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5 Ways to Wind Down Before Bedtime

Getting good sleep is important to your overall health. Learn these valuable tips to make falling and staying asleep a reality.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Succotash

Prep a full vegan dinner in just 10 minutes. This Sweet Potato Succotash is simple, delicious, and has everything you need for a balanced meal. You’ll even have leftovers to savor another day.

Learn the Upsides of Socializing

Community is key to living a well-balanced life. Explore why it’s important to foster healthy relationships for a healthier you.

Grab & Go with Healthy Snacks

Keep your nutrition progress on track. Enjoy portable snacks that fit your on-the-go schedule.

Separate Online Fact from Fiction

Search, scroll, and click with confidence that you’re getting trustworthy results.

7 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water is a vital part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Learn simple ways to reach your daily hydration goals.

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Bark

Dessert can be nutritious, too. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Bark satisfies your sweet tooth, is fun to make, and keeps you on track for your nutrition goals. Easily swap ingredients to make it your own.

Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Homemade hummus is surprisingly quick, easy, and just as delicious as any hummus you’ll find in the grocery store. It’s the perfect snack when paired with raw or lightly grilled veggies.

Recipe: Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

Colorful vegetables, complementary spices, and a secret ingredient combine to make this Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili an instant classic. Make it your own by getting creative with the toppings.

Recipe: Fruit and Herb Infused Waters

Bright and certainly not boring. These delicious infused water variations offer a refreshing way to enjoy staying hydrated without the calories and sugar.

Recipe: Mix ’n Mash Potatoes

This isn’t your traditional side dish. These mashed potatoes bring a flavorful flair by adding cauliflower and sweet potatoes to the mix. The result is a deliciously lighter and more nutritious variation on a classic.

Learn the Basics of Meditation

Being mindful can play an important role in your health and well-being. Learning the basics of meditation and practicing it daily is a great way to bring mindfulness into your life.

Recipe: One-Pot Zucchini and Pasta

Nourishing, simple, and downright delicious. This hearty, no-fuss pasta recipe combines all the freshness and flavor you could want. It’s perfect for those wanting a budget-friendly option or the simplicity of a one-pot dish.

Simple Ways You Can Manage Your Blood Pressure

There are several things that contribute to high blood pressure. Luckily, there are ways to manage it and even help prevent it.

Recipe: Hearty Pea and Ham Soup

This modern take on a classic Scottish/Irish soup is sure to warm your bones and your heart. It’s packed with protein and lots of flavor. Great to enjoy all year ‘round.

Practicing Ergonomics: Improve How You Move

You can avoid discomfort and repetitive movements that could lead to injury. Learn how to put ergonomics into practice daily, so you can make the most of the health benefits it offers.

Get More Plant-Based Foods into Your Routine

8 ways to add more plant-based foods to your diet. A plant-based diet can have many health benefits, even if you still want to enjoy meats and other foods that aren’t.

Headaches vs. Migraines: Identify. Treat. Prevent.

Many people experience headaches and migraines. Learn the differences, common triggers, and medications that can help with headache relief.

Good Gut Health: What It Is and What to Eat to Improve It

Everything you eat and drink can affect the makeup and state of your gut. Learn the basics of probiotics and prebiotics, what foods have them, and how they help the body.

Recipe: Easy Turkey Tacos

Perfect for Taco Tuesday or any night of the week, this versatile recipe is a light yet balanced take on a Mexican classic. All you need is 30 minutes. You can make it all your own with your choice of proteins and plenty of options for toppings.

How to Switch Your TV Habits for Better Sleep

Falling asleep with the TV on—or any screen—is fine in moderation. But it could be robbing you of a more restful sleep. Switch on a new nighttime routine and break the TV habit.

8 Helpful Hints for Safely Spending Time in the Heat

Learn safe and effective ways to get outside (and exercise) in the summer sun. Whether just easing into the heat or you’ve made outdoor activities your daily routine, it’s important to know how to stay safe.

The CARES Model: How to Become an Equal Partner in Your Medical Care

Medical decisions are an equal partnership between you and your health care provider. While they are experts in medicine, you are the expert in yourself. Great care and better health start with shared involvement.

Recipe: Marinated Steak Salad

Perfect for summer or any season, this light and delicious sirloin steak salad combines a fresh flavor profile that’s easy to make and is also good for you.

7 Ways to Reframe Your Mindset

Next time anger, disappointment, fear, or anxiety threaten your mood, try one of these research-based methods for retraining your mind to stress less.

Want More Self-Control? Try a Little Mindfulness

Self-control is a powerful tool to take charge of your life and reach your goals. See how mindfulness can help you get there.

Recipe: Soy-Ginger Salmon with Bok Choy

Heart-healthy salmon and Asian-inspired flavors combine for a quick, tasty, and nutritious meal.

Functional Movement: 3 Exercises for Everyday Balance and Coordination

Try these balance and coordination exercises to help your body move through everyday activities.

Fiber Facts: Health Benefits, Power Foods, and More

Get the facts on fiber—why it’s good for you, which foods have it, how much you need, and more.

Recipe: Lemony Orzo with Asparagus

Try this versatile recipe as a side dish or add your favorite protein to make it a complete meal. All you need is 25 minutes, a handful of ingredients, and one pot.

Get the Benefits of Nature, Wherever You Are

Nature is good for your overall well-being. Learn to find natural spaces no matter where you are.

