Healthy Lifestyle

Managing Holiday Stress – Personal Relationships

Having family come together for the holidays can be wonderful, but it can also be frustrating. Whether we’re avoiding heated political discussions, over-imbibing cousins or 150 mile days spent attending three Christmas dinners, the holidays can put as much stress on our personal relationships as they do on our stomachs […]

Managing Holiday Stress – The Budget

Most people enjoy getting holiday gifts and cards in November and December. No one, however, enjoys opening holiday credit card bills in January. One way to prevent depression AFTER the holidays is to create a holiday budget and stick to it. The temptation to overspend doesn’t just start with Black […]

Reimagining the Sandwich

Nothing is more boring for lunch than packing that same old sandwich day in and day out. So do we ditch the sandwich all together, or reimagine it? If you want to reimagine your sandwich, here are a few tips: Buy artisan bread. It will have more texture and flavor, […]

Is fish really that good for us?

For a food that rarely has a strong flavor (at least when fresh), fish leaves people with surprisingly strong opinions. They seem to either love it or hate it. Fish lovers tend to welcome the news that fish, and fatty fish in particular, are heart healthy foods. Fish haters, on […]

What are your core muscles and why do they matter?

References to “core muscles” are popping up everywhere in fitness articles and among exercise gurus. But what are core muscles and why do they matter? Your core muscles include the muscles in your lower back, your abdomen and your sides and your pelvis, basically, the muscles around your trunk. These […]

Night Owls vs Morning People- which lifestyle is healthier?

As one of the world’s most famous “morning people”, Benjamin Franklin believed that being an early riser was good for the health. As it turns out, he may have been right. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, “night owls” are more likely to […]

Food Labels Made Simple

Cooking from scratch is fine if you have the time and the interest, but if you don’t many of us turn to convenience foods. These pre-packaged foods can taste great, but how do we know if the amount of useful food in them is as great as their convenience and […]

Exercise: It’s not just numbers

Fitness trackers seem to be everywhere. They come in a wide range of prices with an ever increasing array of features. One of the latest features is the ability to track the distance traveled during a run or bike ride. Whether measuring the number of steps taken, the time spent […]

Cauliflower Rice-Yuk or Yummy?

Cauliflower rice is a trendy and nutritious replacement for white rice, especially for those on a low carb diet. It contains only 4g of carbohydrates and 20 calories per cup vs 45 g of carbs and 204 calories per cup for white rice. For the long haul, however, what most […]