The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates approximately one in six Americans are sickened, 128,000 hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses each year.Continue reading...
You may try to tire yourself out at night by watching reruns or catching up on emails on your smartfone. This sends you off into a steady sleep...Continue reading...
Excess visceral fat, that which surrounds internal organs in the abdominal area, is linked to an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. So getting rid of it is important to your overall health.Continue reading...
Halloween week is here! And The Biggest Loser seems to be getting very into the holiday.Continue reading...
My grandfather passed away last month. He was 95—and independent, healthy, funny and mentally sharp, till the very end. My grandmother (his wife of 70 years), 91, is alive and well. At my grandfather’s funeral services, I marveledContinue reading...
Water, fat or muscle: What are the pounds you lose made of? It’s not an easy question to answer, but the goal for many is to maximize fat loss and lean muscle gain.Continue reading...
As surprising as it may seem, considering I’m a dietitian and nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, my preferred variety of milk is the chocolate kind, especially after a workout. It delivers the mix of protein and carbohydrate our bodies need to recover energy supplies after an intense workout.Continue reading...
Having a heart attack was the health scare that inspired Mizkay to lose her weight. Her story is very motivating, not only did she lose weight but her husband jumped on board as well. Together they are an inspiration to us all as they demonstrate how dramatically we can improve our health, fitness and enjoyment of life with the right approach and the right attitude. Mizkay has lost 125lbs and has been maintaining her weight for four monthsContinue reading...
Although you can improve your strength and gain muscle by using your own body weight, lifting weights with machines or free weights can offer variety that will enhance your fitness regimen and put you even closer to meeting your health and fitness goals.Continue reading...
Despite the increased risk for preventable chronic disease that excess weight carries, doctors and patients are not communicating well when it comes to matters of the scale.Continue reading...
“What’s that?” my husband asked as he prepared to carve my first ever attempt to make the Thanksgiving turkey. The beautifully browned bird was 10 pounds of aromatic heaven crammed full with cornbread and celery stuffing. “What’s what?” I asked.Continue reading...
These ugly words describe a serious problem weight stigma. Our culture is entrenched in the belief that fat is bad, people with fat are bad, people who exceed a BMI of 25 are unhealthy, and that only a narrow range of body sizes are beautiful. Billions of dollars are spent trying to attain the cultural ideal, but the more we diet, the further we move from it.
By 2020, one in two Americans could have diabetes or prediabetes (borderline diabetes) and 75% of Americans could be overweight or obese by 2020. These staggering predictions could be the unhealthy reality for many of us if we don’t take action, according to two reports released last year.
Week 5 on the Biggest Loser ranch is finally here! And in typical form and fashion, it’s go big or go home!Continue reading...
Food Day is calling for Americans to eat real. Not to be confused with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Food Day which just passed on the 16th, this nationwide campaign’s mission is “to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way."Continue reading...
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