Graphic Reveals Wonder of Walking

Walking is “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” according to Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s probably not news that walking for 30 minutes several times a week can help you maintain a healthy weight, build stronger muscles, and avoid heart attacks and strokes. But […]

Identify Your Character Strengths and Put Them Into Action

My sister Jenny loves to liven up dinner parties by having people go around the room and answer the question, “What is your superpower?” In other words, what is some quality that others know you for, even if it’s something seemingly useless or outrageous? Initially, there is an awkward pause when she turns to the […]

The Lazy Cook’s Guide to Healthy Eating

8 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen and Eat Better Let’s face it: Healthful cooking takes work. We all know we should eat fewer processed foods and more fresh produce and whole grains. But it’s so much easier to grab a frozen dinner or a fast-food meal. With a little help from my friends, I’m […]

How to Get the Rest You Need

✓    Overcome the flatline schedule. If you work in an office setting, try working 50-minute hours. Schedule 10 minutes between appointments during which you can summarize the prior meeting, plan follow-up, let your body relax, and clear your mind before the next commitment. This helps reduce the nagging feeling that you may be forgetting something […]

Picky, Picky

For many parents, mealtimes mark the age-old struggle to get your child to “eat your veggies!”  Of course we all want our children to be healthy and have a balanced diet, but when your child gravitates to nothing but junk food, what can you do?  Here are some tips that might just help ease the […]

Take a Weight Off Your Mind

Weight loss is usually perceived as a body issue: what you put into your body, how it processes it, and how your body looks as a result. But have you ever considered why it is that you eat the way you do or feel the way you do about your body? An understanding of how […]

Foods That Fight Cancer

If you want to fill your grocery cart with foods that will help keep cancer far from home, start with these powerful foods: Colorful Fruits & Vegetables According to the recent World Cancer Research Fund report, fruits and vegetables are especially protective against cancer of the lung, mouth, esophagus, and stomach. A Swedish study, for […]