I do my best to eat healthy foods, especially as I get older and find out how important it is for my body to run at its peak performance. And I do okay – most of the time. As I've said in the past, it's amazing how most of the time I find my body gravitating toward fresh fruits and veggies and lots of grains, anyway. Give me a salad with lots of colors thrown in, and I'm happy. Give me a steak and mashed potatoes and you'll get the entire plate back, untouched.
I love Valentine's Day and not just because it's a chance to celebrate romance. I like any excuse for a fancy dinner with the people I love.
I prefer to eat at home on Valentine's because I don't like to fight crowds. And, when we had children at home, I wanted to include them in our special meal.
Before I—a Baptist preacher's daughter turned Episcopalian—share some Passover recipes with you, let me tell a story that helps explain my interest in Jewish holidays and food traditions.
When my now-grown children were in preschool, a teacher asked this very diverse group of kids to share which winter holidays they celebrated and what their favorite holiday traditions were. My younger daughter responded that her family celebrated Christmas—and her favorite Christmas tradition was Hanukkah.
When was the last time the teen in your life ate the recommended minimum of at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day and drank three, eight-ounce gl
As parents, we worry about a lot of things, especially when our children's health and well-being are concerned—childhood obesity, drug abuse, smoking, internet safety and stress, to name just a few. How much do we worry? What do we worry most about? And, which of those worries are warranted?
Congratulations, mom-to-be. With baby on the way you've probably already prepped the crib, marveled at the adorable onesies your little one will soon be sporting and, oh yeah, bought a gazillion diapers. Good job! You've done everything you can to ensure that your newest family member has what he or she will need. But, what about you and everyone else in the family?
Good health is not always associated with modern convenience or amenities: Calorie-laden or preserved fast foods instead of healthy home-cooked meals. Time-saving driving in lieu of walking. Watching television rather than getting some shut-eye. These temptations too often win the battle over healthy choices.
In our quest to eat right, we search out healthy foods: protein-packed eggs, iron-rich leafy greens, calcium-rich cheese. I don't know about you, but I always feel so much better - mentally and physically - when I make healthy food choices. Besides, somehow I'm naturally drawn to those healthier foods; maybe my body knows what it needs and I'm learning to listen.
Here's a sobering statistic: As women approach and go through menopause, a certain type of body fat increases by up to 50 percent. And once you're finished with menopause (hooray!) there's more. The distribution of body fat usually shifts...
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