Preventative health tests offer people the opportunity to learn about any potential diseases or serious health issues before the problem gets out of hand. Unfortunately, many people are either too busy to take these tests, embarrassed to ask their doctor about them or may even be worried about the outcome. Read the rest of this entry »
Harassment is a multi-faceted issue. When you are being harassed by another person, there are actual physical and mental issues that accompany the problem. It is more than just the actual issue of being harassed, it is a violation of your well-being. Some may say that this is a little over-dramatic. They may say that, once the harassment stops, the problem is gone. They may even say that reacting to the harassment in the first place is silly because there are laws protecting you against harassment and you should just have these laws enforced. These people have never been truly harassed. Read the rest of this entry »
Most women begin receiving annual Pap smears right around their eighteenth birthday and continue on for the rest of their lives. If you’re a woman, are you aware of the nine other tests that you should have by the time you hit 40? In case you thought your annual trip to the gynecologist was sufficient, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten medical tests that every woman should have before their fortieth birthday. Make a list of these tests and check them off as you get them done. Read the rest of this entry »
If you find yourself eating more takeout meals than home cooked meals, chances are that you aren’t eating as healthy as you could be. As more popular restaurant chains add drive-thru or carry-out services to their menu, more people are dining out for the sake of convenience. If this sounds like you, it’s time to take control of the takeout menu and begin to eat in a more healthy way. Here’s how:
Order Dressing on the Side
Dressing is a virtual salad killer. If you’re ordering a salad in an attempt to eat a healthy meal, the dressing that you choose can ruin your meal in no time flat. Instead of having your dressing added to your salad, ask for it on the side. When you sit down to eat, don’t pour your dressing over your salad. Instead, dip your fork in the dressing and then pierce your lettuce. You’ll have just the right amount of dressing to add flavor without adding dozens of calories!
Get Down With the Brown
Whether you are ordering a main dish that comes with sides or ordering sides in lieu of a meal, skip anything that’s white. Choose brown rice, whole grain breads, wheat pastas and sweet potatoes instead of their lighter colored siblings. Not only will you be choosing healthier options, you’ll be selecting foods that are more satisfying. Eating these foods will fill you up more quickly and keep you fuller for longer.
Skip the Fried Food
Fried food is yummy, there’s no doubt about it! Fried food is also ridiculously high in calories. Instead of choosing fried chicken or fish, ask for grilled or broiled meats or fish. Grilling and broiling are much healthier ways of preparing meats and are just as flavorful.
If there is a particular dish that you’re craving, don’t skip it just because its featured meat is fried! Ask if the cook can prepare the same dish using grilled or broiled meat instead. Most restaurants will be happy to adjust a meal to please their customers.
Load Up on Veggies
Whenever you’re given the choice, load up on veggies! Whether you’re ordering a side or main, packing your plate full of vegetables is one of the easiest ways to make sure your meal is healthy. Most restaurants offer vegetarian dishes or dishes that can easily be transformed into vegetarian dishes. If you decide to fill your plate with vegetables, make sure that they aren’t slathered in butter!
Order it Naked
Many meals on any restaurants would be healthy if it weren’t for the sauces, butters, gravies and cheeses that they are swimming in. If you simply can’t resist having that double cheeseburger, go for it! Just ask for it plain. When you bring it home, add healthy toppings from your own refrigerator to make it uniquely yours. If the sauce s your favorite part of the sandwich, ask for it on the side. Dip your sandwich before you take a bite to get flavor with fewer calories.
If you’re trying to eat healthy, there’s no reason why you can’t order takeout from your favorite restaurant! If you know how to choose healthier options and aren’t afraid to ask that some menu items be tailored to your tastes, you can eat in a healthy way, even if you aren’t cooking it yourself!
Did you know that the way you eat can affect how you suffer, or don’t suffer, with allergies this season? Spring is just around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about your allergies. By stocking your kitchen the right way, you can help reduce the symptoms of your allergies. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone loves the holiday season. More specifically, people love eating during the holiday season. It’s two months where we are allowed to stuff our faces with foods we try to avoid or eat minimally. Unfortunately when the New Year rolls around, we are snapped back into reality and end up gaining a few extra unwanted pounds. This holiday season be ahead of the game; stay trim and fit throughout the holidays so you don’t have to throw yourself in a menacing diet come January 1st. To help you either lose weight or maintain your weight during the holiday seasons, read on for some personal helpful tips! Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re one of the many who’s been trying to lose excess weight, then here’s something that might just help you lose more weight, or maybe help you keep the weight off for good.
The key, according to many health and fitness experts, is to maintain the feeling of being full and to do it by eating and loading up with the right kinds of food. By right kinds of food we mean those that contain few calories, less sugar, and less “bad” fat. Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re on the slopes more than 7,000 feet above sea level, with the sun beating down on you and the wind whipping your face, you might not be concerned about your looks. But when you left the resort that morning, you probably gave yourself a final once-over and made sure you were styling. You want to make sure your clothing will protect you from the elements, but you don’t want to look like a 10-year-old heading out for his first snow day. Read the rest of this entry »