Pinkies Up to Reduce Diabetes Risk

SubscribeButton-webpinkies upOn a blustery, cold winter day, a cozy cup of hot coffee or tea can be just what the doctor ordered to warm you up — and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The benefits are sipped whether you prefer caffeinated or decaf coffee or tea. Continue reading “Pinkies Up to Reduce Diabetes Risk”

5 Ways to Rein in Holiday Weight Gain

SubscribeButton-webholiday weight gainWhile the holidays aren’t the best time to kick off a weight loss program, you certainly can hold steady — and still enjoy the goodies the season has to offer. Just follow five simple “rein-it-in-dear rules” and you’ll be able to wear the same size pants from the beginning of December to the very end. Continue reading “5 Ways to Rein in Holiday Weight Gain”

Managing the Mighty Migraine — With Cocoa?

SubscribeButton-webcocoaMigraine is a biological disease more common than asthma, diabetes or congestive heart failure. More than a bad headache, migraine attacks are characterized by severe, throbbing head pain, usually on one side of the head, that can be disabling. Sometimes people with migraines also experience nausea and sensitivity to light or sound. And migraines can last anywhere from four hours to 72 hours. These attacks affect family, work and people’s social lives — and rob people of quality of life. Continue reading “Managing the Mighty Migraine — With Cocoa?”

Go on the No-Diet Diet

SubscribeButton-webnon-dietA 2008 American Dietetic Association survey of nearly 800 adults showed that 43 percent do all they can to eat healthy and regularly exercise; 38 percent say they know they should do that but don’t do all they can; and 19 percent don’t feel a healthy diet and exercise are important. Continue reading “Go on the No-Diet Diet”

Little Time? Little Bits of Exercise Still Pay Off

SubscribeButton-weblittle timeProbably the biggest hurdle to exercising for most people is time. We’re always on the go (behind the wheel), then once we meet all our daily responsibilities, it seems there’s no time left for exercise. But researchers from Indiana University say “snippets” of walking may be just as good, if not better, than one long exercise session. Continue reading “Little Time? Little Bits of Exercise Still Pay Off”

Heed the Warning Bells of Metabolic Syndrome

SubscribeButton-webwarning signsIt’s no secret the number of people with type 2 diabetes is sharply rising. Yet people are often shocked when they’re diagnosed with the complicated disease. By paying attention to some warning bells, especially symptoms of metabolic syndrome, people can take action to prevent or at least delay the onset of diabetes. Continue reading “Heed the Warning Bells of Metabolic Syndrome”