If you’re struggling with being obese or overweight—and millions of Americans are—it’s important to know that you really can lose unwanted pounds and gain better health. Is there a secret to slimming down, like so many quick-fix diets promise? Not really. It takes time and determination, but weight-loss success is within your reach.
When the teacher got to my desk, he slammed his hand down on my notebook and yelled, “Pay attention!”
“I am,” I sheepishly replied.
Everyone needs to get enough sleep. Sleep helps keep your mind and body healthy. Getting enough sleep helps prevent chronic diseases and promotes overall health. Take a few minutes to assess your sleeping habits and make any necessary changes to ensure you are getting the best quantity and quality of sleep that you can.
Grade A advice
It’s that time of year-kids are heading off to college. Though exciting, some kids may find themselves feeling homesick and struggling to make new friends. In addition, newfound freedom may entice your child to experiment with alcohol. With the opportunity of a new adventure comes a few cautionary tips. Before your child hits the books, there are lessons to be learned. Here are five things to teach your college student before he or she leaves home:
Are immunizations on your employees’ back-to-school checklists? Maybe they should be! It’s no coincidence that August’s National Immunization Awareness Month coincides with back-to-school season. With the fall semester looming large, parents nationwide are scrambling to complete their checklists. Continue reading
As you know, the back-to-school countdown is on. Parents nationwide are scrambling to cross off priority items on their fall-semester checklists. While the basic components of backpacks, carpool schedules and maybe even new clothes can help contribute to school success, one of the most important items is often overlooked:
Sweet cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts get a refreshing lift from peppery baby field greens, flavorful garlic, and savory rice vinegar.
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A Look at Vitamins, Minerals, Botanicals and More
More than half of all Americans take one or more dietary supplements daily or on occasion.
(CNN) A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily. But a small, growing number of physicians are “prescribing” foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases. Here, medical nutrition experts weigh in on specific foods they recommend.