By Dr. Suneil Koliwad, Senior Yes Health Advisor We’ve all heard the stories, whether from friends or the news: diabetes might be reversible. Someone who once had to manage their blood sugar with pills or insulin shots, now doesn’t. But how applicable are these individual triumphs to the average American, and most importantly, if people have successfully kicked diabetes to … Continue reading Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?
Summer is in the air—and with it comes BBQs, picnics and, if you have a sweet tooth, drippy ice cream cones! A little sugary treat now and then is okay. (The Yes Health coaches generally encourage moderation across the board.) Sugar gives us an instant energy boost, but what goes up must come (crashing) down. Ultimately, consuming lots … Continue reading 8 Healthy Ways to Sate Your Sweet Tooth
Just for fun, we thought we’d talk a bit about endorphins to help kick your weekend off right. Our brains naturally produce endorphins, also known as “happy chemicals.” These important neurotransmitters help us deal with pain and stress. When our brains release endorphins into our bodies— during or after strenuous exercise, eating spicy foods, listening to music, falling in love— we … Continue reading The Power of Endorphins
Going out for a meal can sometimes feel like an all-or-nothing proposition: we either overeat unhealthy foods and feel guilty afterwards or we miss out on all the fun. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Eating at restaurants and cafes can be enjoyable AND healthy with these nine tips from the Yes Health coaches: Be prepared. It’s way too easy to load … Continue reading Dining Out? Here Are 9 Ways To Keep It Healthy
Welcome to our new “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 it to: email@example.com. Latoya made some healthy changes to her breakfast routine with a little help and encouragement from the … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: Latoya’s Story
Do you ever feel like you can’t catch your breath during a run? Or do you get tired sooner and more easily than you’d like in your spin class? If so, you might want to take a closer look at your breath. Most of the time our breathing is automatic. But when we exercise, our brain tracks the … Continue reading Breathe Your Way to a Better Workout
Drinking diet beverages and using artificial sweeteners on our foods instead of real sugar can sound like a smart, easy way to cut calories and lose weight. But it’s not the “magic bullet” it might seem. About 30 percent of adults and 15 percent of children in the United States regularly consume artificial sweeteners, including aspartame, sucralose and saccharin. The assumption is … Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners: Too Good to Be True?
Carbohydrates sometimes get a bad rap. But the truth is, they’re an important part of a healthy diet and have heaps of benefits. At Yes Health we’re not into labeling food as “good” or “bad.” But we will say, all carbs are definitely not created equal. Here’s a quick carb crib sheet to tell you what you need to know. Simple … Continue reading Food for Thought: All Carbs Are Not Created Equal
by Dr. Suneil Koliwad, senior medical advisor for Yes Health In a breakthrough moment earlier this week, the State of Hawaii announced plans to formally identify people who have an elevated risk for diabetes. On March 22, 2016, which coincided with the American Diabetes Associations’ national “Diabetes Alert Day,” Hawaii began a statewide effort to screen people of Asian … Continue reading Hawaii’s “Screen at 23” Diabetes Prevention Campaign Targets High-Risk, Lower-BMI Populations
A lot of us at Yes Health have been dragging this week. It’s surprising what a difference “springing forward” an hour can make! There are, of course, plenty of upsides to having more daylight. Here are seven healthy ways you can ring in the arrival of spring: 1. Make time for “productive fitness:” Instead of heading to the gym before … Continue reading 7 Ways To Celebrate Spring