Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Be a Change Maker

There was a time when we couldn’t wait for things to change – for school to end and the summer to begin, to go away to college, to find a job, to find a better job, to find a partner, and perhaps find a better partner, to watch our kids grow up. But now we are just as likely to fear change, especially if we become preoccupied with the unpleasant ones that come with age. Actually the worst thing for …

Indulge Yourself with Health

I LOVE FOOD. I love thinking about food. I love dining out. But when it comes down to it, my favorite foods are incredibly simple: tuna salad with a mayo and celery at home, or spaghetti with Bolognese sauce when I dine out. While I like to watch reruns of Julia Child cooking for their entertainment value, I have no desire to cook coq au vin or beef bourguignon. Whether you enjoy being creative in the kitchen, or (like me) …

Run, Jump, Climb, Two, Three, Four…

There is hardly anybody in the medical community, from specialists to linen changers, who will not tell you that exercise in any form by elderly people will make them feel better, look better, improve their sex life and eventually attract the attention of Kim Kardashian. Before you know it, they will say, you will be out there night-clubbing and waving off the paparazzi who will follow you to hell and back just to get a shot of your flattened abs …

How Much Fat Should You Eat?

The amount of information and advice swirling around us on how much and what kind of fat to eat is enough to make a person dizzy. We’re told some fats are bad for us (saturated fats and trans-fats) and others are good for us (monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fats). Some diet experts, such as Dr. Dean Ornish, suggest a low-fat diet. Others, such as the Atkins diet, promote a high-fat diet. According to the following studies, however, even …

Latinos: November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Food is one of the most important passion points for Latinos. We are revelers of well-seasoned, abundant and succulent dishes, always enjoyed among family and friends. Sadly, some of our lifestyle choices put us at a greater risk of developing lifelong medical conditions. Diabetes is one of those illnesses. It is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood; and it has become “an urgent health problem in the Latino community,” according to the American Diabetes …

The Best-Kept Secret to Weight Loss

Are you ready to learn the best-kept secret to weight loss? It doesn’t involve purchasing a miracle product or submitting to a killer exercise routine. Nor does it involve weighing yourself three times a day or obsessing over every bite you put in your mouth. The best-kept secret is to develop and maintain a happy relationship with yourself. Many of us go to great lengths to please others and develop happy relationships with our spouses, parents, children and co-workers–even strangers. …