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Healthy Living with Lori Brothers: Give yourself the gift of a positive attitude
This is the season for giving and I thought it would be a great time to talk about the uplifting gift of a positive attitude that you can give to yourself and others. You give the gift of enjoyment to yourself when you choose to relate to the ordinary routine of life in a positive way.
Lori Brothers on Healthy Living: Face up to Sugar Monkey business
One of our heart patients has a wonderful way of describing her challenge of controlling her sugar cravings. She often says, “I have the Sugar Monkey on my back.” Do you have the Sugar Monkey on your back? Do you crave sugar? Do you love to indulge in decadent sweets?
Lori Brothers on Healthy Living: It’s time to talk potatoes
I bring up the potato because around the holidays, I have very interesting “food” conversations with people. Mashed potatoes, cheesey potatoes, scalloped potatoes, french fries, and buttered parsely potatoes all rank high on the sentimental “taste buds scale.”
Lori Brothers: It’s time to get grounded for the holidays
Along with holiday excitement can come a lot of stress. Financial, family, work can all play into how you are feeling about the holidays. This is the time to review what you really value about your life, and the things you really care about.
Lori Brothers on Healthy Living: The holidays are here — start moving!
A combination of movement and calm is the only sure way to get through this holiday season without contributing to your weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and unhealthy blood sugar levels. Research has shown that holiday weight gain “is slight but can last a lifetime,” according to a National Institute of Health study.
Lori Brothers on Healthy Living: Bless your family with a new you
Making an opportunity to choose change can be a blessing you give your family this holiday season. I know at the hospital when we have a special theme day in the cafeteria, it boosts moral and gets people excited for something different.
Lori Brothers on Healthy Living: Rochelle says maintain, don’t gain
“Maintain, don’t gain.” This is good advice from one of our Ornish dieticians and personal nutrition counselor, Rochelle Rashid-Nebel. Now that we are moving into holiday months, Rochelle has some great tips to raise our awareness during a time when our good patterns — and good results — tend to fall easily by the wayside.
Lori Brothers on Healthy Living: If you don’t brush after sampling Halloween candy, you’re inviting dental woes
Since you are probably reading this a day after Halloween — a most sugary time of the year — I thought it might be a good time to review the benefits of good dental hygiene. Halloween and Easter are the two times of year when I really have to be diligent at monitoring my sugar intake.
Lori Brothers on Health Living: Stay focused to reach success
An old proverb is great medicine for anyone who is unhappy with perceiving failed goals. It’s “Do not look where you fell but where you slipped.” In the real success stories of life, it’s about knowing where to keep your attention that creates the win. If you stay focused on the goal, and the habits that most meet the goal, when you slip, you will tend not to dwell on it.
Healthy Living with Lori Brothers: Clothes can make you look, feel good
Have you ever felt blue? Have you ever been green with envy? Were you ever so mad that you saw red? Does it feel like a gray day? Color shows up as a metaphor for our feelings and moods in our language. It is often true that we can be influenced in our moods and about how we see others by what we, or they, are wearing.
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