11:39 am

My Health Advice for the New Year: Stop Dieting

I love the New Year. There is something quite satisfying about allowing yourself to indulge over the holidays and then begin anew once the New Year arrives. Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people intent on improving their health, diets just don’t seem to work. If you want to lose weight, gain energy and just feel better, then stop dieting and start following some basic guidelines about the food you eat. Read More

10:16 am

My Tips For Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

I don’t know about you but for me the holiday season is always a mixed bag. I do enjoy a lot about this time of year. I enjoy connecting with people I love. I enjoy spending quality time with my amazing daughters and wife Heather. And, I have to admit, I enjoy a lot of the corny movies, television shows and the music that comes out only once a year. That said, many of us experience a lot of stress over the holiday season. Between all the expectations, holiday parties and the endless supply of cookies and snacks, our health can take a real hit. So, here are my tips for staying healthy this holiday season... Read More

10:13 am

Lessons In Longevity: How Long Will You Live (and Live Well)?

You may be surprised to learn that people who do not smoke, exercise daily and eat well are up to 75 percent less likely to contract any disease in the course of their lives. Think about that statistic for a few seconds. I am talking about lifestyle choices we can take now that may allow us to not only live longer but to live disease free well into our twilight years. Researchers have discovered five areas of the world, known as “blue zones”, in which the inhabitants are 10 times more likely to live into their 100s and three times more likely to live into their 90s. These Blue Zones include Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Nicoya, Costa Rica. Based on this Blue Zone research, Dan Buettner (www.bluezones.com) has come up with eight questions to predict your longevity. Read More