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Mindful Eating: How it Works

You’ve come to the end of another long day, and finally find yourself with a few moments to sit on the couch and relax with your favorite show. What a great time for that special snack you’ve been saving up for, a scoop of ice cream, a snack bag of popcorn, an apple. You take [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|VHP Voice|Comments Off on Mindful Eating: How it Works

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

A Peek Inside the Experts’ Kitchens

Ever been tempted to ask your Physician, or Nutrition Specialist what they keep in their kitchens? After all, they are the ones giving you advice on how to lose weight & stay healthy, right? And when it comes to staying on track with a diet plan, having the right items on hand is essential. Today [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on A Peek Inside the Experts’ Kitchens

Resolution 5: Ode to Boy Scouts

Hi, and welcome to Resolution #5. This week's resolution is brought to us by Alyssa Tucci. Alyssa is Nutritionist based out of NY. She works with our VHP patients all over the country. Her resolution for us is "I will always be prepared." Sounds like solid life advice overall! Why do you think this matters [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|52resolutions|Comments Off on Resolution 5: Ode to Boy Scouts