Cooking & Cholesterol

Words by Bentz P. Tozer, Jr., B.S., CPT  Keeping cholesterol levels in a healthy range is an important part of a person's overall health. Cholesterol levels are checked with a blood test called a Lipid Profile. This profile checks LDL Cholesterol...

Back to School Nutrition

Words by Bentz P. Tozer, Jr., B.S., CPT Summer is winding down and back to school season is upon us. There's a lot to do to prepare for the upcoming school year -- buy new clothes, stock up on supplies,...

Sleep & Appetite

Words by Bentz P. Tozer, Jr., B.S., CPT Have you ever noticed that you are hungrier when you haven’t slept well? Or that you crave junk food when you’re tired? This is because the amount of sleep you get has...

Sugar and Your Brain

WORDS BY BENTZ P. TOZER, JR., B.S., CPT Sugar is found in 75 to 80 percent of our food sources, and once it’s converted to glucose, it’s the primary fuel source for the entire body, including the brain. Because of...

Get Over It

Dealing with Dental Anxiety WORDS BY JILL GLEESON Few of us would say we actually enjoy going to the dentist. But taking care of our teeth with checkups and cleanings every six months or so is a part of a healthy...

Saying Yes to Yoga

WORDS BY JILL GLEESON Yoga isn’t a certified craze in the United States now, it’s darn close. According to a survey conducted last year by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal, the number of Americans practicing yoga has grown from 20.4...

Be Well: Plateau

WORDS BY BENTZ P. TOZER, JR., B.S., CPT The dreaded plateau. Anyone who’s ever worked toward a fitness goal, be it losing weight, building muscle or setting a new weight-lifting personal record, is familiar with this frustrating “stop” on the...
<p>It&rsquo;s one of the most popular &ldquo;entitlement&rdquo; programs in the United States, a guaranteed, pay-for-services, social-insurance system that benefits 16 percent of the population.&nbsp; Now more than a half-century old, Medicare was founded with the purpose of providing health...

Be Well: Exercise Safety

BY BENTZ TOZER, JR., B.S., CPT When people think of exercising safely, most likely they think of using proper form or being careful not to do too much too quickly. Certainly, these are examples of exercise safety, but there are...

Staying Motivated

How Exercising with Others Keeps you Moving WORDS BY JENNIFER BROWN Getting motivated can be the hardest part of developing a workout routine, but thanks to a push for group workouts, it’s never been easier to get off the couch. “When you’re...