Your source for diet and exercise tips plus the latest in health news and HMR Program updates!

Strength Training Tidbits

Strength Training TidbitsWith a growing list of benefits including the maintenance of healthy bones, successful weight management, and increased energy levels – strength training is a crucial component to any exercise program. Did you know you can reap these rewards without visiting a weight room filled with dumbbells and expensive weight machines? Plenty of strengthening exercises can be done by using your own body weight. Start out with these simple, yet effective exercises: Read More

It’s All About Sole: Finding the Right Shoe for You

Walking ShoesDid you know that walking is the most popular form of physical activity? Miles of walking may be great for the waistline, but your feet may take a beating! So, it’s important to treat your feet right by finding the walking or running shoe that’s perfect for you. Here are some tips to help you with your selection: Read More

Video: Self Care Techniques for the Lower Leg

Wondering what you can do about those shin splints? Or, are you interested in some self care techniques that may help prevent lower leg injuries? If so, check out this great video from our friends at the Sports Therapy Institute in San Diego offering self care techniques that can help treat and/or prevent lower leg injuries such as shin splints, achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. For more information, visit www.sportstherapyinstitute.com

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Video: How the HMR Clinic Program Works

What sets HMR apart from other diet programs? Results! Watch Dr. James Early as he discusses the HMR Program in this video.

Free consultations…call us today at 619.297.8640 or sign up online!

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Top 5 Tips for Achieving the Triple Imperative

The HMR Triple Imperative(TI) is in full swing…we are now in Week 2! We think its a good time to take a look at our Top 5 Tips for Achieving the TI:
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Spring Greens

Spring is a perfect season to re-visit the superb selections of fresh, tender leafy greens available. Our farmers’ markets are great resources for fresh, tender, young greens. However, greens are plentiful at the grocery stores and many greens are pre-washed and packaged for our convenience. Please give pre-washed, packaged greens a quick rinse before using. You may be surprised at the grit in the sink that is left behind! It’s best to store fresh leafy greens unwashed, wrapped in a damp towel and refrigerated in a plastic bag. This method will keep your greens well for several days. Wash thoroughly just before cooking. Read More

HMR 2013 National Triple Imperative Challenge

Get some real momentum with your weight management this Spring with the 2013 HMR National Triple Imperative Challenge for Phase 2 Participants! The challenge starts the week of April 29th and runs through the week of May 31st. Read More

Benefits of Multiple Bouts of Physical Activity

It can be tricky to fit the recommended 30 minutes to one hour of physical activity into our busy daily schedules. Lack of time is one of the biggest challenges most of us face when it comes to physical activity (PA). Read More

Potato Power

An extremely versatile and hardy vegetable, the potato also packs a punch nutritionally. Not only do these gems provide a great source of fiber, but they also give a dose of potassium. Potassium is a mineral that plays a role in many physiological functions such as nerve impulses, fluid balance and muscle contractions.

So, pick up the nutrients in delicious red potatoes by trying the Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe!

Top 10 Flavor Tips

You can have low-calorie foods that are full of flavor and aroma! Our local chef, Chef Jack, has some helpful tips and techniques to help add flavor, aroma and texture to your cooking without adding lots of calories. Read More

Back off bunny…those carrots are mine!

Okay, so I’m not really going to fight the Easter Bunny for those carrots, but let me tell you, those bunnies have the right idea when it comes to this crunchy vegetable! These babies are nutritious and are also very versatile, they can be easily added to just about any dish. Aside from being a great crunchy snack (they are so good dipped in Hummus!)…they can be added to soups, salads, stir-fry’s, vegetable fajitas, and you can even add shredded carrots to your HMR Shake (Carrot Cake Smoothie anyone?)! Read More

Berry Good HMR Shake Tips!

It’s easy to enjoy a full serving of anthocyanin-rich berries with HMR Shakes or Hot Cereal! Read More

It’s Healthy Being Green

More than any other hue, green is the color of life. A green planet is a healthy planet, and all of this is made possible by the green pigment chlorophyll. Chlorophyll allows green grasses, trees, and plants to use the sun’s energy to generate food. Through photosynthesis, they convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, and in the process they release oxygen into the air. Read More

Grab a Bowl of Berries for Better Heart Health

New research suggests that eating more strawberries and blueberries may help women lower their risk of a heart attack. The study followed more than 93,000 women (ages 25 – 42) for 18 years and found that the women who ate more than three half-cup servings of these fruits a week were at a 32% lower risk of heart attack compared to those who ate fewer servings. Read More

Maria Lost 37 Pounds with HMR

“That kind of weight loss doesn’t happen on your own. You need someone to teach you healthy habits because you want to change behaviors that you’ve had for a life – time. That doesn’t happen within 10 weeks.” She adds that, “I think the key is deciding whether or not you want to do something quick that you’re not going to sustain, or do you really want to change your lifestyle and sustain it over a long period of time?” Read full story…