Recipe: Easy Barbeque Chicken

With store-bought rotisserie chicken and reduced-sugar sauce, this no-fuss recipe delivers classic barbeque flavor without the extra fat and calories.

8 Habits for Healthier Aging

Getting older changes your body inside and out. Here are tips you can start using right now to set yourself up for healthier aging.

5 Ways to Bring More Nature into Your Everyday Life

Spending time in nature is good for your mental and physical well-being. Check out simple ways to get more nature in your everyday life.

Recipe: Easy Overnight Oats

Combine a few simple ingredients, give them a shake, and wake up to a healthy breakfast that’ll keep you going all morning.

Understanding the Stages of Sleep

A lot happens while you’re getting a good night’s rest. Learn about the stages of sleep and why they’re important.

Just Breathe: The 4-7-8 Deep Breathing Method

Try this simple breathing technique to deal with stress, boost your mood, and more.

It All Adds Up: Calculate Your Daily Movement Total

Healthy movement doesn’t just mean hitting the gym. Learn how everyday activities can get your body in motion.

Recipe: Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Rethink traditional tuna salad with this light, crunchy, and flavorful update. Loaded with protein and veggies, it’s a great lunch, snack, or dinner option.

7 Ways to Save Money on Your Meds

With prices going up for just about everything, it’s a great time to look at saving money on your meds. Check out tips to cut your medication costs.

4 Ways to Reduce Blue Light and Get Better Sleep

The “blue light” from your phone, tablet, or laptop can make it harder to get a good night’s rest. Get tips to cut down blue light and sleep better.

Recipe: Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

This hearty breakfast sandwich features eggs, veggies, and Canadian bacon. It can be the star of your weekend brunch or a make-ahead option for busy weekday mornings.

Four Tips for Easier Meal Planning

Everything we eat affects our health, and planning nutritious meals is worth all the effort it takes. Planning meals ahead of time can be a great way to save time and eat healthy.

SMART Goals: Put Your Goals within Reach

SMART goals are personalized and can help you reach your overall desired lifestyle. Learn what a SMART goal is and start writing them today.

Recipe: Shakshuka

This nutritious and flavorful recipe is a popular North African and Middle Eastern dish. Topped with poached eggs, it’s a one-pan meal that’s hearty enough to be served any time of day.

A How-To Guide for Fresh, Frozen, and Canned Produce

When buying fresh, frozen, or canned produce, how do you know what’s best for your lifestyle? Check out this chart to help you pick the perfect produce for you.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Pork and Veggie Dinner

Discover the joy of easy prep and quick cleanup. With this healthy and delicious dinner recipe, a humble sheet pan becomes your weeknight mealtime hero.

Top Tips to Boost Your Emotional Well-Being

Emotional well-being impacts our physical health, relationships, and more. But too often, we don’t make it a priority. Get tips for taking care of your emotional well-being.

Tension Headache? Stretch It Away

If you spend your day looking at a computer screen, you’re probably no stranger to tension headaches. Try this simple stretch to keep your neck loose—and keep headaches away.

Quiz: What’s Getting in the Way of Your Sleep?

Many things can get in the way of a good night’s sleep. Think you know what they are? Test your sleep IQ and learn simple steps for better rest.

Six Energy Boosters to Kick the Afternoon Slump

Are you drowsy after lunch? Instead of reaching for an afternoon latte, try these alternatives to perk you up and power through the rest of your day.

5 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude on purpose can do wonders for your emotional health. Here are five easy ways to get started and reap all the benefits.

7 Tips for Interpreting Common Terms on Your Medication Labels

This blog post provides explanations for 7 common terms found on OTC and prescription medications, examples of what someone might see when reading a medication label, and how a MOBE Pharmacist can help by providing guidance.

Mariah’s Story: Reclaiming Hope

Mariah felt stuck in a nosedive. Frequent doctor visits coupled with medication side effects were preventing her from living the life she’d envisioned. See how Mariah regained control of her health.

Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala

Infuse a little spice into your week with this flavorful and vibrant dish that’s influenced by both Indian and British cultures.

Recipe: Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie Bowl

Greek yogurt, berries, and crunchy toppings combine for a quick, colorful, and delicious smoothie bowl. Blend it up for breakfast, snack time, or anytime.

Recipe: Chicken Salad Wrap

Wrap, roll, and enjoy. Chicken adds protein and flavor, apple and celery add sweetness and crunch, and a Greek-yogurt-based dressing brings it all together.

Recipe: Tex-Mex Chicken and Veggie Bowl

Colorful combinations and bold flavors make this a healthy and delicious all-in-one meal.

Recipe: Vegan Caprese Skewers

Looking for the perfect healthy appetizer for your summer get-together? Look no further. All it takes is a few minutes and a few fresh ingredients.

Recipe: Mix-&-Match Bowl

With pops of color, tons of flavor, and lots of room for creativity, this build-your-own bowl recipe is a fun and healthy meal. Choose your ingredients to make it your own.

Loosen Up With Simple Stretches

If you ever feel tight in your back, hips, or knees, this gentle stretching routine is for you. Try it first thing in the morning or anytime you need to reset and recharge.

Track Your Health and Reach Your Goals

When you see small wins stacking up, it can boost your motivation in a big way. See how you can track your way to better health.

Recipe: Easy Grilled Peaches

If you’ve never grilled fruit before, get ready for a whole new level of tender, juicy flavor. Finish your next cookout with this simple and delicious dessert.

