Mark Twain on Habits

I recently happened upon this Mark Twain quote: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” I like to take it back a step. The first step to…

Continue Reading Mark Twain on Habits

Protecting Your Health vs. Many Conditions

Dr. Gabe Mirkin, whose newsletter I have been reading for years, and highly recommend, reported on a study published last summer: you can reduce your risk of dementia by up to 70 percent when you follow the same healthful habits that help to prevent heart attacks. The study found that…

Continue Reading Protecting Your Health vs. Many Conditions

Soda is Poison

If you are looking for your first new habit for 2019, try eliminating soda (diet and regular) from your diet. Every time I give a speech, I use “giving up soda” as an example of a health habit to adopt. I talk about the incredibly huge amount of sugar in…

Continue Reading Soda is Poison

Health Despite Genes

Happy New Year! Dr. Gabe Mirkin, whose health newsletter I have been reading for years, and highly recommend, reported on a study published last summer with wonderfully positive news: lifestyle factors can have a positive impact on the way your body responds to your genes. Researchers looked at identical twins…

Continue Reading Health Despite Genes

Health Habits Can Add 12 Years to Your Life

I am an advocate of adopting new habits all year long, and not waiting for New Year’s Day. That said, calendar events (birthdays, the start of a month, and the start of a year) can inspire people to focus on personal development. And with a new year on the horizon,…

Continue Reading Health Habits Can Add 12 Years to Your Life

Health Updates & New Habits

The way I approach the sixth of my Six Simple Rules, “Be Healthy,” is closely connected to the fifth, “Be a Lifelong Learner”. I regularly read health-related articles to keep up on the latest science around eating well and exercise, and work on new habits according to what I learn.…

Continue Reading Health Updates & New Habits

Eating & Alzheimer’s

With dementia (and specifically Alzheimer’s disease) a part of my family history, an article in The Atlantic, “The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's,” caught my attention. Its sub-title, “A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline,” reinforced my commitment to the way I…

Continue Reading Eating & Alzheimer’s

Do Your Part for Your Health

Early this summer, the New York Times published “How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached”. The piece explains, “The mortality rate flattens among the oldest of the old, a study of elderly Italians concludes, suggesting that the oldest humans have not yet reached the limits of life…

Continue Reading Do Your Part for Your Health

Juice is not Health Food

I have learned the best way to visualize the about the amount of sugar in anything is to look at the nutrition label and divide the number of grams of sugar by four. That will tell you how many teaspoons of sugar are in one serving of that item. Every…

Continue Reading Juice is not Health Food

Healthy Eating Habits

Earlier this year, the New York Times published an article regarding weight loss—specifically, the best way to lose weight. One conclusion: The best diet is the one you can stick to. I have written and spoken frequently about the way I eat. I don’t push a particular diet and I…

Continue Reading Healthy Eating Habits

Healthy Eating & Your Microbiome

Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s Fitness and Health e-Zine is one of my go-to places for keeping up with the latest suggestions for my health. In a recent article entitled, “What You Eat, Not Your Genes, Determines Your Microbiome,” Dr. Mirkin wrote, “The hottest area of medical research today may well be…

Continue Reading Healthy Eating & Your Microbiome

Stop Smoking Now

One of my friends passed away this year. She was only 60. She died from cancer. She was a smoker. And she knew smoking is what did her in. Another of my friends, also age 60, has a different story to tell. A number of years ago, she had bronchitis.…

Continue Reading Stop Smoking Now

End of content

No more pages to load