Let us give thanks

            Thanksgiving dinner is an opportunity to enjoy friends, family, food and reflect on our blessings.  While deviating from our usual diet is the norm, there are still opportunities to make amends without an awkward detour around the day’s opportunity for relaxation, fun and a bit of indulgence.  While moderation is the keyword, what we […]

Is Alzheimer’s a Lifestyle Disease?

Recent studies have shown that changes in lifestyle can have a measurable effect on the odds of getting Alzheimer’s disease. The essence of these studies is that a diet that includes whole foods like berries, leafy greens, whole grains and fish result in a decreased likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s.  These recent studies add to the […]

The N.E.A.T. Way to Burn Calories

For over a hundred years, each generation has enjoyed an increasing number of conveniences that reduced the need for physical activity.  The move from farms to cities along with the introduction of automobiles and public transportation significantly reduced the need to walk.  Work and leisure activities also became more sedentary.  Watching people play ball frequently […]