Conquering PCOS

Being a woman can be tough. I say this from experience. Our biology can make managing weight more challenging, and increase our risk of certain cancers and heart disease. So it feels a bit like a double whammy for woman also dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). One in ten females of childbearing age are [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Conquering PCOS

Tablet & Video Chat: Both on the Rise

At Virtual Health Partners, all our client interaction involves the internet, whether that’s smartphone, tablet, or computers. Because of this, we’re always looking at the trends in technology. While it's clear that most people own a smartphone, what's harder to judge can be tablet ownership. iPads and growing competitors like Microsoft's tablet - the Surface - are [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Tablet & Video Chat: Both on the Rise

Are You Tired of Hearing About Protein?

Getting tired of hearing us harp on you about eating protein?  Don’t worry, sometimes I do too.  But folks, I promise there are good reasons for it.  Especially for anyone with a weight loss goal.  So grab yourself a nice protein-based snack, and read through this list of benefits of upping your protein: You’ll be [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Are You Tired of Hearing About Protein?

Internet-based Program for Weight Loss After Pregnancy

During pregnancy your body undergoes both physical and hormonal changes. Not only do you gain weight as your baby grows, but you will see many other changes as your body prepares for delivery. After the baby is born, losing weight is a struggle for many new moms. Of the millions of women in the USA [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Internet-based Program for Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Benefits of Family Meals

In your household, where does sharing a family meal fall on your list of daily priorities? Somewhere between ‘unlikely’ and ‘not gonna happen’? If your answer is ‘YEP!’, read below. We know that consuming healthy meals with our family is important for physical health. But the benefits don’t stop there. Research indicates that family meals [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Benefits of Family Meals

Stanford Study: Internet/Phone Healthcare

For years, medical professionals have been looking at the possibility of delivering quality, effective healthcare services over the phone and internet. When we founded Virtual Health Partners, we knew there were studies indicating the wide range of benefits a comprehensive nutrition, fitness, and behavioral health platform could provide. One of the studies was from Standard [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Stanford Study: Internet/Phone Healthcare

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

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

Danger of Fad Diets

Fad diets. This time of year they are not difficult to find, as people looking to make a buck appeal to motivated consumers. We are inundated by influences and information about losing weight, from social media and television, to advice we hear from good-meaning friends and family. The confusing thing is, most fad diets will [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Lifestyle, Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Danger of Fad Diets

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