Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 19, 2024
It’s not news that eating junk food can raise the risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, gut health issues, heart health… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 14, 2024
Plant-based proteins have been trending for at least a decade. Studies suggest foods such as chickpeas, beans, lentils, quinoa, tofu, tempeh, nuts and seeds can be healthier than animal-based proteins like red meats, eggs, fish and poultry in that they can:… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 19, 2024
Snacks are a big industry in the U.S. They constitute almost 25 percent of Americans’ calories and account for one-third of daily added sugar, according to a study published in PLOS Global Public… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 14, 2023
Do you wake up stiff and sore? Or do you become achy as the day unfolds? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it’s time to start showing some love to your joints. In truth, you should always treat your joints well, whether you’re in pain or not.Taking care of your joints can help you… See more
October 2, 2023
Intermittent fasting (IF), which is also called time-restricted eating, occurs when you limit eating to a short window of time and then eat nothing and fast for another set duration before eating again. Research shows that this approach, like other methods of calorie-restricted dieting, can work if… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 30, 2023
It’s not news that a high percentage of body fat raises your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep tabs on your body fat percentage.… See more
July 28, 2023
When most people diet, their goal is to lose weight. But our weight – whether we’re 120 pounds or 250 pounds — doesn’t directly correlate to health like many people think it does. In population studies weight and body mass index or BMI are linked to health outcomes, but the numbers can be wrong in… See more
July 27, 2023
A lot of people trying to lose weight often start out fast – dropping pounds at a rapid pace. But losing weight too fast can be detrimental to your health and sabotage your overall goals. Rapid weight loss is often followed by rapid weight gain. Or worse: Rapid weight loss can put your health at… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 14, 2023
You’ve cleaned-up your diet, cut your calories and ramped up your workouts, but the scale still hasn’t budged. We all know that managing weight can be a difficult, complex process. And experts still don’t have all the answers. But a new weight management variable has caught the attention of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 12, 2022
Do you feel may like you’re on a lifelong journey to lose 20 elusive pounds? Or maybe you’re a hard gainer – always trying to put on 10 pounds. Either way, managing your weight can be very frustrating, especially if you’re living a healthy lifestyle. Why is it so hard? Logically, weight management… See more