Tricks? Or Treats?

Oct
2016
25

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This Halloween don’t let those fun-sized treats trick you! Just how many calories will a single tiny, harmless looking, tasty little morsel will set you back?
When you’re staring into that bag of treats remember this; one fun-sized treat is a 70-200 calorie trick! Not to mention the 4-7 grams of fat & 8-20 grams of sugar that are crammed into that cute little package. Approximately 40% of sugar consumed is stored as fat. So if you’re treating yourself a bit too often those calories will add up to weight gain before you know it. Consuming candy & other foods high sugar & low in nutrients leaves little room for nutrient-dense foods, those which have positive effects on your body & well-being. Under consuming vital nutrients can potentially lead to nutrient deficiencies which can result in a number of health-related problems, including lowered immunity & heart disease.
Keep your candy cravings at bay & treat yourself these mini workouts (see picture) as the kiddos come ringing your doorbell.

MIND your diet

Sep
2016
23

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Think you don’t have to worry about memory loss…think again!

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease & many more are plagued with various forms of dementia. These loses in cognitive abilities affect one’s ability to work, their social relationships & their independence. Now is the time to MIND your brain health with the MIND diet. Read more

Welcome Baylee!

Aug
2016
23

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It is our pleasure to introduce Baylee Simpson as an official member of the Saratoga Health and Wellness staff.  After successful completion of her internship and exercise physiology degree from The College at Brockport, Baylee was such a fantastic asset to our facility, we had to ask her to join us full time.  We just couldn’t let her go!  If you haven’t already, please welcome Baylee as the newest full time member of the Saratoga Health and Wellness staff.  

Fitness Myths

Aug
2016
05

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Often we are approached by a client who has read or a fitness tip on television which might be a little more fallacy than fact. Here are a few exercise myths to remember the next time you stumble across an infomercial or advertisement making a “too good to be true” statement. Read more

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Some of you may already know this but Friday, July 29th will be my last day working here at Saratoga Health & Wellness as I head off to Boston to pursue a graduate degree. Having said that, I wanted to use this week’s blog post to extend a farewell and thank you to our members. Read more

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Why choose, when you can have both?

Enjoy these healthy summer sweet & savory treats!

Sea Salted Watermelon with a Balsamic Glaze: Slice up your watermelon lightly dip in coarse sea salt & drizzle a little balsamic glaze over the slices. YUM!

Grilled Pineapple & Habañero Sea Salt: Slice your pineapple, place on the grill for approximately 3 minutes on each side. This will caramelize the pineapple. Remove from the grill & lightly sprinkle with habañero flavored as salt.

Enjoy!