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Winter Sports and Cookouts—a Day for “Chillin” Together!

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Winter Sports and Cookouts—a Day for “Chillin” Together! Hankering for the smell of juicy burgers, savory sausages, moist chicken or peppery steaks on the grill? Staring wistfully at last summer’s hot dog or marshmallow skewers that have sidled to the … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Pyramid: New U.S. Dietary Guidelines

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Diet is a large concern these days in the US and many families are concerned with their health and weightloss. If your idea of the four food groups includes pizza, burgers, onion rings and a nightly quart of Ben & … Continue reading

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What Makes Tom Run—or Pass?

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Is the diet for this brand of Brady bunch full of it? It isn’t Krispy Crème donuts that quicken this quarterback’s step. According to Tom Brady’s personal chef, Allen Campbell, you won’t find him, supermodel wife Giselle Bundchen or their … Continue reading

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Top 8 Nutrition Hacks

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Tired of feeling deprived and snacking only on what’s “good for you” without much spice or variety? Or else you go overboard, eating what’s “bad,” believing your penance involves returning to the harsh, subsistence bread-and-water diet (minus the bread). These … Continue reading

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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

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It’s winter, and though different regions of the country experience varying weather extremes all the way from sub-freezing and snowy to mild and rainy, illness seems to increase everywhere. Colds, strep, upper respiratory and painful sinus infections, along with the … Continue reading

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Exercising Outdoors vs. Indoors

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Sue and Kyle Benner, both 33, have been debating since they met in college about working out indoors vs. outdoors. While Sue favors running trails through city parks and hiking in the mountains around their Denver home, Kyle prefers spending … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips to Stop Stuffing Yourself Over the Holidays!

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Do you sometimes feel like the Thanksgiving turkey, the only difference being that it’s stuffed with chestnut, sausage, cornbread or oyster dressing, and you’re stuffed with everything else (plus the turkey and dressing)? When you turn out the lights each … Continue reading

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Top 20 Diet Hacks for Weight Loss

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Ever since the Garden of Eden, temptation has been around in one form or another. It’s a recurring theme in life, art, music and literature. Mark Twain famously said, “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably … Continue reading

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Teabag Redux! Top 10 Health and Beauty Uses for (used) tea bags

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In our quest to reuse, recycle and re-imagine, the once- or twice-dunked tea bag is generally overlooked. Aside from warming us up in a steamy mug on frosty winter nights, or complementing that plate of fragrant scones on a lazy … Continue reading

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Is Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?

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Most people won’t argue that it’s hard to turn it all off at night. Working 10-,12-, even 14-hour days is the norm for many of us, which often means taking it home and exposing our brains to light from computers … Continue reading

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