Weight Loss on a Paleo Diet

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The reasons for going Paleo are multitudinous, running the gamut from disease elimination to exercise optimization and everything in between. With its inflammation crushing power, Paleo is able to handle these tasks with ease, which is why it can be easy to forget that Paleo is the perfect solution to the everyday problem of weight loss.

The sad fact is that two out of three adults in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a situation that’s due in no small part to the calorie-rich and nutrient-poor Standard American Diet (SAD). We live in a world where pizza is classified as a vegetable, canola oil is considered “heart healthy” and everything is washed down with soda, so simply going Paleo and ditching all that junk can often be enough to get to a healthy weight.

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New Year, New You

By Kelli Mera, MS, RDN LDN - Contributing Editor for ExecWell

Another year has passed, and we all make the same promises to ourselves for the New Year - some of us are able to achieve them more than others (I find myself as the latter). So, how can we make those resolutions and stick to them? Below are some tips and suggestions on your New Year’s Resolutions for 2015.

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Healthy Holiday Gifts

By Kelli Mera, MS, RDN LDN - Contributing Editor for ExecWell

With the holidays quickly approaching, it may seem  increasingly difficult to find unique gift ideas for the special people in your life—gifts that don’t include boxes of chocolate or yet another tie.  With the recent trend of becoming more health conscious, take care of your family and friends by giving them the gift of health.  Below are some gift ideas that can help them create a healthier lifestyle.

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FITNESS: Spelling Out the Basics

By Denise Sala- ExecWell's Head Fitness Coach, NASM – CPT, CES

FITNESS can seem overly complicated, but really becoming fit comes down to simple basics. Let’s break it down letter by letter. 

F in fitness should stand for having fun, so have fun getting fit. Do something new or something you really love as part of your fitness program. Think outside of the box. Scout out some cool places or things to do that require physical activity. For example, if there’s a climbing wall where you live or if you are planning on travelling, call and find out where the climbing facility is, how much it cost, and the hours of operation. Then go do it! Try an indoor trampoline place. They aren’t just for kids. Evening hours are usually open times for older teens and adults to play.  It’s some of the best cardio you will ever do. Or go to an indoor softball or baseball arena. Rent a batting cage or join in an impromptu pickup game. They sometimes host open nights for unlimited batting during certain hours. Rental equipment is usually available so you don’t need to bring anything with you except a fun, playful attitude.

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Healthy Holiday Eating!

The holiday season is upon us, when we spend time with family and friends to reflect on the past year—all while indulging in plentiful buffets of food and drinks. Research shows that the average American gains 1-2 pounds during the holidays, but there are many tips to help you avoid those dreaded pounds, while still allowing you to enjoy quality time with everyone.

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