Seasonal Foods for Fall

Forget about all those little umbrella drinks and ice-cream sandwiches that you devoured poolside this summer. It’s officially Autumn and time to turn over a new leaf! The best part about this time of year is that it’s right in the middle of the harvest, which means grocery stores […]

Summer weather and flavors of Tuscany

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we joke that summer doesn’t start until July 5. That was the case this year, then we had a few weeks of “autumn weather” thrown in between now and then to keep things interesting. We’re now back in the thick of summer and I […]

Simple Science @Heart: Frequent fast-food eaters in Asia more likely to die of heart disease

A lot of hamburgers, pizza, fried chicken and other American-style fast foods dramatically increased the likelihood of death from heart disease among Southeast Asians.

New research among Chinese-Singaporeans found that those who ate fast food twice a week were 56 percent more likely to die of heart disease and also […]

Busy lifestyle? Healthy tips and take-out alternative

When life gets busy, it’s helpful to have “go to” ways to make sure heart health doesn’t fall to the bottom of the to do list.

A couple ways I aim to stay on track include:

I make sure to schedule my workouts in the morning – only if I have […]

Simple Science @Heart: Vitamin D-rich foods may lower stroke risk in Japanese-Americans

More milk, salmon, egg yolks and other foods rich in vitamin D could lower your chances of having a stroke.

According to a recent study, Japanese-American men who consumed such foods were less likely to suffer from stroke later in life. In fact, those who did not report eating foods […]

7 Hot Tips For a Healthy Summer

It’s baaack! Summer, that is. Yes, it’s the season for less clothes and more skin! But regardless if you plan on strutting around in a bikini or speedo or parka this summer, it’s still important to live a healthy lifestyle. Below are some tips to help keep you as […]

Broke Girl’s Guide To Healthy Living

Hi! I’m Danielle, a 22-year-old young professional living in the green mountains of Vermont. After graduating college in May 2011 – moving half way across the country – and starting an entry level job, I quickly found the “real world” is more expensive than I thought. After paying $9,000 […]

Simple Science @Heart: Hunter-gatherers in remote lands have heart-healthy lifestyles

In some remote locales, entire cultures of people eat only what they grow or kill. It turns out that these hunter-gathers generally have healthier hearts than people in modernized society, according to two new studies in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

One group of researchers studied the Tsimane people […]

Welcome To Your New, Healthy Lifestyle!

Hello, everyone! My name is Melissa Villamizar, I am a certified Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer currently residing in Dallas, TX. Having played soccer since the age of four and all the way through college, I have been involved in fitness my entire life. I understand the science […]