Beating the SAD Winter Blues

We’re about to head into winter during one of the most difficult years most of us have ever experienced, and you might be feeling the effects of it, including the low energy, irritable mood, or the struggle to get out of bed in the morning. The Winter Blues, more formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a common and legitimate issue in climates that experience cold weather and limited sunshine during winter. Even people who don’t typically suffer from mental [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

ATN: What’s the “right” amount of exercise?

Q: What's the "right" amount of exercise I should be doing to be healthy? A: Unfortunately, there is no perfect amount of exercise for every individual. Let's break it down a bit further: Our main goal of exercise should be 3 things: Boost endorphins, the "feel good hormones" which improve your mood Increasing energy Improve function and fitness (muscle, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness) Exercise should not be used as a way to burn off as many calories as possible in order to [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Categories: Driver Health, Exercise|0 Comments

Can I eat the same thing every day?

So many of us are creatures of habit: we wake up at the same time, have the same morning routine, and eat the same thing for breakfast each day. While this type of repetition can make life a lot less stressful by reducing the number of decisions we need to make daily, variety is super important in the diet. Every food has it's own profile of vitamins and minerals, macronutrients and micronutrients. Our goal each week should be to eat as [...]

By |September 17th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

Should I read ingredient labels or nutrition labels?

If you pick up any packaged food, such as a box of crackers or a salad dressing, you’ll find two labels: the ingredient list and the nutrition facts table, which tells you the nutrient content of the food including fat, protein, carbs, sugar, etc. The mainstream health world has taught us to read the nutrition facts, and to pay attention to specifically the fat, carb, sugar, and sodium content. While this certainly can give you an idea of the nutrient content [...]

By |September 17th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Everyday Foods that are Harming your Health

If you drink one coffee per day, it may not seem like it would matter if you’re adding a little coffee creamer to it – it’s just one drink, right? But those small, daily decisions are what shape your overall and long term health. A little margarine here, a little canola-oil filled salad dressing there… it all adds up. These sneaky offenders are not the obvious junk foods we need to avoid, like cookies, bread, dairy, other processed inflammatory foods, so [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

ATN: Are all supplements created equal?

Q: My doctor recommended I take a magnesium supplement to help my restless legs. Can I just buy any one from the pharmacy? A: This is a great question, and raises a very important topic for anyone taking over the counter supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, or other health products. In short, the answer is no, you should not buy just any bottle of magnesium you find at the pharmacy. Here are the factors you should consider: Brand Differences: Just like with [...]

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments
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