Let’s Hear it For the Boys: Two Guys Lose Weight

You may have caught our body image post a few weeks back. Admittedly, it was geared toward women, since it’s women who tend to be bombarded by weight loss messages each January. But a different type of weight loss headline caught our eye this… read more >

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Announced

The Department of Health and Human Services today announced new dietary guidelines. They amend these recommendations every five years. The guidelines include 23 Key Recommendations aimed at improving public health by reducing obesity in adults and children. Among them: Enjoy your food, but eat… read more >

Stretch Your Front to Ease Your Back

When you spend much of your day seated, these muscles often become tight, which can pull on your pelvis and create low back tension…read more >

Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement Wednesday about a possible link between breast implants—both saline and silicone—and a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The agency is currently aware of about 60 cases of ALCL in women… read more >

Fresh Start: 5 Easy, Natural Steps to Live Healthier

Eat your vegetables! Drink plenty of water! Get regular exercise! These simple health tips have been drilled into your head since you were a kid. But do you know the particulars? How many vegetables are enough? How much hydration you really need? How can… read more >

Helping Haiti: A Report from the Field

January 12th , 2011 marked the one year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti and left death and destruction in its wake. By late October 2010, the ravaged country began to face another crisis – a cholera outbreak that started in… read more >

Stretch Your Hamstrings, Soothe Your Back

Tight hamstrings can contribute to lower back pain by pulling on the back part of the pelvis where they attach (the sitting bones) and thus creating tension in the low back. This simple forward bend will help stretch the backs of your legs while releasing muscular tension in…read more >