4 Surprising Reasons to Lose the Weight This Year

SubscribeButton-webweightLosstapeUnless you’ve been living in a bunker for the past decade, you’ve probably heard the news that obesity is now an epidemic. Sixty percent of Americans are overweight. But understanding health risks often isn’t enough to motivate people to lose weight. So here are four more eye-opening reasons to drop those extra pounds. Continue reading “4 Surprising Reasons to Lose the Weight This Year”

4 Golden Rules for Greener Health

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Living green means we recycle, create less waste and use fewer resources. These are all important ways to protect the environment. But what are you doing to green up your health? A healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand. Let’s make every day “Green Health Day!” Continue reading “4 Golden Rules for Greener Health”

Can Good Nutrition Fight Acne?

SubscribeButton-webacneWhile Disney stars seem immune, millions of frustrated teenagers — and some adults — try to battle acne with special cleansers, toners and creams. Some products make a dent in the facial pimples while others just leave a dent in the wallet. Meanwhile, acne can leave scarring and clobbers self-esteem. Could nutrition make a difference? Continue reading “Can Good Nutrition Fight Acne?”

Get a Nutrition Tune-Up

SubscribeButton-webhealthy_veggiesMost likely, you maintain your car with oil changes and other preventive services to keep it running smoothly for as long as possible. But is your body also on a maintenance and prevention plan so it runs at its peak and lasts longer? Good nutrition is vital to your long-term health and your quality of life. Starting today, give yourself a regular nutrition tune-up. Continue reading “Get a Nutrition Tune-Up”

9 Easy Energy Boosters

Have the lazy, hazy days of summer zapped your energy? Maybe it has less to do with the season, and more to do with your lifestyle. Don’t spend one minute more slumped on the couch. Try these easy energy boosters instead: Continue reading “9 Easy Energy Boosters”

Shake the Salt Habit

SubscribeButton-webshake the saltSalt and pepper shakers are a standard adornment of every restaurant table and many kitchen tables. Some shaker sets are even cute, disguised as bunnies, pilgrims or penguins. But it’s time to give one piece of the set a boot — the salt. Continue reading “Shake the Salt Habit”

Good News: Snacking is Good for You!

SubscribeButton-websnackingHere’s a breath of fresh air: It’s OK to snack, whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain weight or just get through the day! In fact, snacking between meals can keep your metabolism humming and your energy and mood steady. Of course, it’s not a total free pass. It’s important to make healthy snack choices that satisfy yet don’t break the calorie bank for the day. Continue reading “Good News: Snacking is Good for You!”

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”