January 29th, 2014

In an earlier post I discussed the results of a study that touted the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Along with eating veggies, an additional way to help you live longer is to eat nuts. Like we tell our health coaching participants regularly, when you get the munchies reach for nuts instead of fatty snacks like chips or candy. A recent summary of two studies showed that increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases and death. The total study size was significant, 120,000 participants, as was the time period – participants answered questions about their diet at the beginning of the studies in the 1980s, and then every two to four years during […]


The Health Innovation Blog has long been a forum for us to discuss the latest trends, approaches and research that impact population health. We share this information and perspectives to hopefully provide a resource for employers, organizations and individuals who are as passionate about helping people be healthy as we are at RedBrick Health. Just as we believe that recognizing success is critical to effectively change behaviors, sharing the success of REAL people who have reached their health goals reminds us all that through small steps and the proper support, lives can be transformed and the amazing can happen. As a new monthly feature, real people, who made real lifestyle changes to achieve their goals, will be featured on the […]


With the new year upon us, undoubtedly many of us have made goals to improve our health in 2014. As a result, gym memberships are purchased, and new diets are tried in an effort to lose weight and improve our health. But what if I told you that new research shows that where you eat can also have a proven impact your BMI? Typically, the majority of research and health advice focuses on what is being eaten and how the foods that we consume impact our health. That’s why a recent study on the influence of where families eat dinner caught my eye. The study of dinner rituals that correlate with child and adult BMI found that families who frequently […]


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