This time of year, we hear the word “gratitude” a lot. But what does it really mean to make feeling thankful a part of our daily lives, and why is it important to our health? People who regularly give thanks for what they have (rather than focusing on the things they don’t) report a greater sense of satisfaction and a … Continue reading More Ways to Give Thanks (It’s Good for Your Health!)
When it comes to diabetes, women tend to have it worse than men. (Just more proof life isn’t fair.) More than 13 million women 20 years of age and older (about one in 10) currently have diabetes. And while diabetes affects women and men in almost equal numbers, it affects women in ways that are different from men. Even though … Continue reading Does Diabetes Affect Women Differently?
For bread lovers everywhere (us included), that’s a painful headline to read. And the sad answer is, yes, eating the mother of all carbs can be counterproductive when we’re trying to shed extra pounds. While you’ve likely heard that white bread and refined grains aren’t particularly nutritious (or worth their weight in calories), you might not know that most multi-grain and … Continue reading Is Bread to Blame for Weight Gain?
It’s true that our coach team is usually trying to find ways to get you OFF the couch. But they also understand that everyone needs a little down time now and again. So what better way to R+R on these darker, colder days than cozying up with a good food show or documentary? Gather up your family … Continue reading Coach Picks: Top 5 Food Shows to Watch Now
Not many of us immediately associate the holidays with organized group exercise, but maybe it’s high time we did. Signing up for a Turkey Trot or Jingle Bell Run is a great excuse to get outside, take in the fall foliage and create a bit of a buffer between you and your distant–or just very different–relatives. Plus, what better way to … Continue reading The Yes Health Turkey Trot Training Guide
Walk into any supermarket and be prepared to be overwhelmed when you reach the cooking oil aisle. So many options make it tough to know which ones are the healthiest. Thankfully, the Yes Health coaches are here to help you choose the best oil for the job. First, keep in mind that different oils have different uses. Some are … Continue reading Which Cooking Oils Are the Healthiest?
Try as we might, we don’t always have the time, energy or opportunity to plan ahead for three square meals a day. (We are only human after all.) Sometimes we work late and are too ravenous to make dinner or our plane is delayed (again) and we’re left to fend for ourselves at the airport. While dining out … Continue reading Coach Picks: Healthiest Fast Food Orders
Fitness has many faces, so if you don’t like going to the gym, no biggie. There are plenty of other things you can do–swimming, dancing, hiking, yoga, Zumba, stairs, running outside, interval training in the park– to get and stay in shape. Here are 6 benefits of skipping the gym if it’s not your thing: … Continue reading So, You’re Not a Gym Person. Now What?
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 send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. When an email arrived in Steve’s inbox from Yes Health, he thought it could be a good … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: Steve’s Story
Q. I’m vegan and prediabetic. What are the healthiest plant protein sources for me to eat? A. Getting enough protein without loading up on too many carbs can be a challenge for anyone who eats a vegan diet–and this can be especially tricky for a prediabetic person. Higher-protein diets promote healthy brain function, muscle strength, faster … Continue reading Ask the Coaches: What Are the Healthiest Plant Protein Sources?