Wellness

Has your Doctor Checked Your Medications Lately?

The human body is like a machine, subject to constant wear and tear. This is why as we get older, we need help to keep our hearts healthy, our joints durable, our cholesterol in check, and our bones protected against fracture. This, as you probably already know, can be a complicated maintenance task. We may […]

Exercise Bikes

Exercise bikes are a staple for nearly every professional gym and a great choice for home gyms because they do not take up a lot of space, are easy on the joints, and can deliver a pretty good workout depending on how hard you push yourself and what level you exercise at. But before you […]

Book Review: Absolute Beginner”s Guide to a Lite and Healthy Lifestyle

Absolute Beginner”s Guide to a Lite and Healthy Lifestyle By: Nicole Haywood Make your mantra “move more”, says author Nicole Haywood in her book “Absolute Beginner”s Guide to a Lite and Healthy Lifestyle”. Haywood, a registered dietician and Wellness Coordinator at the National Institute of Fitness, says that society has come up with inventions that […]

Is Cosmetic Surgery For Me?

The statement “looks don”t count” may be ideally true, but not realistically accurate; because the truth is, looks do count. And not necessarily to other people; how one looks to themselves is important. Looking good has been one of humanity”s oldest pursuits. It”s not that every woman wants to copy Nicole Kidman”s sculpted facial muscles […]

Exercise Pep Talk

Exercise is something that is essential for us to stay healthy. There are a lot of things that are considered exercise. Some activities, such as cleaning the house, lifting groceries, washing the car, shopping in the mall are forms of exercise that we get without realizing they are exercise. The fact is that people who […]

Going to the Gym for Muscles, not Dates

Going to the gym for the first time can be a little bit intimidating. Not only are you faced with a dizzying array of machines and equipment, but you”re faced with new types of people. Here”s a list of some of the basic types that you might encounter: • The Grunter – this person is […]

Finding Time to Exercise while Raising Kids

Margaret is a 40-year old mother of three boys aged 14, 12 and 10 (can you already feel her pain?). Her life revolved around her kids, and while she did a good job of looking after their needs, she neglected her own health. At only 40, she was already on cholesterol medication, and a year […]

The Magic of Garlic

Garlic has long been an object of superstition throughout the ages. Garlic according to horror movies protects you from vampires, werewolves, and devils. While I don”t put any faith in these claims, garlic does have many health benefits. Louis Pasteur examined garlic”s use as an antibacterial back in the nineteenth century and showed how it […]

Am I Getting All of my Nutrients?

In short: probably not. In long…studies have shown that while nutrition is one of the most basic concepts to understand, many people continue to struggle with the essential wisdom of good nutrition. Why is this? Because, largely, eating is one of life”s greatest pleasures. Food, however, must be thought of not only as a source […]

Cosmetic Dentistry

Nothing since that Ancient Sumerian fashioned the first toothbrush from a simple twig has impacted the dental field more than cosmetic dentistry. Today it is possible for the average American to sport the same picture perfect smile as any celebrity. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses several different procedures which we will investigate. You may even have some […]