Fitness

Preventing Foot Pain

 August 15, 2019

Did you know that we are likely to walk more than 100,000 miles over the course of our lives?  That would be about the same as circling the earth 4X at the equator, but even as important as your feet are, it’s so very easy to neglect them….at least until they start to hurt!   […]

Our Breath of Life

 June 5, 2019

I had to get up this morning and go get the oil changed in the car. Not always my most favorite thing to do but notice I said I had to. My father always taught us kids that was one of the most important things about owning a car. Keep the oil changed and the […]

Blood Sugar Spikes

 May 31, 2019

Stephanie Watson wrote an article highlighting information from Joan Bardsley, RN and CDE, who is an assistant vice president at MedStar Health Research Institute.  Many people are asking the question of why their blood sugar spikes in the morning.  The following is Joan’s answer. Many factors can be the reason for a high reading in […]

Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies

 May 28, 2019

In the United States, a foundational requirement for optimal nutrition is by eating a balanced whole-food diet. It is quite often difficult to get the sufficient amounts of both vitamins and minerals if you don’t eat real food. Where and how your food is grown influences your nutritional intake. The soil quality is just one […]

Morning Health Habits of the Experts

 December 18, 2018

I can remember my parents sometimes saying, “Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?” Sometimes maybe I should have gone back to bed and got up on the right side. Ever feel that way? The choices we make after waking each morning can set the tone for our entire day and […]

Misconceptions About High Blood Pressure

 December 13, 2018

Does high blood pressure worry you? If so, your concern is well-founded. If we leave this condition untreated, hypertension can lead to a range of other health problems, including heart disease and stroke. By knowing more about high blood pressure it can help you to prevent this from damaging your health or that of someone […]

Science Says Walking Your Dog Is Good for Your Health

 July 31, 2018

91% of pet owners consider their furry companion as a member of the family. However, did you know only half of owners walk their dog at least once a day? In fact, 50% of fur-baby moms and dads admit to rarely walking their dogs, not knowing it’s a two-way street. People who live with at […]

Standing for Our Health

 July 20, 2018

The average U.S. adult spends up to 10 hours a day sitting.  This is a habit viewed as a normal integral part of daily life with working at a desk job or commuting long hours.  We aren’t doing our bodies any favors by sitting so much as it contributes to rising rates of overweight and […]

Poor Carb Diets & Cancer Risk

 July 18, 2018

An article by EJ Mundell reported that even those people who’ve never smoked could get lung cancer.  A new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates.  These are high glycemic index diets that trigger higher levels of insulin in the blood and tend to […]

Low Carb Food Swaps

 July 12, 2018

Carbohydrates are mainstay for lots of people who say they love all those comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, donuts, white rice and bread.  These sure aren’t the foods for someone who has healthy eating on the mind. These carbohydrates are just plain bad for you. Not all carbs are the same though.  A lot […]