April 29th, 2018

The Truth about the BMI

The Truth about the BMI by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN, Whole Nutrition Services   BMI is a term you might have heard of -- through either your doctor or a health article or maybe even your child’s teacher. If you don’t know what it is, the initials stand for Body Mass Index, and it is determined by making a calculation using your height and weight. The BMI categories are Underweight (any BMI less ...

March 29th, 2018

A surprising, drug-free way to help manage diabetes

A surprising, drug-free way to help manage diabetes   Image courtesy freeimages.com by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN, Whole Nutrition Services Testing your blood sugar. Seeing the doctor. Getting exercise. Planning your meals. Taking oral medication. Using insulin. If you have diabetes, you're probably already familiar with the steps needed to keep you healthy. But have you ever considered mindfulness? As ...

September 28th, 2017

5 Weeks to Mindfulness: Lunch Series for Beginner to Intermediate Yogis

5 Weeks to Mindfulness  Lunch Series for Beginner to Intermediate Yogis   Bring a mat, take a seat to learn the definition of mindfulness and how to apply it to every aspect of your daily living from walking to eating to practicing yoga. Over five Tuesdays, you will transform your lifestyle with Closter's L'ifestyle Lounge Lunch Series led by registered dietitian and registered yoga teacher, Elyssa Toomey. ...

August 27th, 2017

Introducing: Paint and Poses

Introducing: Paint and Poses Kid Yoga            Come to Demarest Day, Sept 16th, to support your local community while experiencing finger and toe painting while flowing with yoga! Closter's Lifestyle Lounge and Macaroni Kid will offer two free classes introducing this new Fall series of Paint and Poses Yoga.   Free Introduction: Saturday, Sept 16th at Demarest Day 1:45 pm paint and poses on canvas ...

August 19th, 2017

Favorite Summer Meals to Eat Before Summer is Over

Favorite Summer Meals to Eat Before Summer is Over By Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Summer is not over yet! Give some of a my favorite summer recipes a try! California Grilled Chicken (Recipe hint: Serve over Zoodles!) http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a53158/california-grilled-chicken-recipe/ Grilled Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa (Recipe Hint: Serve with ...