Food & Nutrition

Celebrating American Heart Month with Seven Ways to Stay Heart Healthy

February 21, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Each year, one out of every four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease – the leading killer in both men and women, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that is a sobering statistic, there are a variety of ways you can remain heart healthy no matter […]

Research: Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

September 10, 2018 | Chris Hughes

Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the best way we can fight the disease is with prevention. In addition to exercising regularly and not smoking, a new study has emerged that gives clues into which foods may help keep our brain healthy. A report from the National Institutes of […]

Five Foods and Drinks that can Derail Your Diet

August 15, 2018 | Chris Hughes

We’ve all been there. You make the decision to eat healthier meals, exercise more and cut out the late-night craving for sweets. You lose a few pounds initially, then it seems that you’re stuck. You can’t drop any more weight. Many times, foods that are marketed as healthy choices might be what’s sabotaging your diet. […]

Top Foods to Keep Your Brain Healthy

August 2, 2018 | Chris Hughes

You may think of eating healthy to keep your body functioning well physically, but a new study shows a good diet goes a long way for your mental health as well. The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) released a report recently, concluding that diet impacts brain health – a good diet can strengthen the […]

Take Action!

May 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

Older adults benefit from healthy lifestyle changes to a greater degree than any other age group, according to the Diabetes Prevention Program study. “The lifestyle change program can help you lose weight through eating better and being more physically active,” reports the Centers for Disease Control. “You will also learn how to reduce stress. All […]

All in Good Taste

April 27, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

Saturday, April 21, 2018, Lake Gibson Village invited the public to join their residents for a double treat. Everyone relaxed in the elegant and historic dinner theatre and enjoyed the beautiful sounds of the Lakeland Chorale Society. It was a mesmerizing performance as Lakeland’s nostalgic mass-member chorus sang a captivating a cappella rendition of ‘My […]

The Secret to Feeling — and Looking — Young

October 2, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

There is no reason for senior adults not to love their age. Getting your rest, eating properly, exercising, and developing a positive attitude will not only make you feel younger than you are — you’ll look better too. Follow this simple advice to tap into your inner fountain of youth!  1) Get your beauty sleep. […]

The Real-Life Biggest Loser

July 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

There is a lot of evidence that “yo-yo dieting” is not only harmful but seems to be inevitable for many folks. Is it is possible to lose weight and keep most of it off? According to new research on 3,000 participants in the National Weight Control Registry, yes, it is — but you have to […]

Smart Fat

May 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Low-fat diets that get rid of “bad” or saturated fats — the fat found in things we love to eat like french fries, processed foods, cakes, cookies, ice cream, thick steaks, and cheese — is a good thing for your heart. But it’s also important to eat foods that contain the so-called “good” fats. These […]

Berry Good For You!

November 3, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Fresh berries are some of the most powerful — and delicious — disease-fighting foods available. That’s because they are rich in antioxidants that fight cell damage in your body. The terms “antioxidants” and “free radicals” are ones you’ve probably read or heard about, but if you don’t quite understand them, you’re not alone. Simply put: […]