Is it just me or did summer fly by in the blink of an eye? Now that fall is here, it is time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, over-sized sweaters, and football. Just as important, it is time to get back into a routine.
Between busy schedules and daily activities, dinner plans sometimes get lost in the shuffle.
Year after year we set ourselves up for failure as we create outlandish and unattainable New Year’s resolutions. However, it is important for us to remember that New Year’s is a time to reflect on our past year’s behavior and how we can make positive lifestyle changes in the year to come.
Carbonated soft drinks are the most consumed beverage in the United States with the average American drinking as much as 44.7 gallons each year.
Thanksgiving is officially over and the holiday season is in full swing! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the time of year when we tend to overindulge.
The sun’s rays make us feel great, and they can also give us that gorgeous tan we all love. But, will our love for the sun come back to haunt us?
Birds singing, flowers blooming, and lots of sunshine means spring is finally here! Spring is my absolute favorite time of year and with the days warming up and getting longer, I can’t wait to ditch the sofa and sweats and get outside. What better way to enjoy the changes happening around us than to immerse ourselves in them.
Many times when I ask a group of people, ‘What is the best exercise for you?’ the response is ‘walking’.
Taking it easy is one of the best parts about a vacation. But while the rest and scenery may do you some good, the same can’t always be said of the food—especially when you’re driving to your destination. Think empty-calorie, gas station munchies.
For some of us, nothing feels as good as basking in the warm sun. But keep this in mind:
If you bask more than just a little, you’re exposing yourself to some big health risks.
I remember doing backbends over and over when I was a kid. Lean back, arms over head and just fall backwards to land perfectly on my hands. Never even a flicker of a thought about not making it or my arms giving in and landing on my head! I was super flexible and had not an ounce of fear in me. Those were the days…
Are you looking to strengthen your immune system and boost your energy for free? Laughter is a great medicine for the mind and body to relieve stress, pain and conflict.
There are many things we learn as kids that help us remember certain concepts: ROYGBV, Never Eat Sour Watermelon, even the song “Fifty Nifty United States”… My sixth grade teacher would be so proud that I can still sing that song!
Have you ever asked someone for something and they gave you an excuse that doesn’t really hold water?
Working in Health and Wellness, we often hear many excuses about why people cannot make healthy changes. The number one excuse seems to be: “I don’t have time!”
What does wellness mean to you?
Wellness is more than just eating right and exercising regularly. Wellness includes the whole self and can include a list of healthy behaviors that lead to living well.
It’s not unusual to decide you want to lose some weight before going on vacation. In fact, an impending vacation is one of the top reasons people give for starting diet and exercise regimens. Of course you want to look fantastic on your trip, but hopefully you want to look just as good on the way home.
It is that time of year again… are visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, too? With all the holiday parties looming in the near future, you may feel like it will be impossible to eat healthy during the holiday season. But, it can be accomplished.
Every year around Halloween I go through a moral dilemma. It’s not a battle between my Christian faith and the fact that Halloween began as a pagan holiday (already worked through that one). It’s not about whether or not I am going to let my kids pick out their costumes. It’s not even deciding which fall festival, trunk or treat, or costume party I’m going to have to pass on this year.
Every day you decide what to eat, but you might not understand why you eat.
For instance, do you eat only when you’re truly hungry or do you sometimes nosh because you’re bored or sad or because a tempting TV ad sent you to the fridge?
The answer to those questions can be important—especially if you’re trying to lose or maintain weight.
The good professor was taught that in today’s society, for most people, food is not a means of nutrition. Food is a sign of ethnicity, food is a sign of success, food is a shoulder to cry on, food is art, food is a social event, food is a badge of personality, food is a party or a parade. Food is everything but a commodity consumed to prevent starvation.
Medical Radiology Technologist at Shannon Medical Center, Luis Rodriguez, has worked hard to change his health habits over the past three years.
In 2010, Luis was chosen to participate in the Naturally Slim program due to his profile— waistline, high cholesterol and high triglycerides.
What’s the most important lifestyle change you can make to become a healthier you?
A change you will commit to. A change you enjoy. A change that will last a lifetime!