Tag: Health & Wellness

Eat More Fiber?

February 28th, 2011, No Comments

The results of a recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with the American Association of Retired People (AARP), suggest that, “Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases….” But, according to Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, and author of the book Diet Simple, this [...]

High-fiber Diet May Cut Risk of Premature Death

February 25th, 2011, No Comments

People who eat a lot of fiber every day may be less likely to die prematurely from a range of illnesses — including heart disease, cancer and infection, according to a U.S. study. The benefits of fiber in weight loss, lowering cholesterol and protecting against heart disease have been well established by previous studies, but [...]

27 Fat-Fighting Foods

February 4th, 2011, No Comments

Over the past number of weeks: you’ve gotten to “Know your Food” better, you’ve been practicing “Mindful Eating,” and you’ve started to “Cook Your Food” instead of ordering take out or picking something up on the way home, or just grabbing anything that you find in your refrigerator. And best of all, Uncle Sam has [...]

Prescription: Lifestyle Change

January 31st, 2011, No Comments

Wellness: Does Your Doc Know What To Look For? Has your doctor ever given you an Rx for exercise? June Chapman got one last summer, a first for the 87-year-old retiree in San Marcos, Calif. “You sit on a chair, arms at your side,” she says of the exercise her internist prescribed, “then rise up [...]

Be Mindful

January 10th, 2011, No Comments

One of the most effective ways to “Know Your FOOD” is to be Mindful of what you eat, when you eat, how you eat, how much you eat, and most importantly – WHY YOU EAT. Practicing Mindful Eating will help you answer those questions, assist you in gaining a better understanding of your relationship to [...]

The “Godfather’s” 10 Point Self-Improvement Plan

January 5th, 2011, No Comments

Jack LaLanne is considered by many in the fitness industry to be the “Godfather” of the fitness movement. In 1936, Jack LaLanne opened the first modern health spa in the U.S. He’s also credited with inventing many of the weight machines that are now standard in many of today’s modern gyms and health spa’s, such [...]

Are You Ready?

January 3rd, 2011, No Comments

Ok… So it’s January 3rd 2011, and you’ve spent the past couple of weeks, days, and the last hours of 2010 finalizing your health, fitness and wellness list of New Year’s Resolutions – Right? You’ve set specific and concrete goals for yourself in order to ensure that you commit to, and succeed at reaching your [...]

The 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010 from the editors of The Atlantic

December 13th, 2010, No Comments

2010 was a big year for food policy—particularly because our country’s diet became the focus of two major pieces of legislation: one to keep our meals safe from pathogens like Salmonella, the other to feed America’s children more and better food. But alongside these twin pillars of food news stand a host of other developments [...]

WebMD: The Year in Health 2010 – See what WebMD’s 83 Million Monthly Visitors felt were The Top Health and Wellness Stories this Year

December 10th, 2010, No Comments

Every day brings health news, but only a few stories capture our imagination. In 2010, these stories ranged from the semi-comic to worrisome to tragic. Some held our interest for months. Some were red-hot Internet items that everyone talked about for a day or so…. Quite a few of the year’s most important health stories [...]

An Exception To The Rule

September 24th, 2010, No Comments

Doctor’s Orders: Eat Well to Be Well DR. PRESTON MARING was striding along a hospital corridor at double speed on a recent Friday morning, his tall frame, white hair and frequent gesticulations prompting waves of greetings from colleagues, who also took care to sidestep his forward momentum. His destination was the weekly farmers’ market he [...]

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