Staying on top of preventive healthcare is especially important as you grow older. Taking steps to prevent illness and catch disease early leads to lower healthcare spending and better outcomes among older adults. However, many seniors don’t understand what preventive care they need and how they can pay for it. Continue reading
Savor the flavor of the Southwest from the comfort of your own home with this easy recipe from Fertility Foods by Sara Haas and Elizabeth Shaw. Whip this up for a last-minute gathering, your Super Bowl or Oscar party, or just a night in with family.
Plant-based proteins, healthy fats and whole grains make this bowl concept a huge hit in the fertility department. Plus, this meal can be made in minutes, and let’s be honest—we all could use a little less stress in our day, right? Remember, higher stress levels have a direct link to increased rates of infertility, so try to focus on those chances you have to lower your daily stress, like a mess-free meal! Continue reading
Let’s get down to business. Your heart is more than a muscle. No doubt, you are reading this because you want to know how to get your heart and body as strong as possible and realize the benefits you can expect to see and feel from regular participation in a heart healthy centered exercise program. The good news is that by participating in a regular, daily habit of physical activity not only will your heart get stronger and function more efficiently, the muscles, joints, tissues and other organs will benefit as well.
The heart is not only the physical center of the body but the emotional center as well. When you are stressed, anxious and generally emotionally distressed, the heart and surrounding anatomy ‘respond’. This response may present with an accelerated heart rate, increase in blood pressure, and tightening of the chest and shoulders. This is why controlling stress, eating well, drinking plenty of fluids, and getting good sleep are all vital components of a cardiac health program, physical activity will only take you so far. Continue reading
It seems like everyone is talking about self-care lately — but how many of us know what self care actually means? It’s such a broad concept, and that can make it hard to pinpoint exactly what it means to practice self care.
During this time of year when people are setting resolutions and intentions for the next year, I’d love to make 2019 the year when we resolve to embrace and practice self-care. I believe that in caring for ourselves, we open up a new world of love and possibilities. But to practice self-care we have to really understand what it means and how it affects and involves all aspects of our lives. Continue reading
Technology has spurred a major shift in the way we work, spend our free time, interact with others, shop, go to the movies, read books, get our news, socialize, date, make love, get married, and raise our children.
It’s easy to identify technology’s external changes because they come in the form of new devices and capabilities. But the internal changes technology has created are much less understood and discussed. Continue reading
Falling in love can seem easy at first, but what about staying in love? If you haven’t found your perfect match yet, you are probably wondering what it takes to find “the one” that will last. In this article, we will take a peek into the guidance you can find in my new book Love Match: The Art and Science of Finding Your Ideal Partner.
So, what does it take to find your perfect match? Let’s dig in a little to find out more about the essential building blocks of a lasting romantic relationship. Continue reading
Dr. Sonali Ruder, author of Natural Pregnancy Cookbook and Natural Baby Food, appeared on Dr. Oz this week and prepared 3 no-cook pasta sauces that are delicious, healthy, and more importantly, super easy to do.
Check out the video of her appearance below as well as 1 of the recipes. For more information and the other 2 no-cook pasta sauce recipes, visit Dr. Sonali Ruder over at The Foodie Physician. Continue reading
According to Stanford Children’s Health, there are over 3.5 million children who sustain sports-related injuries every year. Add to that the notion that around 70% of kids who play organized youth sports quit by the time they turn 13, and it’s clear to see the red flags. Those who have a school-aged athlete can help them to avoid being injured and becoming burned out, leading to a longer love of and participation in sports.
“Many parents start out seeing how their child loves a particular sport, only to be surprised when they either walk away from it altogether or they end up with injuries,” explains Coach Sarah Walls, personal trainer and owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., who is also the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. “The good news is that by taking a proactive approach, this can largely be avoided. I’ve worked with many young athletes and have helped them to avoid injuries and hold onto that passion for the game.” Continue reading
The Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show The Doctors headed to three different gyms – budget, mid-range and luxury – to investigate what germs and bacteria are lurking on your treadmill.
What did they find? Bacteria on several pieces of cardio equipment, and multiple strains of bacteria on yoga mats, even at the expensive gyms. The dirtiest place they found, however, was the water fountain, which was hosting e coli and feces bacteria. Continue reading
William Smith, MS, author of Exercises for Perfect Posture, has provided his top tips for better overall general posture.
1. Morning Wake-up
Breathe deeply into your belly five times, expanding your chest, ribs, belly and lower back. Stretch your arms and legs in all directions, elongating all the tissues at the neck, shoulders and hips. Squeeze your shoulder blades five times for 3 seconds each. Continue reading