When you’re in a rush, one option that you may turn to is a protein bar. They can be a great snack that is full of protein and fiber, or they can be high in sugar and carbohydrates. When choosing a protein bar, it’s important to choose wisely. Here are some suggestions for what to … Continue reading Healthy protein bars: What to look for
Imagine that you’ve just gotten off of work and you had a busy day full of deadlines and projects. You’re tired and just want to rest. You know your pantry is empty, and there’s nothing on the menu for dinner. What are you likely to do? Stop and pick up food on the way home, … Continue reading Easy meal planning tips to avoid eating out
The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to break out the grill. Many foods can be grilled, including vegetables and fruit. And, nutrition experts says, barbecuing uses healthy cooking techniques for a low-fat, healthy lifestyle—especially when compared with frying. That’s not to say that a barbecue can’t deteriorate into an artery clogging, … Continue reading Bring on the “Healthy” Barbecue
Poor nutrition in older adults is common, but often goes unrecognized. Even people who seem to eat enough can be malnourished if they do not get enough of the right nutrients. Researchers in one large study found that almost 23 of every 100 older adults were malnourished, and 46 out of 100 older people were … Continue reading Malnutrition Affects Millions of Older Adults: Is Someone You Know at Risk?
We recently participated in a tweet chat about senior safety with our own Alan Stevens, PhD, Director of our Program on Aging and Care. The chat featured several different questions and answers around the different aspects of senior safety. In case you missed it, some of the highlights are below. Falls are the #1 reason … Continue reading Highlights from Twitter Chat on Senior Safety & Fall Prevention
Many people grow up hearing the phrase, “Mother knows best.” While this may be true in many cases, nutrition isn’t always one of them. It’s time to see if your parent’s advice stands up to the test of time! 1. Snacking will ruin your appetite. Snacking helps keep your sugar levels stable and keeps you … Continue reading Debunking 5 Nutrition Myths From Your Parents
You go to the gym religiously and do 60 minutes on the elliptical or take a leisurely spin on the recumbent bike as you read the latest gossip in People Magazine. What about when you go to your favorite strength training class, grab your five pound weights and squat and curl away? Are you getting … Continue reading Keep Fitness Simple and Stop Spinning Your Wheels
As a parent, we often wonder if our children are growing adequately and if we are doing everything we can to bring them up right. Nutrition plays a vital role in a child’s development, and the parent is the main role player in directing the food department. So how can we determine if our child … Continue reading Is your child eating too much?
It’s a Sunday night and nearing 9 p.m. You’ve responded to emails, zoned out on Facebook and caught up with the latest episode of Parks and Recreation on your DVR. You stare at your pile of laundry and weekly to-do list with a look of procrastination in your eyes. Mindlessly wandering in to the kitchen, … Continue reading 6 Ways to Stop Eating Out of Boredom