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Are Worksite Wellness Program Worth the Investment?
April 16, 2014

Earlier this year, The New York Times published an article regarding a study released by RAND researchers and executives of PepsiCo. The study revealed that the worksite wellness program that PepsiCo has implemented for the past seven years may not have delivered the return on investment (ROI) that the organization had hoped. Having been involved


Alcohol’s Effects on Women
April 3, 2014

I love to enjoy a good glass of wine or a tasty martini with my husband and friends. But as most women can attest, it seems to take a lot less alcohol for us to feel tipsy than it does the guys. There’s more to it than body weight and height, though. Women metabolize alcohol


Six Things You Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
March 27, 2014

The March 31 deadline to sign up for insurance coverage on Healthcare.gov is fast approaching. I thought it might be helpful to take the politics out of healthcare – for a couple minutes, at least – and list just a few of the things that you should know about this law, which many people refer


Is Your Colon Feeling Sluggish? Try these tips for keeping your system running like a well-oiled machine this winter
January 31, 2014

This has been one crazy cold winter in many parts of the country. That means many of us are practically hibernating in a valiant attempt to stay warm – foregoing our usual exercise routines to lay on the couch wrapped in blankets, watching TV, and eating comfort foods. All that inactivity – coupled with the


Does Your Partner Make You Healthy?
January 15, 2014

True Story: This December 20, Louis and I had our screening (50 year old) colonoscopies. Same time, same place, same doctor. Thank God that all was well. “Clean bill of health”. Someone said to me…”you are so lucky that you have a partner in health”… I had never really thought of him as that before


The Holidays are over and I’ve got my house Back! Yeah!
January 5, 2014

Don’t get me wrong. I love my family. I love my friends. Because I love them all so much, I tend to overdo on the holiday merriment. I cook…a lot. I bake. I clean. I buy and buy. Now on January 5th, I’m over it. Completely. I cannot tell you how happy I am to


How to Stay Healthy During Cold/Flu Season
January 5, 2014

Two recent studies were published that might have people scratching their heads. One questions the effectiveness and safety of antibacterial soap while the other questions the same regarding multivitamins.   First, antibacterial soap: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/health/fda-to-require-proof-that-antibacterial-soaps-are-safe.html?_r=0   The FDA is now requiring soap manufacturers to demonstrate that antibacterial substances are safe or to take them out of


5 Top Tips for Avoiding the “Holiday Spread”
December 5, 2013

This time of year is a big challenge for those of us who have issues with portion control and a sweet tooth. Here are the top 5 (in my opinion) strategies to avoid a weight gain during the holiday season. The basic philosophy is to do what you should be doing everyday: BE MINDFUL. Plan,


Strategy for managing the bird (and trimmings) on Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2013

I can almost taste the pumpkin pie and turkey with gravy. Thanksgiving is just a couple days away and I am coming up with a strategy to avoid setting myself back months in a single day. Here is what I will do:  Gone are the days of eating at one parent’s house and then heading


What I learned at CORE Solutions Fitness
November 14, 2013

Just when you think you know it all about health and wellness, well, you don’t. When Louis and I attended the Core Solutions Fitness Camp this past weekend, we both learned a heck of a lot. Here are just the top 5. “Food is NOT the enemy, chemicals are”: Isabelle, the dietician/health coach claims this


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