Cheers to you! Cheers to me! Cheers to everyone! Tonight will be the night you toast the end of 2012 and vow “to do this” or vow to “not do that”. Perhaps you will vow that in 2013 your resolutions will finally be successful. Perhaps you will promise yourself to do better at keeping your […]
Health & Nutrition
Three Tips For Avoiding The Holiday Weight Gain.
What do you do when face to face with the holiday buffet? Do you circle the selection carefully deciding where to start? Does your plate look like you are eating for two? Whether your next function is a holiday work party, ugly sweater party, or holiday happy hour below are three tips for avoiding the […]
Living a Longer Life
My paternal grandfather and grandmother lived for 99 years and 94 years, respectively. When people find out my true age, they usually follow it up with the comment “You must have good genes.” To which, my reply is “fish and rice seems to be the secret!” While fish, rice and plenty of vegetables seemed […]
The Immunization Game: Level One – Children
The school season has started and along with the pencils, backpacks, and clothes a few pokes are added…for safety’s sake. The immunization game is a long one. Similar to monopoly you need to buy property (or first round of shots) before you begin to build your immunization empire. When we are born, we receive a […]
Helping Kids Eat More “Green Stuff”
This week my nieces visited for a few days. I always try to give my sister a break plus I love being able to spend quality time with them. They are growing up so fast and I still want to get those 5 and 8 year old hugs before they disappear into teenage confusion. While […]
Tales From The Hive – Honey a New Old Sugar Pill?
It was a sweltering 99 degrees when we pulled into the dirt parking lot. As much as I wanted to let the dust settle before getting out, I had no choice as sweat began dripping down my right temple. Momentarily blinded by the glaring sun, we quickly walked past the sweeping rows of vines towards […]
Where did you get those sunshiny eyes?
Bathing Suit, check. Flip Flops, check. Towel, check. Sunscreen, check. Water bottle, check. Ready to go? Ye— wait aren’t you forgetting something??? Before you head out to enjoy the full effects of the summer sun, don’t forget to protect your eyes. The same UV rays that damage our skin also harms our eyes. […]
Cancer, Fitness and Quality of life
Guest Post by: David Haas of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. David has been writing and researching about the benefits of fitness while going through cancer, and also the effect that cancer support groups have on cancer patients. Exercise is known for its many health benefits, including the prevention of diseases such as diabetes, high […]
Vitamins – To Supplement or Not To Supplement?
Should you take a vitamin supplement and if so, do you take a multi-vitamin or perhaps just a little extra vitamin C? Is any one vitamin more important than another? And aren’t vitamins for the elderly anyway? Arguments for and against supplements are many; and the decision to take supplements is personal and self-prescribed. How […]
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…
Choice, some times it is easy and sometimes it isn’t. And when it comes to our health it can become especially complicated; however, it doesn’t have to be…all you have to do is choose…