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Connie Bennett

Mom Taught Me How to Live and Die With Courage, Spirit and Spunk: Learn From Her, Too

Connie Bennett | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

All of us still living can learn from my mother. Mom offered a stellar example of how best to leave this earth: The secret to dying well is to seize the moment with courage and determination and to squeeze as much joy, fun and deliciousness as you can while doing what you most love.

Don't Want to Quit or Reduce Sugar? First, Find Your Biggest Sugar 'Whys'

Connie Bennett | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Are you angry with yourself because you can't seem to turn down tempting desserts or other empty-calorie carbs -- even though you began your day determined to eat cleanly?

Sugar Shock: The Path to Disease and More

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

The average American consumes some 170 pounds a year in foods, beverages and sweeteners. But millions don't realize that eating sugar and refined carbs could lead to many problems.

Sugar Hits the News, Thanks to Dr. Lustig's YouTube Video and Nightline (VIDEO)

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Sugar and its dangers are in the news again, thanks to ABC's popular show, Nightline, which, last night, aired a compelling story spotlighting sugar's role in the obesity crisis.

Fell Off The Diet Wagon? 10 Tips To Pick Yourself Up

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

If you ate those no-no foods and ignored your good intentions, now is not the time to beat up on yourself. Instead, use your "falling down" to shower yourself with warmth, sympathy and compassion.

Halloween: Sales Of Empty-Calorie, Sugar-Filled Candies Soar

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

It's only fitting that I begin as a Huffington Post blogger soon before Halloween, a spooky holiday, when many of our country's adults feel that it's un-American NOT to give out sugar-loaded candies.

Speak Out Against Ill-Advised Coke-Doctors Partnership

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

For a doctors' group to take a six-figure sum from Coke is like accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Tobacco to create a physician-approved website claiming cigarettes are part of a healthy lifestyle.

7 Tips To Relieve Holiday Stress

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

While 'tis the season to be merry, for many of us, it's also a season for stress, anxiety and angst, which leads us to behave in ways we're sure to ...