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What’s Good for the Heart is Good for …

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

February inspires talk of the heart. That’s no surprise, since February is American Heart Month, and it features Valentine’s Day. While the heart is truly amazing and should be celebrated, the brain is equally impressive.

 

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10 Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life

Valerie Latona

The one thing that never ceases to amaze me about our bodies: they re…

Why Vitamin D is Different

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” but summertime is no guarantee that you have enough vitamin D to support good health.

What Your Diet May Be Missing

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Despite your best intentions, you may not be consuming adequate amounts of six important vitamins and minerals from food alone.

5 Tips For a More Balanced Diet

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Achieving a balanced diet that includes the vitamins and minerals you may be missing is within reach. Incorporate these 5 easy strategies.

Healthy Vision in the Digital Age

Valerie Latona

Easy ways to reduce digital eyestrain from computers, handheld devices, and more — and have sharper vision

6 Smart Swaps for Healthy Aging

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You take good care of yourself, and you want to do even better. Try t..

4 Ways to Burn More Fat 24/7

Valerie Latona

Burn more fat — and calories — all day long with these proven strateg…

“Spice” Up Your Metabolism 

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Summer is winding down, but you don’t have to. Here’s how to take…

6 Simple Ways to Boost Your Energy

Valerie Latona

6 habits—from irregular sleep, poor diet, and even your relationshi..

Easy Ways to Stay Cool in the Heat

How to keep cool—what to do, how much to drink, and what to eat—w…

Nutrient Needs Throughout Pregnancy

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, moms are the sole source of nutri…

Guys: 5 Changes for Better Health

Valerie Latona

5 simple ways—from diet to exercise—for men to improve their health now, and as they get older.

Bad Genes? Tips to Stay Healthy

Valerie Latona

Five expert tips on how to stay healthy and reduce your risk of healt…

Nutrients for Your Eyes

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

While carrots benefit vision, supporting eye health doesn’t end the…

Enduring Health Advice

Valerie Latona

The truth about health advice—from eating carrots for better eyes t…

Nutritious Spin of Favorite Foods

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You don’t have to give up your favorite dishes for good health. Fin…

Top 5 Nutrients for Men 50+

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You’re over 50, and you’re as active as ever. Keep it that way wi…

Vitamin & Mineral Needs: 50+

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Find out what vitamins and minerals men and women need during mid-lif…

Daily Activity is Exercise

Valerie Latona

From cleaning to walking the dog, the everyday activities that burn c…

10 Best Low-Impact Workouts

Valerie Latona

The low-impact exercises that burn calories and build muscle, without…

Five Snacks That Support Brain Health

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Snacking can improve your focus, concentration, and energy levels. Ch…

Eat Frozen Produce, Stay Healthy

Valerie Latona

Fresh is great—but frozen is often just as good when it comes to fr…

The Facts About Fat

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

All fats are not created equal in matters of the heart. The right fat…

6 Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

There’s no reason to deprive yourself of favorite foods when trying to improve heart health. Here are six nutritious heart-healthy foods you should know about.

Laugh More, Live More: Your Heart Will T…

Valerie Latona

The less well-known things — like laughing more, loving more, and living more — that make you happier and healthier, and the research that backs these up.

4 Common Myths About a Healthy Heart—Debunked

Valerie Latona

The most common misconceptions about heart disease. Includes what you need to know about exercise, diet, smoking, and other top risk factors.

The Best Way to Eat for Better Health

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Ditch the dieting mentality for a balanced approach to food. Find out the best way to eat to support a more lasting weight loss, and better health. 

Forget Weight Loss: THESE are the 6 Resolutions you should be making this year

Valerie Latona

Commit to a healthier lifestyle with these New Year’s resolutions that will keep your body—and your brain—fit.

8 Ways to Stronger Willpower

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Healthy eating, regular exercise, and other new year’s resolutions take willpower. Strengthen your inner resolve with these eight simple strategies.

5 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Eyes

Valerie Latona

Solve dry, watery, itchy eyes in winter with this simple eye-care advice.

7 Simple Food Swaps to Head off Holiday…

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Holiday calories can add up, but there's no reason to avoid your favo…

Holiday Stress: 5 Super Simple Ways to F…

Valerie Latona

Exactly what to eat, how to exercise, and how to balance work & l…

7 Gifts that Get You Healthier, Happier,…

Valerie Latona

Before you buy any presents for the holidays, read about these free g…

Good-Mood Foods

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Good nutrition supports your energy levels and helps you better handl…

6 Healthy Holiday Treats

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

There's no need to avoid holiday foods in the name of health. In meas…

How to Fight Middle-Age Weight Gain

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

As if weight control wasn't hard enough for women, getting older makes it even more difficult. Calorie needs decrease with time, and your weight control plan should evolve to reflect each stage of life. You can forget about drastic calorie reduction and excessive physical activity to shed pounds, ho...