Recipe: Lemon Basil Turkey Burgers

Take your cookout in a healthier direction. Grilling adds deep flavor, lemon brings brightness, and a secret ingredient (blueberries!) keeps these burgers juicy.

Get Ahead of Your Health with Preventive Care

Preventive care is about avoiding health problems or catching them early. Use these questions to have a conversation with your health care provider.

9 Sleep Tips for Shift Workers

For people who work overnight jobs or other types of shift work, getting enough sleep can be an issue. Check out practical tips for getting enough rest.

Recipe: Salad Dressings

Add a jolt of flavor to salads, vegetables, and more with these three simple and quick dressings. Skip the bottled dressings and create your own delicious combinations from scratch.

Recipe: Chocolate Almond Protein Bites

Get an energy boost without the extra sugar and fat in store-bought protein bars. Chocolatey and satisfying, these protein bites are a great anytime snack.

Find Colorful Fruits & Veggies at the Farmers’ Market

When you eat a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, your body gets more diverse nutrients. Shop your farmers’ market to make healthy new discoveries.

Tips to Keep Your Skin Safe This Summer

It’s summertime, but the livin’ isn’t easy when you get sunburn, bug bites, or poison ivy. Learn tips to avoid and treat these common skin issues.

Better Health for Work and Life

See how MOBE helped Todd, Lyne, Carol, and Sarah boost their health and happiness—from managing burnout at work to quitting smoking, dealing with back pain and more.

How Lifestyle Choices Can Impact Your Fertility

When you deal with fertility issues, it can be devastating. Fortunately, you can make lifestyle changes to improve your fertility.

Todd’s Story: Goodbye, Cigarettes. Hello, Healthy Habits

Todd was a pack-a-day smoker who’d been trying to quit for a decade. Read how he successfully broke that habit and reintroduced something he never imagined would be part of his daily routine: exercise.

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Dessert

Just a few ingredients combine for big chocolate flavor and rich, creamy texture. When ice cream cravings strike, try this lower-fat, non-dairy option instead.

Recipe: Vegetable Pad Thai

The national dish of Thailand is popular around the world, especially as a takeout option. Now you can make your own version at home, minus the extra fat and calories.

Skip the Nightcap: How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

Alcohol makes you drowsy, but that doesn’t mean it’ll help you sleep better. See how a drink or two can keep you from getting a good night’s rest.

Recipe: Veggie Frittata

Eggs, vegetables, and cheese combine for a versatile and delicious meal. Experiment with even more veggie options to make this recipe your own.

Recipe: Strawberry Orange Mocktail

In the mood for something sweet, sparkly, and refreshing? This mocktail features fruit, seltzer, and a frozen surprise.

Want Your Medications to Work at Their Best? Improve Your Sleep

Good sleep isn’t just about feeling fresh and alert. It can also affect how well your medications work. See how sleep and meds are connected.

Recipe: Toast, Two Ways

Multigrain bread is the starting point for two very different—but equally delicious—ways to enjoy some toasted goodness. Great for breakfast, snack time, or anytime.

Recipe: Chicken Stir-Fry

Simple, delicious, and versatile, this nutritious weeknight stir-fry can be adapted to your preferences—or to what you’ve got in the fridge.

6 Ways to Help Your Family Adjust to Daylight Saving Time

Ever struggled to help your children adjust their sleep schedules for daylight saving time? Check out some tips to get your kids ready for the March time change—and make it easier on you, too.

What to Expect From Your First Call with a MOBE Pharmacist

With just a little bit of prep, you can set yourself up for a great conversation about medications, well-being, and more. Get ready for your first call with a MOBE Pharmacist.

Katie’s Story: The Magic of Slowing Down

Katie’s long-lasting struggle with ulcerative colitis worsened with a busy lifestyle. See how MOBE helped her develop the self-awareness to know what her body needs to feel better and avoid unwanted medical treatment.

Recipe: Mediterranean Herbed Cod

Chop, sauté, stir, bake. With just a few simple steps, you can transform a handful of fresh ingredients into this savory and satisfying meal. Enjoy as a quick weeknight dinner or share with guests at your next gathering.

Recipe: Lemon Basil Shrimp and Arugula Salad on Watermelon

Cool and crunchy meets warm and zesty in a fresh and versatile dish featuring big flavors, bright colors, and contrasting textures.

Recipe: Blueberry-Orange Crème Mousse

Inspired by the creamsicle treats of childhood, this no-bake dessert features fresh berries and tangy citrus flavors.

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Craving something rich, filling, and delicious? This nutritious smoothie delivers protein, vitamins, and lots of flavor—and you can whip it up in just a few minutes.

Recipe: Surf and Turf Kabobs

Fire up the grill for a healthy and fun meal-on-a-stick. Mix and match fresh veggies and lean meats to create your own delicious combinations.

Recipe: Roasted Pork Medallions with Fig Balsamic Reduction

This easy-prep dish features sophisticated flavors and restaurant-worthy presentation. It’s the perfect choice for a weeknight meal or weekend dinner party.

Recipe: Lemon Caper Arugula Salad

This Italian-inspired salad features simple, fresh, and healthy ingredients. Enjoy on its own or as a flavorful bed for chicken, fish, and more.

How to Take Your Blood Pressure at Home

Blood pressure is one of your body’s most important vital signs. In this short video, you’ll learn how to monitor your blood pressure on your own.

Making Friends as an Adult: Why It Matters and How to Do It

Friendships are great for mental and physical health. But how do you make new connections? Check out tips for being more social and building relationships.

