Barbara Anderson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Her expertise is in helping families traverse the stages a child with diabetes will go through during adolescence.
Women have followed low-nutrient diets, along with over-exercising. These approaches may have caused more damage to their bodies, possibly even putting themselves into increased risk for osteoporosis.
Now I know most of us can't get to the Big Apple for the big race, but you can train like them. Why not do a stay at home runner/walker workout like the marathon runners for one week?
Of course, the only way my "social media diet" will work is if I stay with it. Just as with human diet counselors, it's easy to find excuses to disengage, which is one of the reasons I've had a lifelong battle with my weight.
Developing a healthy lifestyle is about changing habits and making better choices for a lifetime. As adults, we set the example for our children.
Let's take a few moments to identify some of the most common Halloween thought sabotagers and how to address them.
The candy on Halloween isn't nearly as big a source of added sugar as the sugary drinks. The biggest source of added sugar comes from beverages, and for teens, sugary drinks are the No. 1 source of calories.
If I can just start to choose to laugh when something unexpected happens instead of getting flustered, I'd be a happier athlete -- and a happier athlete is a more fit athlete in my workout world.
I was asked the other day why the English people had bad teeth. Like you, I have definitely heard the stereotype. Here are my findings on a few "dental myths."
While the AMA publications and spokespeople are quick with the press releases saying that nutritional supplements are not only useless, but dangerous, the scientific backing for those statements is lacking.
Exercise is key -- and I believe it is the best way to stave off stress, stay healthy and clear your mind.
I run miles on the incline treadmill, wear "tough girl" workout gear and take classes with words like "melt" and "boot camp." I don't go to classes involving dance or large groups of women. This is what Zumba entailed.
If you're watching your weight and not getting any closer to your goal, look closely at the weight-loss principles you're following. It could be that diet myths are causing you to pack on pounds.
Medicine doesn't always come in a pill. In fact, some of the most powerful medicines are delicious and can be found at your local supermarket or "farmacy."
The thing about food addiction is that, unlike drugs, alcohol or smoking, food addiction is not yet frowned upon by society... What an ideal substance to abuse, right?
When asked for a recipe that was healthy or "a better version" for Halloween, I immediately thought of a mouthwateringly delicious, raw-food dessert I'd had at a potluck, made of nuts, dried fruit and a little coconut.
Exercise directly deals with the root of the problem -- insulin resistance -- like no other treatment. For many people with type 2 diabetes, exercise is the most important thing they can do.
While bad breath can be entertaining and comical, it is also important to discuss bad breath with your kids as well as teach them to be conscious of it.
The vast array of cardio machines is dizzying. But when it comes to getting results, boosting your fitness and shrinking your waistline, the best cardio machine is the one that burns the most calories.
"Natural," "Nontoxic" or even "Eco-Safe" on the label of your shampoo, deodorant or makeup, makes you think it'd be made with healthy, safety-tested ingredients, right? Well, not always.