Setting Goals: Long Term and Short Term Goals

One of the key ingredients for successfully managing your time is identifying your goals. Goals are what will keep you motivated and focused – both essential to being productive.

Bad News about Belly Fat

Many of us our clued in on checking our body mass index (BMI)to determine if we need to watch our weight and that is a good indicator of healthy weight but we may also need to be checking our waist line measurements. When you carry excess weight around your middle your risk for many conditions goes […]

Compact Fluorescent Lights Not Such a Bright Idea

We are being encouraged by our government, utilities, and public interest organizations to use the new compact fluorescent light bulbs. But is this a good idea? Let’s take a look.

With the Wedding Comes the Weight Gain

According to the US Census Bureau 90% of the US population will marry. And studies are showing that being married leads to weight gain, more weight gain than our single friends.

Spotlight on Sunlight

All of us need to get some sunlight in order to remain healthy. Some scientists are now considering sunlight a “super nutrient”.   Let’s look at the ways that sunlight helps our bodies.

What makes an effective vitamin?

In a perfect world with a healthy diet you should obtain all the vitamins you need from the food you eat. A 2004 Nielsen survey found that only 12% of all Americans claim to eat the 5 recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day! That means a huge portion of us are not getting the […]

ABC”s of Healthy, Happy Relationships

For Healthy, Happy Relationships, here are some basic guidelines for reference. They are in alphabetical order only, not order of importance.

Throw Out Your Previous Beliefs – COCONUT OIL IS GOOD FOR YOU

There is growing worldwide interest in the biologically active substances in coconut oil that are being identified to provide nutritional value and pharmacological effects. Why the new buzz and new attitude about coconut oil? Here is what I found.

Smoking a Private Issue or a Public Problem?

I am generally for less government interference in my life and the freedom to make informed personal choices.   I have never been a smoker but have known several in my lifetime, so I struggle with the public ban on cigarette smoking. This however may be a personal choice that someone else makes that ends up harming […]

Fluoridation: How safe is your water?

If you had asked me 6 months ago what I thought about fluoride in my water, I would have told you it was a good thing. All that fluoride was great for my teeth. That was the marketing I was exposed to and accepted. I was told growing up that fluoride prevents tooth decay and is a harmless […]