Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
December 14, 2019
Do you eat a healthy diet? If you’re like most people, you probably said “yes.” About 75 percent of Americans claim to eat healthy diets. But most of us do not. As of 2015, 76 percent of Americans weren’t eating enough fruit and 87 percent weren’t eating enough vegetables. Our portion sizes… See more
By Janet Tiberian
December 13, 2019
If you have a stress-related disorder, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD), acute… See more
By Janet Tiberian
December 11, 2019
Want to turn back the hands of time? Try exercising.  Whether you’re entering your 50s or already retired, exercise can make a huge difference in how you feel and move. But selecting the right activities can make all the difference in terms of results and motivation. For example, low-impact… See more
By Janet Tiberian
December 11, 2019
Have you ever felt a little unsteady on your feet? Maybe you’ve even fallen. It could be related to balance, an important component of fitness that wanes as you age, particularly if you don’t work at preserving it.  Balance, the ability to move without falling, is a complex process that involves… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 18, 2019
A sleepless night can leave you feeling groggy, fatigued, irritable – and apparently craving junk food, according to a new study published in eLife. This may not be news to you, if, after a night with little shut eye, you’ve yearned… See more
November 18, 2019
When fall and winter days draw in and it gets increasingly darker earlier in the late afternoon, you may start to feel moody, even gloomy, sluggish, lacking in energy, slower to function and more tired. If you feel this way and have not been diagnosed with clinical depression, it’s likely you’re… See more
November 18, 2019
Are friendships and social networking — real life or online — as important to your health as diet and exercise? You might not think so, but science is proving otherwise. Studies published many decades ago found loneliness in old age can have significant negative effects on health and longevity.… See more
November 18, 2019
It’s natural to feel sad occasionally. You may feel a little depressed because of grief or stress or the change of seasons. But if the sadness persists, that’s depression. And depression is serious. Why? Untreated depression can affect your body in a number of ways. You may gain weight, you may… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 18, 2019
No surprise —job stress is a major source of worry for Americans. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a cashier at Walmart or a stay-at-home caregiver. Stress has always been linked with health problems but a new study published in the European Journal of Preventive… See more
November 18, 2019
MDVIP-affiliated physician Dr. Lewis Weiner discusses the role mindfulness can play in stress relief and heart health.  Transcript:

The role that stress plays in heart disease is becoming increasingly apparent as studies evolve and we understand the science better.… See more
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