Saturated Fats- Are They Harmful or Helpful?

Kyle Heffner, Brinson Wellness Coach

For many years, U.S. Dietary Guidelines have urged people to limit the amount of saturated  such as the ‘harder’, visible fats on steaks or the fat in butter, but recent studies suggest that there is […]

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Fitness Questions Answered

There are several questions that are frequently posed to fitness professionals.  I’ve selected a few of those to answer today. The more you understand about exercise and wellness, the greater the likelihood of adopting healthy habits for the long-term.

 Why […]

Are Multivitamin Supplements Worth Using?

People often ask about taking vitamins to help optimize their nutrition and to prevent illnesses or deficiencies.  Generally, adding vitamins is a good idea, since these are sources beyond their typical diet that may ‘fill in the gaps’, so […]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Other|0 Comments

Top Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

The stress of the hustle and bustle of the Holidays takes its toll on all of us.  It’s not uncommon to succumb to a cold or flu virus during this time, in part, due to the lack of sleep, […]

By |December 30th, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Hilarious Christmas Jammies Video Goes Viral

By |December 18th, 2013|Wellness Videos|0 Comments

The Maintain, Don’t Gain Weight Concept for the Holidays

Dr. Debbie Balfanz, coordinator of Stanford Behavior Change/Weight Management Program, reports that the average American gains one pound during the holidays.  One pound represents 3500 extra calories beyond what you normally consume.

Dr. Balfanz has excellent suggestions on how to prevent adding […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Exercising in the Cold

If you are accustomed to exercising outdoors during the spring and summer months, you may need to re-think how you approach outdoor exercise if it turns extremely cold.  One key suggestion includes wearing synthetic clothes instead of cotton.  Cotton […]

By |December 2nd, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Movember Motivation

If this does not bring a smile to your face, then we don’t know what will.

By |November 27th, 2013|Wellness Videos|0 Comments

Our Staff Stretches Before a Meeting

We practice what we preach at Brinson Benefits. If you are not participating in our wellness activities, then you stick out. Let’s stretch!

By |November 26th, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Does Eating Turkey Make You Sleepy?

I have often heard people mention that they get sleepy after eating a large turkey dinner.   Is this related to the amino acid, named tryptophan, which helps people sleep?

Dr. Lawrence Steinman, MD, a neuroimmunologist at Stanford Medicine, indicates that […]

By |November 22nd, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Improving Your Mood with Gratefulness

Psychological research suggests that positive emotions are associated with creativity, problem-solving abilities and overall success.

So how do you improve your mood in a sustainable way that can impact what you do? Psychologist Jeremy Dean, author of PsyBlog, posted an […]

By |November 19th, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Coach Heffner Wins the HeartRun Race

Coach Heffner and I were invited by United Renovations to participate in the Living for Zachary’s 5th Annual Incredible HeartRun on October 26.  This event raised over $23,000 to help raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in youth.

Coach Heffner was […]

By |November 14th, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Is Chronic Inflammation a Root Cause of Disease?

The Brinson Wellness Newsletter for November presents an article highlighting an issue that many are actually experiencing, that is, inflammatory processes or ‘chronic inflammation’.

Life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases may be directly related to […]

Influencing Your Gene Expression

We often hear how important our genes are in determining our health.  However, there is new evidence that nutrition and environment are major factors in determining health status through the activation or expression of the genes.  The term, nutrigenomics, […]

By |November 8th, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Walnut: The Top Nut For Your Health

Recently, researchers have found walnuts to contain the highest concentrations of antioxidants when compared to peanuts, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamias, and pecans. Typically, one hand full of walnuts has twice the antioxidants as the other nuts.

Walnuts […]

November & Men’s Health

10-Question Quiz: Test Your Health IQ

Our wellness team often gets asked the question, “How do I become a Wellness Guru?”  If you answer all 10-questions correctly, then you will receive the coveted designation of Wellness Guru.




By |October 4th, 2013|Health Quiz|2 Comments

One Major Reason Why You Should Leave Your Chair Vacant

This month’s Brinson Wellness Newsletter suggests that sitting for long periods at work or at home, may dramatically impact your health.

Recent findings show that sitting for several hours can cause a sharp drop in the activity level of the enzymes […]

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October

A $300 Wellness Investment That Will Yield a Return

It’s called Table Tennis!  According to Dr. Daniel Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, Table Tennis provides a number of health benefits to employees.

Increases concentration and alertness
Stimulates brain activity
Develops hand-eye coordination

Facebook, Google, Copper Mobile, Campaign Mobile, and Business Insider have […]