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Foolproof Pumpkin Muffins

All of my will power goes out the door when there is a pumpkin treat nearby. I can resist chocolate, ice cream, and all of the other delicious sugary treats out there. However, if you put a pumpkin muffin, cupcake, or anything that contains pumpkin within sniffing distance of me,…

Complete Skin Health

I think it is time to give a shout-out to the body's largest organ--your skin. Many people (myself included) do not take proper care of their skin by giving it all of the love & attention it rightfully deserves. Especially during the winter, my skin is dry, dull, and just…

Aliera’s 30-Day Plank Challenge

If you do not have a strong core, you might not realize what you are missing or how useful one could be. Your core is made up of your abdominal, obliques, lower back, and gluteus muscles. These muscles act as stabilizers for the entire body and is the body's center…

Tackling the Halloween Sugar Monster

The seemingly unlimited amount of candy was, and still is, my favorite part of Halloween. It is more or less an excuse to binge on sugar, which is definitely not healthy. Candy and sugary treats are Halloween staples, so how do you combat the copious amounts of sugar without completely…

Tips For Better Breast Health

There are multiple things you can do (or stop doing) to improve your breast health. Around 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Familiarize yourself with all the information surrounding breast cancer…

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

The benefits of the Mediterranean diet are endless: reducing the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Type-2 diabetes; lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol; and increasing cardiovascular health. However, the most prevalent benefit of the diet is its effect on breast cancer. While there is no one thing that will prevent…

Turkey Trot Training Schedule

Thanksgiving is two months away and that means three things. Food, football, and the Turkey Trot. You cannot start making Thanksgiving dinner two months in advance, but you can prepare for the Turkey Trot. If you are not a natural-born runner (like me), then follow along with me and the…

Fall Into a Healthy Lifestyle

It is so easy for a funk to turn into an unhealthy routine, especially when the appeal of being outside in the warmer weather disappears. While the fall brings crisp mornings and caramel apples, it also brings its own set of fun health and fitness adventures. Here are some tips…

Open Enrollment FAQs

What you need to know about the 2018 open enrollment period. 1. What is open enrollment and when it is? Open enrollment is the only period of time when you can add, change, or cancel your healthcare coverage. For 2018 coverage in the individual market, the enrollment period is from November…

Health Sharing Frequently Asked Questions

A healthcare sharing ministry is an organization in the United States that facilitates sharing of qualifying healthcare costs between individual members who have common ethical or religious beliefs. A healthcare sharing ministry does not use actuaries, does not accept risk or make guarantees, and does not purchase reinsurance polices on…