How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

8 Tips For Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult. We’re all pressed for time and that makes it hard to avoid those convenient, less-than-healthy choices. Here are some tips that can help you maintain your healthy lifestyle in the midst of your busy life 1)  Pack healthy snacks for work and day trips.This will keep you from grabbing less healthy options when you get hungry. 2)  Make sure you pack a fruit or vegetable in your children’s lunch everyday and give them…

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3 Ways to Consider Health

The 3 Ways to Consider Health (Genetics, Lifestyle & Environmental)

It’s hard to know how to go about managing your health because there are so many different strategies and therapies, not to mention all the conflicting information that is available to us these days. It’s too easy to be persuaded one way or another and to think that one wonder drug or therapy is the answer to optimal health. When we look at health, we need to do it holistically by viewing it from three different perspectives, including: our genetic…

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Outdoor Exercise

21 Outdoor Exercise Ideas

Enjoy Spring By Exercising Outdoors! There is nothing more invigorating than getting outside in the spring after a gloomy winter (and it was certainly a long winter this year!), and there is often a natural motivation that develops within us to exercise when we feel the refreshing spring air. Take advantage of the beautiful outdoors this spring to liven up your exercise routine. Here are 21 outdoor exercise ideas: Find a local park and go hiking with friends Take up…

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What is Concierge Medicine

With the drastic changes taking place in our healthcare system, concierge medicine is emerging as one of the best solutions for health conscious individuals who want a personalized approach to health. What is concierge medicine? It is a type of healthcare that allows patients to pay a doctor directly for enhanced medical care in return for value-added treatment and services, such as guaranteed same-day appointments, 24/7 access to the physician, house calls, emergency room visits, wellness care and preventative care.…

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What is Population Health & Why Should You Care?

The term “population health” represents the health outcomes of a group of individuals, which can include communities, ethnic groups, groups of employees, or any other defined group of people. Instead of just including the overall health of the population, population health also includes the distribution of healthcare, with the goal being to eliminate or reduce differences in health. Population health is one aspect of the Triple Aim of the Affordable Care Act’s mission to improve the US healthcare system. The…

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Annual Checkup

How Important Is That Annual Checkup

People go to the doctor for a myriad of reasons. Maybe you have a concern, or you need a prescription. Perhaps you are going on a regular basis for ongoing chronic disease follow up. Some of you might even make sure you go every year for a health maintenance checkup. We believe annual checkups are important because they provide numerous benefits. Here’s a list of those benefits: Prevention When you visit the doctor on a regular basis for well exams,…

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Brain Power and Exercise

Boost Brain Power With a Workout

Regular exercise keeps the body active, but what about the brain? When the body is stimulated, through movements such as exercise, the brain is also receiving beneficial outcomes as well. You get the benefits of building muscles and brain power at the same time with exercise! Fight Fatty Foods Scientists at the University of Minnesota used a group of rats to measure their ability to learn and remember directions given to them (how to escape from one controlled chamber to…

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Immunotherapy is Proving Useful in Treating Cancer

In the late 1800’s, a New York surgeon named William Coley, MD noticed that cancer patients seemed to benefit when they got an infection after surgery. As a result, he was the first doctor to start treating cancer patients by infecting them with Coley toxins, a certain type of bacteria. This is the concept of immunotherapy. Immunotherapy, otherwise known as biologic therapy or biotherapy, is being highly researched these days as a treatment for cancer. It is used to either…

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Tips for Finding Time to Exercise

5 Tips for Finding Time to Exercise

We all know we need to exercise, but finding the time in our busy schedules can be almost impossible. That’s why we have developed the following 5 tips for you: Combine exercising with another activity that you have to do anyway. For example, it’s important to spend some quality time with your family each day and you wouldn’t want to take time away from them because you are exercising, so you could start a family activity that you can all…

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How to Live Healthier and Longer

10 Ways to Live Healthier & Longer

  Eat Healthy – If there’s one thing we teach at CarpeVITA, it’s that you are what you eat! If you eat processed foods made up of nothing but chemicals, then that is what you consist of. On the other hand, if you eat nutrient-rich foods like vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds, then what you consist of is all of the vitality that gives those foods life. Consistent Exercise – Our bodies weren’t meant to sit still. Regular exercise will…

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Fun Exercise Ideas

30 Fun Exercise Ideas

Hate Exercising? Let’s Make Exercise Fun! Many people categorize exercise as going to the gym and forcing yourself to burn a bunch of calories. But if you hate exercising in that way, it’s time you redefine what exercise is for you. 100 years ago, no one signed up for a gym and ran on a treadmill, but we are much more overweight now than we were then. Why is that? Well part of it is due to our diet, but…

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Explaining Slowly Absorbed Glucose

Explaining Slowly-Absorbed Glucose

OPALS is how we define health and nutrition here at CarpeVITA. It consists of O: Vital Oils, P: Smart Proteins, A: Antioxidants, L: Low Toxicity and S: Slowly Absorbed Glucose. Your brain needs glucose for energy and the ability to think in the same way that it needs oxygen to survive. Along with the energy benefits, it is now believed that glucose helps brain cell reorganization and networking. Moreover, these improvements in brain cell plasticity may link glucose to a…

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