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Warm Weather Weight Loss Without the Gym

Summer is just around the corner, and you might be trying to shed a few pounds to look and feel your best.  But now that the warm weather is here and the days are longer, you may be less likely to hit the gym.  All is not lost.  You can still achieve your weight loss… Read more »

The Best Bone Healthy Breakfasts

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your bones strong and reduce the risk of bone fractures. Since bones are living tissues that are made up of a thick outer layer shell, a bone healthy breakfast consisting of calcium, vitamin D and minerals is especially important to increase bone strength… Read more »

Probiotics and Brain Health

You are already likely aware of the things you should be doing to maintain your brain health.  A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids, brain games and puzzles, plus daily exercise top the list.  But have you ever considered taking probiotics to keep your mind in shape? Probiotics, also known as the helpful or… Read more »

Heart Health Benefits of Whole Grains

We’ve all heard that whole grains are better for us, but there is confusion as to what constitutes whole grain and why it’s beneficial.  In 2004 the Whole Grains Council approved the following definition: “Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in… Read more »

How to Start and Stick with a Fitness Routine

You know you need to exercise.  But how do you begin a fitness routine?  It can be hard to take the first step, literally, toward living a more active lifestyle.  But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Whether you start by taking a short walk after work or log on to a fitness class online,… Read more »

Warm Weather Weight Loss Tips

Swimsuit season is around the corner, and for many of us that means no longer being able to hide those extra cold weather pounds beneath a chunky sweater. Fortunately, there are some small and easy lifestyle adjustments that can help shrink your waistline. The best part about these warm weather weight loss tips is that… Read more »

Strengthen Your Brain with a New Sport

Learning a new sport could strengthen your brain in different ways than the familiar brain training exercises.  It is part of growing research on the impacts of motor learning on the brain. We all know that brain games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and even Wordle are good for the old thinker.  But very few of… Read more »

Nutritious Snacking for Seniors

As you get older, you may find yourself wanting to eat smaller meals with several snacks throughout the day.  This is better for several reasons.  Smaller meals help avoid insulin highs and lows.  If your appetite isn’t great, it can be easier to eat 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day. However, when it comes to… Read more »

Skip These Foods for Good Bone Health

With many health conditions, the foods you choose – or choose not – to eat, can play an important role in preventing or managing symptoms.  Whether you need to alter your diet to control your symptoms can somewhat depend on how great your risk is. Not everyone needs to eliminate the following foods known to… Read more »

Resveratrol and the Aging Process

Resveratrol is not a magic anti-aging solution.  It is a compound of molecules that comes from some seed producing plants. Resveratrol is plentiful in the skins and peels of grapes and is found in both white and red wine, but in much greater quantity in the red varieties. The compounds have antioxidant properties that protect…