Health & Fitness Retreats: On a Mission to Change Your Lifestyle

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jun 23, 2015 9:00 AM

In a technology-driven age, where you are virtually connected to your job and other stress-related triggers around the clock, you likely need a break from reality. Let's face it, we all do. When stress and other life hijacks surface, the activities we once enjoyed get kicked to the sidelines. It's in this spirit that boutique fitness retreats across the globe have made a commitment to help their customers lead happier, healthier lives in locations such as, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Austin, Texas and Killington, Vermont—just to name a few.

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How to Navigate Farmers Market Prices Successfully

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jun 16, 2015 9:00 AM

What's your favorite way to spend Saturday and Sunday morning? If you're anything like us, you love getting in a little extra sleep after a long week, followed by a trip to the local farmers market. There's something so special about spending the morning supporting local communities, stocking up on healthy groceries and learning about local vendors that inspire us to make it part of our weekend routine. If you're just as eager to take a trip to your farmers' market, we have exactly what you need to get the most out of your next trip!

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5 Steps to Starting a New Career in Health

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | May 27, 2015 9:00 AM

Whether you are a seasoned health and fitness enthusiast, recently received a health related degree, or are just developing an interest, one thing is for certain: the health-care industry is an ever-changing, growing market. Fortunately for aspiring health professionals such as yourself, consumers are rapidly becoming more health conscious. As a result of this growing behavior, the demand for more nutritional information continues to rise.

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Social Media Effects on Health

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | May 11, 2015 9:00 AM

Whether the likes of InstagramPinterest and famous bloggers make regular appearances in your lifestyle, there's certainly no denying that social media has an impact on our mental and physical health. 

"The intriguing new science of social networks is demonstrating how personal interconnections can affect our health," writes Anthony Komaroff, M.D., the executive editor of Harvard Health Letter. "Ideas and habits that influence health for better or for worse can spread through social networks in much the same way that germs spread through communities. In social networks, though, transmission can happen even though the people may be hundreds of miles apart." In simpler terms, networkers may be making an unhealthy connection between what they stumble across on the Internet and their own reality. People may assume, for example, that because it's on Instagram it's not airbrushed, so it must be real, right? Not exactly. 

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Promoting a Holistic Approach to Health

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | May 7, 2015 9:00 AM

Spring is finally in the air, and if you haven't already started looking for ways to detoxify and cleanse every aspect of your life, there's no better time than the present. Why not use the start of a new season as an opportunity to help your clients embrace a healthy lifestyle change? If you're not already putting an emphasis on a holistic approach to health, we have a few tips to make advocating for preventative care a much easier task—for everyone involved. 

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Teaching Holistic Health and Wellness Practices at an Early Age

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Apr 23, 2015 9:00 AM

Have you developed certain habits from your parents? Perhaps they're the food you enjoy, the activities you participate in, or the music you listen to each day. Regardless of the habit, the point is that much of our interests, traditions and etiquette has a direct correlation to our childhood. And, while not everything we love or hate spurs from our youth, there's certainly no denying its impact. So let's get your child or an adolescent client started on developing these healthy habits early, in an effort to bring a lifetime of nutritional and physical benefits. 

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6 Ways You Can Encourage Healthy Habits for Life

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Feb 27, 2015 9:00 AM

We are all guilty of saying that we will commit to something that we eventually push to the side or lose the motivation to see all the way through. But when it comes to dramatically changing our lifestyles we need to maintain momentum in order to be successful and ultimately reap the benefits in the short- and long-term. 

The truth is, healthy and active people didn't achieve that lifestyle overnight. It's because they adopted the right habits that they've found success. And more importantly, they stick to it. So if your clients need a boost in the right direction, don't worry. There's hope.

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6 Tips on Staying Healthy at Work

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Feb 16, 2015 9:00 AM

It's that time of year again—when our bodies become more susceptible to the common cold, the flu and other highly contagious illnesses. Avoiding these can seem impossible, especially when we're surrounded by our sick colleagues all day. However, with that being said, there are effective steps we can all take to stay healthy all year long. 

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