All posts filed under: Healthy Lifestyle

Organization Hacks for Your Fridge, Closet, and Documents

What’s the number one New Year’s resolution? That’s an easy one: Losing weight. But do you know what #2 on the list is? This one’s not as obvious: it’s getting organized. The holidays do a number on our homes, bank accounts, and nerves; what better time to regroup and reorganize? So in the spirit of new beginnings, here are some tips that will help your living space become cleaner, more efficient, and more comfortable in 2018.

6 Ways Owning a Pet Is Good for Your Health (+ CONTEST ENTRY)

Has owning a pet improved your health? Share your experience with us for a chance to win a $50 Petco gift card! ENTER OUR CONTEST HERE At mealtimes, you pile your plate with vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. You visit the gym as often as you can. You even get a physical every year. But, sometimes you still wonder what more you can do to boost your health. If you can relate to this scenario, the answer might be as simple as adopting a pet from your local animal shelter. While you may be skeptical if owning a pet can actually improve your health, the correlations below are pretty compelling. Owning a Pet Diminishes Symptoms of Depression According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people spanning all ages around the world suffer from depression. In fact, this serious mental health problem is the leading cause of disability globally. Spending quality time with a pet can elevate the levels of the mood enhancing neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in your brain. Pets can also give …

2 O’clock Slump – Try These Office Stretches!

When you think of “work-related health problems” does your mind immediately go to a warehouse or a construction site? Think again. The overwhelming majority of American workers spend over 8 hours each day sitting at a desk. And while desks are great for attracting clutter and displaying pictures of the kids, they’re not the ideal work environment for your health or your body.

Healthified Peach Cobbler & Frozen Greek Yogurt by Veggie Lisa

My name is Lisa but some people call me Veggie Lisa. I am a mom of four kids who loves to dance, cook, exercise, shop, decorate, and enjoy all the beautiful things the state of Utah has to offer. As a 30-year vegetarian, I love all things green! But I have had a very long journey to get to the place that I am now: strong and confident but most of all happy.  After losing 60 pounds, I have made it my mission to help others discover their own love of veggies. As a big believer in plant based nutrition, I formulate recipes that are healthy and of course, taste good! Peaches are still in season here in Utah and there’s nothing quite like a fresh Utah peach! Because of our hot days and cool nights, peaches grow well here. Starting in August, fruit stands are lined with boxes and boxes of these sweet treats. If you currently have more than you know what to do with, I’m here to help you out! Peach pie, …

Tilapia Tacos with Fresh Peach Salsa by “My Own Meal Plan”

Peach season is in full swing! Have you had a chance to head to a fresh fruit stand and grab yourself a box? Peach season runs from the beginning of August through the end of September here in Utah. There are so many fun ways to use peaches in recipes, but my favorite way to use peaches is diced into fresh peach salsa over tilapia tacos. YUM!