Recipe: Layered Taco Salad with Guacamole

Loaded with flavor and topped with fresh guacamole, this delicious and nutritious salad can be a colorful addition to your weekly lineup.

Recipe: Light and Stormy Mocktail

Add fun and fizz to your life with this light, bright, and simple mocktail. Mix one up anytime you’re craving bold flavors and refreshment.

Sarah’s Story: Getting Back on Track

Sarah was moving through life without direction. Read how connecting with a MOBE Guide helped her through major life changes, reducing stress, and inspiring motivation.

Greg’s Story: Healthy Living Today for a Better Tomorrow

A family history of diabetes compelled Greg to make diet and lifestyle changes, but he didn’t know where to start. After a surprisingly human MOBE experience, he now has more control over his long-term health.

Recipe: Rhode Island Clam Chowder

With no milk or cream, this broth-based chowder is a lighter and healthier option. But it’s still hearty enough to satisfy any appetite.

6 Easy Food Swaps for Healthier Holiday Meals

It can be hard to make healthy food choices. But thanks to these easy ingredient swaps from our MOBE Guides, you can elevate the nutrition in your favorite meals—without cutting back on flavor.

Recipe: Ginger Cookies

Great for gifting, sharing, or enjoying on your own, these delicious ginger cookies feature a trifecta of holiday spices. Plus, they’re a snap to make.

Disease Prevention Starts with You

Believe it or not, just a few lifestyle changes can help you avoid or manage chronic disease. Get to know some strategies you can start applying today.

Recipe: Healthier Beef Bolognese

This isn’t your everyday Bolognese. High on protein and low on carbs, this hearty crowd pleaser lets you enjoy all the flavor without all the guilt.

Recipe: Butternut Squash Apple Bisque

Craving something warm, rich, and satisfying? Enjoy hearty flavors and veggie goodness with a soup recipe that’s as easy as it is delicious.

Quiz: How Healthy is Your Self-Care Routine?

Taking care of yourself when life gets busy is hard, but it’s important to maintaining your overall health and well-being. This quiz will help you check in and see if your self-care routine needs a shake-up.

Video: The Secret to Good Sleep Habits

High-quality sleep is a cornerstone of good health…but if catching good zzzs is easier said than done, watch this video for tips from sleep expert Dr. Wendy Troxel.

Could You Benefit From a Vitamin D Supplement?

Vitamin D is crucial for optimal health, but are you getting enough? Learn more about vitamin D supplements and talk to a MOBE Pharmacist to see if it might be a good addition to your routine.

Time to Eat: How to Use the Hunger Scale

Not sure if it’s time for a snack or your meal? Use this hunger scale to help recognize your body’s cues.

Sit a Lot? Try These Lower Body Stretches

Sitting can be hard on your hips, glutes, and thigh muscles. Try this quick stretch routine to loosen up your lower body and find relief.

Cassie’s Story: Finding Happiness, Gratitude, and Love of Life

Cassie’s struggle with stress and fibromyalgia prevented her from living the life she wanted. A perspective shift gave her the tools to be her best self.

Stress, Food Cravings, and How to Break the Cycle

Learn how everyday stressors could be behind unruly snacking—and a few tricks for eating in a way that cuts down on stress to your body and mind.

Recipe: Roasted Root Vegetables

The perfect fall side dish is here. All it takes is your favorite root veggies, some herbs, and ONE sheet pan. Who doesn’t love an easy clean-up?

How Clutter Gets in the Way—and 10 Tidy Tricks to Help

If you’re looking to be more productive, organization can help. Learn about the impact clutter has on your brain, plus ten tricks to help you tidy up in under 10 minutes.

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

Get the 411 on cholesterol, including why it’s important to pay attention to cholesterol when it comes to overall health.

New Vision, New Routine

A vision can be a powerful motivator and inspiration. Make sure your daily routine aligns with your vision of the future, or you could stray from your course.

Sharon’s Story: “I feel happier. I feel lighter.”

Recent years brought tough times for Sharon and her kids. During it all, Sharon was the glue that held everything together. But she was so busy taking care of everyone else, she had no time to prioritize her own health.

Recipe: Chicken and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew

Need an easy and nutritious weeknight meal? Simply put all the ingredients for this delicious chicken lentil stew in your slow cooker and let the magic happen.

When Asking For Help Isn’t That Simple

It isn’t always easy to ask for help when you’re overwhelmed, stuck, or need resources. Read up to help you reach out for support.

Celebrate Summer with the MOBE Cookbook

Fresh from the MOBE Kitchen! Get the most of all that summer flavor with nine delicious and nutritious recipes. Download the cookbook.

The Best Ways to Keep Your Produce Fresher, Longer

Do apples belong in the fridge or on the counter? What about zucchini? Bookmark this and you’ll never have to ask those questions again.

How Mindful Are You?

Mindfulness can be a helpful practice to adopt in many aspects of your life. Gain insight into how mindful your approach to life is with this quiz.

10 Tips for a Better Farmers’ Market Trip

For fresh, seasonal whole foods, head to your local farmers’ market. These tips will help you shop smarter and get more out of your weekend trip to the market.

Turn the Mundane Into a Mindful Moment

Too busy to meditate? Even the busiest of us need some time to ideas to slow down and take a breath. Get ideas to incorporate mindfulness throughout your day.

The Must-Know Info for Every Medication You Take

Understanding four critical elements of the medicine you take can help you better manage your medications and reach your health goals.

