Showing posts from November, 2012

Tips for a Thinner Holiday

We look forward to this time of year to enjoy some of our favorite holiday treats at parties and gatherings, so why not splurge? Because gaining weight during the holiday season is a national pastime. Year after year, most of us pack on at least a pound (some gain more) during the holidays -- and keep the extra weight permanently. So here are a few tips to help you keep the holidays thin. 

Squash Stress: Finding Your Zen

Sometimes stress hits us like a freight train, and sometimes it sneaks up on us a little bit at a time. Not managing stress properly can manifest in symptoms from a headache to digestive issues. A few points to keep in mind when life starts to overwhelm.

Holiday Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Check out our delicious heart-healthy recipe for Pumpkin Pie Pudding. Enjoy!

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

Bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery can be an important tool to help people manage severe obesity and the health consequences it can bring. As you make that decision, consider these questions.

In A Heartbeat

The average heart beats about 100,000 times a day, or more than 36 million times per year. But if you don’t take care of this remarkable, natural pump, it can’t take care of you. Fortunately, you may be surprised how quickly you can give your heart a helping hand—in fact, the following 11 actions can make a difference almost immediately. We’ve rated them based on the amount of time and effort each might take on a scale of 1 to 10 heartbeats (1 being quickest), but all are well worth the effort. Even if you haven’t been doing right by your heart, it’s never too late to start.

Do You Know Diabetes?

Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes, but misunderstandings about this disease abound. There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. In honor of American Diabetes Month, see if you can cut through the clutter by taking this issue’s quiz. 

Take 5 For Good Health

5 minutes isn’t long, but sometimes it can make all the difference in the world. An extra five minutes could mean being on schedule for a job interview, barely catching your next flight out of town or not burning the casserole in the oven. And, believe it or not, those few ticks of the clock can also be vital to your health.
You don’t need to devote hours upon hours to live a healthier life—simple actions can quickly add up to boost your wellness. 
Here are six tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that take just five minutes or less, but can make a big impact on your health.

Battling the Myths of Mammography

There are no sure things in medicine, but mammography comes close. Regular mammograms have been proven to find breast cancer at its earliest stages, when treatments are most effective. But many women fail to take advantage of these powerful, potentially lifesaving tests because of unfounded fears. If you’re one of them, let’s break down the barriers.