February is American Heart Month sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. This year’s campaign, #MoveWithHeart, encourages us to pledge 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week (150 minutes per week) to physical activity that “gets your heart pumping and leaves you a little breathless.” Take the pledge, your heart will loveContinue reading “#MoveWithHeart”

Junk Food Challenge Update for February

Today marks 3 weeks since I first posted the “Junk Food Challenge.” How is everyone doing? Since today starts a new month, I am inviting others to join in and take it to the next level by avoiding the processed “white carbs” altogether (white rice, pasta, potatoes, etc.) as well as CORNBREAD! These foods justContinue reading “Junk Food Challenge Update for February”

The Skinny on Exercise for Weight Loss

Make no mistake about it, regular exercise offers many benefits. Here are just a few of those benefits: 1. Regular exercise helps in the prevention and management if many diseases including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, depression, some types of cancer and joint problems. As little as 30 minutes of brisk walking most days ofContinue reading “The Skinny on Exercise for Weight Loss”

The Lies that Stand Between Us and Good Health

I recently saw a young woman in my office who is in her early 40’s and weighs over 300 lbs. We talked about how her weight was increasing her risk of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and joint problems. We then started to brainstorm about ways to turn that around. This is a little of ourContinue reading “The Lies that Stand Between Us and Good Health”