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Salsa – The Perfect Nutrition Choice

April 26th, 2012

Salsa – The Perfect Nutrition Choice By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Celebrate the beauty of the season by eating from Mother Nature’s glorious palette of fruit colors. Salsa is always a perfect nutrition choice for seasoning anything and everything … light, healthy and packed with disease-fighting plant chemicals called polyphenols — this is one condiment that should be a staple in your heart-healthy eating regimen. Grilled Grouper with Fruit Salsa Yield: 4 servings (serving size: one grouper filet with ~ 1 cup salsa) 2 ripe mangoes, peeled,... Read More

Reduce Arthritis Pain With These 5 Exercises

February 21st, 2012

Reduce Arthritis Pain With These 5 Exercises By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert All this talk about functional fitness, but first, what\’s even functional living? Functional living is being able to move how you want, when you want. You don\’t want to be limited to one direction, or avoiding this move or that move. Stiff and achey joints can slow you down so much that you don\’t even want to exercise. But remember, the health of every joint matters. That means your large joints like hips and... Read More

Dump The Gym, Here’s Your Affordable Fitness Alternative

January 31st, 2012

Dump The Gym, Here\’s Your Affordable Fitness Alternative By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert You really hate the gym. It\’s crowded, annoying, and you\’re unsure you can actually keep those resolutions. Old thinking in a new year will sink you by Leap Day. Sounds like this: you join a gym, commit to a M,W,F meet up at 6am with girlfriend MaryBeth, or buddy Joe. Get in your cardio, pump some weights, sneak in some abs, and pretend to stretch. Shower and you\’re out the door. This ends... Read More

LOVE YOUR HEART!

November 18th, 2011

LOVE YOUR HEART! 6 TIPS FOR PREVENTING HEART DISEASE By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert 1. Work with your doctor to learn your personal risk factors. 2. Take action to lower your “modifiable” risk factors: Lose weight if you are overweight (especially if you carry excess weight around the middle); Control your blood pressure if it\’s too high; and stop smoking if you\’re currently a smoker. 3. Eat a heart-healthy diet: Cut back on sodium intake and try and keep it to under 2400 mg/day (the amount of sodium in one teaspoon of salt). 4.... Read More

BEYOND WEIGHT WATCHERS: Does Weight Watchers Help You Prevent A Heart Attack?

October 25th, 2011

BEYOND WEIGHT WATCHERS: Does Weight Watchers Help You Prevent A Heart Attack? By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Weight Watchers (WW) has got to be doing something right. WW, now Weight Watchers International Inc., is the world\’s largest and most successful commercial weight loss program. It all began in 1961, when an overweight housewife named Jean Nidetch, living in Queens New York, organized small group meetings with her overweight friends to provide each other with mutual support and to, well, discuss weight loss. In 1963, Weight Watchers... Read More

For Weight Control, There\’s Only One Formula

September 13th, 2011

For Weight Control, There\’s Only One Formula By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert South Beach to Sonoma, eat every 3 hours or exercise for just 8 minutes: what\’s the best advice for a lifetime of weight control? You can\’t fit into your favorite pair of jeans and stepping on the scale is simply out of the question for fear of the psychological ramifications. It\’s time to take control of the situation and lose weight. Should you run to Barnes and Nobles to buy the latest diet book to solve your never-ending battle of the bulge?... Read More

Need a Kick in the Tush? 8 Tips for Living a Balanced Life

July 8th, 2011

Need a Kick in the Tush? 8 Tips for Living a Balanced Life By Janice Taylor NABBW’s Expert on Weight Loss and Hypnotism When I imagine what it looks like to live a balanced life, two thoughts come to mind. The first is the “Jack theory”: All work and no play makes for a cranky Jack. All this and no that — too much of this and too little of that — just doesn\’t work. The challenge here is to balance what we must do with what we enjoy and want to do. We need to carve out time for the serious stuff, as well as play. The other way to live a balanced life has more... Read More

CHOLESTEROL DOWN: YOU CAN DO IT!

July 7th, 2011

Eat from the Fountain of Youth: 5 Food Groups that Keep You Young By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Cardiovascular disease, primarily heart attacks and stroke, is the #1 killer of American men and women and continues to occur in epidemic proportions, dwarfing all other causes of death including all types of cancer and diabetes). Here is an easy way to take charge of your heart health. Simply adding in 9 foods and a short walk to your day can significantly and quickly lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol level and decrease your risk of developing... Read More

Get Real and Get Moving… Now!

July 6th, 2011

Get Real and Get Moving… Now! By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert When the New York Times showcases a health and fitness article I like to skim the comments. No matter how brilliant, mind changing, eye opening or informational the article seems, comments tell the real story. If you listento the feedback, you hear the people. I\’ve noticed that many an author falls short in relating their \’breaking story\’ to regular folk. Not high performance athletes. Not those already fit. And certainly... Read More

How Being “Tolerant” Can Ruin Your Health: Eliminate These Common Energy-Drainers

June 28th, 2011

How Being “Tolerant” Can Ruin Your Health: Eliminate These Common Energy-Drainers By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert Life coaches agree that people zap their energy and increase their stress by putting up with a multitude of things that bug them, what life coaches call “tolerations.” And for the chronically ill, lingering stress can translate into increased pain. Enhance your quality of life by identifying—and then eliminating—those things that deplete your energy and dampen your spirit. Here are four common tolerations, along with practical... Read More