Dr. Bradley Brunner, Board-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and founder of functional medicine practice, Brunner Wellness, leads and preaches a longevity-minded lifestyle. His holistic wellness approach encourages growth in all aspects of human health, enabling people to become the most versatile and resilient version of themselves. Through a variety of health tests including biological age, gut health, sleep, stress and weight management, Dr. Brunner provides detailed insights, tailored recommendations and meaningful results. Here he shares his top 4 nutrition and hydration tips for optimal athletic performance.
A daily coffee ritual delights all of the senses - from smelling, hearing and watching a fresh cup brew, to feeling the warmth in your palms as you take that first sip. If you’re one of the coffee lovers of Longevity, you may have noticed our espresso station’s new look. We are proud to now carry Lavazza, a family-founded and -operated Italian coffee company that purposefully sources the highest quality beans from ethical and sustainable farms.
When weighing your options for grab-and-go nutrition, clean ingredients and cost shouldn’t be compromised for convenience. We are thrilled to now carry Farmer's Juice organic pressed juices and wellness shots. This health- and environment-conscious brand partners with a network of trusted farmers to source quality ingredients in the most sustainable manner.
Of all the ‘diets’ and methods of food combining out there, the Mediterranean Diet remains an often-recommended staple. Eating like a true Mediterranean would include wild fish, vegetables, fruit, and olive oil in abundance, with grains, legumes, dairy and wine in moderation. Its well-rounded and unrestrictive qualities make this diet a sustainable one that can ultimately become a lifestyle. Two key ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet have several of the vital nutrients, minerals and vitamins that aid in prolonging cognitive health and function, and in turn, helping prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Salads and bowls are great alone, but sometimes throwing them in a nutrient-dense wrap can make all the difference in how nourished and satisfied you feel afterward. Healthier alternatives to the standard corn and flour tortilla wraps are now available in supermarkets and online storefronts everywhere - it has never been easier to prepare a fulfilling wrap that accommodates your personal dietary needs. Here we share 6 grain-free options for tortilla wraps, along with delicious recipes that range from vegan and vegetarian to pescatarian and meat-based... all perfect for entertaining, poolside picnics, beach days and cold work lunches.
Sourdough lovers, this one is for you. Whether you've been a long-time baker or you've fell victim to the 'baked goods' phase of quarantine, you can likely attest to bread baking being both a science and an art. It demands practice and patience, and yields an end result that is so worth the process. Longevity staff member, Elizabeth-Hope, has been perfecting her sourdough bread baking for quite some time now. When she began, she turned to a trusted source to learn everything she knows: nationally renowned sourdough baker, Maurizio Leo. We were thrilled (and slightly starstruck) when Maurizio shared his insight with us.
Whether you're packing the cooler for a beach day, contributing to a backyard BBQ or cooling off with a poolside snack, any of these salads will surely be the favorite side. All five salads are vegetarian and comprised of in-season summer fruit and quality ingredients. To make these vegan-friendly, simple replace the cheese with a plant-based alternative or remove altogether.
As the days get longer and the temperatures get hotter, staying hydrated is more crucial than ever. For some of us, frequent hydration comes naturally - for others, not so much. Whether it’s the taste (or lack of), the burden of refilling, or the hassle of running to the restroom, water isn’t always the most effortless to consume. But, it can be. We share a few tricks that may encourage you to drink more water and also help you look forward to doing so.
It's safe to say that our workouts (and most members of our Longevity community) are fueled by coffee. This especially holds true for Audre Langebartel, who in addition to being a Longevity member and bride-to-be, is also the Regional Manager for Counter Culture Coffee. Audre shares the difference between iced coffee and cold brew, her recipe for perfectly proportioned iced coffee, and where we can find Counter Culture Coffee locally.
Feel-good food has a different meaning for everyone. For some of us, it’s our go-to comfort foods that always hit the spot; for others, it’s food that nourishes us from the inside out. Thankfully, both options can co-exist. Mindful nutrition allows even our most indulgent meals to be made healthier with simple ingredient swaps and preparation alternatives. Eat your way to self-care with these 7 comfort food upgrades.