.
Which is more important for weight loss, diet or exercise? The Yes Health coaches get this question a lot. The short answer? Both. Being proactive about diet AND exercise is important for the best possible weight-loss results. Here are nine reasons why:
Better health is a marathon, not a sprint. Learning about different food groups, nutrients, and fitness activities can take some serious time. That’s why it’s important to have the right person by your side. Whether you’re thinking about getting a health coach, nutritionist, or dietitian, we’ll teach about the differences of each and how to … Continue reading Health Coach vs Nutritionist vs Dietician
Veggie and protein-rich salads can be a smart choice any time of day. But too much dressing can send your meal deep into the red zone. Here are four tips, plus a few DIY recipes from our coaches to help you find and make your own healthier options.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Matt thought of himself as a pretty healthy eater–at least most of the time. And he was active, … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: Matt’s Story
Do you love sharing a fancy charcuterie plate with friends or having a hot dog with all the fixin’s while you watch the game? If yes, you’re not alone. The question is, how healthy are they for us, really? Here’s the 101 on cured and processed meats. What does “cured” and “processed” meat mean? What … Continue reading How Healthy Are Cured and Processed Meats?
We all know it’s good to move our bodies, but it’s super easy for life get in the way. Not a gym person? Traveling? Tight on time? On a budget? Bored with your usual exercise routine? No problem. Happily, there are plenty of fun (or at least satisfying) things you can do to burn some … Continue reading 39 Ways to Add More Movement to Your Life
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
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