7 Ways to Eat Better for Busy Women

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Busy women have a lot on their plates. Time spent caring for family, …

What All Women Should Do for a Healthier…

Valerie Latona

Did you know that a heart attack strikes someone in America every 34 …

Ways to Make Time for Your Health

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You may have strayed from your healthy habits during the summer, but …

9 Surprising Tips to Help You Stay Healt…

Valerie Latona

It’s Fall—back-to-school time! And for me, and many parents, that…

3 Ways to Workplace Wellness

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

If you work full-time away from home, you spend about 25% of your wee…

How to Have a Happy, Healthier Vacation

Valerie Latona

I had the best intentions: I packed my protein powder; I brought my g…

5 Things EVERYONE Needs to Do for Health…

Valerie Latona

Full disclosure: I’m wearing glasses as I write this. In fact, if I…

Healthy Summer Eats for Strong Bones

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Summer lasts just two months, but the season offers lots of opportuni…

Eat to Energize

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

We all need a break from our daily routine, but summer vacations, cel…

How to Makeover Your Diet—in 3 Simple …

Valerie Latona

Eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard — or make you feel depri…

Freshen Up Your Summer Routine—and Get…

Valerie Latona

I. Love. Summer. There's something about this season-with its breezy,…

Eat to Support Your Bones

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Calcium and vitamin D garner lots of attention for building and maint…

Women, Take Care of Yourselves

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

As a woman, you may put the wellbeing of others first. You’re not a…

Spring Cleaning: Renew Your Resolutions

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Did you, like so many millions of other people, vow to improve your h…

Spring Clean Your Diet

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Spring is in the air, and that means summer is not far behind. As the…

Shore Up Your Defenses: What to Eat to S…

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You may take it for granted, but your immune system does battle with …

Lifestyle (exercise)

Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

While good nutrition is an essential part of healthful living, physical activity is also critically important for older adults as it can prevent many of the health problems that come with age. While many older people are familiar with aerobic activities like dancing, biking, jogging, and swimming that get you breathing harder and makes your heart beat faster, they are unaware of the importance of progressive resista...

Healthy Eating for the Entire Family

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

If you’re like me, you crave a more balanced life with less to do a…

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All About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that normally resides in our body’s bloodstream and cells.

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De-stress Your Commute

No doubt about it, commuting can be a real stressor and energy sapper, if you let it. The truth is, you can't control traffic or other drivers. But you can control your reaction.

The Benefits of Omega-3 Supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining cell integrity throughout the body.* Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining cell integrity throughout the body, but because we cannot synthesize them at adequate levels we have to get them from our diet. Omega-3s can be found in fatty fish such as tuna or mackerel, but many Americans do not eat fish in high enough quantities. For this reason, many p...

Exercising Good Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer in America, for both men and women. In fact, one in three women have heart disease. According to surveys, 24% of Americans 18 or older are inactive. The risk of heart disease associated with a sedentar...

Know Your Power Hours

Want to make your day more productive? Start watching your body clock for the best times to accomplish certain tasks. If you can follow these simple guidelines throughout the workday, the payoff will be huge: less stress and more energy.

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Color Your World

Feeling blue? Maybe it's time to change the colors around you. Many people report that certain colors make them feel more energetic. Learn the language of colors and what they can do for you.

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The Energy-Boosting Power Of 3

A busy lifestyle can drain your energy on a daily basis. If you’re feeling you need an energy boost you don’t have to reach for coffee, energy drinks or sweet snacks. There’s a different way to replenish your energy, but it may require some changes on your part.

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10 Minutes To A Fitter You

Regular exercise can help you stay healthy, active, independent, and productive. Contrary to what many people think, you can enjoy its benefits without having to slog through lengthy workout sessions. Simply adding a few short minutes of exercise throughout your day can improve your health. Always c...

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Get Energized

Feeling a little bit sluggish? You are not alone. These days everyone seems to be hyper-busy, and juggling such hectic schedules can cause stress, poor sleep and, ultimately, fatigue. Luckily, you can just make a few lifestyle changes and watch the fatigue start to fade.