Thermos-Ready Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup – frozen mixed berries 1/2 cup – apple juice 1/4 cup – silken tofu 1/2 – banana Instructions: Combine berries, banana, apple juice and tofu in a blender; blend until smooth.

Women’s Chest Pain Unreliable Sign of Heart Attack?

Chest pain is not a symptom that doctors can use to accurately diagnose a woman suffering a major heart attack, according to new research. A survey of about 800 women and 1,700 men found that women tend to suffer the same types of chest pain as men during a heart attack, Swiss researchers from the University Hospital […]

Stretching Exercise #1

Stretching your Achilles and calf as shown here can help Achilles tendonopathy – to increase the stretch turn your back foot in slightly, keep your heel down and a slight bend of the knee is good too. This is combination with some strength work can reduce Achilles pain…. Technique Stretch turn your back foot in […]

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes than women with blood type […]

Not Exercising? That’s as Bad as Smoking

When you see someone smoking, you might question “Why would you do that to yourself when you know it could kill you?” Do you react the same way when you know someone doesn’t exercise? You should. When I was at a recent medical conference, one of the presenters reminded the audience that research has shown physical inactivity to be as deadly […]

10 Tips for a Healthier Weekend

Squeeze in a longer workout since you have a longer free time. Eat like it’s a weekdays Stick to your usual sleep schedule Get outdoors Fuel yourself for weekday success Limit your drinks!! Plan for relaxation Break the on-again, off-agaon diet mentality Weigh in Monday morning Plan for the week ahead.  

Why Walking Helps Us Think

In Vogue’s 1969 Christmas issue, Vladimir Nabokov offered some advice for teaching James Joyce’s “Ulysses”: “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of Homeric, chromatic, and visceral chapter headings, instructors should prepare maps of Dublin with Bloom’s and Stephen’s intertwining itineraries clearly traced.” He drew a charming one himself. Several decades later, a Boston College English professor named Joseph Nugent and his […]

Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking?

Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking? Some intriguing new research shows that dairy foods, perhaps even high-fat ones, may play a role in type 2 diabetesprevention. Although experts say it’s too soon to draw clear conclusions, the findings seem to run counter to current advice to people with diabetes, who are generally told to pick low- or […]

The Benefits of Fruit

Pineapples – Help digest food and build strong bones. Cherries – Contain Cyanidin and antioxidant that protects the body from cancer cells. Grapes – Improves the Nitric Oxide levels in the bloodstream, which reduces blood clots. Banana – The Amino Acid Tryptophan is found in Banana which reduces depression. Orange – The natural oil in […]

12 Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications

Choose Carbs Carefully Diabetes doesn’t mean you have to cut carbs completely. Choose carbohydrates that break down in the body slowly, providing steady energy. Reach for whole grains, beans, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruits. Yes, you can eat fruit even though it’s sweet. It’s about eating the right amounts of carbohydrates at each meal. […]

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