Throughout history, societal norms have dictated the body beauty ideal for women – whether soft and rounded, model-skinny or strong and chiseled. This “ideal” is ever-changing and is both geographically and culturally driven. Many women have taken extreme and unhealthy steps to meet someone else’s idea of a perfect body. Bowing to societal pressure, women continue to restrict calories beyond what is healthy, undergo dangerous cosmetic procedures, wear uncomfortable undergarments and engage in excessive exercise all in the name of attaining that elusive perfect body. Young girls, unable to reach someone else’s ideal, are becoming stressed, Continue reading “My Top Fitness Tips for Women”
As we start 2019, it is a good time to reflect on 2018 to help make this new year even better. I hope that we all strive for happier and healthier lives, and that we are able to achieve that, as well. I also hope that Village Green continues to be a resource for your nutritional supplements compounding and prescription needs, products for hand and body care, as well as a place that provides you with information and knowledge.
Whether you believe in resolutions or not, making a conscious decision and effort to make healthier choices can always be something we work towards. The following tips are designed to be realistic and long-term, to help improve your diet. Continue reading “5 Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year”
By the time you read this, many Americans will have already defaulted on their New Year’s resolutions and we are only into day 2! In our household, we don’t typically make resolutions (well, not on New Year’s anyway). We try not to wait until New Year’s Eve to try something new. Each day that we wake up is a new day, a day to start over, make changes, and to be happy. You don’t need to wait for tomorrow, a new year, Monday or Friday.
However, this year I am making one. It is a simple idea but I know it will be challenging. Continue reading “Welcome 2018! My New Year’s Resolution”
Fiber plays a key role for digestion, weight loss and cancer prevention, and can even increase lifespan! But don’t be fooled – many packaged food companies are trying to boost sales by adding extra fiber to their gummy candy or yogurt, but the best source of fiber is plants themselves! Yes, natural fiber is found only in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. So make sure you’re filling your plate with whole, plant-based foods.
What is Fiber?
There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in oats, beans and other legumes, and some fruits and vegetables. Soluble fiber lowers cholesterol levels. Continue reading “Plant-Based Fiber is the Key to Good Health”