Be Patriotic & Healthy with These Red, White & Blue Foods

Patriotic foodsDid you know the colors of a nation’s flag most often represent the values of that country? Take the American flag for example: red stands for hardiness and valor, white signifies purity and innocence, while blue denotes vigilance, perseverance and …

7 Ways to Use Your Lunch Break to Improve Your Health

LunchAre you stuck in a rut at work? Do you have low energy during the day? Would you like to lose some weight? Breaking up your day with some exercise will boost your metabolism and leave you re-energized for the …

Sleep: The Key to Better Performance and Overall Health

There is one simple thing that you can do every single day to perform better, stay healthy, reduce stress and enhance your life overall. This oh-so important tactic is – sleep. Proper sleep offers great health benefits far beyond reducing …

Why the “Biggest Loser” Study Shouldn’t Deter You from Your Weight Loss Plan

You may have heard about the recent “Biggest Loser” study that showed participants had regained much of their weight back six years after the show. If you’re concerned about what you’ve read, keep in mind the following:

The fine print

7 Quick, Cool {and Healthy!} Treats for Hot Days

Frozen grapesWhen the summer heat hits, most of us make a bee-line to the fridge or freezer for something cold to snack on. Avoid an ice cream gut-ache with these healthy alternatives.

For Your Sweet Tooth:

Banana pops. Grab as many

Move Well to Prevent Osteoporosis (Part 2)

An estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and an additional 34 million have low bone mineral density. Women are at greater risk for developing osteoporosis and can lose up to 20 percent of their bone mineral density in the five …

Prevent Osteoporosis through Proper Nutrition (Part 1)

Smiling young woman drinking milkOsteoporosis causes bone to become so weak that even a mild stress can cause a fracture. About 1.5 million osteoporosis-related fractures occur annually in the United States. Of these, approximately 300,000 are of the hip, resulting in financial stress and …

In-Season Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

RunningAs the weather begins to warm, our thoughts naturally turn to summer and the array of wonderful outdoor activities we can enjoy. For many of us, this includes participating in the many endurance races the Red River Valley has to …

Top 5 Reasons Athletes Should See a Chiropractor

Woman runningAthletes and fitness-focused adults rely on their bodies for more than simply getting around. Peak performance is key in sport, and if the musculoskeletal system isn’t aligned properly, your body can’t reach its potential. As part of Altru Advanced Orthopedics