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6 Ways to Make Your Life Simpler

Let’s face it, life is hectic. The days, weeks, months and years just seem to roll by faster and faster. There seems to be a constant barrage of responsibilities and tasks to be completed. Less time for yourself to do


More is not always better!

WOW what a workout!! I had a hard time keeping up. I am out of breath, sweating profusely and wiped out!  This workout really kicked my butt! What a great workout! But, was it really great? All too often many


Yummy, Crunchy and Nutty Peanuts

March is National Peanut month. Those yummy, crunchy and nutty peanuts are one of the most popular oilseeds. They are technically not nuts. They are actually legumes and therefore related to beans, lentils and soy.  Despite being a legume family


Fresh vs. Frozen

I often get the question which is better fresh fruits and vegetables or frozen. Less than a third of American adults are eating the recommend daily amount of fruits and vegetables, I encourage eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.


A Portion Control Guide to Thanksgiving

Especially around the holidays people struggle with keeping their weight in check. Here are some recommended serving sizes for traditional Thanksgiving foods. Included are simple descriptive aids and tips to help you figure out how much of each you should consume.


Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens

Eating three small handfuls of nuts a week appears to lower the risk for teens of developing conditions that raise the chances of heart disease later in life, new research suggests. In the study, nut-eating teens had less than half


Study Warns About Dangers of Weight-Loss Supplements

Nearly a dozen supplements marketed to help consumers lose weight, improve athletic performance and enhance cognitive function are a new cause for alarm. Researchers found a potentially dangerous amphetamine-like substance known as BMPEA in products containing Acacia rigidula. BMPEA has


Warming Up For Jogging

Some people ignore warming up for jogging. You should make it a practice to walk for five minutes, then stretch for a few minutes before you begin jogging. Warming up ensures that your cardiac system is well prepared to enhance


Flavonoid-Up Your Diet For Health Aging

Women in midlife can raise their chances of staying healthy past 70 by increasing their intake of foods rich in flavonoids, says new research. Flavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties and are found in many fruits and vegetables


Why Older Adults Should Run More

It’s best to slow down as we get older-or is it? A new study focused on running and its association with walking economy, the rate of O2 consumed per distance covered which is thought to be a predictor of mortality