Showing posts from January, 2013

4 Tips to Help Seniors Be Active

Exercise has many clear benefits. Chief among them are improved physical health, stress relief and emotional well-being. But as a senior, it may be difficult to start exercising if you’ve never been particularly active, or if you have existing health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis or obesity. Try doing a fun, low-impact physical activity in a social setting. Being with others helps you get and stay motivated.

Test Your Cold & Flu IQ

Ah, season is here. No, we’re not talking about the changing of the colors or the crunching of leaves underfoot. We’re talking about the season characterized by sniffling, sneezing, wheezing and uncontrollable coughing. You know, cold and flu season. And as the viruses circulate, so does misinformation. Take this quiz to test your cold and flu IQ.

2 Key Tips to Significant and Sustained Weight Loss

Did you know that obese people who have managed to lose 100 lbs. or more and keep it off generally have two things in common? Learn the 2 key things you can do to lose and maintain your weight long term.

7 Tips to Jazz Up Your H2O

The new year often ushers in the desire to have better habits, so with that in mind, the single most effective thing you can do to lose weight is to stop drinking sugary drinks. Most of us know that starts with soda, but did you know that juice is just as bad? Try trading your biggest sugar offender drink for water. Read 7 tips for some ideas on how to jazz up your H2O. 

Portion Distortion: Tips About Food Portions

To control your weight, you need to do more than just choose a healthy mix of foods. You should also look at the kinds of food you eat and how much you eat at a time. To keep a healthy weight, you need to balance the calories you eat with the calories you burn. People who are more active may burn more calories. Being more active may be a good way to help you offset the calories you eat. Learn 9 easy tips on how to control food portions so that you can eat just enough for you.