Track Your Snacking While You Prepare Holiday Meals

The holiday season presents lots of challenges to your healthy eating habits. Lots of people cook large meals, with multiple side dishes, to share with visiting family and friends. When you’re not cooking, you might be baking a variety of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

A Plate of Food = How Much Exercise?

Here’s some information to help you plan a healthy holiday season. The Calorie Control Council says we can easily consume 4,500 at a big-day meal. Yikes! But if you’re trying to measure the pleasure against your hard-won exercise gains, here’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Workouts and Diet Make Gains Against Diabetes

Lee Bacchi went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Can You Really Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Holidays? Yes!

When fall and winter come around, so do the holidays – a time for happiness, but also a time for stress. Not all methods for coping with holiday stress are healthy! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve all … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Fast Facts about Lowering High Blood Pressure

  Everyone knows high blood pressure is a killer. It’s the No. 1 cause of heart attacks in the United States, and the most important risk factor for strokes. And we know it’s a bigger problem later in life, afflicting … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Eat the Rainbow for 5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables

Here’s a fun way to make sure you’re getting the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Just eat the rainbow every day! Fruits and vegetables come in all colors, not just green. So make an effort to eat something … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What We Can Learn from ‘Blue Zones’ about Longevity

  Do you want to live a longer, healthier life? Then you’ll want to learn from the world’s “Blue Zones.” The idea of blue zones was popularized by author Dan Buettner in his book, “The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Take These 5 Steps to Longevity

If you want to live longer, these five steps are key. Don’t smoke Keep a healthy weight Get regular physical activity Consume a healthy diet Drink alcohol moderately, if at all That might not be an earth-shaking list. But the … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

These Veggies Pack Plenty of Protein

When we think about eating enough protein, we usually think about meat, poultry, and eggs. But plenty of vegetables are also great sources of protein and can help us reach our goal. Doctors say most people need 0.8 grams of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Your Diet Is More Than What You Eat

When someone asks about your diet, you naturally think about food, right? But what if we expand our ideas about the word “diet” to include everything we consume in other aspects of healthy living? What would your exercise “diet” be? … [CLICK TO READ MORE]