Weight loss mistakes everyone makes

portion control

As many serial dieters know, there are several diet mistakes that many of us make when we are in pursuit of weight loss. I know I am guilty. The problem is that we are lulled into a false sense of security by buzzwords like “low fat”, “fat-free” and “diet”.  The key to actually losing weight is eating healthy food, portion control and ... Read More...

Kissing is oh-so-good for your health

kissing good for your health

It’s the season for flowers, Godiva Chocolate and, best of all, kisses and more kisses. How often is something that feels so good, also so good for you? A passionate smooch can strengthen your heart and burn calories and even improve your oral health. Philematology, the scientific study of kissing, has uncovered an explanation for the ... Read More...

7 Tech Gadgets You’ll Wear Before the End of 2014

wearable technology

Wearable technology has been in the spotlight lately. It even stole the show at this year’s CES. According to The Daily Beast, researchers say the wearable tech market is currently worth about $1.4 billion, and that could rise to $19 billion by 2018. Right now, the focus of wearable tech gadgets seems to be on health and fitness. This is ... Read More...

Paula Chavez: A True Story of Transformation

heart disease story

No more guilt. No more excuses.  Those two phrases have become the mantra that Paula Chavez lives by when it comes to her health. It started after her second child was born in 2010. Chavez was extremely overweight and her cholesterol was high. In fact, she was ashamed by her appearance and how bad her health had slipped. And she was only 32 ... Read More...

Start a Smart Heart Exercise Program

heart exercise program

Nearly 70 percent of Americans don't get enough exercise, says the American Heart Association. Yet, inactivity remains one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Exercise is essential to heart health, but getting motivated is hard. Need some reasons to make exercise a regular habit? Exercise, along with good nutrition, can help ... Read More...

Women vs. Men: Who is more at risk for a heart attack?

risk for a heart attack

Men vs. Women. It’s the age-old comparison, but it turns out there are key differences to how each gender should approach the health of their heart. While heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for both sexes, research shows that physicians are often less aggressive in treating women, despite the fact that heart disease is ... Read More...

Hot Superfoods for 2014

avocado oil superfood

Just as you were getting used to kale and chia seeds, a new gang of superfoods is hitting the scene. Here’s what nutritionists are touting as the new superfoods and how they can benefit your health. 1.     Teff Teff is a great gluten-free grain option that’s full of calcium, vitamin C and fiber. It’s considered a “resistant ... Read More...

Will labeling food with stop and go colors prompt healthy eating behaviors?

healthy eating behaviors

Over the past decade or so, several attempts have been made by states, cities and the federal government to persuade people to eat healthier. New York City, for one, banned trans fats in 2008. Now U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to follow suit and phase them out of food completely. Then there were the calorie counts on ... Read More...

Hot Fitness Classes to Kick Off 2014

hot fitness trends

“….for auld lang syne.” As the ball dropped and the champagne glasses clinked; many cheered that they would, in fact, reach their fitness goals this year. But now that the confetti has fallen and we’ve all started settling back into our routines, getting to the gym can start to lose its luster. Here are some fresh and fun workouts ... Read More...

Conventional vs. Organic Milk: Why My Choice Is Organic

conventional vs. organic milk

I have always taught my girls that they should never judge a person by what’s on the outside, because its what’s on the inside that counts. And now, apparently, that applies to milk, too. Who knew? Years ago, I began giving my daughters organic milk because of concerns over bovine growth hormone used to stimulate milk production on ... Read More...