Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 20, 2024
More than 50 percent of the world’s population relies on rice. It’s a staple in more than 100 countries because it’s affordable, convenient and versatile, lending itself to many different dishes and types of meals.Generally, rice is gluten-free, high in carbohydrates, with some fiber and protein… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 19, 2024
It’s not news that eating junk food can raise the risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, gut health issues, heart health… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 18, 2024
Joining a fitness center is probably the easiest, most convenient way to get a well-rounded workout. But exercisers sneeze, cough and breath hard (expelling airborne droplets of germs), leaving most gyms and studios teeming with bacteria and viruses. In fact, the average treadmill, exercise bike… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 16, 2024
Metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a cluster of risk factors – obesity (particularly excess abdominal fat), high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low good cholesterol (HDL), and insulin resistance -- that raise the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes,… See more
April 12, 2024
If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. Around 35% of adults have a sleep disorder. If you head to bed tired at night but can’t go to sleep — including not being able to fall asleep, restless sleep, waking up… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 15, 2024
At the masters last year, plantar fasciitis sidelined Tiger Woods. But plantar fasciitis isn’t just an athlete’s problem. It’s a common problem that can develop in anyone, anytime of the year. However, many people are more susceptible to it during the warmer months as they participant in outdoor… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 14, 2024
Plant-based proteins have been trending for at least a decade. Studies suggest foods such as chickpeas, beans, lentils, quinoa, tofu, tempeh, nuts and seeds can be healthier than animal-based proteins like red meats, eggs, fish and poultry in that they can:… See more
March 13, 2024
Almost everyone has heard of the thyroid gland, but most people don’t know much about it. If your thyroid is functioning properly, you don’t have much reason to even think about it. Your thyroid is fine now, but that might not always be the case. More than 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid… See more
March 5, 2024
When it comes to health span – the period in our life where we live healthy – not everything is in our hands. First, no one lives forever – and most of us will die from or with a chronic condition. Genetics also play a big role in our longevity and risk for chronic conditions.But that doesn’t mean… See more
March 5, 2024
The end of your life may seem far off in your 40s, even your 50s and 60s, but it’s never too soon to start healthy behaviors proven to add years to your life and your health span, the period of our life when we live mostly disease-free.Extending your health span and lifespan requires a holistic… See more