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Five ways to eat more plant-based foods

When it comes to integrating more plant-based foods into your meals, diets described as “plant-based” can spark thoughts of extreme smoothie consumption, mega salads and carbohydrate loading. From this common perspective, plant-based eating can be intimidating, underwhelming and may elicit a sense of restriction. Instead of putting labels on food or thinking about what to…


Winter outdoor adventures in WNC

For much of our country, winter causes cabin fever. But not here at Skyterra. When many of us think about winter here in the mountains of western North Carolina, it may be difficult to imagine lacing up your hiking boots or reaching for your archery gear and getting outside. Our first thoughts drift to arctic…


Five ways to be more mindful

Recently, mindfulness has become a pervasive buzzword. You can find mindfulness used in schools, your job, in yoga and fitness classes, in coffee shops, restaurants, and even in your doctors office. We hear the word mindfulness but what does it mean, and more importantly, how do we become more mindful? Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D, who…


Three things to look for when booking your solo travel

Solo travel may be the best way to experience a wellness vacation.  For those looking to find their path and conduct some self-care in their time away, traveling alone may be just the ticket. Add to that the personalized service offered at wellness retreats, and it may just be the perfect destination for the solo…

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Your Emotional and Binge Eating has Served a Powerful Purpose Until Now: Here’s how to Rewire Your Brain

Food, food and more food. We are about to approach the feast-focused season in which holidays, family gatherings, parties and more are centered around food. For many, this can be an extremely challenging time. Overeating seems to be part of the norm, but when does eating too much cross over into binge eating?

Six easy ways to improve digestion and gut health

Six easy ways to improve digestion and gut health

Ever notice how many emotions you feel in your belly? Anxiety, fear, butterflies, joy. There’s definitely a reason why gut health is important, and why your gut is considered your second brain. But what happens to those emotions and your gut health when your digestive tract isn’t functioning as it should? When your food isn’t…


Five ways to improve your relationship with food: It’s about more than what you eat

Have you ever heard the saying, “I’m eating my emotions?” Well, there is some truth there when it comes to emotional eating. Typically hunger is not just about the food. Hunger and binge eating are often a metaphor for that which we are truly seeking. It’s about meeting your physical and emotional needs. We all…

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Weight loss reimagined: how to feel better in your body

Are you one of the nearly one in two Americans who is actively trying to lose weight? Have you participated in food restricting, dieting or excessive exercise? If dieting has failed you, Skyterra Dietitian Lindsay Ford has a message for you: we believe in you. And we believe your story can be a story of hope.

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Three things to look for in a boot camp class

Exercise shouldn’t be torture, even in a boot camp class. When looking for a boot camp, Skyterra Wellness Executive Director Jeff Ford says you want a class that will be effective, safe and fun. Here’s how to evaluate your options and what to look for: Form is king. In a boot camp class, typically the…

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12 Game Changers For Your Morning Wellness Routine

Mornings set the tone for your whole day The truth is, most of us have a lot going on, which tends to dictate some of what our mornings will include. But not all. Ultimately, we do have choices about what our mornings will consist of. This realization is the first step. For this reason, it’s…