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>Environmental Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Carrot Harvest

In honor of Earth Day, here’s why making the decision to consume more plant-based foods is better for the environment—especially when you limit your meat consumption. According to the United Nations, meat production and factory farming are responsible for > 70% of freshwater consumption > 38% of land use—that’s approximately the size of Asia > […]

>The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Running Shoes and OJ

If you’re like most, when you think of exercise, you picture running on a treadmill in a dark, crowded gym. Now that the weather is warming up, there’s a better option. Plenty of people exercise outside. In fact, there are numerous benefits to taking your workout to the park, beach, field or street.   > […]

>Spring Cleansing…for Your Living Space

Cleaning Tools

As the season that signifies renewal, the onset of spring is the perfect opportunity to plant positive seeds for the remainder of the year. Aside from cleansing the body internally with nutrient-dense plant-based foods and juices, it’s also the time to literally ‘clean house’ and rejuvenate the space around you. While you sip your Green […]

>Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Apple and a Baseball

Baseball season has just begun, and if you’re like many spectators, you may have a hard time staying on track with your healthy diet when ballpark food is all around you. And if your seats are near the aisle, it will be easy to robotically pass food and money back-and-forth the entire game. As if […]

>Niacin: Friend or Foe?

Nutritional Supplement

Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, seems to be a hot topic of conversation these days. Every time you turn around, someone is talking about its great benefits and recommending a supplement. Well, before you do, it’s important to understand that although niacin offers great benefits, too much of any good thing may have some […]

>March Madness: Take the OA Health Challenge!

Basketball Plate

For many, March is just that ‘in-between’ month before the spring weather hits—a countdown to brighter, warmer days ahead. For sports enthusiasts, March is one of the year’s highlights—the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament—68 college basketball teams competing for the national championship. Whether you have a team to root for or not, OA has pitted […]

>Valentine’s Day: Love Your Body

Love yourself in wood type

Whether you have a sweetheart, or not, you should be the number one person on your Valentine’s Day shopping list. Valentine’s Day is all about love, and what love could possibly be more important than self-love? Some wait until spring to think about getting in shape, but never take steps to become healthier from the […]

>Post-Workout Recovery with Plant-Based Eating

Dumbell and green smoothie

If you’re a newbie just beginning a fitness regimen, or even a longtime gym enthusiast, you may have this question: what are the best foods to consume after my workout? Many folks are unsure if they should eat light or heavy, carbs or protein, or just keep it liquid. Since everyone’s body is very different, […]

>New Year, New You: Stealing Time to Exercise

Busy people Walking Up Stairs

Every day, you say you are going to find time to hit the gym, but another day passes and you end up feeling disappointed again. People might say you need to make time to exercise, but some schedules are just too packed. It’s not that you procrastinate or don’t have your priorities straight. You simply have […]

>Picking Yourself Up After A Resolution Setback

ice cream with sprinkles

During the first week or two of the New Year, folks are usually enthusiastic about implementing their New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them. While some are able to follow through with new behaviors for the time being, others, when faced with challenges, may fall off the wagon and quickly fall back into to old habits and […]