Sweet and Spicy Pecans

October 16, 2012

Pecans are a healthy, whole food treat. And these spicy treats are the perfect healthy substitute when you need a little something sweet. View Recipe

Workout Tips for Obese People

October 15, 2012

Obesity refers to excess body fat amounts as determined by the body mass index, or BMI, according to MayoClinic.com. Obesity increases the chances of several serious health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Working out helps you burn calories, which aids in weight loss when combined with a healthy diet. Read Full Article

Smart Tips for Weight Loss Surgery Patients During the Holidays

October 14, 2012

The holiday season, December to New Year’s, may not be a celebratory time for many people. The inability to control cravings in a sea of comfort food like turkey, pumpkin pie, and eggnog usually leads to overeating and a few gained pounds. However, there are some ways to maintain goals and keep the ‘holiday weight’ […]

Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery

October 13, 2012

Weight-loss surgery to treat obesity not only improves people’s health, but also benefits their relationships and social lives, a new study finds. Researchers from Arizona State University questioned more than 200 adults who underwent weight-loss surgery about their surgical results as well as why they wanted the operation in the first place. The patients, who […]

High-Sugar, High-Salt Intake Creates 'A Ticking Time Bomb Of Health Problems'

October 12, 2012

The fat- and sugar-rich Western diet leads to a lifetime of health problems, dramatically increasing the risk of stroke or death at a younger age, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. Researchers found that a high-calorie, high-sugar, high-sodium diet nicknamed the ‘cafeteria diet’ induced most symptoms of metabolic syndrome – […]

Making Vegan a New Normal

October 11, 2012

IT was a warm California evening in the city of West Hollywood, and Kathy Freston was sipping a martini. “Just because you’re a vegan doesn’t mean you don’t want to have fun,” she said, sitting in a booth at a restaurant called Craig’s. “I’m a decadent gal. I want to drink. I want to feel […]

Utah study reveals gastric bypass surgery keeps the weight off

October 9, 2012

At 270 pounds, Chris Stevenson was in no shape to donate a much-needed kidney to his twin brother, let alone climb the six flights of stairs to his office. The 61-year-old diabetic had also almost given up on seeing his 20-plus grandchildren grow into adulthood. But that was before he had gastric bypass surgery. “It’s […]

Best Apps to Help You Get Fit

October 8, 2012

We all know that getting fit is a challenge – it requires motivation, will-power and dedication, and it’s all-too-easy to slip back into bad habits! One way to helpyou beat that sluggish feeling is to use your smartphone. Odd as it may sound, there are some fantastic health and fitness apps out there that are […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

October 7, 2012

This is our family’s go to slow cooker recipe when we want something easy to prepare, yummy and ready to eat at the end of a long work day. View Full Recipe

More Americans Are Going for a Walk

October 6, 2012

The proportion of adults who said they went on a 10-minute walk at least once a week increased to 62 percent in 2010, from 56 percent in 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. Federal guidelines recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (like brisk walking) or […]