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What you shouldn't eat (or drink) this year

I don’t like to tell people what not to eat. I like to tell them what to eat. However, the majority of people want to know which foods might lead them down the wrong path. So I will succumb to the popularity contest! Here it goes.

Posted: January 28, 2015
How to make more time for sex

Work, kids and a busy schedule can easily get in the way of your love life. But it's possible to make sex a priority. Check out these tips to help you find time to get intimate.

Posted: January 22, 2015
Stretches, yoga poses to help prevent injuries and soreness

Stretching and recovery are key to any exercise routine to prevent overuse injuries and excessive pain.

Posted: January 21, 2015
How to engage your abs, build core strength for a flatter tummy

When someone asks about “spot training” a specific part of the body, it is often the abs. While training the stomach muscles may strengthen them, a lot of core exercises do not typically result in a skinny middle.

Posted: January 14, 2015
Want to quit a bad habit? Know which approach is best for you

It is a popular time of year for people to think about changing their habits. Does changing a habit mean quitting it all together or reducing it to a healthy level? 

Posted: December 31, 2014
3 tips to avoid getting sick this winter

It’s the time of year for family gatherings and other social events, but it is clearly the season for sickness, too.

Posted: December 17, 2014
3 rules of holiday indulging to avoid weight gain

To stay healthy this season, focus on my three rules of indulging: Less frequency, better density and more resiliency.

Posted: December 10, 2014
5 ingredients to make holiday baking healthier

Making your holiday baking healthier will allow you to enjoy baked goods with friends and family without all the guilt!

Posted: November 26, 2014
Eat cereal for breakfast? 3 things you must know

It’s true that a lot of people wonder about cereal for breakfast. It seems it is the fast and easy choice. But is it a good one?

Posted: November 12, 2014
3 ways to control 'trigger' foods that lead to overeating

Most people can name a food or two that they lose a little self-control around.

Posted: November 05, 2014
Omaha woman runs marathon in memory of her dog, longtime training partner

I adopted my dog, Cali, from the Nebraska Humane Society in 2003. He was 4-months-old, and I couldn’t wait to take him on training runs with me.

Posted: November 05, 2014
Blogger remembers 'we couldn’t have done it without Jack' Mayfield

Cyclists who have ridden in a well organized paceline know the feeling of riding with friends who work hard, work for others and can be trusted. Let me tell you about one of those people. Jack Mayfield.

Updated: November 02, 2014 - 3:05 pm
Why yoga can help you lose weight, live happier

Yoga should be a part of everyone’s exercise regimen.

Posted: October 22, 2014
How to avoid the freshman 15

If things get out of control, it is much harder to catch up.

Updated: September 03, 2014 - 10:17 am
Men experience more pleasure, anxiety than women during their "first time"

As a sex therapist I ask my clients about their sexual history. We talk about their first sexual encounters and their first time having intercourse.

Posted: August 29, 2014
Tips to get the most out of your gym membership

 Follow some of these suggestions, and I guarantee you will start using your membership more consistently. 

Posted: August 29, 2014
How much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

Gaining too much or not enough when baby’s on board can have serious consequences for both mom and baby.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Trying to lose weight? You're probably not eating enough

Here are step-by-step instructions to calculate your calorie needs to lose weight and to provide as much energy as possible for workouts.

Posted: August 27, 2014
Avoid boring school lunches with these tips

Here's how to get away from the monotony of making sandwiches, and get kids interested in packing their own tasty, nutritious lunch.

Posted: August 20, 2014
5 ways to boost literacy, language skills among newborns, children

It’s August and time to return to school. Are your kids ready?

Posted: August 12, 2014
Even the fittest should get their hearts checked

Every year thousands of people lose their life to sudden cardiac arrest. This is a condition that is developed when the heart beats slower or faster than normal. And someone can seem to be healthy meaning they exercise regularly and eat well but may not even know they are at risk.

Posted: June 03, 2014
Is it really dangerous to hold your pee?

Did you know that thinking about going pee often creates the impulse?

Posted: June 02, 2014
Get weird in the kitchen

I have to admit, Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern kind of grosses me out. It features Zimmern traveling the world to try different and “bizarre” foods, in hopes of making its viewers say, “Ewwwww!” Maybe that isn’t his only intention, but he sure gets a lot of that response from my family.

Posted: May 28, 2014
May is National Masturbation Month

May is a great month for many reasons: Mother’s Day, graduation and Memorial Day. What many don’t know is that it also is National Masturbation Month.

Posted: May 22, 2014
Eating more fat will help you lose weight

The fat in your diet isn’t what matters so much as the fat that you keep in your body. In other words, the fat that you eat may not necessarily be deposited in your arteries, and it is the fat in your arteries that increases your risk for heart disease.

Posted: May 21, 2014

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