Healthy Holiday Eating Tips The holiday season just wouldn’t be quite as delightful without some special, baked goodies using recipes that have often been handed-down from mom, grandma and even great-grandma. But with just a few tasty tweaks, these yummy treats can become healthier.  Here’s how: Instead of butter, use equal parts cinnamon-flavored no-sugar-added applesauce. [...]
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Understanding factors that can affect your weight is critical to your overall health We asked our Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing expert – Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach – to offer advice for successful weight-loss or weight maintenance in 2016.  Here’s what she had to say: Besides the obvious – [...]
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Prevention is the best medicine for this silent disease by Kristine Burnett With age comes bone loss. More specifically, with age comes an increased risk of osteoporosis. A musculoskeletal disease marked by a decrease in bone mineral density, osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle. The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 1 in [...]
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(As seen in the Sun City Independent newspaper) Is There More to Meditation Than Just Relaxation? Meditation has long been praised for its beneficial effects on brain and body health. It is a wonderful way to not only relax our mind and body but also to calm fears, reduce stress and sharpen focus. A study published this year in Biological Psychiatry provides […]

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(As seen in the Sun City West Independent newspaper.)   Fall prevention tips: what can I do to protect myself? If you took physics in high school or college you may remember Galileo’s law of fall. It states that bodies fall on the surface of the earth at a constant acceleration and that the force of gravity, which causes all bodies to move downward, is […]

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(As seen in the Surprise Independent newspaper) What are the health benefits of kale? It’s is a dark-green leafy vegetable chock full of vitamins and minerals. Considered a “super food” by many nutrition experts – kale contains folate, which improves brain health; calcium, which strengthens bones; and fiber, which helps manage blood pressure and digestion. Kale also […]

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