Winter doesn’t conjure up thoughts of warm, hydrated, plump skin… quite the opposite. We know the cold, dry air does a number on our hands, cheeks, and lips, but there are ways to ‘winterize’ your skin so that it looks and feels great no matter the temperature.
Dallas is a town full of runners! There is at least one 5k, 10k or marathon nearly every weekend. As your mileage increases, so do your energy needs! Current research recommends distance runners need between 15-22 carbohydrates per pound of body weight. Why carbs? Because that is your body’s number one preferred energy source; specifically glucose! Carbohydrates are stored as glycogen which fuels endurance exercise like running! With marathoners, the general recommendation is 55%-65% of total calories from carbohydrates to saturate those muscles with glycogen! Glycogen actually depletes overnight, so your prerace fuel is vital to your success!
Your body can only ever exist in one physical space at one time. We call that place the present moment. Your mind, however, can be in multiple places simultaneously, recalling past events, or predicting future outcomes. When the mind and body are not in the same place, we often fail to recognize important details in our environment—like sign on the freeway signaling us to exit, or the look of someone in need. The capacity for mental time travel is what distinguishes humans from other mammals and allows us to do things other species cannot.
Go fetch! There is an obesity epidemic going on…and it’s not just humans! As humans gain weight, sometimes their four-legged companions pack on the pounds, too. At my Shih Tzu's last vet visit, Maddie was up more than a half pound- which is significant, given that she only weighed 14 pounds prior. As with humans, good nutrition and exercise are key for dogs too. Here are some tips on how you can get healthy with man’s best friend!
There are some things around the holidays that we just can’t avoid: irritating in-laws, pointed questions, and the occasional family rift over politics or sports teams. Somewhere on the table between your Aunt Sue and your hungry child is a smorgasbord of mouth-watering diet-busting platters of food. It doesn’t have to be that way, and you can, in fact, have your cake and eat it too.
There is nothing to prepare you for the news of a pregnancy. Whether you hear it from your doctor or see it on a stick, it still carries with it a lot of excitement and apprehension, not to mention changes. The entire 40 weeks your body is rapidly changing in anticipation of bringing a tiny human into the world. That’s why it’s more important than ever to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices.
A few years before she became a breast oncology nurse navigator at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Linda Gage was a patient facing her own daunting diagnosis. After Linda noticed an unusual lump under her arm, doctors confirmed she had Stage IIIC breast cancer.