Category Archives: Wellness

Health and Wellness: When Is Play a Good Thing?

Play, Key to health and wellness
Hey you, play time…you’re not getting any younger!

Here is a rather funny twelve-minute TED Talk conducted by Charlie Todd the creator of Improv Everywhere, a group that creates absurd and joyful public scenes. Laughter is indeed great preventive medicine for the mind, body and spirit.  Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and watch!  Oh, by the way, when is play a good thing? Continue reading

Weight Loss Myths and Facts:Vegetarian diets mean weight loss and better health

Vegetarian Weight Loss PlanBest Weight Loss Diet Plan Myth 4B: A Vegetarian diet means you are sure to lose weight and be healthier.

Myth = As in non-vegetarian diets, vegetarian diets have their own set of challenges to nutritional adequacy. Nutrients that non-vegetarians normally consume from animal products may not always be found in a vegetarian eating plan. Additionally, vegetarians, just as non-vegetarians, can make poor food choices for weight loss and are not immune to being overweight.  Continue reading

Myths and Facts to Successful Weight Loss: High-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight.

Is a high protein low carb the best weight loss diet plan?Best Weight Loss Diet Myth 4AHigh-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight.

Myth = The long-term health effects of a high-protein/low-carbohydrate (HPLC) diet are unknown. But, by getting most of our daily calories from high-protein foods like meat, eggs, and cheese we are following a diet plan that has a higher percentage of fat calories, saturated fat at that, and thus raises the risk of heart disease. Is this the best weight loss diet plan you want to follow? Continue reading