Health in a Hurry! Blog

Breaking News - Belly fat is bad! I'll give you a minute to get back onto your chairs now. Okay, so it's not so shocking, but it may be worse for you than you were thinking. Studies have shown that belly fat increases your risk for...

We like to think that there is safety in numbers. If we’re all dealing with the same problems, those problems seem less scary, right? Well, when it comes to health, this kind of mentality works against us. Just because one in three people have high...

Have you ever heard of a study indicating that we should eat more junk food? Me either. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to hear about the results of a March 2012 Public Health Nutrition (a Cambridge Journal) study. Researchers found that people who ate junk...

Although I make an effort to eat healthy every day, there are times when I just crave something sweet (and less-than healthy). Normally, I would go for a nutritious homemade frozen yogurt pop, but when I’m out and about, I don’t have that option. There...

One of my least favorite topics has been in the news again recently: Trans fats. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t mind the conversations. I just wish that this unhealthy fat wasn’t so prevalent in our food supply. And if it didn’t exist, we wouldn’t...

We’ve all heard the old expression about “working up an appetite,” but what does that really mean? Can exercise actually sabotage your diet? As the theory goes, we eat more food after exercising in order to replace lost calories. Not only does the old adage...

In 2014, I'm going to climb Mount Everest. Wait. No, I'm not. Climbing Mt. Everest is an awesome goal, but you have to be willing to do the work necessary to make it happen. And guess what? I'm not ready for that level of commitment right now. And...