Plan Your Day for a Good Night’s Sleep

Choices that you make when the sun is high can help you sleep better when nighttime falls. Learn ten things that can help you improve your sleep.

Simple Stretches to Improve Your Sleep

By adding some simple stretches to your bedtime routine, you can ease the transition from an active day to a more relaxing night.

Put Summer Sleep Struggles to Bed

There are real reasons why getting a good night’s rest is harder than usual in the summer—if sweaty nights keep you awake, here are secrets for sweet relief.

How to Refuel Your Energy All Day Long

Your body and mind make up a finely tuned machine. How you fill your tank makes a measurable difference in your energy, mood, and productivity.

If You Want to Manage Your Weight, Sleep Well

Trying to manage your weight? The secret ingredient might not be in your kitchen, but your bedroom. Find out how sleeping well can help you eat better.

Supplement Regulation and Labeling: It’s Complicated

While many vitamins, minerals, and herbal products have documented benefits, not all supplements are proven to be safe or effective, or created equal. Before taking any supplements, it’s important to know the facts—learning more about regulation and labeling can help.

For Better Health and Productivity, Give Yourself a Break

How many times have you been told that hard work and long hours pay off? Well, here’s a little twist on that age-old wisdom: Taking breaks from all that hard work and those long hours pays off.

11 Surprising Ways to Tackle Seasonal Allergies

If you have allergies, just the idea of being outside might cause sneezing, itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, or an annoying cough. Maybe the meds that are supposed to prevent all those symptoms leave you drowsy or irritable—or don’t help at all. Either way, it can be enough to keep you inside with the windows closed.

Recipe: Bill’s Grilled Zucchini Bruschetta

This grilled zucchini bruschetta is a lightened-up and delicious spin on traditional bruschetta. Packed with all the best flavors of summer (tomatoes and basil!), this appetizer is sure to please—plus it’s full of Vitamin C (important for the health of your immune system) and fiber (important for digestive health).

What You Need to Know About Melatonin

If you lie awake when you’d rather be sleeping, you may have considered supplements like melatonin. Read up on how it works and if it might be right for you.

Recipe: Blueberry Mule Mocktail

This vibrant, tart and lightly sweetened mocktail is as refreshing as it is tasty. Plus it’s rich in antioxidants and probiotics (gut-friendly bacteria) and contains only 45 calories per serving. This blueberry mule tastes best when enjoyed al fresco—so gather the ingredients, stir up a glass, and sit back and enjoy (if only for a few minutes)!

Recipe: Shortcut Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Cups

Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish that typically involves slow roasted—for days!—meat (lamb, goat, beef, turkey or chicken) that’s thinly sliced and often served with pickled vegetables, yogurt, hummus, or pickles, then rolled into a pita or flatbread (or, in this case, lettuce cups).

Get Playful. It’s Good for You!

Whether you’re lying in the grass seeing shapes in the clouds or starting a conversation with your dog, no one’s paying you to get a little silly. And you won’t see activities like this on your to-do list. But doing something just for fun is critical for healthier, stress-free living.

Why—and How—to Start a Kitchen Herb Garden Right Now

It’s time to forget about spending a few dollars for a tiny container from the grocery store, if you have sunny windows or a little outdoor space, you’re ready to start your own herb garden. It only takes a little space, time, and resources, and the benefits of these plants go way beyond big flavor.

How Food and Health Intersect: An Expert Take From Our Chief Medical Officer

Your body wants to heal itself. In fact, it was built to. The choices you make can play a vital role in your body’s ability to fight and prevent illness.

Why Moving Outside is Just…Better

There’s a simple way to make exercise both easier and more enjoyable—and it’s right outside your front door. Aside from being more affordable than a gym, there are a lot of benefits to breaking a sweat outside.

How an Accountability Partner Could Change Everything

Here’s a thing about humans: we’re social beings. We care about what others think—but wait, that’s not a bad thing. In fact, you can take advantage of this deeply human tendency and put it to work for yourself.

Hitting 10K: A Day’s Worth of Sneaking in Your Steps

It’s no secret that walking is one of the easiest ways to improve your health. And a goal of 10,000 steps can be pretty motivating. That’s about five miles altogether—and 7,000 more steps than the 3,000 most people with a desk job get without trying.

Carolyn’s Story: From Surviving to Thriving

Autoimmune diseases had consumed Carolyn’s life for three decades. As a result, she didn’t have a good relationship with her body. With MOBE’s support, she realized her body was worth investing in. See how Carolyn is living her life now and looking forward to her future.

Lisa’s Story: Overcoming Anxiety and Worry

Lisa was a worrier in general, and after surviving breast cancer she really feared its recurrence. See how her MOBE Guide was a valuable resource for implementing changes, quieting her mind, and improving her life overall.

Donna’s Story: Leaving Depression Behind

Donna was struggling with anxiety and depression and didn’t want to be on so many medications. See how working with a MOBE Pharmacist and Guide led her to finding her happiest self and brought clarity.

5 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Move Your Body This Week

Finding time to exercise can be tough. But here’s a little secret: You can move more, even when life gets overwhelming, by simply setting yourself up for success. Here are a few simple ways.

See How MOBE Made a Difference for Sosse

Having experienced a lifetime of setbacks with no focus on her health, Sosse was faced with debilitating pain and significant anxiety. With help from her MOBE Guide and Pharmacist, Sosse gained control and understanding she’d never had before. She continues to make incredible progress toward healing her body and mind.

