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Interval training for postmenopausal women

Women dealing with health problems from menopause now have a new exercise option. Researchers found that as little as eight hours of interval training can reverse many of the negative health effects menopause has on women. Here’s a little background to understand the options. Typically menopause starts around the age[…]

Let’s try a 16-week plan on how to cut back on sugar

Part 2 of 2 Our diets are packed with sugar. The typical American is eating two times more sugar than the American Heart Association considers healthy. It’s causing increases in obesity, heart disease, cancer and shortening our lives. To deal with that problem, I’ve put together a 16-week program to[…]

Let’s try a 16-week plan on how to cut back on sugar

Part 1 of 2 We eat a lot of sugar. In 2016 the average American consumed more than 23 teaspoons of sugar a day. Teenagers are eating even more, a staggering 34 teaspoons of added sugar a day. That’s a problem. Both the American Heart Association and the World Health[…]

Obesity paradox debunked … overweight people don’t live longer

In 2013, a group of researchers made a startling claim. They said that people who were overweight actually lived longer than normal, “healthy” weight individuals. It was dubbed the “obesity paradox” and the story was picked up by news organizations around the world. My job is to help people get[…]

Are electronics interfering with your sleep?

Over the years researchers have analyzed rest patterns and discovered that people are sleeping over an hour less per night than they were 100 years ago. That trend seems to be increasing and the side effects can be devastating. People who don’t sleep at least eight hours a night are[…]

Healthier ways to meet friends and family

For so many people, the simplest way to get together with friends and family is prompted by this: “Let’s meet for lunch.” The problem is, social gatherings that revolve around food can sabotage healthy eating habits. A typical restaurant dish contains between 600 and 1,000 calories. It’s not uncommon for[…]

It’s a good idea to make resolutions all year long

New Year’s gets all the attention when people are looking to make changes in their life. Big pronouncements are made and, for a short time, people seem to actually care about their health. But as the weeks and months go by, we tend to forget about those promises we made[…]

Fast food packs more calories today than 30 years ago

If you went to a fast food restaurant in the 1970s, you weren’t under the illusion that it was healthy. Companies like Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s and Wendy’s were serving up higher-fat, higher-salt and higher-calorie items fast and cheap. In 1978 about 4% of all food consumed in the American[…]