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Fitness

Bring Fun Back to Your Fitness Routine, Get Inspired!

For many of us, it's the time of year when our fitness routines might start to drop off and we find our motivation slipping. But no worries, if you've hit a rut in your fitness journey, there are some inspiring ways to bring back the enthusiasm. On this month's episode of "Your Health" we're...
National Nutrition Month

This Month is National Nutrition Month: Take a Bite!

If you resolved to stay heathy in 2019 and your resolution fell apart last month, now is the perfect time to pick up the pieces and try again, as National Nutrition Month is upon us! Celebrated annually in March, this campaign strives to educate and inform us about the importance of making good eating...
Success

New Year, Healthier You: Set Yourself Up for Success

By Erica Cardenas The new year is in full swing which means many people are working hard to stick to new goals. At its core, a New Year's resolution is an attempt to change your behavior by either creating a new habit, like reading more books, or to change an old one, like chewing on...
Stress

Say Goodbye to Holiday Stress with These Practical Tips

Happy holidays! The season is in full swing and while that means a lot of great things like family gatherings, holiday parties, tasty meals and shopping, it can also mean lots of stress. Blah! I don't know about you, but doesn't it seem that every year it's the same reoccurring pattern? We get extra...
Gift of Health

Give a Gift of Health and Wellness This Holiday Season!

The holidays are upon us and festivities (and gift-giving) often include decadent food and drink. But what about rethinking the routine of giving cookies and sweets and consider giving gifts that promote healthy habits? On this month's episode of "Your Health", we're talking healthy gift ideas and stopped by one of my very favorite places...
Self Care

Sharing Joy with Cancer Patients, One Meal at a Time

On this month's episode of "Your Health" we talk about cancer awareness and the importance of keeping yourself healthy. And this is where The Joy Bus Diner comes in. Tucked away in a cozy little shopping plaza in Phoenix, this unique eatery is sharing hope and joy, one meal at a time, through the...
wellness vacation

Take a Wellness Vacation: Renew Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Have you ever caught yourself saying, "I need a vacation from my vacation?" I'm pretty sure most of us have been in that boat after returning home from what was supposed to be a relaxing trip. Turns out a 'wellness vacation' is possible to achieve and in this month's episode of "Your Health", we...
children's eye health

Children’s Eye Health Matters: Keep Their Eyes Healthy and Strong

Ahhh yes, my first pair of eyeglasses. I was eight years old and in the fourth grade when I began wearing prescription glasses. I still remember going with my mom to the eyeglass store to pick them out, I was so excited. Those pink plastic frames with tiny purple hearts in each corner opened...
swimming safety Hubbard Family Swim School

It’s Summertime Which Means Pool Time – Swim Smart, Stay Safe

I was born and raised in Arizona and without a doubt my favorite season growing up was summer. Ice cream, watermelon and substantial tan lines...all words that come to mind when I think of my childhood summers. But most of all, summer always meant countless hours at the public pool, the place I loved...
benefits of breast milk

Breast Milk: Supercharged Brain Food + My Breastfeeding Journey

  A recent study shows babies who are breastfed score higher on cognitive tests and have 20 percent more "white matter" in their brains - that's the part of the brain that communicates with other parts of the body. This, among other factoids on the numerous benefits of breast milk, is what inspired me to nurse...