Recipe: Plant Power Bowl with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

This stunning rainbow power bowl is packed with satisfying fiber, plant protein (from the beans, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds), crunch (from all of the vibrant veggies), and flavor.

Tips for Effective Journaling

Putting your thoughts on paper is a powerful way to take control of your emotions. Learn how to make journaling a regular part of your routine.

Want to Live Longer? Read a Book!

Nothing says vacation state of mind more than lounging in a hammock with a book you read for sheer pleasure. But did you know that reading could actually prolong your life? You read that right.

Bill’s Story: From Chaos to Control

Unable to manage type 2 Diabetes and his weight, Bill got support from his MOBE Guide and Pharmacist—it made all the difference. See how Bill’s newfound motivation turned his life around, both mentally and physically.

Let a Sleep Diary Help You Rest Easier

Whether you’re walking down the street or dialing into a Zoom conference, about 1 in every 3 humans you encounter each day is dealing with a sleep problem.

Generic vs. Brand-Name Medicine: What’s the Difference?

Should you use the generic version of your medication? Find out what may be different about generics, why they cost less, and what else to consider.

How to Get a Handle on Snacking When Your Kitchen’s Right There

If you’re spending more time at home than usual, you might be more aware that your kitchen (and fridge, and pantry, and candy drawer) is right around the corner. That can be tough for a lot of people trying to maintain their healthy-eating goals.

David’s Story: Regaining Mobility and Getting Back to the Mountains

David loved the outdoors, specifically hiking mile after mile in the Pacific Northwest. Climbing to 8,000 feet was no big thing. In fact, he considered the first mile the warmup. So, an onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was sudden and surprising to him. The avid hiker now needed help to even get out of bed without pain and difficulty.

Medication Side Effects Aren’t Always What, or When, We Expect

Most side effects from medications happen shortly after you start taking them, but can a long-term medication produce new side effects?

What Will You Put on Your Summer Bucket List?

There is something about the summer that feels so joyous and carefree. Each warm day holds the promise of so much adventure and opportunity. Yet, those sunny months often feel so fleeting. And with so much to do and see in such a brief time, how do you fit it all in? Enter, your summer bucket list.

MOBE Guide Tara on the Unexpected Power of Summer

Ah summer. It's all about the fun, right? Picnics. Pools. Sprinklers. Parks. Well, that's just part of it. Summer is also about transformation—from the inside out. It's a chance to let sun and warmth and the greening outdoors give our bodies, hearts, and minds an annual reset. And the effects can be profound and lasting, says Tara, MOBE Health Guide.

How Taking a Walk Outdoors Can Change Your Brain

Being out and moving in nature is more than just a refreshing way to get your physical activity for the day. It can actually improve your mood, focus, and brain performance.

Don’t Forget to Ask: Stay Informed About Your Meds

Prescriptions, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and supplement products can play a crucial role in managing health conditions and helping us feel better. Yet, they can also be complex and confusing. Whether you’re taking something new or reflecting on what you’re already taking, asking questions is an easy way to help you find clarity.

Stay Safe—Get Smart About Supplements

Your body functions at its best when it has the right amount of essential nutrients. While our diet and environment can provide us with most of what we need, sometimes we may use a little help from dietary supplements.

Discover the Difference 10 Minutes of Mindfulness Makes

Have you been tempted to think that mindfulness is something for people who have more time on their hands than you do? You might want to think again.

Recipe: Grilled Salmon Spring Salad with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

This vibrant and springy grilled salmon salad is bursting with crunch and flavor—perfect for a satisfying lunch or dinner. This salad is rich in healthy omega-3 fats essential for brain and heart health, as well as fiber, protein, Vitamin D, iron, and more. Serve with warm whole-grain rolls or seedy crackers, if desired.

Need to De-Stress? Start by Noticing What Causes You Stress

Life throws a lot of curveballs—sometimes more than just one doozy a day. Most of us put our heads down and keep powering through, hardly noticing the heightened emotions and chaotic thoughts. And we don’t even think about the toll stress is taking on our health.

Back Pain? Here Are Small Ways to Get Big Relief

Your back takes on a lot in a day. Between bending, stretching, sitting, twisting, pulling, and lifting, it’s no wonder back pain is one of the most common reasons people make doctor appointments. Thankfully, there are some things we can do to help ease the strain and take care of our backs.

Quiz: How Balanced Is Your Diet?

Nutrition plays an important role in your energy levels, weight, and risk of disease—but finding the right balance can be tough. When it comes to fruit, veggies, protein, and fiber, how do your habits stack up?

Psst—Your Food Has Something to Tell You

The next time you head to the grocery store, remember this: It’s important to “listen” to your food so you can make healthy choices.

15 Ways to Boost Your Energy in 5 Minutes or Less

Have you ever wondered how you’ll make it through the afternoon without a nap? You could reach for another cup of coffee or an over-sweetened “energy” bar, but that could mean the jitters or a post-sugar crash later. Instead, the next time you feel like putting your head down on your desk, try these simple strategies to reintroduce calm and focus—and keep you steadily energized all day long.

5 Tips When Motivation Dips

It is normal to experience ups and down motivation. Here are five ways to overcome obstacles and keep working toward your goals.

Recipe: Stewed Apples

A fall and winter go-to when you’re craving something sweet, yet healthy.

The Delicate Balance Between Medications and Stress

When life gets stressful, where do you feel it the most? Is your stomach in knots? Is your heart racing? Maybe you get more headaches, or your neck and back tense up. These are signs of one important thing to remember: Stress affects your body. That means it also can affect how your body uses medications.

