At age 62, Mary McDonnell — the big screen beauty from “Dances With Wolves” and “Independence Day” — stays healthy with a combination of easy-to-do daily routines and a workable eating plan. Her biggest trick is to reduce stress through “really listening to my body.”
The new Xbox One was highly anticipated by video gamers. But there’s a draw for fitness fans, too. “Xbox Fitness” is a service developed for Xbox One that links players to videos from popular trainers — Tony Horton, Shaun T, Jillian Michaels and others.
Although waiting until marriage can be a beautiful and sacred choice, it also can leave couples floundering for information when the time to have sex actually arrives.
Juicing, once considered something of a fringe trend for the hemp-wearing crowd, has gone mainstream. “My client is pretty mch your corporate America client. They’re the person on the go, they don’t like to cook, they don’t get their vegetables enough in a day,” says Krissy Sciarra of Harvest Juicery.
Q. My sister is having her first child, and her husband just lost his job. I told her she needs to stop stressing so much, but she won’t listen to me. What can I do to convince her it’s important? A. You are right; even …
Too often during this time, exercise routines disappear, resolutions are broken and we say yes — repeatedly — to high-calorie food and drinks. We’ve all heard that people can and do gain weight over the holidays, pounds they don’t ever lose. What can you do if you don’t want to be one of them?
Q. Can I contact insurance companies directly and get the same rates? A. Yes. You may contact any insurance company and get the same rates as you can by going through the healthcare.gov website. However, you should always check the website first, as that is …
DR. LAURA BERMAN: Did you know that your weight might increase your chance of unwanted pregnancy?
I have a new hearing aid, and I love it. It’s digital, has background noise suppression, and a directional mike. I can join in an animated conversation with several friends in a busy restaurant. But last week I almost missed a flight because I didn’t hear an announcement about a gate change. I couldn’t understand anything coming over the public address system. Can’t they clean up their end of the noise problem?
WERQ, an all-dancing cardio workout created by two Chicagoans, proves that dancing is a real workout — and one that you can trick yourself into doing.
“The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life ,” written with doctors Mark Hyman and Daniel Amen, details a lifestyle program that helped Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church lose 65 pounds in 2011 and propelled members of his congregation to get healthier by dropping more than 250,000 pounds collectively that year.
The last thing you want to do when cooking for the holidays is make your friends and family sick. Foodborne illness can have serious consequences, says Nancy Donley, spokeswoman for STOP Foodborne Illness, a Chicago-based food-safety advocacy organization.
Q. I’m a 58-year-old dentist with a wife, 13-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son. In 2012 my gross income was about $145,000 and my adjusted gross income was about $79,000. For the year 2013 I project my earnings will be about the same. My present medical …
When it comes to calorie-counting for Turkey Day, you certainly could eat less, but who’s really, actually, going to do that?
Here’s a better idea: Burn off a pound or two by hand washing the meal’s pots and pans or playing hide-and-seek with the kids. …
I just found out a male friend of mine had breast cancer. How common is it and how does a guy know if he’s at risk?
After developing a treatment plan with his doctor and hitting the gym, chef Art Smith of “Top Chef Masters’ fame lost 100 pounds. Now, he wants to serve up how he made food changes in his own life as he partners with Merck on its Taking Diabetes to Heart program and shares his diabetes-friendly recipes on its website (www.takingdiabetestoheart).