With all the artificial sweeteners available, you may find it challenging to separate fact from fiction. In fact, so many new sweeteners have made their way to market that the American Dietetic Association (ADA) released a Position Paper in 2004 to help nutrition experts educate consumers on the health implications of these products!
With all this sweet talk, it’s no wonder that y...
On the messy road of life, it is often challenging to determine what your next step will be, what direction you will take and which way you will turn. Perhaps that is one reason why walking a labyrinth as a meditation is so appealing: the journey is clearly marked, unobstructed and in full view. Although it twists and winds its way to the center, there are no tricks, wrong choices or dead ends. To reach your destination, all you have to do is follow the path.
If you are a new mother, congratulations!
Along with the blessings, however, come some physical challenges. Various
movements associated with care of a baby can cause serious distress to your
body if you don’t perform them functionally. How can you lessen the risk of
injury? Learn proper movement patterns for typical activities y...
You probably know that exercise is good
for you, but did you know that it can both improve the quality of your life and reduce the risks of developing diseases? Regularly
participating in moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of coronary
heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and...
Alcohol's effect on health and quality of life has been on the public-health radar screen for decades. The notion that moderate alcohol consumption might even offer some health benefits was first explored as far back as the early 1970s.
The holiday season, now upon us, is a time of celebration and abundance. Teeming with tasty temptations (not to mention tons of stress!), the holidays can present challenges to clients trying to maintain healthy habits. Each festivity or social function can create anxiety for the calorie-conscious struggling to maintain weight as co-workers serve sugary treats at the office and hectic sch...
How is your wellness? That is, how is your optimal physical and mental health? Just as you need to continually invest to grow your financial savings account, you also need to make small daily investments in your wellness account to live your best life. What would you like to attain to feel really well in your life? High energy? Calm an...
A new website developed by the FDA provides a single, user-friendly resource where consumers can find a variety of health and nutrition information. The website tackles topics like preventing food poisoning when barbecuing; food safety for pregnant women; and how adolescents can learn to read nutrition labels. The site, which contains links to a wide range of other government sources, can be acces...
Anxiety disorders appear to be independently associated with several physical conditions, including thyroid disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and migraine headaches, according to a report in the October 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
If you're in the middle of menopause, you
may be experiencing challenges such as
weight gain, hot flashes or fatigue. Ugh!
The good news is that exercise can make
a positive difference.
Although there is much more to learn
about exercise research and menopause,
what we do know supports physical activity
as a means to help manage menopausal
consequences and protect...