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Wednesday, Jul 11th 2012
So many of us are trying to lose fat. The good news? With the proper diet and exercise it's possible to get rid of unwanted fat. The bad news? We lose some fat without even trying ... whether we like it or not.
Wait-I said bad news. What's so bad about losing fat without even trying?
The cruel irony is this: We lose it in a place that we need it - our feet - and age accelerates its departure.
Tuesday, Jun 19th 2012
With summertime usually comes vacation time. And with that comes time spent in hotels (unless you're lucky enough to have willing hosts with big homes and hearts).
I just got finished reading about new findings from researchers at the University of Houston on the most contaminated surfaces in hotel rooms, and all I can say is…eww.
Tuesday, Jun 12th 2012
Whenever I go to the dentist and he tells me to open wide, I ask him the same question: "Do you see it?"
"See what?" he counters.
A few seconds pass before he remembers my line from the last time and slowly nods, smiling in a way that hints at a combination of compassion and smugness (my loss is his gain, after all).
Wednesday, May 30th 2012
It's tough to keep up with the latest health news, much less the latest news in general. Granted, it's not always exciting or uplifting to read or listen to the news … especially if you're like me and take it all to heart (after all, do we ever actually hear good news?). But it is nice to be in the loop.
Wednesday, May 23rd 2012
Tuesday, May 15th 2012
Do you feel it? I do, from time to time … that all-out sensation of gravity pulling my body downward to a place I don't want it to go. It's energy drain. I'm dealing with it today, and I'm assigning blame to the cloudy, rainy weather. I felt it yesterday at around 2 p.m., then realized I'd been so busy I hadn't eaten my lunch yet. Whatever the reason for that low-grade energy lapse, here are some helpful—and simple—solutions.
Tuesday, May 08th 2012
Food fads and facts come and go. Remember when fat-free foods were the answer to everything? It wasn't too long before people began to learn that something else had to be added to make up for the loss of flavor caused by removing the fat. That something was sugar.
There's nothing like a little knowledge (and a lot of sugar) for a dose of reality.
But the news is not all bad. There are some formerly "forbidden" foods you might want to reconsider.