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Staying Healthy on the Road

  How did you do with your diet last time you traveled away from home? Most of my clients don’t generally give themselves very high marks on the first trip after making some big lifestyle changes. After all, when we are in a new environment, without our comfortable routines, it’s pretty easy to let our [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Staying Healthy on the Road

Resolution 7: Perfectly Imperfect

Hi, and welcome to Resolution #7. This week's resolution is brought to us by Amber Coartney. Amber is fitness expert based out of Brooklyn, NY. She teaches classes for our VHP patients all over the country. Her resolution for us is "I will stop being so hard on myself." Amber, is this an issue you see in your [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|52resolutions|Comments Off on Resolution 7: Perfectly Imperfect

March is National Nutrition Month

Ever wonder if there was a whole MONTH dedicated to celebrating healthier eating (of course you have, who hasn’t)? Well guess what? MARCH is that month! Every year, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a campaign to help educate the public on healthier eating and lifestyle habits. This year’s theme, “Put Your Best Fork [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on March is National Nutrition Month

Watch Out for Added Sugar

Do you know how much sugar are you consuming on a daily basis? If you’re using a food diary, such as the one available on the Virtual Health Partners' portal, you do. And the amount may surprise you. Food manufacturers sneak sugar into a wide variety of products these days, from condiments, to canned tomato [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Watch Out for Added Sugar

Weight Loss Success with Telephone-based Support

A new study from Kaiser Permanente has found that patients who receive telephone-based support as they attempt to lose weight, find significant success as compared to patients who do not receive the same support. To find out if weight loss coaching provided through phone calls could prove effective, the researchers at Kaiser compared medical records [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|VHP Voice|Comments Off on Weight Loss Success with Telephone-based Support

How to Exercise When you Don’t Feel Like it

It's no secret that exercise has been known to lift our spirits and put us in a better mood. We wrote an earlier article about the connection between happiness and exercise. But even if we truly believe that exercise will make us healthier and happier, we don't always have an easy time jumping in and [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Exercise When you Don’t Feel Like it

How to Have a Healthier Valentine’s Day

Whether you enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, you can’t hide from it this time of year. Stores, schools, and television become overwhelmed with hearts and goodies. Loved ones everywhere will feel pressure to bring home the obligatory chocolate boxes and candy hearts. Don’t give in! Valentine’s Day can be just as lovely without all [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Have a Healthier Valentine’s Day

Resolution 6: The Path Less Traveled

Hi, and welcome to Resolution #6. This week's resolution is brought to us by Jennifer McHugh. Jennifer is fitness expert based out of Washington DC. She works with our VHP patients all over the country. Her resolution for us is "I vow to keep switching it up." Ok great. Since Jennifer is a fitness instructor and advisor [...]

By | February 11th, 2017|52resolutions|Comments Off on Resolution 6: The Path Less Traveled

The Addictive Power of Sugar

February is known for many things. Here in the northeast, we think of cold, blustery, sometimes snowy days (thank goodness it’s also the shortest month of the year!). Some of us start to worry that our New Years' Resolutions didn't stick. And if we are working on a weight loss goal, we cringe at the thought [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on The Addictive Power of Sugar