Tag: health

Are rice cakes part of a healthy meal?

Are rice cakes part of a healthy meal? If you like rice cakes as I do, they can be a healthy alternative to bread or sandwich fixings. Adding avocado, peanut butter, and other items can add additional nutritiousness to them and be part of a healthy meal. Things to be aware of are flavorings and other things that can add artificial flavorings, sodium, and other things that are less than healthy for us. Check out this interesting blog post which offers great information regarding the health benefits of rice cakes and what you can place on them for a healthy Read More »

Healthcare costs and the new institutes the larger hospital systems are building, and your health.

Healthcare costs, new institutes the larger hospital systems are building, and your health. It’s no secret that in the USA we pay more than any other country for healthcare. Yet, when you talk to your local doctor, you may be surprised that they are being paid less by insurers as your insurance premiums continue to rise. Primary doctors help us avoid unnecessary medical interventions and handle many common health problems simply and cost-effectively. As hospitals buy more physician practices and the seemingly efficient 10-minute office visit becomes the norm, health care costs are exploding upward while the quality of care Read More »

Living longer; how long can humans live and would you want to?

Living longer; how long can humans live and would you want to? The NY Times recently published an article questioning how long we could live.  If you could live well over a hundred years, would you want to? Would you be healthy or dependent on others to function and be kept alive with drugs and doctor visits as seems to be quite common in states like Florida with older residents? Would you outlive your savings? The article references someone who lived to 122 years old and was independent until the age of 110.  Very few of us ever live that Read More »

Exercise needed for health varies with your age. Check out this fantastic article.

Exercise needed for health varies with your age. Check out this fantastic article. Your exercise needs in your 40’s may be different from those needs in your 50’s and 60s. It is known that older people do better with consuming protein while younger people utilize carbs better.   It turns out that your exercise needs change as you age as well. It has been thought that exercise can lower your blood pressure and improve your HDL profiles.   Check out this interesting article from Fast Company. This is how much exercise you really need to stay healthy at 40, 50, and 60 Read More »

Eating habits are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths globally according to USA Today.

Eating habits are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths globally according to USA Today. The old saying, you are what you eat has a lot of truth to it when it comes to longevity. According to USA Today, internationally, 1 in 5 deaths are caused by eating habits. The state that “People didn’t consume enough nuts, seeds, milk and whole grains, according to data from 2017. Instead, they consumed too much processed meat, sodium and sugary drinks. ”  This was recently published in the medical Journal, The Lancet in an article entitled Global Burden of Disease analysis. For many years, Read More »