Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Go Green

Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Go Green

Hey GIT Girls! Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Go Green is here! This week’s focus will be on Going Green. Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Go Green For many Americans, it’s become quite a hot topic as we are becoming more and more health conscious, while also wanting to help preserve the environment.  Those who Go Green do things such as grow their own food or use reusable bags at the grocery store. How Else Can I Go Green? However, there are also simpler measures you can take which I will…

Wellness Wednesday: Let’s Pass On the Salt

Wellness Wednesday: Let’s Pass On the Salt

Hey GIT Girls! Wellness Wednesday: Let’s Pass on the Salt is here! This week, let’s have a conversation about salt. Have you ever been around someone who added it to every meal before they even tasted it? Or are you that person? Many of us are guilty of having way too much sodium in our diets. And this is a primary reason hypertension and unhealthy hearts are on the rise and are cause for major concern.  How Much Salt or Sodium Is Too Much? According to the American Heart Association, 75%…

Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy

Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy is here! So, you’re thinking about having your own little one? That’s great! Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy But there are a few things that you can do before conception, during your pregnancy, and postpartum to increase the odds of optimal health for you and your baby. Eat better and take a prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement. Make sure to check with your physician before you start a prenatal supplementation program Here…

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Facts on Fiber

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Facts on Fiber

Hey GIT Girls! Wellness Wednesday: 5 Facts on Fiber is here. Fiber is a very important part of your diet. Although not mentioned as often, but it has very important benefits. Let’s take a look at some of fiber’s benefits. A Few Facts on Fiber – Are You Getting Enough? Fiber By The Numbers Okay, so I know more about fiber but how much do I need a day? Women: 25 grams Men: 38 grams Kids: Their age is + 5 grams How Can I Tell How Much Fiber Is In…

Wellness Wednesday: Is Calcium Really That Important?

Wellness Wednesday: Is Calcium Really That Important?

Hey GIT Girls! Wellness Wednesday: Is Calcium Really That Important? Remember that old familiar line, “Milk does your body good”? Well, it’s true. Milk definitely does a body good and is one of the easiest calcium choices to choose from. However, it’s not the only one.  For all of you anti-milk lovers, don’t fret! There are certainly other ways to get calcium without having to force yourself to drink milk. And some of the other sources mentioned may even surprise you. Why do I Need Calcium, I thought it was…

Wellness Wednesday: Think Before You Drink!

Wellness Wednesday: Think Before You Drink!

Hey GIT Girls! I like to pay close attention to what others around me are drinking. Perhaps it’s just me trying to get a sense of the other person’s taste. But believe it or not, a bulk of calories not only come from the foods you eat, but they are also in what you drink as well. So we will discuss – Wellness Wednesday: Think Before You Drink! Hydration We all must stay hydrated on a daily basis to survive and water is definitely at the top of the list…

Seven Superfoods for Super Health

Seven Superfoods for Super Health

Hey GIT Girls! Much has been written and said about Superfoods, a marketing term used to hype certain foods with conceived health benefits. Supposed benefits aside, there are certain fantastic foods that are rich in proteins and complex carbs as well as power-packed with vitamins, minerals, and other healthful components. Below are seven such nutrient-rich superfoods. (Click HERE to download): More on Broccoli – In addition, broccoli is packed with phytochemicals—substances that provide plants with its color, smell and flavor. Research has shown that they may have several health properties,…

4 Non-Medical Ways to Lift Yourself Out of the Blues by Jerry Del Priore

4 Non-Medical Ways to Lift Yourself Out of the Blues by Jerry Del Priore

Hey GIT Girls! There are times of the year you probably display a less-than-cheerful attitude. I am not talking about full-on depression, which may require medication and talk therapy. It’s more like a case of the blues, whether it’s from work-woes or lack of daylight, as in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs in the fall and winter, when there are fewer hours of daylight. Instead of running to get a prescription from your doctor to help you cope, there are non-medical means you can practice…

Preparing Your Body for Summer by Lady E

Preparing Your Body for Summer by Lady E

Hey GIT Girls! If you’re like me, you look forward to summer.  Summertime is the time of the year where you can walk outside without a jacket, get some much needed vitamin D from the nice warm sun, and it’s when many of us want to look our very best and show it.  Know this: the key to looking the part starts long before June, July, and August! It begins with watching what you eat during the winter and spring months so that come summer, your body will be ready…