Recipe: Lentil Soup

Full of hearty flavors and packed with protein. Easy to make on the stovetop or slow-cooker.

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Pantry

De-cluttering your pantry has many benefits. Make the most of the food you have on hand, make cooking more enjoyable, cut back on food waste, and save money.

What Motivates You?

Motivation can be a tricky, often fleeting feeling. The key to harnessing motivation when it feels like it’s slipping away may come with a little personal reflection.

How to Win at Winter by Staying Active

Hibernating through winter can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Try these tips to keep moving this winter.

Tips for Turning Your Bedroom into a Sleep Sanctuary

There’s no magic formula for good sleep, but a few tweaks to your bedroom could lead to a more restful night. The key is to create a relaxing, stress-free sleep environment. These tips can help you fall—and stay—asleep by maximizing comfort and minimizing possible distractions.

Recipe: Spinach Tortillas

So much goodness, so many ways to enjoy. These nutrition-packed tortillas make a great alternative to pizza night, or a quick and delicious appetizer.

Positive Connections: The Great De-stressor

Learn how social interactions can impact your health, and how to practice making positive connections.

The Key to Saying No: Know Your Priorities

For many of us, saying “no” is difficult and uncomfortable. Whether it’s a social invitation, another work project, or one more holiday obligation, it’s often easier to say “yes.” We think we should be able to take it all on without complaint, and as naturally social creatures, we care about what others think.

Medications: Myths vs. Facts

Debunk some popular medication myths. Learn the facts and strengthen your ability to make your own meds more effective.

Truth Talk: Your Medication Questions Answered

Feeling confused about meds? No more. MOBE Pharmacists take on the most commonly asked questions about prescription and OTC drugs.

Sosse’s Story: From Pain to Finding Purpose

Catherine gave Sosse the resources and steps that reminded her she could make progress and get better.

Tina’s Story: From Grief to Growth

Grief-stricken after her brother's death, Tina's coping habits led to health problems. Then an unexpected connection changed her outlook on life.

Detoxify Your Body, Naturally

Forget the fads. Your body is an amazing detox machine all on its own. Learn five ways you can help your body naturally eliminate toxins.

Prepare, Fuel, and Recover From Your Workout with the Right Nutrition

There’s no more important time to focus on high-quality nutrition than before or after a workout.

6 Tips on How to Avoid Emotional Eating

If you’ve ever dug into a package of cookies or mixed up a batch of mac ‘n cheese to soothe your state of mind, you’ve experienced emotional eating. It’s a human thing that dates back to when our species migrated across the plains, hunting and gathering. Back then, big emotions like fear of predators and anxiety about how to survive winter drove us to stock up on calories because food sources might not be there tomorrow

Video: Knife Skills with Andrew Zimmern

Knife skills are essential to good cooking. And the better you cook, the more you’ll enjoy healthy whole foods. Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern shows how.

Slow Down. Be Mindful. Change Your Relationship with Food

And so much more. If your relationship with food isn’t always what you want it to be, you are not alone. Maybe you have a hard time managing your sweet tooth or dine-out portions are getting the best of you. Maybe you find yourself eating a half bag of chips and then wonder “how did this happen?”

Five Ways to Set Better Goals

One of the most important things to remember when setting a goal is to make it measurable. It can be hard to stay motivated and engaged when you don’t see any progress.

Eat to Sleep Better

A lot of Americans are in search of better rest. Packed lives, plenty of stress, and not-so-great habits mean that as many as one in three Americans aren't getting the seven to eight hours of sleep a night they need.

Bedtime Snack Attack: These Sleep-Promoting Options May Surprise You

Eating a major meal too close to bedtime can set you up for a lot of tossing and turning. But a light, healthy snack just before you turn can help make sure hunger won't keep you awake.

5-Step Checklist for Better Health and Well-Being

Everything we do is connected.

The Power of One-To-One Connection

From the beginning, Kallie was surprised at the personal bond with her MOBE Guide, Mary. At first, she wasn’t sure what a “random lady from Minnesota” could offer her all the way in Pennsylvania but they hit it off right away, sharing pictures and personal stories. From losing 15% of her body weight to finding relief from anxious thoughts, Mary gave Kallie concrete strategies that helped bridge the gap between her mental and physical health. It was that one-to-one connection that kept them talking—even when Kallie spent five weeks in Europe—and made all the difference.

Answers to the Most Common Questions About MOBE

Your journey toward better health and more happiness is an on-going process but having someone rooting for you along the way can make a huge difference.

11 Kitchen Tools for Every Healthy Eater

Stocking these handy kitchen tools can make eating healthy easier and even more flavorful.

How Guided Support Can Lead to Better Health and More Happiness

Finding better health and more happiness starts with figuring out what optimal health and well-being looks like for you, based on your experiences.

Real People, Real Results

Watch this video for a peek into what MOBE participants have to say about their experience.

Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad

If you’ve never eaten fresh beets, you are in for a treat. This salad adds beauty and nutrition to any mealtime.

Quiz: Plan Your Path

When it comes to taking care of body and mind, we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Take a few minutes to check in with how you are doing in five important aspects of your health.

What Causes Lower Back Pain and How You Can Avoid It

Learn five reasons why low back pain is so common and some tips to prevent it.

