Monthly Archives: November 2013


Some Parting Thoughts: Give Thanks

If you've been on Facebook at all this month, and most of us have, you have no doubt seen the numerous people that are thankful for something new every day. Inevitably, this habit lags a bit around the third week, and right around Thanksgiving people will say "I'm thankful for everything!" Needless to say, I haven't done

Don’t Overeat!

Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on weight loss. Perhaps the single most important aspect of sustained weight loss involves how much you eat. The fact is, if you overeat, that is, consume far more calories than you burn, you are going to gain weight. With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, it seems like

Healthy Holidays: Don’t Eat Until Your Relatives Have to Roll You Out the Door

I don’t know about you, but every year I look forward to the holidays for many reasons. Of course, I’m excited about spending more time with family and friends and the spirit of togetherness blah, blah, blah…..but what I really look forward to is all the tasty, tantalizing food options. Stealing Snickers from my son’s

Invest in Good Shoes!

My wife and I have talked quite a bit this year about our desire to become runners, and we've finally decided to give it a go. Many of our friends who are avid runners have told us how incredibly important it is to get the right type of running shoes, especially if we were planning on

Gaga for Ginkgo? Excited by Echinacea?

Well, you’re not alone.  According to a recent NY Times article, it’s estimated that Americans spend nearly $5 billion a year on herbal supplements. Such herbal supplements promise to improve your memory, prevent an illness, reduce stress, aid in digestion, burn fat and improve memory. However, according to a recent study published in BMC Medicine


It’s 2 a.m. You’re exhausted, cranky, hungry, heart broken, stressed and perhaps even frustrated. You had your precious and adorable little miracle son or daughter six weeks ago and it seems like your child is unhappy with the world he was brought into. He just keeps crying. And crying and crying and crying. Ugh. And

Distracted Driving is Beyond Dangerous

If you’ve read any of my blogs this year, you may have noticed that I often include a “selfie” that relates to the blog topic. If you don’t know what a selfie is, you may have been living under a rock this year, but just in case you don’t, I will let you know. A

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