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How to Eat Healthy on The Go

How to Eat Healthy on The Go

It’s that time of year when people start thinking road trips. No, not the kind from your college days when all you needed was someone with a car that had gas, a cooler, a place to stay and a group of friends looking for adventure. I’m talking about the kind that involves staying healthy and eating right and still being...

H2O + CO2 = ?

H2O + CO2 = ?

Water is an essential nutrient for humans, but not all water is created equal. We have several options, some healthier than others…So let’s take a closer look at what’s available. The rumor on the waterfront is carbonation will hurt you, but that’s a bad rap. Carbonation is merely carbon dioxide injected via bubbles into a liquid in order to give...

How Can Something Healthy Taste Good Too?

How Can Something Healthy Taste Good Too?

With the holidays fast approaching, I’d like to share a couple of healthy recipes. Each is a southern favorite, and these versions are healthy too. I got them several years ago from Southern Living magazine and one in particular is now a Thanksgiving tradition with my family. Fried Pork Chops With Cream Gravy 8 Servings | Prep: 5 Minutes |...

What’s Your Summer Beverage of Choice?

What’s Your Summer Beverage of Choice?

We all know water intake is important … after all it is August in Charleston. But even though it can feel like 100 degrees outside this time of year, as we age our sense of thirst is not as sharp, so it’s easy to become dehydrated and not even know it. As the mercury rises, is it necessary to drink...

What’s The Secret To Healthy Aging?

In an earlier blog, I talked about the MIND diet (Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative delay) as it relates to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This is one of several healthy “diets,” but the truth is any healthy diet can add years to your life, and life to your years. We all can start now and...

Are Vitamin Supplements A Waste Of Money?

Strolling down the vitamin isle of your favorite drug store is like taking a long walk off a short dock. If you aren’t careful, you might be all wet when it comes to having good health. This is especially true of so-called heart-healthy supplements. Consumer Reports says in its July 2017 issue of “On Health, the Truth About What’s Good...

Resolve to Take a Broad Approach to Weight Management this New Year

Now that we are in the holiday season, many of us resign ourselves to the weight gain that typically follows. Indeed, it is very hard to pass up holiday sweets that seem to be everywhere as well as extra servings of a traditional family dish. That’s why so many weight loss books are published at this time promising a “New Year, New You.” So it’s no surprise...

Drink Up: The Health Benefits of Coffee

One of the things I look forward to each morning is a cup of fresh-brewed coffee. In fact, I enjoy it so much I often list it as one of the three things I am grateful for each week. My morning Joe helps me to ease into my routine; it is my time to be quiet and savor the beginning...

The Benefits of Exercise That You Can Enjoy Now

Last week, we talked about the immediate benefits of exercising and how exercise is the new miracle drug. But, even better news is that so much of what we already do counts as exercise. Heavy gardening, like digging and raking, mowing the grass and washing the car all count as vigorous exercise. Physical activity and exercise include all types of...

How to Make Weight Loss Last

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, especially after 50 years of age, you know it’s an extremely difficult challenge. You should also know that keeping off those extra pounds is even harder. According to the International of Journal of Obesity, among overweight and obese adults, only 17 percent who lost at least 10 percent of what they started with...

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