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SMALL STEPS TO A HEALTHY HEART
Q. How much exercise do I need?
A. The current recommendation is that adults should get at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each day. You don’t have to do it all at one time though. You can break it into shorter... Read more
With the way things have been going for me lately, especially on the job front, my husband & I were quite concerned about having our taxes done yesterday. Thankfully, we came out just fine!! ... Read more
It's far too easy to blame other people for your weight problem. Maybe your spouse is critical and it drives you to eat. Perhaps obesity runs in your genes. We can all come up with a million reasons as to why we're overweight. However, playing t... Read more
Have a Ball
'Tis the season for outdoor activity(soon, I hope!)! Get fired up with these swing-into-spring stats:
$17-31 - Price of a ticket to a Yankees spring-training game.
11,000 - Number of hot dogs the average baseball vendor sells per ... Read more
Well, I had a bad weigh-in on Thursday night. I gained weight and am currently over my range (TOPS allows a range of 3 lbs. over and 7 lbs. under goal). I knew I had gained, but I didn't realize how much!
This proves to me that I really, ... Read more
Act the way you want to feel. Just being friendly will actually make you feel friendlier. I have heard that if you smile, you feel better automatically. People think that happiness is something that floats down on you, but you have to make th... Read more
I absolutely love to watch the Olympics - especially the winter ones. I love the figure skating - both pairs & individual. I have also begun to really enjoy the snowboarding and the downhill moguls.
I don't have cable, so I don't get to... Read more
The Virtue to Help you Lose Weight
You didn't put on the weight overnight, and you're definitely not going to lose it overnight. Prepare yourself for a journey. To achieve lasting weight loss, experts recommend dropping one to two pounds a week. Losing twenty pounds may take you ... Read more
Skip the salt
We all know how much better salt makes food taste, right? We also know that too much sodium is not good for you. Here are some ways to get the flavor benefit of salt without going overboard:
Start fresh. Only a quarter of your sodium int... Read more
"The End of Overeating"
A book that has recently hit the bookstores is The End of Overeating, by Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration. He writes that restaurant food is so irresistible because it has multiple layers of sugar, salt and fat... Read more
“Why Restaurants Make You Fat”
Did you know that, over the past 30 years, Americans have gained an average of 19 pounds?
According to the report The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States, overweight contributes to 216,000 deaths a year. Overweight may lead to ... Read more
Feeling good doesn’t have to be hard work-it can be as simple as looking at everyday life in a whole new way.
Trying to find joy is a little like learning to drive a stick shift. It really shouldn’t be that difficult. But unless you know ... Read more
When the Mirror Shows "What’s Right"
Dr. Tilli Williams is a naturopathic physician in private practice in Washington, D.C. For several years, Dr. Tilli was the medical director of an eating disorders facility in Tucson, Arizona. She has worked extensively with women who suffer fro... Read more
BEAT THE BLUES
On days when it’s hard to see the flower in a field of weeds, try these coping tips:
Spend time with your friends. “Being with other people gets your mind off your problems-as long as your don’t sit around and commiserate,” says Nada Stotl... Read more
Five Foods to Help You Look and Feel Younger
The beginning of each new year is about having the opportunity to have a fresh start and a new perspective, and that’s why it is the perfect time to start focusing on your health. From working out to getting more sleep, improving your health tak... Read more