February: American Heart Month

Alongside Valentine’s Day, February is well known for being American Heart Month, the goal of which is to raise awareness about and encourage prevention of heart disease, which is a term that encompasses a variety of conditions negatively affecting the heart’s structure and function. Symptoms of heart disease are different from person to person, but a heart-healthy lifestyle can benefit everyone.  Before reading on to…

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Dietitian’s Choice Recipe – February: Brownies

Welcome to the first installment of a new blog series! Each month, Kristen will share a Dietitian’s Choice Recipe. These recipes will cover all sorts of ground, from main dishes and side items to sweet treats and beverages. They’ll also be relevant to the celebrations and “health holidays” of each month and will highlight various cooking techniques, e.g. grill, slow cooker, air fryer, etc., so…

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Top Health Trends of 2021

The year 2020 was one of surprises and change for people around the world. Most people were required to pivot in their daily lives, and it’s probably not too dramatic to say that nearly every facet of life was impacted in some way. Most notably, though, a new consideration of health was in the spotlight.  With a new year upon us, we’re still experiencing all…

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Recipe Roundup: 2020 Holiday Edition

By now, we can probably all agree that 2020 has been a year for the history books. In the spirit of things being different this year, this recipe roundup offers a spin on some traditional favorites while keeping things simple and wholesome. We hope you’ll check them out and give one or more a try! You can find previous recipe roundups HERE, HERE, and HERE.…

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Recipe Roundup: Instant Pot®

Welcome to our first recipe roundup of 2020! Today’s feature: the Instant Pot®. By now, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the Instant Pot®. The Kitchn describes the Instant Pot® as “a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. It’s a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools.” Whoa. It’s no wonder that…

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Best of the Blog

As we wrap up two years(!) of the Health & Wellness blog here at Christenson  Transportation, I wanted to round up some of the most popular, well-received, relatable pieces of information to share in one spot. Every week when I meet with new drivers in orientation, I let them know that if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last two years, it’s that not…

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Tips for Taking Health into the Fall and Winter

As we move through Fall and into Winter, temperatures are dropping, daylight is decreasing, and the holiday season is approaching. Many people find themselves lethargic during this time of year, as well as frustrated that their previous routines–ones that may have included more outdoor activity and more fresh fruits and vegetables–seem to be falling by the wayside. But, wellness is something that can be prioritized…

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