Sunday, May 8, 2016
Skin is the body's largest organ and it's our first line of defense against foreign invaders like microbes and environmental toxins. More than any other part of the body, this protective outer layer is exposed to damaging environmental conditions like the winter weather that leaves skin dull and dry. Fortunately, skin is always repairing and renewing itself, and we can support that natural process. With summer just around the corner, it's a good time to give our skin some extra special care. These seven steps will get you started.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
As our awareness of environmental toxins and their impact on our health continues to grow, detox products and protocols are becoming increasingly popular, from fasting and raw food diets to foot baths and body wraps. These things may be good for us—or not—and they may help minimize our exposure to toxins, but they don’t detoxify our bodies.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Research studies show that love plays an important role in cardiovascular health. This Valentine's Day, forget the candy and celebrate with some heart-healthy activities instead. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening, a night out with friends, or time with the family, here are six ways to connect with loved ones and support heart health at the same time.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Sunday, December 6, 2015
As we settle into autumn and anticipate winter, we tend to spend more of our active time indoors. We go to the gym instead of the park. We take a spinning class instead of a long bike ride. We climb a machine instead of a mountain. Shorter days and colder temperatures do make it more challenging to schedule outdoor activity, but it’s still as important as ever. Here are seven reasons to exercise outside whenever you can.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
A healthy diet is essential for a healthy body. One of the easiest ways to eat well is to cook at home, where you control the quality of ingredients. The foods you keep in your kitchen are the ones you’re going to cook and eat, so stocking a pantry full of healthy choices is a good way to make positive changes to any diet. Here are some staples to put on your grocery list if you don't already have them on hand.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
My trip to visit family in Minnesota this summer was well spent. We fit in a little bit of everything: hiking, canoeing, wine tasting, cooking, and relaxing with family and friends. To my good fortune, my sister Jennifer sent me home with dried versions of her garden's bounty and I will savor them all winter long.