A version of this article appeared in print in the Reading Eagle on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Our society has unfortunately experienced a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from chronic diseases (such as heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders). In the past few years, it’s become increasingly evident that … Continue reading Transform your health from the inside out
It’s really possible to sweat out your appetite. Doing several rounds of intense intervals might make you eat less, reports new Australian research. In the study, researchers found that men who completed an intense sprint session consumed fewer calories over the ensuing 38 hours than those who completed a continuous workout at moderate intensity. “Intense … Continue reading Work-out to crush your cravings!
You know it’s important to encourage them to eat healthy foods, but it’s not easy. Teach your child to grow a cucumber, and she’ll probably eat more of them. Take her to the local orchard, and watch as a new-found love for gardening evolves. The first rule of thumb is to introduce vegetables along side … Continue reading Kids and Vegetables: Inspire and Be Inspired
Most dieters agonize over what to eat for their dinner. Now, research has suggested that those who want to lose weight should think instead about the plates on which they serve their meals. Does the color of your plate affect how much you eat? A new study by Dr. Brian Wansink et al from Cornell … Continue reading The color of your plate could be the key to losing weight
June 4 is National Running Day, a day to celebrate the runner in all of us. It is a day to reaffirm your commitment to running or make a pledge to include running in your life for longevity and lifelong health! Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but … Continue reading Celebrate the Runner in You!
Esophagus cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the US, affecting approximately 18,000 people a year. The lifetime risk of developing esophageal cancer in the United States is about 1 in 125 in men and about 1 in 435 in women, highlighting a threefold higher rate of this disease in men over women. Over 85% … Continue reading April is Esophagus Cancer Awareness Month
This expression may sound crass, but the literal question is very important. “What IS up your butt?”, or better said, “what is in your colon?” may determine if you will get colon cancer or not. As pointed out by the Colon Cancer Alliance, “the dangers, prevention, and treatment of colon cancer are still not widely … Continue reading What's Up Your Butt?
Despite continued advances in medicine, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.1 Each February marks the campaign to increase awareness of heart disease, and to focus on what each of us can do to decrease our own individual risk. So what exactly is “heart disease”? … Continue reading What you need to know about Heart Disease
January 21st is National Hugging Day. Hugging is just good medicine. It transfers energy and strength and creates an emotional lift. It is a potent communication tool, as sometimes hugs can deliver the same message when words aren’t sufficient. It provides a health boost for the mind, body, and spirit. Here are 10 other important … Continue reading National Hugging Day
It is estimated that between 15-25% of school children in the United States are overweight, placing them at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Only about half of all Americans aged 12 to 21 exercises regularly. Regular physical activity can help children be healthier now and in the future. Daily activity can … Continue reading January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month