Summer: long-lingering days, warm, refreshing breezes, and the plentiful bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s true that in today’s convenience-driven society, you can buy most fruits and vegetables year-round. But purchasing fresh, seasonal produce can be beneficial in many ways.
In today’s society, meals are often eaten in a second-nature manner—in front of the couch while watching a TV show, from a bag while driving from one place to another, or at your desk while trying to do three things at once. This approach to eating, while common, creates a passive and mindless relationship with food and mealtime.
If you’ve ever seen an advertisement in a health magazine or on TV, you’re familiar with some of the popular “fad” diets. Like the Atkins diet or the HCG diet, these diets promise noticeable results in a short period of time. And while these trendy diets may cause some people to shed pounds quickly, they do not help sustain long-term nutrition, don’t encourage healthy aging, and can sometimes be downright dangerous.
February is known for Valentine’s Day, the day when many people celebrate hearts and love. But there’s more than one day this month to think about the heart. February is also American Heart Health Month, an excellent opportunity to learn about heart disease and how to live a heart-healthy life.
The end of the year is a special time. The weather cools down, and excitement is in the air about the holidays approaching. Everyone is looking forward to gathering with family (even if it’s virtual this year), spending time together, and, most importantly—sharing their favorite meals.
Summer is full of warm weather and countless outdoor activities. As the temperatures rise, however, so does the risk for dehydration. People of all ages are at risk for dehydration, but this risk becomes even more significant with age.
We know it can be hard to find the time in the day to cook three meals. It can be easy (and sometimes inevitable) to skip over a meal, but these actions can lead to unhealthy habits and deprive your body of vital nutrients.
Your eyes play a significant role in your life, making it crucial that you pay attention to their health. As we age, our eyes can become more susceptible to developing certain ailments that can impair vision.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This is why it is important to take care of your heart health and recognize the signs of heart disease.
You may or may not know this, but our appetite is one thing that can shift as we get older. Physical changes such as a slower metabolism, side effects from medication, or sensory changes can decrease our appetite.