Beware: Not All Research is Created Equally

We all saw recent reports from national sources (CNN, Time, etc.) that perhaps adequate exercise helps reverse the bad effects of alcohol consumption. These claims actually distort the conclusion of the sourced research. This occurs often in the mass media. Check out this link to learn a bit about how to recognize misleading media stories.


Have It Your Way

Here is an easy recipe for creating your very own simple workout, not restricted by minimum time requirements. As the author advises, “life is a choice between ‘busy and unfit,’ and ‘busy and fit.'”┬áIt is more important to do the physical activity than it is to complete it in a certain number of minutes. Move. Just move. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.


Heart-Healthy Eating

“Heart-healthy eating involves consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, legumes, and vegetable oils (except coconut and palm oils). Also, it limits sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and alcohol.” Visit this link for more guidance.


Total Fitness: Don’t Forget Strength and Flexibility

Cardiovascular training is vital to our quest for a healthy heart. But we also need a healthy body that will adequately support our activities of daily life. For those engaged in only cardio programs, consider incorporating these simple strength building additives.


Shopping Wisely: The Key to Healthy Nutrition

We continually emphasize here that it is not necessary to invest in expensive “organic” foods in order to eat healthfully. But it is necessary to shop wisely in order to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Follow these few simple guidelines and we can be well on our way to health and fitness.