Often people say “moderation is just an excuse to eat crap” and “it’s for people who don’t want to work hard enough.” Perhaps these are just statements of those who do not understand the concept of “moderation” and why it is important for health and fat loss. Read more
A Spam food truck hit the road last week for three months to 12 cities across the country. The Spamerican Tour is bringing high-end Spam dishes to a city near you, according to Quartz. Read more
If you’ve ever had bangs, odds are you’ve experienced the emotional rollercoaster that comes along with growing them out. Considering growing out your fringe? Whether it’s the first time or the hundredth, you can expect to go through the bang pangs. Learn the stages, embrace them and move on.
Enjoy the abundant produce of spring with this delicious seasonal salad. Roasted beets along with crunchy fennel, sweet blueberries and swiss chard in a light homemade vinaigrette. Serve with grilled fish or chicken for the perfect light, seasonal meal. Read more
The benefits of yoga are endless. With a little downward dogging, you can lower your stress levels, decrease your risk of heart disease, maintain a healthy weight, and so much more.
So, if you’re getting your butt to yoga class every week, good for you! But if you’re texting between sun salutations, your instructor might say you’re robbing yourself of yoga’s many perks. Read more
Diet and exercise. The importance of both was known to the earliest humans, but today we know much more about how food and exercise affects our minds and bodies through scientific evidence. How does the latest science behind diet and exercise show they are ultimately the foundation of optimal health? Read on. Read more
Oh, how we relish in our weekly manicures finding so much joy by painting our fingernails pretty colors to match the seasons. Getting a manicure is even a social event, friends sit side-by-side marveling at each other’s nail choices, and they laugh, engage in conversation and relax. Why can’t the same be said for a pedicure? Usually at the pedicure chairs in a salon are women that came all alone, disgruntled that they have to face the music of getting a pedicure. Read more
Some of the biggest obstacles we face in life may be fear, insecurity, self-doubt and the like. In order to overcome that negativity, many people turn to unhealthy behaviors, such as overeating or alcohol/drug abuse (some even shop compulsively – you know who you are!).
“Compulsive or addictive behavior may temporarily numb that negativity, but it won’t put you on a healthy and wholesome path,” says Darlene Hunter, a renowned speaker and author of Win-Ability, Navigating through Life’s Challenges with a Winning Attitude. Read more
Sugary drinks are linked to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes — and the more soda people drink the more likely these outcomes. The deniers keep arguing that association isn’t proof that one actually causes the other, although when epidemiologic studies show a link again and again, and the mechanism of harm is plausible, it is actually pretty damning evidence. That’s how we proved smoking cigarettes caused disease (there never was a controlled study asigning people to smoking and comparing them to controls). But there’s nothing like controlled experiments, especially double blind placebo controlled ones, to prove cause and effect. Read more
A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.
The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes. Read more
One of the nerdiest nights of the year has arrived. It’s the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and we were floored by all the gorgeous gowns and dapper tuxedos we saw on the red carpet. Though many A-listers were in attendance, FLOTUS managed to steal the show yet again. Read more
An enzyme secreted by the body’s fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, in mice, underscore a role for the body’s fat tissue in controlling the brain’s response to food scarcity, and suggest there is an optimal amount of body fat for maximizing health and longevity.
The study appears April 23 in the journal Cell Metabolism. Read more
Breakfast is an important meal for cultivating good health no matter what your age, but a handful of recent studies seem to be building a case for it ranking as perhaps the most critical meal for fifty- and sixty-something eaters, particularly when it comes to preventing and managing diabetes.