Category Archives: Prevention
Nine moves for strength training
Here are the best recommended body weight strength training moves that combine for a complete body workout. Do each exercise for desired time until you complete the set, take a one minute break and then move on to the next … Continue reading
How to identify ticks and avoid tick bites
Tick season in Maine becomes more of a concern each year as tick borne illnesses are on the rise. Here are some tips on prevention and tick removal. Prevention Wear light colored clothing to find ticks easily Wear EPA-approved insect … Continue reading
What Does “Gluten-Free” Really Mean? The New FDA Labeling Standard
Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food claiming to be “gluten-free” must meet a new stringent standard: Gluten is a protein found mostly in wheat but also is some other grains. To comply with the … Continue reading
Sitting: Why it is Bad for Us
Many people struggle with getting enough exercise to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight. Our days are often consumed with commuting, working behind a desk, doing school work, eating, watching TV or working on a computer. If anything, … Continue reading
Do You Know the Unique Heart Attack Symptoms in Women?
When someone is having a heart attack we often imagine someone clutching their chest and describing the sensation of having an “elephant sitting on their chest”. While this is often the case, women may experience different symptoms causing a delay … Continue reading
Why Sit When You Can Walk!
We all know exercise is a key component of overall health. Yet, most struggle to make it a natural part of our day. This three minute talk suggests an easy way to add exercise to our day and get all … Continue reading
Lyme Disease Transmission
To follow up on the deer tick post from the other day. Many people ask, “why wait for the tick to be on 24 hrs before being concerned about Lyme transmission?” Well, there is an enzyme conversion in the tick … Continue reading
Deer Ticks…They’re Baaack!!
Hope Health Family Practice offers you some handy tips about how to deal with Deer ticks. Remember to cover up and apply tick repellent when going for hikes or being in fields and woods. Remember to check yourself thoroughly when … Continue reading
EAT REAL FOOD!!!
As I continue my journey to better health, I am constantly amazed at the importance of eating REAL food. Here is more proof that we MUST stay away from processed and refined foods. Buy, grow, make and eat REAL food. … Continue reading
Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference
To add one pound of weight, you must consume 3500 calories. So, with 365 days in a year, if you ate an extra, unused 100 calories each day for a year, you would have consumed 36,500 additional calories which would … Continue reading