Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Health Tip: Think better and faster...

Researchers have found that people who eat breakfast think better and faster, remember more and react quicker, and are mentally more alert than people who skip breakfast.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Health Tip: Lifelong weight management...

If you are interested in lifelong weight management and eating a healthy diet, eat consciously and purposely.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Health Tip: Food .. not for solace...

Numerous studies have found that people who have healthy eating habits feel they are capable of handling problems and are direct in solving problems, compared to unsuccessful dieters who avoid adversity and turn to food for solace.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Health Tip: Diet rich in fruits and vegetables...

Increasing bean intake as part of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables might help prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol and even lower blood pressure." Dr. Lydia Bazzano Harvard Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Health Tip: Diet rich in fruits and vegetables...

Increasing bean intake as part of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables might help prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol and even lower blood pressure." Dr. Lydia Bazzano Harvard Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Health Tip: Beware of mindless eating...

If you are trying to lose weight, beware of mindless eating. Every extra bit of food adds calories. Eating just 100 extra calories a day can lead to a 10 pound weight gain over the course of a year.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Health Tip: Fast Food...

A Harvard School of Public Health Study discovered that on days people eat fast food they consume an average of 187 extra calories. These extra calories can lead to a six pound weight gain in one year.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Health Tip: Clear your mind...

When your mind is clear and healthy, your body will become clear and healthy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Health Tip: Water Workout...

Working out in water, such as swimming, water aerobics or water boxing has multiple benefits.
Water gives you resistance on all sides of your body without the stress and impact of working out on land.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Health Tip: Health...

Health is something we do for ourselves, not something that is done to us; a journey rather than a destination; a dynamic, holistic, and purposeful way of living. Dr. Elliott Dacher

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Health Tip: Permanent foot problems...

A study found that wearing heels consistently, just 1½ inches high, increases the force on your knees just enough to lead to permanent foot, ankle, knee, hip and back problems.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Health Tip: Improve your posture...

If you suffer from knee pain, your body may be out of alignment. To improve your posture and reduce pressure on your knees, do core strength training exercises and focus on standing tall instead of slouching.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Health tip: Positive Changes...

Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil and flax and hemp seeds have been shown to make positive changes in the brain. Researchers discovered that people with increased levels of these essential fats had more gray matter in the parts of their brain that regulates moods and emotions

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Health Tip: Aerobic Exercise...

Daily or almost daily aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, running or a vigorous bike ride will improve your memory by stimulating the production of new neurons in the hippocampus.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Health Tip: Skipping meals...

“Skipping meals doesn’t erase calories from previous binges. The only thing it does is slow down your metabolism so calories take longer to burn.” – Doreen Virtue

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Health Tip: Being in nature...

Research has shown that being out in nature relieves mental stress and fatigue and creates a positive mood. If you are feeling stressed go for a walk in the park instead of grabbing a candy bar.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Health Tip: Clutter.

Cleaning experts have found that eliminating your home of clutter will decrease your housework by 40%. This allows you to have more time to do the things you enjoy.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Health Tip: Grapefruit...

Eating one grapefruit a day will reduce acid reflux symptoms.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Health Tip: Acid reflux triggers.

Keep track of your acid reflux triggers; a great way to manage your acid reflux symptoms is to write down what and how much you eat—and how you feel afterwards.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Health Tip: Loaded with nutrients...

Spinach is loaded with nutrients such as iron, magnesium, manganese, folate, vitamin A, C and K and is rich in carotenoids.  It strengthens bones, protects your heart, boosts your immune system and combats cancer.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Health Tip: Gardening...

Gardening can be a great form of exercise.  It builds stamina, strength and flexibility - the three keys to overall fitness.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Health Tip: Amaranth...

Amaranth is a whole grain that contains more protein and is higher in calcium, magnesium and potassium than other grains. If you are looking for something healthy and different, try amaranth as a breakfast cereal or side dish.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Health Tip: Stress Management Technique...

Deep breathing is an excellent stress management technique. A simple breathing technique to reduce stress and bring you into the present moment is to breathe in deeply to the count of 6, hold your breath for a moment and listen to the sounds in your environment, then exhale to the count of 6.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Health Tip: Ginger...

Ginger is a tasty spice with several health benefits. Studies have shown that ginger lowers LDL cholesterol, keeps your blood from clotting by reducing the stickiness of your platelets, and is a powerful antioxidant.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Health Tip: Promote optimum fitness

Cross Training is a great way to promote optimum fitness. An example of cross training is aerobics on Monday, weight training on Wednesday and Yoga on Friday.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Health Tip: Rejuvenate...

Deep sleep rejuvenates you. When you receive adequate sleep, you will look and feel better.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Health Tip: Volunteer...

In one study, adults age 55 and older who volunteered for two or more groups were 44% less likely to die over a 5-year period than those who did not volunteer.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Health Tip: Progress not perfection...

When changing your lifestyle habits from unhealthy habits to healthy habits, focus on progress not perfection.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Health Tip: Network of Friends...

A study found that people with a strong network of friends outlived those without by 22%.