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Reflections on 'Living' Since My Father's Death

I recently stumbled upon the following text message correspondence between me and my father. Okay, maybe, I didn't stumble upon it—I sort of looked for it and found it. Happened over five years ago. So, let me put it in perspective and provide…

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain By Stressing Less

Weight gain is quite common during the holiday season. While it's often linked to overeating, overdrinking, or otherwise overindulging, these aren't always the culprits. In fact, physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors (more sitting and…

Simple Habits That Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes

Over 450 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number that's projected to double within the next three decades. Remarkably, 90-95% of people with diabetes have the form known as type 2 or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, a largely preventable…

How Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Saved ME From Domestic Abuse

Quite a number of years back, one of my Facebook followers asked me to discuss some ways in which exercise, good nutrition and other healthy lifestyle behaviors could potentially play a role in inspiring people to leave domestic violence situations.…

How Stress Almost Wrecked My Life

You can eat kale and quinoa every day, and even have the perfect workout routine, but if you're constantly under stress and doing little to manage it, you're still putting your health at risk. Trust me, I'm speaking from experience. In 2013,…

A Better Weigh: Measuring Success Beyond the Scale

I'm always amazed by the powerful psychological effects of the bathroom scale, especially among women. All too often, unfavorable numbers negatively influence self-esteem, body image, and overall perceptions of beauty. In many cases, mounting…

Are You Cheating Your Health for 10,000 Steps?

For years, the pedometer has enjoyed widespread popularity amid health, fitness and wellness entities and enthusiasts due to its low cost, relative ease of use, straightforward feedback, and clear-cut message to users: "10,000 steps a day"…

Spring Into Action With Three Healthy Tips

Well, it's officially spring! How are those health-related New Year's resolutions going? Are you losing weight? Have you reduced the amount of sugar in your diet? Have you cut back on fast food? Hopefully, your goals weren't so lofty that…

Be Responsible: An Argument for Self-Care

I've never been shy about voicing my opinions about conventional healthcare, especially when it comes to shortcomings in preventive care quality. If you aren't familiar with the term, "preventive care" essentially refers to any form of healthcare…