Prep Ahead 2B a Step Ahead: 10 Tips for a Healthy Successful Sunday Meal Prep

Written by Kia Campbell, Dietetic intern at North Carolina Central University

The Low Down On Sugar, Part I

Written by Kathryn Lessig, Dietetic Intern at Duke University Hospital           
Most people know that consuming large amounts of sugar is bad for their health. High amounts of added sugars can lead to increased risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, obesity and type II diabetes to name a few. Those who consume diets high in added sugars often consume lower levels of fiber, vitamins, minerals and many other nutrients.

Share The Fun

Written By Brian Housle, MED, MS - Senior Exercise Physiologist
Plain and simple, sometimes working out is tough. Maintaining motivation is a challenge when you have to be the one designing and then performing the workout, all by yourself. For many of us, it becomes easier to stay on track if there is some external motivator, or someone else to share the fun. Here are some simple ideas that might help you as the warmer months head our way.

Self-Care: A Luxury Or Necessity For Long-term Health?

Sofia Rydin-Gray, PHD - Director of Behavioral Health

5 Connections Between Sleep And Weight: Sleep Apnea Part 4

Written by Dr. William Yancy
Last entry, we learned that inadequate sleep could lead to impulsive overeating, particularly of high calorie foods. What is the mechanism for this phenomenon? Scientists are beginning to unravel this mystery. Sleep deprivation results in lower levels of the hormone leptin, which reduces hunger, and higher levels of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger.


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