Category: Articles


Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy

One in eight women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. While incidence levels have been stable since 2004, over 226,000 cases will be detected every year, resulting in 40,000 deaths. There are many treatment options put forward depending on the type […]


Keeping Your Eyes In Tip Top Shape?

Eyes are, without a doubt, two of the most important parts of the body. This isn’t because they’re some kind of window into the soul, nor is it because of their beauty for those lucky enough to own a pretty pair. No, it’s simply because they give you the ability to see the world for […]


Care for Your Ears

There are many things that people take for granted when it comes to their health. Unfortunately, in many cases these things they can fail an individual slowly over time or – sadly – suddenly stop working. One of these is hearing, which is arguably the most important thing a person has alongside sight and speech. […]


How To Become A Better Lacrosse Player

Lacrosse is a challenging sport that requires a combination of skills. In fact, the sport features elements from baseball, hockey, soccer and football. When young players begin lacrosse, they can improve their natural talents by strengthening their bodies and improving their speed and power. Equipment Of course, having the right equipment is definitely a must. […]


Tips for Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular health should be a major concern for all Americans. With a majority of the population at risk for heart disease and cardiovascular problems, there is a dire need for education and healthy-lifestyle changes. Over 82 million people suffer from some type of cardiovascular disease, and a majority of these cases are from diet and […]


Preparing Healthy Meals On a Boat

Preparing healthy meals when you’re out boating can be difficult. That’s why people tend to stock up on prepackaged, processed foods before boating trips. Those foods are handy, but they are often unhealthy and lacking in nutritional value. With a few adjustments though, it is easy to have convenient, healthy meals, even while out on […]


Massage Therapy To Boost Your Immune System

We all know the benefits that can come with a good massage. If we’re feeling stressed, a massage can help us relax and ease that pressure. If we’re sore from a race or a long week at the gym, a massage can loosen our muscles and get rid of those knots. And if we’re feeling pain, a successful session […]


Things To Consider When Running With Diabetes

Running is one of the best ways to combat the effects of diabetes, especially diabetes of the Type II variety. Not only can running help you quickly burn calories, but it also offers the benefits of lower blood glucose levels, less resistant cellular fat, and improved insulin efficiency – all benefits which can better help […]


Detox Diets: Not What You Are Looking For?

Since the divorce several months ago, Martha’s life had turned upside down.  She used to have at least a little time for herself. Not anymore! Working full time and taking care of two young kids was more of a struggle then she thought.  Her energy levels were not what they used to be, her mood […]


Walking Is Life!™ Pedometer Program: Keeping Seniors Moving & Healthy!

A few months ago, RadioShack® asked me if I would like to review two of their pedometers.  Of course, I accepted since I’ve found pedometers to be a good way to motivate people to exercise more.  They shipped them out promptly and I quickly put them to the test.  At first, I tested the pedometers […]


Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be

A few blocks from my house, there is a Bikram yoga studio that I have walked past multiple times on my way to and from work.  And I have always wondered as I look into the steamed up windows whether there were any benefits to the average person of doing yoga in such extreme heat. […]


Review: That’s it. Fruit Bar

It’s 3:00pm on Monday, you are at work, and you are starting to get the mid afternoon munchies. You go into the break room searching for something healthy to eat, but unfortunately all you find is a half eaten store bought chocolate sheet cake left over from a co-worker’s birthday and some greasy pizza. Not […]


Living to 100 and Loving It!

Living to a ripe old age has always been a goal of mine. For that reason, any news story about someone that has lived to a hundred or beyond gets my attention immediately. I love to see what they did to keep themselves healthy. Infrequently, someone says something surprising like that they drank and smoke […]


Gluten Free Diet: Feeling Better Yet?

Two years ago we found out that my now 3 year old son had a gluten allergy. It all started when he was diagnosed with eczema when he was 9 months old. For those of you who don’t know, eczema is an inflammation of the outer layer of the skin that causes the skin to […]


Rekindling Your Workout Motivation

All of us who exercise regularly will occasionally run into a rough patch during which we are simply less motivated to workout. Maybe we’re slightly burned out because we’ve been exercising too hard for too long without breaks, maybe something in our work or personal lives is consuming all our attention, or maybe we’re recovering […]