Healthy Recipe: Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

This one-pan chicken dish is a whole meal in one skillet. But add a simple side salad to sneak in another serving of veggies. This calls for tender haricots verts because they’re quick cooking; traditional green beans likely won’t be tender enough after the brief cooking time at the end. If that’s all you have, steam […]

Fitness Training for Baby Boomers Ranks as No. 4 Trend for 2019

Exercise later in life isn’t just important. It’s downright trendy. Fitness programs for people over 50 rank as the No. 4 hot topic coming next year, according to the 13th annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends from international consulting giant Wolters Kluwer Health. “This is a trend that emphasizes and caters to the fitness needs […]

Healthy Recipe, Chopped Mexican Salad with Lime

A citrus marinade brings the vegetables to life. Serve this salad as a side dish or as an entree. From The American Diabetes Association’s “Tex Mex Diabetes Cooking” book. Ingredients Lime juice, 1/2 cup olive oil,  ¼ cup crushed red pepper flakes, 1 tsp garlic (minced), 3 clove honey, 1 ½ tbsp romaine lettuce (chopped), 6 cup […]

Exercise Plays a Crucial Role in Preventing, Treating Diabetes

Ten years ago, Alan Rosenthal was a fit 60-year-old who had just returned from a long bicycle trip through France. Then a simple blood test revealed type 2 diabetes. His doctor gave him a three-day course on diet, exercise, and self-care for a diabetic. The doctor also recommended a local trainer. And, even though Alan […]

Work It Out: 5 Facts about Low Back Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain in your low back, you are not alone. Not by a long shot. Unfortunately, low back pain is widespread, and it’s often hard to figure out why it’s happening or how to feel better. Too many people reflexively turn to medications, surgery or ongoing misery. We know there’s a […]

Healthy Recipe: Alton’s Lentil Soup

The Food Network’s Alton Brown shares his lentil soup. Mmmm, so good – and just 372 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving. Cozy up with a bowl of this and a side salad for a well-rounded wintertime meal. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped carrot […]

Healthy Recipe: Tailgate Chili

Want to feed the crew while watching the big game this weekend? Try this classic chili recipe that’s good for your heart – it’s even from the American Heart Association. And it’s ready in just 30 minutes. Ingredients 1 lb. 95% lean ground beef (or ground white meat chicken or turkey for a healthier option) 1 medium onion (chopped) […]

Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms

It’s that time of year for pumpkin-flavored everything. And why not? Pumpkins have fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re high in vitamin C and E, potassium, copper and carotene. These nutrients help prevent heart problems, weight gain and vision loss. This savory recipe has a nice mix of textures and is quick and easy to […]