Be Proactive!


The average age for menopause in the United States is 51, according to the Mayo Clinic. But menopause can happen to women throughout their 40's and 50's, too. However, it is possible for perimenopause to start in the late 30s (early or premature menopause) and early 40's. The symptoms of menopause vary from woman to woman. The symptoms range from hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, loss of libido, insomnia, and mood changes. However, some women may experience no symptoms while going through menopause. Menopause is triggered by the lack of estrogen produced by the ovaries. The primary indicator of menopause is [...]

Be Proactive!2021-03-17T13:59:06-05:00

Hold that Hot Dog: 6 Tips for a Healthy Cookout


Hold that Hot Dog: 6 Tips for a Healthy Cookout Processed red meat and salty, greasy side dishes dominate the cookout landscape. From burgers to hot dogs and all the heavy sides that go with them, eating well during the summer can seem like a challenge. Rest assured that you can still host your annual barbecue without serving up a platter of danger foods. Before you fire up the grill for the summer holidays, check out these six tips for transforming your fatty feast into something deliciously nutritious. #1 – Swap Out Your Proteins Ditch your regular hot dogs in favor [...]

Hold that Hot Dog: 6 Tips for a Healthy Cookout2020-05-18T13:14:36-05:00

Healthy Eating on the Go – How to Eat Well on Vacation


Healthy Eating on the Go – How to Eat Well on Vacation The rules don't apply on vacation, right? Unfortunately, calories, fat, carbs and sugar still count whether you're at home or on the beach. It's easy to fall into the trap of eating poorly when you're taking a much-needed vacation, but proper planning can help you avoid gaining weight and ruining your diet. If you're traveling this summer and looking for tips on how to maintain good nutrition on the go, then here are a few ideas for keeping it light while you're away. Plan Ahead and Pack Light Whether [...]

Healthy Eating on the Go – How to Eat Well on Vacation2020-04-27T13:55:56-05:00

How Much Caffeine Should You Have?


Your daily jolt of java keeps you functioning as you work, drop the kids off at school and hit the gym. Unfortunately, there's a limit to how much caffeine you should consume each day, and exceeding that limit can negatively impact your health. Caffeine is found naturally in tea, coffee and chocolate, but it's also an added ingredient in sodas and energy drinks. The more you consume, the higher your chances are of developing problems. How much caffeine should you have each day? The answer depends on you. Healthy Daily Dose Caffeine energizes most people, it's safe in moderation and it [...]

How Much Caffeine Should You Have?2020-05-01T13:31:05-05:00

Enjoy a Healthier, Happier Smile


If you suffer from dry mouth, sensitive teeth and other dental problems, then you may attribute these conditions to aging, and you may be right. Adults over the age of 65 are more likely to experience a wide range of dental issues, from sensitivity to cavities. This is partly due to fluctuating hormones, partly from concurrent medical problems, like diabetes or heart disease, and partly from increased medications. Your teeth are not a renewable resource, but there are ways to protect them as you age so that you can enjoy a healthier, happier smile for years to come.   Routine Preventive [...]

Enjoy a Healthier, Happier Smile2020-05-18T13:12:52-05:00

How Your Hormones Affect Weight Loss


Losing or maintaining weight as you age might seem harder than it was when you were in your twenties. That's because it is. Hormones, which are responsible for a wide range of body processes, including metabolism, can affect your ability to slim down and keep weight off long term. As you get older, hormone production can slow down and become erratic, leading to a host of physical and emotional changes. If you're suffering from hormone imbalance, then you may benefit from natural hormone replacements in the form of pellet therapy. Getting your hormones balanced again might help you achieve your weight [...]

How Your Hormones Affect Weight Loss2020-05-18T13:10:47-05:00

7 Simple Ways for Getting Rid of Belly Fat


If you've resolved to get in shape and lose some extra weight this year, then you already know that belly fat can stand in the way of your ideal figure. Excess fat around your midsection isn't just embarrassing. It's called "visceral" fat, and it can create long-term health problems, from heart disease to type 2 diabetes. Visceral fat forms for a lot of reasons, so there are several things you can do to slim down and eliminate belly fat. Here are eight simple ways to trim your figure. #1 – Put Good In Your body needs a wide range of nutrients, [...]

7 Simple Ways for Getting Rid of Belly Fat2020-05-18T13:10:02-05:00