Health in a Hurry! Blog

If you expect that certain events in your life make you fat, studies confirm your suspicions: Holidays add one pound (per holiday!) Menopause - 10-20 pounds New job – depends on what restaurants are within walking distance! Marriage: 6-9 pounds over five years. I gained five pounds my first year...

There's a distinct chill creeping into our evenings; a sure sign that fall is digging in its heels. Although I'm sad to see summer go, there are some things I am looking forward to. This is a time when we start transitioning from light salads...

Have you ever had one of those days where it seems like you've only gotten up out of your seat to use the bathroom or grab a bite to eat? When we get super busy, it happens. But research has shown that it might be...

I know it’s tempting to lunch with the girls (or fellas) every day, dining anywhere from the local pizza joint to an indulgent restaurant. Not only is the food tasty, but the experience offers a fun way to bond with co-workers outside of work. Believe...

Ah, back to school. It’s a time that children fear and adults revere – that is, until the back-to-school germs rear their ugly heads. You almost forgot about those, didn’t you? Unfortunately, schools are like breeding grounds for infectious germs. And once the kids get...

Last month I had the opportunity to create a segment for Seattle’s Fox Q13 about skin cancer. I will admit I didn’t know much about skin cancer, what it looks like or if tanning beds made much of a difference in my chances of getting...

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a bit of a farmer’s market addict. I just love everything about the experience. You get to choose from an assortment of locally-grown seasonal fresh-picked produce, and you may even get the meet the farmer responsible for that...

Snacking has become so ingrained in our culture in the past few decades that it almost seems like it’s what we’re supposed to be doing. Who can watch television without gobbling down a bag of microwave popcorn? I mean, what’s the point? Well, when you...

It seems like every time I turn around, there’s another detox diet popping up. Does that mean they really work? Honestly, the jury is still out. Let’s start by looking at what a detox diet is, really. There are so many different versions, but detox...

I’m sad. I’m lonely. I’m not good enough. I’m going to hit that box of Girl Scout cookies. We all feel bad sometimes, and emotional eating is a very common response. So, if you find yourself eating because you’re emotional, don’t feel bad. Everyone does at...