Living Well Blog

September 17, 2018
If you've struggled with your weight, you know that fat can be a bad three-letter word. You've warded against it, tried to reduce it and agonized over what fat can do to your self-esteem and your waist line. But how much do you really know about fat? And how much could you improve your life if… See more
By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018
You just finished your workout. Whether it was a 45 minutes of strength training, a five-mile run or a yoga class, you probably need to drink some fluids. Rehydration is an essential part of recovering from a workout -- it helps lower temperature and heart rate, lubricate joints, repair muscles,… See more
By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018
Heart failure affects 6.5 million Americans. And the numbers continue rising. American Heart Association reported the number of heart failure cases rose by 800,000 between 2012 and 2017. But there’s some good news: For women, walking may be a key to preventing it.… See more
By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018
Check the nutrition labels on the packaged foods you have in your refrigerator, freezer and cupboard. There’s a good chance the ingredients list includes maltodextrin, a commonly used food additive that’s linked to inflammatory bowel… See more
By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? If you said yes, you’re not alone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labels insufficient sleep an epidemic. Between 30 and 35 percent of Americans grapple with occasional, brief bouts of insomnia, while 15 to 20 percent… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 17, 2018
More than one-third of Americans take multivitamins, despite little evidence that they help (there’s little evidence they cause harm either). And now a new study says multivitamins don’t promote cardiovascular health. … See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 17, 2018
You may already know that cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression are among the top risk factors for dementia. But so is being “skinny fat”, especially among older people… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 17, 2018
Here’s one more reason to give up smoking: brain calcifications. If you smoke or have diabetes, you have an increased risk of developing calcifications in the hippocampus, the portion of the brain responsible for memory, emotions and… See more
August 8, 2018
The “secret ingredient” in these coconut-infused blueberry cupcakes—mashed potatoes—gives the cake great texture, almost like pound cake. The fluffy frosting is just fun. Because it’s low in calories and fat, you can spread or pipe a generous amount on top of each cupcake to make them look extra… See more
August 1, 2018
Once again, rotisserie chickens can really relieve the dinner-rush pressure-especially in this Italian-inspired soup that cries out for a piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine. Ingredients
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks, white and light green parts only… See more
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