Published: March 15, 2011 @ 9:51 a.m.
LINDA CASTOR: When it comes to the dreaded "e" words (exercise, eating), people often ask me, "Why is it, that I know what I'm supposed to do, yet I just don't do it?" And I often answer, "That's because we become stuck in this fear of taking action."
Published: March 11, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
JERRY REEDY: As you set your clock forward you might consider how are you sleeping. According to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, at least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders and another 20 to 30 million experience occasional sleep problems. Jerry Reedy, M.D., medical director of the St. John's Sleep Center, provides the details on how to know if you have a sleep disorder.
Published: March 10, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
TODD SMITH: In the latest session of my "Eat Well-Be Well" class I'm taking at the Center for Living at the Prairie Heart Institute, we got back our "checkbooks," where we recorded what we're eating and how many calories are in it. The teacher also gave us report cards to detail our progress.
Published: March 09, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
ALEX GARCIA: Trying to get fit can be overwhelming. It seems like there is so much to do you have no clue where to start. Here are five steps to get you started.
1. Start eating healthy. Think double servings of green veggies, lean proteins such as chicken breast, fish, lean pork loin, lean turkey breast, beans, tofu, and low-fat cottage cheese, and healthy snacks such as light yogurt, fiber bars, and fruit.
Published: March 07, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
CARRIE SKOGSBERG: The American Heart Association has released new heart disease prevention guidelines for women. Learn what these new guidelines mean for heart disease prevention.
Published: March 06, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: The majority of my clients (both personal training and in my CrossFit gym) are females. Most people would think that men would be the ones crawling to get into a serious fitness program like CrossFit that takes guts to get into, but this is not true. We have plenty of men, but women take the prize.
Published: March 04, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
CARRIE SKOGSBERG: A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight heart disease. Healthy eating habits supply our body with the nutrients it needs, and helps to prevent several other risk factors of heart disease: obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Eating healthy is easier than it sounds, and the American Heart Association offers a variety of tools to keep you and your family eating healthy.
Published: March 02, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
DR. GARY L. DUNNINGTON:
A recent study has shown that women with early breast cancer do not need a painful procedure that has long been routine; removal of a large number of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit, according to the New York Times
. Dr. Gary L. Dunnington, director of the Breast Center at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and professor and chair of surgery at SIU, provides the answers in this Q and A on what he recommends when it comes to treatment.
Published: Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
SARA LOPINSKI: So often when you decide to "go on a diet" or resolve to adopt a healthier eating lifestyle, one of the first complaints is feeling hungry all the time. When this happens, one possible cause is not consuming enough dietary fiber.
Published: Feb. 25, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Spring is almost here and spring-cleaning, is just around the corner.
You probably know where you can dispose of your unwanted, outdated computer, or where to donate all of your no longer fashionable clothing, but do you know how to properly dispose of your unwanted or expired medications, which are taking up valuable space in your medicine cabinet?