Affirmations: the hot new thing replacing New Year’s goals

It’s a new year, and that means a lot of people are re-upping their goals. Fitness, professional, nutritional, personal…I think we’re all familiar. Let’s do something different this year. Let’s write some affirmations. The shortfalls of New Year’s goals We’re not strangers to the concept of ‘goals’. There are so many gurus out there championing…… Continue reading Affirmations: the hot new thing replacing New Year’s goals

What’s a Brazilian butt lift and why’s it so dangerous?

Your Brazilian butt lift may bite you in the butt. Sorry. That headline was just asking for a dad joke. Spend ten minutes on social media nowadays and it’s hard to ignore the emphasis society has been putting on the ol’, as Forest Gump would say, “buttocks.” Brazilian butt lifts are more dangerous than other…… Continue reading What’s a Brazilian butt lift and why’s it so dangerous?

When should you get tested for diabetes?

Updated screening recommendations for Type 2 diabetes suggests your doctor start testing you at a younger age. The USPSTF, which stands for the United States Preventive Services Task Force, released a recommendation this month which states the screening age for overweight and obese Americans should be lowered from 40 to 35. The idea behind screening…… Continue reading When should you get tested for diabetes?

How to talk to a parent about aging and losing facilities

Oh, aging. We keep talking about it.  It’s hard not to talk about aging, as a growing number of the baby boomer generation hit retirement age and begin to test the limits of our healthcare, medicare, and social security systems. So how do you talk to your aging parents about help as they get older?…… Continue reading How to talk to a parent about aging and losing facilities

The stunning science behind fitness trackers

Between your phone, your watch, your pedometer, your glasses, your shoes, and your headphones, fitness devices are everywhere. In fact, some fitness devices have their own tracking devices in a never-ending loop of tracking your tracking. But here’s the question: Do fitness trackers really work? Amazon, Apple, Garmin, Nike, UnderArmour, WHOOP, Fitbit…Peloton…It’s 2021 and really,…… Continue reading The stunning science behind fitness trackers

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