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By admin on Sunday, August 19th, 2012

We spend 4% on healthy behaviors and 88% on medical services.  But what makes us healthy – healthy behaviors.  A personal trainer is your gateway to healthy behaviors and money well spent. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/health-care-spending-vs-health/2012/06/05/gJQAxCPjGV_blog.html  


By admin on Friday, July 13th, 2012

A study from the University of Texas in Houston shows that saturated fats from meat are associated with increased heart attack risk, while saturated fats from milk and plants are not (Am J Clin Nutr, July 3, 2012).  Study subjects were 45-84 years old, and were followed for 10 years. Since the early 1940s, scientists […]


By admin on Saturday, April 28th, 2012

For all of you who are parents, make sure your kids are getting cardiovascular exercise 3 or more times per week. http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/aerobic-fitness-in-kids-tied-to-cognitive-skills-in-new-fmri-study/benefits-exercise/


By admin on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Stress – we all have it. A recent study published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reviews how, under stress, people pay more attention to the upside of a possible outcome rather than the downside. Stress is usually associated with negative experiences, so obviously we may think […]


By admin on Friday, September 30th, 2011

Chestnuts are one of my all times favorites.  Growing up in an Italian family we used to roast them for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I did not like them as a kid but now have grown to love them especially after finding out that they pack such nutrition and are low in calories for the nut family […]


By admin on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The season for the sweetest best quality watermelon is summer What are the benefits? Watermelon is a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. High vitamin C intake can reduce severity of osteoarthritis and asthma attacks. A cup of watermelon provides 24.3% of the daily value for Vitamin C. Pink watermelon also contains lycopene […]


By admin on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

This short article written by Dr. Gabe Mirkin tells you how to keep the weight from creeping up over the years. Eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and yogurts won’t make you gain. But eating the rest of the foods that many of us eat will. Take a look at the article – at least […]


By admin on Thursday, July 14th, 2011

“I just wanted to take a moment to give you some background and information regarding this specific brand of Whey. I realize that there are numerous varieties on the market from which to choose from but one must be very careful in choosing a whey protein because there are so many out there that advertise […]


By admin on Monday, July 4th, 2011

What are their benefits? Mangoes are very tasty, with a rich sweet flavor and mild tartness. They are an abundant source of vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. According to new research study, mangoes help to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Many people don’t realize that fresh mango is also very rich source […]


By admin on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

What are their benefits? Peaches are good sources of potassium, vitamin C, carotenes, lycopene and lutein. Lycopene and lutein are especially beneficial in the prevention of heart disease, skin degeneration, and cancer. They also contain calcium, unlike most fruits and are low in carbs. How should I pick my peaches? A red blush on the […]