It’s the time of the year of again when taking a nap on the couch seems to beat out exercise a little more often that we’d like to admit. It can be pretty easy to forget about our health in all the commotion of the holiday season, but it’s important for us to be aware of and understand our risks for diseases like diabetes.Read Full Story
After years of following the food pyramid, the USDA recently changed its look with the new MyPlate food guide icon. Following this new guide can help you fill your plate wisely and may even help you lose weight, too. Try these diet tips on for size.Read Full Story
It's estimated that one-third of adults over the age of 65 are living with diabetes. While diabetes can be managed relatively easy for younger adults, seniors managing diabetes present special challenges that can hinder keeping their condition under control. To help manage diabetes in senior parents and loved ones, take these steps to help lower the risk of complications and issues that can arise from an inconsistent and inadequate diabetic care routine.Read Full Story
The summer season brings rising temperatures, bright sunshine and active people in the great outdoors. These factors can zap your hydration status, leaving you searching for the nearest thirst-quenching fix. While water may be the best source of hydration, these healthy low-calorie concoctions will also do the trick.Read Full Story
Signs of spring have already sprung as budding flowers and rising temperatures are leaving people inspired to clean out their homes. Whether your mantra is to divide and conquer, or gut out the kitchen completely, these tips can help you start off spring and summer in a healthier way.Read Full Story
Fast, ambitious lives can cause anxiety that becomes as much a part of our daily rhythms as our work and lattes. Whenever we are stressed, our bodies respond by releasing stress hormones, including cortisol, that can stay in circulation for days. This can lead to many serious health problems, like increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, menstrual problems, infertility, stroke and cancer. Here are seven fun things you can do to decrease your stress and better your health.Read Full Story
When my husband first received a tentative diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, I initially felt detached and numb. Could this really be happening to us? He’d been forgetting more than was average for someone in their early 70s, yet I felt mainly disbelief. In the months that followed, my family and I experienced a wide range of feelings: sadness, grief, anxiety, resentment, frustration, fear and anger – all totally understandable. If you’re facing emotional duress because a loved one has Alzheimer’s, here are some of the best tips to help you and your loved one on this journey.Read Full Story
Swimsuit season is right around the corner, leaving many women looking for something new to try this spring to lose those stubborn winter pounds. The HCG diet is one of the hottest diet crazes of the moment, leaving dieters curious. Here are the answers to the big questions.Read Full Story
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