Archive for July, 2009

BH4BP #56 - Sunglasses: More Than a Fashion Accessory
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BH4BP #56 – Sunglasses: More Than a Fashion Accessory

http://media.blubrry.com/beinghealthy/p/www.beinghealthy.tv/audio/Show_56_Being_Healthy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:03 — 7.8MB) When buying a pair of sunglasses, all too many people are primarily concerned with how good they look in a given pair.  But sunglasses are more than a mere fashion accessory. Wearing the wrong sunglasses for too many years can actually lead to eye […]

Watermelon: A Taste of Summer!
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Watermelon: A Taste of Summer!

Summer is in full swing and the heat is on!  Despite the relentless heat, many families head to the park to picnic. When the meal is over, the last thing eaten is often a sweet, juicy slice of watermelon. That is because watermelon is such a great fruit for the occasion.  Each bite seems to […]

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BHTV #6 – Skipping Breakfast: Don’t Do It!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (64.4MB)Most of us are taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But it is estimated that about 1 out of 4 adults usually skips breakfast.  I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a lot of people to me! That is why I’m […]

The Right Pillow for the Job!
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The Right Pillow for the Job!

For the past few weeks, Darren had woken up tired and in a bad mood. Not only that, his neck and shoulders had become progressively more tense and achy.  Since his mattress was fairly new and had all the latest features, he figured it couldn’t be the problem.  It had to be the pillow.  It […]

BH4BP #55 - You're Probably Intolerant, but It May Be a Food Allergy
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BH4BP #55 – You’re Probably Intolerant, but It May Be a Food Allergy

http://media.blubrry.com/beinghealthy/p/www.beinghealthy.tv/audio/Show_55_Being_Healthy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:49 — 8.3MB) This week’s show, like last week’s is being recorded in the Fresno area. So, if you noticed any differences in the sound due to the room acoustics, it’s the apartment we’re staying in that’s causing it.  I’ll be out here for a few months, […]

Sign Me Up for Yoga!
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Sign Me Up for Yoga!

The past month has been the worst of Kate’s life. First, her job cut her hours by 15% and her hourly pay by 20%. Next, her boyfriend of 7 years left her for her best friend. To add insult to injury, she had to move out of her apartment because she couldn’t afford the rent […]

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BHTV #5 – Strength Training: It’s for You. Yes You!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (58.2MB)It feels so good to lift weights and get stronger.  Back in the day, when I owned my own physical therapy clinic, I also did personal training.  You have no idea how many of my clients, especially females, would come in and say, “I don’t want to lift […]

Açaí Berry: A Good Fruit, But Ignore the Hype
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Açaí Berry: A Good Fruit, But Ignore the Hype

A few years ago, if someone had asked if you had heard of açaí, you probably would have said “Huh? What’s that?” But today açaí is mentioned everywhere.  We are bombarded with products with açaí in them everywhere we turn. It is found in juices, ice creams, smoothies, beauty products, dietary supplements, liquors and the […]

BH4BP #54 - Strength Training: Not Just for the Big Boys!
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BH4BP #54 – Strength Training: Not Just for the Big Boys!

http://media.blubrry.com/beinghealthy/p/www.beinghealthy.tv/audio/Show_54_Being_Healthy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:55 — 7.0MB) Many people decide to start a weight training routine every day. But many are not sure how to go about it. They don’t have any idea where to start. They are not sure how often to train, how much to lift, how many sets, […]

You Can Eat Dessert!
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You Can Eat Dessert!

Laura decided to swear off desserts for what seemed like the 100th time.  She had struggled to beat her weakness for sweets for years. Unfortunately, whenever she deprived herself of desserts, she craved them even more and ended up binging later.  Laura desperately wanted to eat healthy, but her inability to conquer her sweet tooth […]

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BHTV #4 – Going Bananas!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (67.0MB)I love bananas!  I know many of you feel the same way because bananas are the most popular fruit in the United States.  In fact, Americans consume, on average, about 25 pounds per person every year.  No wonder grocery stores make sure they are available all year round.  […]

Cholesterol: Wage the War Without Meds!
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Cholesterol: Wage the War Without Meds!

Alan’s annual work physical went pretty well.  He passed all the tests with flying colors, except for his blood cholesterol levels.  His LDL (bad cholesterol) was slightly high and his HDL (good cholesterol) was lower than normal.  Not wanting to go the medication route right away, Alan’s doctor recommended that he improve his diet and […]

BH4BP #53 - Jumping Rope: Time to Hop to It!
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BH4BP #53 – Jumping Rope: Time to Hop to It!

http://media.blubrry.com/beinghealthy/p/www.beinghealthy.tv/audio/Show_53_Being_Healthy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:18 — 8.7MB) When most of us think about jumping rope, we picture boxers at the gym or little kids playing double dutch at the playground.  But do you jump rope?  Well maybe you should.  For some of us, the thought of jumping rope brings back wonderful […]

Conserve Gas, Reduce Embarrassment!
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Conserve Gas, Reduce Embarrassment!

You and your boss were riding a crowded elevator on the way back from an important meeting.  Suddenly you were seized by a desperate need to pass gas.  You gritted your teeth, glad that your boss wasn’t facing you. Twelve floors left to go.  Unable, to hold it much longer, you quickly hit the button […]

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BHTV #3 – Is It Time to Exercise, Yet?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (69.4MB)A lot of the listeners to my audio podcast “Being Healthy for Busy People” have told me that I’ve motivated them to get off the couch and start moving.  And some of them have told me that they’re excited to start an exercise program, but wanted to know […]

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