Author Archive for janet.little

Watch out for sneaky scams disguised as New Year’s diets

I find it interesting that while most adults may not believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, or the Easter Bunny, they’re quick to believe — as the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31 — that the “I Will Forever Eat Healthy Fairy” or the “I Will Go the Gym Five Times a Week Leprechaun” […]

Key factors in fighting childhood obesity begin at home

Childhood obesity has tripled within the last 30 years. Currently one child in four is overweight. In addition, up to 80 percent of obese youth continue this trend into adulthood, becoming obese adults. Although there are many factors influencing a child’s weight, studies show that a child’s activity level has a greater effect on his […]

Sports, energy, fruit and carbonated drinks and more

Day-to-day routines can be so hectic and exhausting; you’re too tired even to think about being active after a hard day of working. Energy drinks are highly popular right now, and the temptation is to pop open a can of energy so you can do more, be even more on the go, and get that […]

There’s still time to fit into your little black holiday dress

With holiday parties and seasonal celebrations right around the corner, it’s time to break out the little black dress, patent leather pumps and sparkling jewelry. But wait a minute, what if your festive frock is a bit tight? With a few helpful hints you’ll be able to fit into your black dress in no time […]

Easy tips for avoiding holiday weight gain

’Tis the season for tempting foods, family dinners, office parties, and a lot of other distractions that can deter you from eating healthily. Christmas, Channukah and New Year’s are just around the corner, and most likely you’re going to be overindulging in food, alcohol and just about whatever else you can get your hands on. […]

Put a lid on canned energy drinks

Day-to-day routines can be so hectic and exhausting, that you’re too tired even to think about what comes after a hard day’s work. Often you are tempted to pop open a can of energy and hope it helps you get more done throughout the day. However — as popular as they’ve become — carbonated energy […]

Natural solutions can help to knock out insomnia

It’s 2 a.m. and you still can’t sleep a wink. You toss and turn and you can’t stop thinking about work, family, money, or what you need to do tomorrow. All of these stressors can thwart your attempts towards a good night’s rest. If you find yourself spending too much time trying to fall asleep, […]

Boosting your brain power with nutrients

Use it or lose it. The saying holds true when it comes to protecting your brain’s cognitive health. Cognitive health refers to skills such as learning, memory, decision-making, abstract thinking, reasoning, insight, and even appreciation of beauty. By following a healthy diet and living a healthy lifestyle, you can help maintain optimal cognitive functioning. Brain […]

Boost your child’s immunity

Developing and supporting a healthy immune system can help protect your child from harmful bacteria and viruses. This year’s flu season brings greater challenges with the potential spread of H1N1 (swine) flu, so it’s especially important to support your child’s immune system before they get sick. Going back to school usually means an increase of […]