Author: Michael McLendon
Certified personal trainer and nutrition coach Tay Sweat knows what it means to fight for his life. At age 15, he weighed 311 pounds and found himself in a constant battle with diabetes and high blood pressure. Afraid ...
Posted Thursday, April 19th 2018 at 4:09PM
Weight gain catches many of us off guard (few people can recall the exact moment their jeans became too tight), but it does not “just happen.” Here are 5 common reasons unwanted pounds start appearing—and why you should pay attention. ...
Posted Wednesday, April 4th 2018 at 6:57PM
Keep track of the health information of the person in your care. Choose just the pages you need, or download all of them to create a complete Caregiver Notebook.
Posted Wednesday, April 4th 2018 at 6:29PM
Most people care for loved ones at some point in their lives, according to the Family Caregiving Alliance. This may mean helping a family member or friend with tasks such as taking him or her to medical appointments, doing grocery shopping, looking a ...
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 10:31AM
You may have a number of reasons not to include pregnancy in your current plans. Whether you have goals that don't include starting or growing a family, or you're just happy with your current family size, you should be the one to decide how your fami ...
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 10:20AM
Some say that cleaning is a never ending chore, while others feel their time is well spent behind the vacuum cleaner. Regardless of where you stand on it, cleaning is a necessary part of life. If the chore falls on you, consider these four tips to si ...
Posted Friday, February 23rd 2018 at 11:25AM
Helping a family member or friend with medicine can raise many questions and concerns—especially when more than 1 medicine is involved. Your first stop for finding answers to these questions? The health care provider. Use this list of questions to get the dialogue rolling. Bring a notebook and pen w ...
Posted Wednesday, December 13th 2017 at 12:13PM
Always be sure to check with your health care provider before beginning any activity plan or increasing your activity.
It always helps to ask:
What activities are right for me?
How much should I do each day?
How many days a week?
It's also important to ask him or her what ...
Posted Wednesday, December 13th 2017 at 12:07PM
What is portion control?
Portion control is knowing and managing how much you eat. This may help you better manage your weight and your diabetes.
Manage portion control by dividing the plate
One way to get started is by using a dinner plate and dividing it into portion sizes:
Use a 9 ...
Posted Wednesday, December 13th 2017 at 12:04PM
What is life insurance? Why might it be needed?
Life insurance can provide financial support to designated beneficiaries after your death. Life insurance also can provide money to help pay for outstanding expenses. This includes things such as mortgages, loans, and funeral costs. There may be oth ...
Posted Friday, December 1st 2017 at 11:24AM
Make your dog your new workout partner!
A chubby puppy can be pretty cute, but declining health, joint problems, and diabetes are far less adorable. Statistics show that 40% of American dogs are overweight, a stat that mirrors how overweight their owners are, too. For a long time, people have kno ...
Posted Friday, December 1st 2017 at 11:20AM
Number of servings: 4
Calories per serving: 444
Preparation time: 25 min
Total time: 45 min
1⁄4 cup lemon juice
3 tbsp honey
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp salt-free Mrs. Dash† Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend
Nonstick cooking spray
1 tbsp ...
Posted Friday, December 1st 2017 at 11:14AM
Be sure to recognize the people in your life
who take care of loved ones.
If you’re a caregiver, tell us your story!
Posted Tuesday, November 21st 2017 at 10:19AM