Healthy Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier You!

Make some healthy lifestyle changes! Food, stress, lifestyle and mindset are part of a healthy lifestyle and are a great way to make sure you live a long and happy life. They are incomplete if you don’t get up and move. We’ve talked a bit about exercise already so let’s take a quick look at two more important elements of exercise. Physical Burn at least 1100 calories each week – Find an exercise program, team, or club that supports you … Continue reading

Make simple lifestyle changes for a healthier, longer life!

Healthy Lifestyle Changes There are some simple changes you can make to your lifestyle to extend your life and improve your quality of life.  Here are some easy ones to put in place. More magnesium please – French researchers have discovered that people with high magnesium levels in their blood may be up to 40 percent less likely to die of any cause. Magnesium reduces your risk of a heart attack and also reduces your risk of developing diabetes. In … Continue reading

Reduce Stress…to live a longer, healthier life

Reduce Stress Stay calm and be patient – Stress, particularly angry stress, can cause you to have a stroke. In fact, men who express anger frequently are more than two times as likely to have a stroke. Find ways to defuse your anger quickly and learn to let go. Your health depends on it. Chances are what you’re so angry about is not worth the price you’re going to pay. Embrace your creative side – Expressing your creativity in the … Continue reading

Change Your Mindset to Relieve Stress… and live a longer, healthier life

 Change Your Mindset to Relieve Stress Laugh – Laughter reduces stress and helps keep your heart healthy. It improves blood flow, reduces inflammation in your arteries and may actually reduce cholesterol and blood clot formation. If you don’t laugh much, make a point of laughing. Check out Youtube for some old Dean Martin Roasts (which are hysterical…I dare you not to laugh! Just watching those guys laugh cracks me up), find a humor website to follow, call a silly friend, … Continue reading

Change Your Diet to Live a Longer, Healthier Life!

Change Your Diet to Live a Longer, Healthier Life! During this series of blog posts, I’ll share 36 ways to increase your life span. Many of these steps require diet and lifestyle changes. In order for these changes to be effective and to truly become part of your day-to-day routine, you’ll want to take it slowly and tackle one change at a time. Lifestyle experts suggest that it takes two to three weeks to create a new habit. As you … Continue reading

How Turmeric May Fight Breast Cancer

How Turmeric May Fight Breast Cancer I’ve been taking Turmeric Curcumin as a daily supplement for a while now. I began using it for back pain as a substitute for ibuprofen which, I have discovered, is as dangerous as acetaminophen! Who knew? The link to the article below gives you many more reasons to take curcumin, but its cancer preventative properties are especially interesting. Not only does it apparently help prevent cancer, but if you have cancer, it has been … Continue reading

Easy healthy meals…it’s not that hard!

Easy healthy meals…it’s not that hard! In an effort to support you in your quest for easy healthy meals, I have this to share… This morning, it was cold out.  I mean really, really cold; it was -13 F.  For us, that’s cold. I wanted to take my lunch with me to work, and I really wanted soup so I could have something hot.  I didn’t have any soup left in the refrigerator, so I made some in 5 minutes! … Continue reading

Medical Marijuana! This is shameful…

Medical Marijuana!  This is shameful… In California, the use of medical marijuana is now legal.  Many veterans use it as their drug of choice to control pain.  They choose it over opiates in some cases, and in cases of extreme pain, sometimes use it in addition to opiates. One person, Director Jeffrey T. Gering has decided…in spite of the law… that his personal opinion of medical marijuana should take priority; he is denying veterans access to this medicine. According to … Continue reading

Avocados are a Wonder Food!

 Avocados Really are a Wonder Food! I’ll admit I was really lukewarm about avocados.  It seemed a California thing to me somehow; not very New England where I live.  Besides, I thought they were kind of weird both in taste and texture; that is, no taste and waxy in texture.  Quite frankly, they never did much for me. I even remember the first time I tasted avocado.  I was visiting a friend in New York City.  We went out for … Continue reading

Healthy Eating Can Be Easy!

 Healthy Eating Can Be Easy and Delicious! A funny thing happened to Rob and me this week. We were struck by how many people think it’s such a lot of work to enjoy healthy eating, specifically to cook and make healthy meals.  Before I continue on with my story, ask yourself how long it takes to eat a bag of potato chips or a box of Oreos?  In that time, you could make a fantastic meal for yourself and/or your … Continue reading