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Exercise to Decrease your risk for Type Two Diabetes

I have always enjoyed a moderately active lifestyle that included lifting free weights, walking, and swimming. This was fine until about a year ago when I developed an interest in setting higher exercise goals for myself. I joined a gym where I could receive good ...

Five steps to Quenching the Flame of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease signals inflammation that has gotten out of hand. Building a healthy heart includes quenching that fire!

Pick healthy carbohydrates!
Refined sugars and grains fan the flames of cardiovascular problems but deciding how to live without them and still maintain ...

Maintaining Mindfulness during the Holidays

How many of us love the holidays but get nervous when anticipating the pounds that will be packed on with very little thought as to how it happened? Two years ago I heard Brian Wansink, PhD, a professor at Cornel University and head of their ...

Maintaining muscle strength for Healthy Aging

We all know the importance of staying active, even during the coldest months of the year. Were you aware that it is crucial to your health to maintain or build muscle strength into older years? Research has shown that as we age, particularly as we ...

Lowering Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Many warnings can be heard in the media about the growing number of people diagnosed with type two (previously called adult onset) diabetes, including a significant number of adolescents. 21 million Americans have diabetes, about 6 million are undiagnosed. Complications include heart disease and stroke, high blood ...

De-stressing for Better Health

  I took a very deep breath before beginning this article as I considered the thousands of ways one can define, perceive, and cope with stressors in one’s life. For this article, I have named simple lifestyle changes that may help to effectively manage ...

Time for Breakfast!

Who has time for breakfast? This used to be a question that many adults would ask each other but, unfortunately, this has increasingly become a question that children as young as elementary and preschool age also ask. Some children are up late doing school work ...

5 Ways to Keep Your Children Active during the School Year

  Summer is an easy time to fit exercise into a child’s day. They more naturally fill their summer hours with playing outside, swimming, biking, skateboarding, and sports. During the school year, studies and extra-curricular activities keep them busy and the cold winter weather ...

Navigating Gluten-Free

  With gluten sensitivity (celiac disease), the structure of the intestinal wall deteriorates and absorption of nutrients from the food that is eaten is compromised. Very common signs of this disease include chronic diarrhea, failure to gain weight in children or weight loss as an ...

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays!

Do you often end up with a cold or flu during this most exciting time of the year? Here are some tips for reducing your risk of getting sick during the holidays.    

  • Develop a plan and write it out ahead of ...