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Making Your Resolutions Stick this Year

Even before we clear the plates from that last holiday party, many of us will start concocting guilt-driven promises for how we will do better come January 1st. If you think back to resolutions past, how many of them were truly effective at helping you reach your goals? If your answer is, “not many”, then [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Making Your Resolutions Stick this Year

Could Snacking be Holding You Back?

What comes to mind when you hear the word, “snack”? If I were to ask 10 people, I would likely get 10 different answers. To be sure that you are making choices that will support your health goals, versus stall them, keep these 5 tips in mind for smart snacking: 1. Recognize why you’re snacking. [...]

By | December 25th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Could Snacking be Holding You Back?

Featured Practice: Meet Dr. Kane

Today we'd like to introduce you to Dr. Leonard Kane. His practice, Gastroenterology Specialists of Frederick, is located in Maryland. Dr. Kane is a board-certified gastroenterologist who has been helping patients with digestive diseases for decades. His commitment to providing quality care motivated him to offer weight loss treatments as well, because he saw how [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Featured Practices|Comments Off on Featured Practice: Meet Dr. Kane

5 Healthy Holiday Tips

The average person gains around a pound between Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day. But with some planning and foresight, this extra weight isn’t a foregone conclusion. Here are five quick tips to help you prepare: Stick to your normal schedule (most of the time). One of the things that quickly sends us off track is [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 5 Healthy Holiday Tips

VHP’s Yoga Classes – Chance to Destress

How to use VHP’s yoga classes to help combat stress and anxiety this holiday season Trying to meet end of the year work deadlines and preparing for the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. Everyone suffers from mild anxiety from time to time. Unfortunately, the effects of anxiety are magnified when the [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Fitness|Comments Off on VHP’s Yoga Classes – Chance to Destress

4 Ways to Burn Calories When Shopping

We all know the holidays can be a tough time to stick to your exercise regimen. The good news is that there is research showing you can actually burn calories while doing your holiday shopping. Below are 4 tips to help you burn calories while shopping: Walk it out If you do not have a fitbit, [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Fitness|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Burn Calories When Shopping

Drinking Your Way to Weight Loss

Anyone with a weight loss goal has surely been encouraged to drink more water. But do you know why? It can be easy to overlook this important piece of advice, when hearing it over and over again. But boosting your fluid intake can help with not only weight loss, but improving overall health as well. [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Drinking Your Way to Weight Loss

Staying Healthy When Your Schedule is Stretched

Welcome to the Holiday Season! It’s a time filled with parties, shopping, and running around like a maniac to get it all done. When schedules get stretched thin, often taking care of ourselves is the first thing to go. But with the average person packing on an additional 1-5 pounds between Halloween & New Year's, [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Staying Healthy When Your Schedule is Stretched

Healthy Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you are anything like my family, you look forward to the Thanksgiving leftovers almost as much as the holiday itself! And when you put that much time and effort into a single meal, why not? But this can be a slippery slope for those of us wanting to lose weight. With that much delicious [...]

By | November 27th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Healthy Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Do you Need a Detox Diet?

These days, it seems like detox diets are everywhere. You may hear them referenced in health segments on the news, on social media, read about them in health magazines, and see them advertised everywhere. It can leave you wondering, should I be doing a detox diet? Perhaps the first question should be what IS a [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Do you Need a Detox Diet?