Articles relating to 'WEIGHT MANAGEMENT'

Fitness tip: Best exercises for women

Exercises for womenNeed energy to get through your day? Women everywhere can relate, whether they’re working long hours at the office or taking care of the kids at home on the domestic front – or both! Life is complicated, challenging and, well, just plain exhausting sometimes.

What to do for energy, stamina and to keep your immune system firing so … Read More

Capsicum health benefits? Weight loss, pain relief and more

capsicum health benefits (1)Ready to heat things up in the kitchen (and fire up your health)?
Chili peppers, bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne chillies, pimiento… These are the many names for some fruits of the Capsicum annuum species of plants. Yes, these are botanically fruits, but most often referred to as vegetables.

Before we get to some healthy capsicum recipes and … Read More

Nutritional facts and health benefits of watermelons

nutritional-facts-and-health-benefits-of-watermelonWith the warmer weather approaching, we start to reach for fresher, in-season fruits and vegetables. Often vibrant in color, these health foods not only entice our senses but offer us many health benefits as well.

One fruit that’s fresh and going to be popping up more so in the next few months is watermelon – and you should … Read More

Know the causes and symptoms of binge eating disorder

binge-eating-disordersWe’ve all been tempted by second helpings of a favorite dish, or head to the buffet spread at a restaurant for the third time – you want to get your money’s worth and try everything, right? But what if you felt compelled to wolf down plateful after plateful of food? A dozen donuts or a full bag of … Read More

New superfood for your heart

eat-peanuts-to-protect-your-heartThere are many superfoods you can enjoy if you want to protect your heart. From salmon, to blueberries, to even a glass of wine, these foods all contain the nutrients your heart needs to keep beating strong.

There’s now a new food on the radar for healthy eating that’s great for your heart. You may have avoided … Read More

Power up: Drink coffee before your workout

drink-coffee-for-workout-performanceWho doesn’t enjoy their morning cup of coffee to start their day? America’s favorite beverage can do a lot for quick energy and alertness. It’s a stimulant that fires up your brain connections. There’s more. If you’ve wondered, does coffee increase performance?
Exercise pros are touting the benefits of drinking coffee before a workout. So are we – … Read More

Natural home remedies for weight loss

home-remedies-for-weight-lossYou’re not in a happy place if you’re overweight or obese – and neither is your body. In fact, how much you weigh, in relation to your height, your waist size (pinching more than an inch of flab?) and how many pounds you’ve gained since your mid-20s have a huge impact on your health.

We’re not talking about … Read More

5 Natural ways to reduce belly fat

natural-way-to-lose-belly-fatCan you pinch more than an inch around your middle? That flabby flesh seems to settle and spread out around the waist, creating a belly bulge that looks as though you’ve spent every one of your Saturdays drinking beer.

A protruding belly and love handles isn’t considered the most flattering look going. But what’s more, that belly fat Read More

Seniors: Eating disorders not just for teenagers

Eating-disordersYou see it all the time in the tabloids: Photos of almost skeletal models and celebrities, their bones jutting out of hip sockets and rib cages exposed in bikinis.

It’s not pretty, and I’m not just saying that as a 40-something woman who is fighting the clock, trying to be beautiful and desirable and all the rest of … Read More

9 surprising health benefits of cabbage

cabbage-for-digestive-healthDid you ever notice, how when you cut a cabbage in half along its core, you often see the thick white stem in the center and the white arms radiating outward like a crab?

I find this very symbolic. I’ll tell you why. We all know the crab can move in any direction. And so can cancer, the … Read More

Exercise like this for good health

HIIT-exerciseThese days, we hear so much about the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). But no matter all the pros to this type of exercise, it’s not advisable for people who lead a largely sedentary lifestyle – and that’s a lot of us. We like our TV time and just relaxing in easy chairs…

Generally, those intense, interval-style exercises … Read More

Gluten-free bad for your health?

Gluten-free bad for your health?Today, it’s difficult not to notice all of the gluten-free products available in health food and grocery stores. There’s been a number of books, magazine articles and news segments, too – all of which have characterized gluten as a dietary villain.

Yet, there is no evidence to support gluten-free diets for anyone other than those who are most … Read More

Your heart needs this…

your heart needs this...When I’m feeling a little low or under the weather, there’s one thing I know will be a sure pick-me-up – besides chocolate – a walk and cafe latte date with my girlfriend, Becky.

What I love about Becky is that she’s like me, only taller, with better skin. She likes to be active and on the go. … Read More

Why 10 minutes a day can prevent joint pain

arthritis, joint pain

Our joints are an important part of living. They allow us to walk and run, hold and toss objects, and enjoy all of our favorite activities. But when they start to hurt, they can take the joy out of life.

It may begin with your knees, the cracking, the stiffness, just getting up from your seat can be … Read More

5 reasons to eat this fruit every day

HEALTHY EATING, CARDIOVASCULARPears are often overlooked in the produce aisle, but this unassuming fruit should be a part of your healthy eating plan.

You might not realize just how nutritious it is – it’s chock full of fiber and nutrients, and research shows that eating pears could have a role in preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among other ailments.

As … Read More

This daily drink now has double the protein and calcium

health, calciumGood old-fashioned milk has been a health beverage of the ages it seems – with good reason. It’s high in vitamins and minerals, and a convenient source of calcium for your bones. Whether you’re drinking it straight, adding it to grain cereals or topping your morning coffee, milk does the body good.

Dairy products have the highest concentration … Read More

Are these 5 foods shortening your life?

healthy eating, live longer, healthy eating, live longerMy best advice to my patients always begins with this: The path to a long life starts with a healthy diet.

Fruits and veggies are important, but there are other staples of healthy eating like good fats and fiber-rich grains and seeds.

But there are certain foods we should be avoiding. In fact, I think these five foods … Read More

4 surprising health foods this Thanksgiving

sugar, health, sugar, health, holidayAll of us have been there… sitting at the table after a big holiday meal, feeling heavy and in need of a serious nap.

In the name of good family and friends, many of us willingly fall off the health wagon, giving in to the snacks, breads, sweets and larger-than-life portion sizes.

There is good news for your … Read More

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