Optimize Your Health: Medications Plus Healthy Choices

From drugs that help lower blood pressure and those that kill cancer cells to medications that make it easier to live with depression or diabetes: Modern medicine is a powerful thing.

Bring Mindfulness to Your Daily Walk

Mindful walking brings awareness and intention to your stroll, with added benefits to your body and mind.

Quiz: Take Five to Give Your Sleep Habits a Checkup

Are your daily habits leading to blissful rest or lots of tossing and turning? See how you rank on the healthy sleeper scale.

Things to Know Before Your Next Trip to the Drugstore

Going to the pharmacy or drugstore can be overwhelming. When you know the right things to consider, you can feel confident that you’re on a safer and more effective treatment path for your unique health profile.

MOBE’s Whole-Person Approach to Well-Being

When you see how different parts of your health affect one another, you can take the right steps to improve your well-being.

Katy’s Story: Support Without Judgement

See how MOBE helped Katy go from living with constant back pain to exercising, thriving, and feeling in control of her health.

Quiz: How Blue Zone is Your Grocery List?

People in five pockets of the world—known as Blue Zones—live decades longer than the rest of us. See how closely your food habits match theirs.

3 Simple Rules for Healthier Eating

Healthy isn't just about what you eat, but how you eat. Hear the three secrets of how to eat better—they're as simple as sitting down.

Is There a Best Time of Day to Work Out?

Working out is beneficial any time of day, but there are advantages to morning, afternoon, and evening workout times. Find out which is best for you.

Patient’s Guide to a More Effective Doctor Visit

The average primary care office visit is 17 minutes. Here are five things you can do ahead of time to make the most of your visit.

Why We All Need a Medication Checkup

There is only one you—your body, your health, and your reaction to medications. Over time, your personal variables can change. These changes can impact how your medications might work for you, and are why regular, personalized support from a pharmacist can be so important.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

It's important to listen to your body, especially when taking medications. Learn more about side effects and why they may suddenly appear.

Making Medications Work for You

Changes in your lifestyle can improve the effectiveness of some medications, or even lower the amount you need to take. Learn what's in your control.

Noteworthy News: Ways to Get Better Sleep

From sleep aids to dealing with restless nights, here are a few tips you don't want to snooze on.

Colleen’s Story: “This is about me healing me.”

Knee injuries and pain medication were getting in the way of Colleen enjoying her grandchildren. With MOBE she found hope and the power to self heal.

Matthew’s Story: “A gold nugget every day.”

Matthew was told he might never walk again. But with the help of his MOBE Guide, he's found hope and the motivation to surprise even himself.

Rich’s Story: A Different Kind of Success

Rich's MOBE Guide empowered him to take a closer look at his medications, and learn how to ask the right questions.

Raine’s Story: “Pain doesn’t define who I am.”

Raine had tried a health coach before but felt like she wasn't being heard. Then she met Elle, her MOBE Guide, and found a real connection.

5 Reasons to Feel Good About Today

No matter where you are in your health journey, there are five powerful reasons to feel good about today.

6 Ways Your Emotions Can Support Your Health

When you understand the mind-body connection, you can harness the power of your emotions to influence your health. Explore tips to make it happen.

May is Better Sleep Month

Asking yourself these few simple questions just might help you sleep better.

This is Your Body on Sleep: Amazing

Your body does some of its best work while its resting. See what's happening while your head is on the pillow.

Terry’s Story: “Self-care is now a way of life.”

Terry was on painkillers and taking care of everyone but herself. With the help of MOBE she discovered a new way of life and self-worth.

Jeff’s Story: “I’m in such a better place now.”

Living with social anxiety, Jeff wasn't sure what MOBE could do for him. But by the second call he was hooked.

What Do People Say About the MOBE Journey?

See why so many people come to the same conclusion that MOBE really works.

Beth’s Story: Healing From the Inside Out

Beth shared how MOBE taught her a new way to think about healing and inspired her to share that lesson with others.

Quiz: Assess Your Stress

Stress affects us in different ways. And you may show signs without even realizing it. See what role stress plays in your life.

Sue’s Story: “MOBE pulls everything together.”

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, MOBE helped Sue see the brain-and-body connection between her thoughts, eating, sleeping, and exercise.

Have You Ever Wondered About the Wonder of Modern Drugs?

Discover the amazing journey medications take through your body and how different methods of entry (from pills to an IV) impact how you process them.

Decode Your Medications

Medication labels can be confusing until you understand how to read them. Here are ten common phrases and what they really mean for you.

Why Sticking with a Med Isn't Always Easy

Discover 7 common reasons why you may be struggling to stick with your medications.

Why Your Stress May Have an Upside

What if your body's stress response isn't always a bad thing? Researchers are finding that there is more to the story than you might expect.

Take a Minute to “Say Yes” to Your Life

Interested in meditation? This quick and simple "yes" meditation can help you find peace from anxious thoughts.

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Appetite

Understanding how your appetite works is key to better health. Check out five ways to be the boss of your appetite, so it’s not the boss of you.

10 Mood-Boosting Foods

Good nutrition is great for your body—and your mind. Explore 10 common foods that can have a positive effect on your mood, behavior, and feelings of well-being.

What to Expect From Your First Call with a MOBE Guide

By saying “yes” to a call with a MOBE Guide, you’re taking the first step toward achieving your unique health and well-being goals.

Is There Such a Thing as a Power Nap?

Naps can be amazing if done right. Learn the "where’s, what’s, and how’s” of effective napping without affecting your night-time rest.

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