My first-born's wedding is fast approaching, and, like other mothers who've approached this momentous occasion, it makes me scratch my head and wonder how time could possibly be passing so quickly. The years on the calendar may change, but we always retain our role as a mother, no matter how old our children might get. That is something with staying power.
As a freelance health journalist, I’m fortunate to be invited to many interesting events on health, beauty, fitness and other interesting subjects. Yesterday ranks as one of my favorites: Hosted by New York City's Crave Fishbar and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, the talented Chef Todd Mitgang and his staff prepped an amazingly delicious and varied mélange of seafood that would satisfy any seafood-lover’s palate.
Here's a secret from the trimmest people around: While there are plenty of things you should do if you want to get—and stay—at a manageable weight, there are plenty that you shouldn't be doing.
And it's those things that could be harming your weight, without you even realizing it.
So, just in time for those famed New Year's resolutions, it can't hurt to arm yourself with some additional knowledge, perhaps even incorporate them into your resolutions, if you go that route.
With winter upon us—and the election finally behind us—your health and sanity are not the only things in need of attention.
Your beauty is an important consideration, too. After all, with colder temps comes drier air—and that air, in search of moisture, starts to suck it out of your skin and hair. Dryness equals wrinkles, breakage and a reminder that being a so-called natural beauty comes at a price.
by Brett Snodgrass, MSN, APRN, FNP-C