Warning About Eating Alfalfa Sprouts
In case you didn’t hear, the latest warning about tainted food is for raw alfalfa sprouts. The Food & Drug Administration has issued a warning stating that the sprouts are next in a long list of warnings about foods tainted with salmonella. S... Read more
It's Allergy Season
Well it’s the time of year, when people are smiling at the ending of Winter and the beginning of Spring. As much as many people like springtime, lots of people aren’t so happy, as it’s the time of year they suffer from terrible allergies. Most... Read more
Risks of UV Light in Teeth Whitening Procedures
Many people use teeth whitening procedures for a brighter smile. Many people have been very pleased at the difference it makes in removing stains left by nicotine, coffee, and ... Read more
What Is Your Diabetes Risk?
Most of the deadliest health problems are silent killers. Diabetes is one of them. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious signs to alert you that may have it. On... Read more
Is Grapefruit Off Limits For You?
Over the years, I have had friends and relatives tell me that they cannot eat grapefruits or drink grapefruit juice because of the medication they were taking. I have always ... Read more
March Is National Kidney Month
Now that March is well under way, this is a good time to talk about kidney disease. Kidney disease can strike anyone at any time, even people who have seemingly healthy lives. Did you know that most people who have impaired kidneys don’t even k... Read more
Do Others Ever Impede Your Progress?
When you begin your quest to live a healthier lifestyle by losing weight, you might get some opposition from those around you – sometimes from the people you least expect. Family and friends alike may notoriously say things that can be discour... Read more
Workout At Home
Finding time for your fitness, health, and exercise program can be difficult even for the disciplined person, and if you are an intermediate or novice, it can be even more of a challenge. For those of you who are like many people juggling a par... Read more
I know you usually see the phrase “Go Green” these days, but I thought I would talk about something different with Valentine’s Day approaching. People are focused on chocolate, which is fine in moderation. But if you are like most people, it’s... Read more
Maintaining Your Target Weight
So, you’ve reached your desired weight. That’s awesome. Congratulations. It was tough, but you finally made it, and I know you are very proud of yourself. Now, your goal is to maintain where you are. Here are some simple steps to help guide... Read more
The Tortoise and the Hare
Isn’t it interesting how we can get frustrated when we don’t see the results we want at the pace that we want to see them? We easily become discouraged. Even if we’re losin... Read more
The Beauty of Health Insurance
This past weekend (January 10th and 11th) in downtown Washington, DC, I participated in a health, fitness, and nutrition expo at the DC Convention Center. It is an annual event (in its 16th year this year) that is a one stop spot for everything... Read more
That's what many of us do every January. We start over. As the beginning of a new year unfolds, one thing many of us do is to develop renewed health and fitness goals. Here are my top three tips to add to your routine that I believe can expon... Read more
Have You Had A Stroke?
While watching the New Years Eve celebration, I saw Dick Clark and was reminded of his stroke a few years ago. His speech was slurred, just as was the case for the past few shows, and you could easily see the impact of his stroke. I decided to... Read more
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Sparkpeople New YOU Bootcamp!
Sparkpeople New YOU Bootcamp.
To help you with achieving your goals, Sparkpeople has created the New YOU Bootcamp. It is a Spark team, which will only run from January 4 to January 31, 2009. There you can get support, motivation, and dail... Read more