Like the infamous refrain of the Gilligan’s Island theme song, a visit to the grocery store can sometimes feel like a “three-hour tour” that ends in a shipwreck. As a nutritionist and educator, I believe that most people are trying to make healthy choices but need some help to avoid spending the entire day grocery shopping. Here are a few simple guidelines can help you shop more quickly and make healthier, more economical purchases:Q: Where do I start?
Lacrosse described by local enthusiast Kevin Boyle as basketball played on a soccer field with hockey pads is one of the fastest-growing sports in America.
SEATTLE — When Christine Beatty watches her daughters ride horseback, she sees things that might not be obvious to others.
Headaches, a nagging sore hip, a stiff neck after a day at the computer. These are prompts that send me to my medicine cabinet to pop a couple of Tylenol or ibuprofen.
ATLANTA — Ann Powell entered her name, birth date, gender, ethnicity, email address on a website and answered five questions about whether she had a family history or been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia.
Weight was never a concern for Stephanie Brondani, 52, of Minnetonka, Minn. Until last year, when she hit menopause.
Time for a confession. As a child, I never once celebrated Mother’s Day. My parents thought the holiday was nothing more than a cheesy excuse to sell greeting cards, and who was I to argue?
Beware of “magic” pills that contain dimethylamylamine, or DMAA. They claim to increase fat-burning and muscle-building, and to enhance your performance. But according to an alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, what they really do is raise blood pressure and trigger shortness of breath and even heart attack. DMAA is particularly dangerous when used with caffeine. At least five deaths have been reported.
It’s that time of year when vegetation is growing quickly, including poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak. These notorious plants cause more allergic skin reactions (contact dermatitis) than all other plants combined. The substance that leads to the allergic reaction is called urushiol, a colorless oil in the leaves, fruit, stem, root and sap of the plant. When exposed to air it turns brown and will sometimes leave brown spots on the leaves.
When the alarm goes off at 6 a.m., getting out of bed and heading to the gym may seem like an impossible task. Good news: Recent studies have found that exercising with a partner boosts motivation — and it’s more fun than doing it alone.