The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Cycling

Cycling can be a great form of cardio, but it isn’t without certain drawbacks. As a lifelong triathlete, cycling has always been part of my life. Whether I was scooting around the neighborhood in my childhood, or cycling long distances as a form of stress relief, something about being on a bike has always appealedContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Cycling”

10 Heart Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet

Fight heart disease with tasty foods. In the United States, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death. Cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke take over 17.9 million lives each year. While this may seem like a daunting statistic, the good news is that heart disease typically takes years to becomeContinue reading “10 Heart Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet”

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Running on Treadmills

When it comes to running, not all surfaces are created equal. It goes without saying that running is one of the most effective forms of cardio out there. Running is a weight bearing exercise, which means that it both burns fat, and builds muscle effectively. Many people (myself included) consider running to be a goodContinue reading “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Running on Treadmills”

16 Complex Carbohydrates to Give You More Energy and Promote Weight Loss

Complex carbs are an important part of a balanced diet. In the past few decades, carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap in popular culture. Low-carb diets like Atkins have convinced the world that the key to losing weight is cutting carbs. While this is a strategy that technically works, it’s not really a good long-termContinue reading “16 Complex Carbohydrates to Give You More Energy and Promote Weight Loss”

Can Coffee Actually Lower Your Blood Pressure?

A new study finds that coffee could actually be good for hypertension. For many Americans, coffee is thought of as a life-giving, day-brightening, necessary component to your morning. Nobody can deny that it gives you plenty of energy, and can even make you feel jittery if you drink too much. The idea that coffee raisesContinue reading “Can Coffee Actually Lower Your Blood Pressure?”

Five Ways Eating Spinach Helps Your Body

There is a reason spinach is considered a superfood. For those of us who grew up watching Popeye constantly chug spinach out of a can and then beat up bad guys, the idea that spinach is healthy has been burned into our memory since childhood. While Popeye may be one of the earliest examples ofContinue reading “Five Ways Eating Spinach Helps Your Body”

How to treat with common aches and pains as you get older

Dr. Karen Sutton from the Hospital for Special Surgery shares a checklist for understanding aches and pains people feel as they get older and how to find the right care. Recently I appeared on the Today Show to discuss how to cope with and treat the common aches and pains that are associated with growingContinue reading “How to treat with common aches and pains as you get older”

Five Things to Know About RSV

RSV is a respiratory illness affecting adults and children. RSV stands for respiratory syncytial virus. Most people hadn’t even heard of RSV until recent times, but in the past year it has become a hot topic, especially in terms of infant infection rates.  RSV can affect both children and adults, and the symptoms are muchContinue reading “Five Things to Know About RSV”

Hidden Symptoms of Diabetes

Symptoms of diabetes aren’t as straightforward as you might think. One in 10 Americans suffer from diabetes. It is a serious disease that can negatively impact your life in many ways. Diabetes is fairly common, so awareness isn’t really so much of an issue. Catching it early is very important however. Symptoms of Type 1Continue reading “Hidden Symptoms of Diabetes”

How to Create Boundaries for the Holidays

Setting boundaries can help you navigate your anxiety during the holiday season. For some, the winter holiday season is a time to reconnect with family members, enjoy each other’s company, and create quality memories for the future. For others, it’s a hard-to-navigate hellscape of conversational landmines and pitfalls, with a trigger around every corner. I’mContinue reading “How to Create Boundaries for the Holidays”