Tag Archives: wellness

Do You Suffer from Social Jet Lag?

During a great night out with friends, there always comes a time when someone looks at their watch as says, “It’s getting late. This is fun, but I have to go.” And, there is always one friend who responds, “Sleep when you’re dead! Come on…Stay… We’re having so much fun!” Denying your circadian rhythm just […]

Strength Training Key to Preventing Cognitive Decline

Pumping iron isn’t just about sculpting a beautiful, lean physique anymore. Several small studies completed this year and presented at the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found that resistance training offers significant benefits linked to the prevention of cognitive decline. The studies were comprised of 150 individuals or less, but each unveiled strong evidence that […]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Healthy Habits

A new study out of Canada has revealed groundbreaking results: more time in front of the TV is linked to larger waists and weaker legs in young children. Although previous studies have made the correlation among TV time, obesity and other adverse health effects, no study has made the connection between specific aspects of physical […]

Scientifically-Proven Effective, Simple Weight-Loss Strategies

Scientific research has been hot on the trail with the release of evidence that certain behaviors will ensure you achieve a slimmer waistline.  On Friday, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published the results of a one-year study seeking to determine what habits consistently lead to the largest weight loss results. This […]

Healthy Tips for a Happy 4th of July

The Fourth of July is a holiday when friends and family gather to celebrate the independence of this great nation and indulge in sunshine, savory eats, refreshing cocktails, Cool-Whip topped desserts and, of course, a finale of fireworks. Such a combination of fun should come with a few rules to live by.  Consider these tips […]

Lifelong Health: Get Your Groove On

A healthy lifestyle and successful weight management may require you to find your “groove.”  Your body appreciates routine when it comes to managing your metabolism, but your muscles, mouth and mind like to keep things interesting. Some rules for finding your groove: Diet. When it comes to planning your diet, choose a variety of foods […]

New Study Determines Healthiest, Most Effective Diet Plan

Forget the cabbage soup diet, the blood-type diet, the hormone diet and every other fad diet that may hit bookshelves at the start of each New Year. The diet that delivers optimal results – better health and lasting weight management – already exists. On Tuesday, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the results […]

USPSTF Orders Docs to Screen for Obesity

If you have ever wondered why you don’t know your BMI or even what BMI means, it may be because many doctors do not include an assessment of BMI in their consultations. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued guidelines to practitioners to begin informing patients of their BMI and discussing the risks of […]

4 Habits for Healthy Workout Recovery

Work hard, play hard, right? But, what about recovery? If you don’t properly rest and refuel your body between workouts, you won’t reap all the benefits of your efforts. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Protein is essential for building and repair of muscles and bones, as well as generation of hormones and […]

Wellness in the Workplace

Many companies are fighting the obesity epidemic by implementing creative tactics to keep people moving throughout the workday. Research from Harvard University has shown that workplace wellness programs can cut absenteeism, reduce medical costs, increase productivity and keep turnover rates low. At American Traffic Solutions in Tempe, Arizona, employees created an “indoor track” – a […]