Meet our new resident health expert, Kelly Cardamone, MS, RDN, CDCES, CDN, IFNCP
Eat Healthy & Manage Stress by Staying Grounded
photo by Tess Moran
Stress plagues many of us. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 2 in 3 adults (67%) say they have experienced increased stress over the course of the pandemic. Unfortunately, stress takes a toll on many aspects of our life, including our health. Things like getting enough sleep, being active outdoors (walking, cycling, meditating), and trying to eat whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds (why I love Top Seedz) nourish your body so you are better equipped to handle stress. Also, eating better helps you sleep better too! Think about it….whole foods basically come from the ground (on some level).
So, remember to stay grounded- connect with family and friends, get out and get some fresh air and exercise and eat whole foods. It really is that simple.
Kelly has over 25 years of experience and expertise in the Health and Wellness field and is very passionate about sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Integrative & Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner, Nutrigenomics Certified, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, and Personal Trainer and WellCoaches Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Kelly has degrees in Nutrition, Exercise Science, and Adult Education and is currently working on her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition at Rutgers University. She has experience teaching at the collegiate level and lecturing on various health & wellness topics, nationally and locally. Kelly has developed and created successful clinically based outpatient nutrition programs and an accredited diabetes program, all of which she continues to oversee and manage.
Through effective education, motivation, and support, most all chronic diseases can be prevented or controlled through a healthy diet and lifestyle. There needs to be a balance between nutrition, fitness, sleep, and stress management for someone to achieve their goals and optimal wellbeing. She believes in getting back to the basics and that eating healthy and being active should be practical, sensible, and easy to follow.
Kelly Cardamone currently lives and practices in Buffalo, NY. She follows a whole food plant-based diet and tries to help people implement a whole foods approach to eating. As a former marathon runner, Kelly practices what she teaches with her family at home by eating healthy, walking, cycling, and practicing yoga. She and her family try to spend as much time as possible outdoors ( even in the winter). Her philosophy or wise words: “Your health is in your hands.” She is excited to be part of the Top Seedz Team!