With its longer days and warmer weather, summer gives you the perfect opportunity to develop good habits that will carry you into the colder months. 1. Eat a Healthy Diet Summer gifts us with a bountiful selection of fresh fruits and veggies. When they’re grown and eaten in season, fruits and veggies are richer in flavor and nutrients and less expensive to purchase. Take advantage of … [Read more...] about Five Easy Ways to Get Healthier This Summer – and All Year Long
With the hotter weather upon us, I thought it would be a good time to dive into the sometimes-confusing topic of water consumption. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is so ingrained in our minds, and so many of us use it as one of our golden rules of health. But it is one rule you can pour down the drain. Fact: Individual needs for hydration vary. The eight-glasses-of-water-a-day … [Read more...] about Myth or Fact: Is Eight Glasses of Water a Day Really Necessary?
It’s been called both dangerous and harmful, and we’re told we are, as a society, doing way too much of it. And that it can hurt our health in a big way. When you hear these descriptions of sitting – something we all do from infancy all the way through to old age – it’s hard to believe something that seems so, well, harmless is instead so harmful. Since physical inactivity … [Read more...] about 6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how harmful our phones can be to our health. And these articles aren’t referring to the long-debated concerns about radiofrequency radiation and cancer risk. No, this time they’re suggesting a different animal. There’s an increasing body of evidence that suggests the time spent on our smartphones interferes with everything from sleep to … [Read more...] about So This is Why We Can’t Let Go of Our Cell Phones
Pop quiz: What, besides sex and sleep, change with age? “It’s not just sex and sleep that change with age,” wrote Frank Bruni in a recent New York Times article. “It’s supper.” If you’re over 50 there’s no doubt you understand perfectly well what he’s referring to here. Never mind the type of food you prefer. Forget about the popularity of the restaurant. Or its raving reviews. And how … [Read more...] about How to Hear Better When Your Hearing Goes South
Colon cancer is not the most "glamorous" of cancers...if you can call cancer "glamourous." What I mean is that it hasn't been celebrated with pink bows and balloons and marches and merchandise. Rather, because it involves a less-than-appealing part of the body, many people run the other way when it comes to awareness and screening, using not-so-sophisticated but appropriate words like … [Read more...] about Ten Things Every Woman Should Know About Colon Cancer