By Rachel Berman RD, Director of Nutrition at CalorieCount.com
More than 1 in 3 adults in the United States are currently obese, which comes along with a myriad of health concerns such as diabetes and heart disease. But what’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? Too much fat? Sugar? Fast food? While all of these [...]
By Colleen Sell
The Rochester Medical Center Division of Geriatrics and Aging recently identified the nature and causes of health problems afflicting and expected to afflict the aging population.
1. Physical activity and nutrition: Physical activity and good nutrition prevent or delay many diseases and conditions. As we age, many of us become [...]
SAFETY BUZZ / By Brenda Zofrea
Are you aware of the dangers children face growing up today? Do you believe most strangers are good and would not hurt a child? Have you discussed with your grandchildren unsafe behaviors (action and words) that may put them in harm’s way? Have you [...]
By: Melissa Valliant
Editor’s Note: We grandparents know that helping our grandchildren grow up strong and healthy is a serious responsibility. Well, it appears we are overlooking one of the most important; weight. To turn around this epidemic of obesity in our country, we grandparents need to model for our families a healthy weight. When [...]
A NASA scientist reveals the science of why sitting is deadly — and how to use gravity to achieve lifelong health — in new book
Americans have struggled for decades to exercise more and get healthy, but we’re still fatter, sicker and more tired than ever before. Why [...]
What motivated Steve and Missy Deer to lose more than 200 pounds? “We did it for our grandchild so we could be in her life as long as possible….”
Wake-up calls come in many forms. Ours came in a tiny pink bundle of pure joy: our granddaughter, Eliza Rose.
When Eliza was born, we were [...]
If your grandchild is overweight, discussing that problem can be one of the most difficult conversations you’ll face as a grandparent. Here are several reasons why grandparents are hesitant to have the “weight talk” and some compelling reasons for overcoming that reluctance.
If you’re the grandparent of an overweight [...]