It is so nice outside; I was so excited to be out there on my balcony doing my exercise routine this morning. I love the crisp morning air in the fall. It smells so clean and fresh, it is absolutely invigorating. I made sure to fill out my strength training log
as I completed each exercise. As many of you know I am rebuilding my strength on my… Continue
Added by Brian, the old man on September 30, 2009 at 8:34am —
is not purely a teenage predicament, 20 to 40% of the adults do encounter problems with acne. In fact, some people are only being paid the first visit in their 40s! The problems of Acne
stems from many reasons, which include an overactive sebaceous gland, genetic factors, or… Continue
Added by rimee james on September 30, 2009 at 4:24am —
Remember, you are not too old to exercise
! The US Department of Health and Human Services has issued the guide – Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute of Aging
Being physically active does not become less important with age. Remaining active into your senior years has many benefits. Here are just a few of the… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 29, 2009 at 9:30pm —
on Sep 29, 2009 12:00 PM in Dieting & You
Have you noticed that all kinds of foods are suddenly “good source of fiber?” Fiber is now in yogurt, ice cream, beverages, cookies, sweetened cereal, and other foods that previously had not contained fiber. Could it be that… Continue
Added by Susana on September 29, 2009 at 8:34am —
I’m very skeptical of promises that sound too good to be true.
No field is as rife with these as the diet industry, where new dream diets are invented daily and claim to have found a magic trick allowing us to eat as much as we want yet lose weight.
But here’s one worth checking out: Can eating more fruit help you shed weight?
This diet is worth a second look because we have many other
good reasons to increase our fruit consumption—fruit and vegetables… Continue
Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on September 28, 2009 at 6:30am —
Cleansing eliminates impacted debris from your intestines, helps your body process food more efficiently, supports your liver's efforts to regulate fat metabolism and improves your body's natural abilities to burn fat.*
That's the introduction for Waiora's waifit
cleanse product line.
I've heard a lot about cleansing and detox, and the importance of both, not just in weight loss but in overall health. The story goes... a… Continue
Added by Shelley on September 27, 2009 at 8:31pm —
OK so here I am back to see you again. I have a new vision. I am recommitted. This time I will follow through and do it. I know I can and WILL lose the weight this time, keep it off this time, make exercise a part of my daily habits this time, not quit THIS TIME!.
I know many people have been where I am but it is so hard to admit it and get started again. It's been over a year since I visited here last. I am in worse shape. Bigger than ever. Less fit than ever.
But I AM… Continue
Added by Shelley on September 27, 2009 at 6:17am —
Are you gorging on foods at night? Do you grab a bag of your favorite chips to watch TV? Do you overindulge on your favorite snack? Do you splurge and overdo to satisfy that feeling of depression? Do you find that after you open a bag of cookies it is gone or almost gone before you go to bed? It is easy to overeat if we are not careful and not paying attention to our behavior. I know certain foods I must avoid completely or be very careful to make… Continue
Added by Brian, the old man on September 26, 2009 at 11:27am —
When it comes to lowering cholesterol, it's common to drastically decrease fat intake. While it's important to reduce total fat, especially saturated and trans fats, if you limit heart healthy fats too much you can make it difficult to raise HDL ("good") cholesterol
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 24, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Almaden Lake Park is a huge park close to my home. I took light rail for a few stations to the park and walked around the lake.…
Added by Susana on September 23, 2009 at 8:48am —
If you strive for optimal health, consider adding a whole food supplement to your daily regimen. However, you must be a savvy shopper to make sure you select a supplement that lives up to its claims. . .many are a waste of money! Things to look for:
1. Independent research - This means the company selling the product did not conduct the research.
2. Double blind, placebo controlled studies - This means neither the "patient" nor the doctor knew if they were taking the… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 22, 2009 at 4:30pm —
what about individuals who are over weight? when using the mifflin- st jeor equation do you use adjusted body weight? and if so at what percentage 120-125%
Added by alg on September 21, 2009 at 11:43am —
A recent New York Times
article says the debate over a tax on sugary soft drinks is starting to fizz over.
The story quotes President Obama as saying taxing sugary drinks is an idea worth exploring, and that “every study that’s been done about obesity shows that there is as high a correlation between increased soda consumption and obesity.”
Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on September 21, 2009 at 6:00am —
Recently, some heavy hitters in health research and obesity prevention have stepped up support for a new form of sin tax that is gaining momentum toward a "Fat Tax" in which a levy of 1 cent per ounce would be added to soda's and soft drinks. This will lead to a 15-20% increase in the price of a bottle of coke, pepsi or other soda's. Will it help stem the obesity epidemic or save money on health care?… Continue
Added by TC on September 20, 2009 at 8:36am —
I usually walk through or around Communications Hills, which is one of the closest hills around home. But this time, I did it with sadness. There was a fire a couple of weeks ago. People say it was an electric fire. I wasn't at home when it happened. So… Continue
Added by Susana on September 17, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Here are five strategies you can start using today to promote long term weight loss:
1. Don't cut calories
too low - Drastic calorie restriction can slow your metabolism.
2. Eat a well balanced breakfast
3. Strength train to build muscle mass and… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 17, 2009 at 3:30pm —
on Aug 04, 2009 12:00 PM in Tips & Updates
Does Cheerios, or does it not, lower cholesterol levels? Well, maybe, but don’t go making claims on the box. That’s what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told General Mills three months ago when they warned them to stop… Continue
Added by Susana on September 15, 2009 at 8:59pm —
Here's a question I was recently asked:
How does high cholesterol affect your cardiovascular system?
Let me see if I can explain and keep the process easy to understand!
First the endothelium (thin inner lining of your blood vessels) becomes damaged and inflamed. This damage can be caused by a variety of factors, such as high blood pressure
, high… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 15, 2009 at 6:00pm —
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) new guidelines
published in late August were a refreshing point of clarity contrasting with the vagueness typical of nutrition advice designed not to offend any major food lobby.
The new statement, published in Circulation
, replaces AHA’s hazier 2006 one to “minimize the intake of beverages and foods with added sugars,” and provides detailed guidance by… Continue
Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on September 14, 2009 at 6:11am —
The health benefits of Mint include.... more
Added by Shirley on September 13, 2009 at 9:50pm —