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Lori Brothers: Intimacy plays key role in good health
Recently, I had a very wise gentleman — a local businessman — share what a large impact it made on him to learn how much social support is directly related to health. He said that he was willing to learn more about exercise because he knew that was necessary and practical.
Lori Brothers: Does milk really do a body good?
There is a continuing debate about whether milk is as good for you as you think. So I decided to explore the pros and cons of drinking milk. “Milk is one-stop shopping for nutrition,” according to Dr. Bill Sears, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine.
Lori Brothers: Getting enough calcium can help avoid osteoporosis
We all know that consuming dairy products is a great way to get calcium into your diet. Making them fat-free also impacts your heart health. Milk, ice cream, Cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, American cheese, Mozzarella cheese and yogurt all contain around 100 mg of calcium per serving.
Lori Brothers: A positive attitude can lead to a healthier lifestyle
“Wake up determined to go to bed satisfied,” says Doug Petrik, Jameson’s “resident marathoner.” In Doug’s case it takes a lot of positive self-talk and motivation for him to train hard to do well in his running competitions.
Lori Brothers: Get your shot, exercise and eat right
So can you actually impact the body’s defense mechanisms? What are the best defenses to boost your immune system? While some people age healthily, the conclusion of many studies is that, compared with younger people, the elderly are far more likely to contract infectious diseases, according to Harvard Health Publications.
Lori Brothers: Go ahead, take a chance on edamame
I was delighting that there was edamame on the salad bar when the person next to me looked at it and said, “What’s that?!” I noticed that there was a label in front of the container, which could only mean that the kitchen also knew that an “identifier” was needed.
Lori Brothers: Set joyful goals for the new year
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool bar in life, just like on your computer, with an “undo” button? Think about how handy this would be in situations like when you lock yourself out of the house, forget to pay your cell phone bill, or over-indulge in high-calorie foods.
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.”
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