Wellness Tip: Research shows your risk of heart disease and early death can be cut in half if you walk briskly for 30-45 minutes three to four days a week.

May 2014
In 30-45 minutes, walking at a brisk pace, you can cover up to 2 miles! Walking 3-4 times a week, you could walk over 30 miles a month!

Wellness Tip: The easiest and most popular form of exercise is walking.

May 2014
No matter what your age or fitness level, physical activity will improve your health. The easiest and most popular form of exercise is walking. Walking is easy, almost anyone can do it, and you don’t need lessons to learn. You can walk any time, day or night. You can walk anywhere: sidewalks, trails, roads, fields, parks, treadmills, or shopping malls. Walking is also inexpensive – you don’t need to buy expensive sports equipment.

Wellness Tip: You can prepare and consume a healthy breakfast in 15 minutes or less!

April 2014
People who skip breakfast are unlikely to make up their daily requirement for some vitamins and minerals that a simple breakfast would have provided. They are also placed at an increased risk for diabetes and obesity, experience increased stress hormones, and incur decreased levels of concentration and energy. Many attribute skipping this meal to time constraints, however; studies show a healthy breakfast can be prepared and consumed in 15 minutes or less!

Healthy Breakfast Eaters Are Thinner, Healthier

April 2014
Eating a healthy breakfast has beneficial effects on appetite, insulin in the blood, and energy metabolism. An 8-year study of 2,059 men and women (part of the CARDIA study) looked at breakfast habits and risk of developing obesity or insulin resistance syndrome (a precursor to diabetes). Over the 8 years, white men who ate breakfast daily were 39% less likely to become obese, and 37% less likely to develop insulin resistance syndrome compared to those who didn’t eat breakfast regularly. White women were 55% less likely to become obese and 53% less likely to develop insulin resistance syndrome if they ate breakfast daily.

Wellness Tip: Challenge yourself to eat breakfast daily!

April 2014
Either because of time constraints or the desire to lose weight, at least 17% of Americans regularly skip the morning meal. But to meet the demands of a busy day, your body and mind need the required nutrients and energy a well-balanced breakfast provides. People who do not eat a healthy breakfast experience a “let down” or low energy levels later in the morning.

Peel & Holland Sponsors Marshall County Students for Murray Half Marathon

February 2014
Peel & Holland is excited to announce its sponsorship of students that attend Marshall County Schools and Christian Fellowship for the upcoming Murray Half Marathon. The first 60 students who stop by Peel & Holland’s Benton office will receive a free registration for the half marathon in Murray, which will be held on April 12th.

Struggling to Reach Health and Fitness Goals?

July 2013
Eating right and exercising: a healthy combination. Summer is the perfect time to set new wellness goals for yourself. Start the day with a healthy breakfast, like oatmeal and fruit, and schedule time in your calendar for physical activity to help you stick to it.