My Mom…Do You Know The Story?

 My Mom…Do You Know The Story? It’s not hard to tell this, and then again, it is painfully hard… My Mom, Grace Hope died on 9/11, too. 9/11/2001 is a date that so many of us know as the infamous day when thousands of people died in New York City, Arlington Virginia and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. MyContinue Reading

Skin Woes

Skin Woes

Dry, itchy, red skin? You may have eczema. It’s called the itch-scratch cycle. You have dry skin that itches, so you scratch it to the point that the skin is damaged. This releases inflammatory chemicals that only increase the itch and the cycle continues. This is what it’s like to have eczema, an itchy rashContinue Reading

The AB-Solute Workout

The AB-Solute Workout

Target your abs with five exercises in five minutes. Five minutes a day. That’s all it takes to begin the process of toning and strengthening your abdominal muscles. A short five-minute ab workout is something you can do during the next commercial break, incorporate into your daily workout routine, or do each night before gettingContinue Reading

When It Hurts to Swallow

When It Hurts to Swallow

A painful sore throat can mean a cold, strep throat, or tonsillitis. How can you tell the difference? Throughout the day, you feel a sore throat coming on and dread an oncoming illness. It hurts to swallow, the back of your throat looks red, and you have a fever. Is it just a cold virusContinue Reading

Heart These Foods

Heart These Foods

Simple food substitutions for a healthy heart. Old habits die hard. It’s not easy changing the eating habits you’ve lived with for years. But when your doctor tells you your heart and possibly your life is in danger if you don’t make changes, it’s a sure wake-up call. Along with exercise, your diet plays aContinue Reading

Jump Start on Health in 2015

Jump Start on Health in 2015

  Today, on the final days of 2014, give yourself a clean slate on improving your health, dropping lbs, and feeling better. FIRST: Start by simply cleaning out what you KNOW you shouldn’t eat. Look through your pantry, fridge, freezer and cupboards. Purge: Purge your kitchen, work drawer, and car (if you stash munchy-things inContinue Reading

What Is Dietary Fiber And Why Do We Need It?

What Is Dietary Fiber And Why Do We Need It?

Dietary fiber is more important to your health than you may think. “Fiber is good for you.” “Eat more fiber.” You hear a lot about dietary fiber these days, but why is it so good for you? If you know anything about fiber, you know it works to keep you regular and relieve constipation, butContinue Reading

Become A Lean, Green Vegetable Eating Machine

Become A Lean, Green Vegetable Eating Machine

Eat more leafy green vegetables for weight loss and good health. Kale, collards, cabbage… What do these foods have in common besides starting with a “k” sound? They’re all leafy green vegetables. Add spinach, lettuces, turnip greens, Swiss chard, and mustard greens and you’ve got a plate full of nutritious goodness. Chances are you’re notContinue Reading

What Shoes Should You Choose?

What Shoes Should You Choose?

How to find the best shoes for your feet. Does your job keep you on your feet for hours at a time? Do your feet or back ache after a long day at work? It may be caused from ill-fitting or non-supportive shoes. Since your feet will travel a distance equal to walking around theContinue Reading

Should You Exercise With Allergies?

Should You Exercise With Allergies?

Should You Exercise With Allergies? You want to get plenty of exercise, but you don’t want to wind up with scratchy eyes and a runny nose in the process. Unfortunately, if you suffer from allergies and prefer to workout in the great outdoors, you’re at risk for all sorts of frustrating allergies from your routine.Continue Reading