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Tips for Eating Healthy When Eating out

As a beverage choice, ask for water or order fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, or other drinks without added sugars. Ask for whole-wheat bread for sandwiches. In a restaurant, start your meal with a salad packed with veggies, to help control hunger and feel satisfied sooner. Ask for salad dressing to be served on […]

Keeping your Brain Fit

There are six essential components to a brain fitness program. Tailored to individual skills and needs, such a program can help anyone at any age, researchers say. Cognitive training — To work optimally, our brains need to be challenged, though it’s not as simple as doing crosswords or reading the newspaper. Really challenging your brain […]

Tips For a Healthy Summer

Sun Protection Everyone regardless of race or ethnicity can have adverse affects from sun overexposure. Beyond sunburns, UV ultraviolet radiation (both UVA and UVB rays) is linked to skin cancer, weakening the immune system, premature skin aging and cataracts. Protect yourself and children by Generously applying broad spectrum sunscreen or sunblock with an SPF (Sun […]

Check-Up Checklist: Things to Do Before Your Next Check-Up

Getting check-ups is one of many things you can do to help stay healthy and prevent disease and disability. You’ve made the appointment to see your health care provider. You’ve reviewed the instructions on how to prepare for certain tests. You’ve done the usual paperwork. Done, right? Not quite. Before your next check-up, make sure […]

Five Winter Health Tips

1. Raise your vitamin D levels naturally (without pills or sunlight). We’ve all heard about the marvels of vitamin D: heart health, skin health, immune health, mental health. But, you don’t need to supplement or risk skin cancer to get high vitamin D levels. The big secret is that vitamin D levels are associated with […]

Make a Fall Fitness Plan

Fall weather is made for physical activity — walking, running, biking, swimming are all fair game. They’re excellent forms of aerobic exercise, which means they give the heart a good workout. Even when life is ultra-hectic, it’s important to plan for exercise. Exercise helps control blood pressure, and it helps your heart function optimally when […]

Preparing for Flu Season

It won’t be long before flu season is upon us, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has now approved the new 2012-2013 vaccines. Each year experts study influenza virus samples and global disease patterns to identify virus strains that are most likely to cause the most illness during the upcoming flu season. Based […]

Nutrition for Summer Health

You’re outside in the sun. You’re swimming. You’re sweating. You’re talking. And later…you’re eating and drinking. The lazy days of summer are often spent in the company of family and friends, enjoying bubbly thirst-quenching drinks and tangy, finger-licking foods. Most of us are having so much fun that we don’t pay much attention to exactly […]

Summertime Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask him how much you should drink while the weather is […]