Surprising ways hot tubs heat up relationships

April 17th, 2017

(BPT) – On average, working adults spend less than an hour per day socializing and relaxing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s American Time Use Survey. Yet a host of research – and common sense – tells us that spending time together in a social, relaxing way is essential to building and maintaining healthy [...]

Foot care advice for new moms and babies

April 11th, 2017

“Pregnancy creates many changes in the body, and can even affect the size of a woman’s feet,” says Dr. Matthew Garoufalis, a podiatrist and president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). “And even though newborns aren’t walking yet, it’s understandable that mothers may have some concerns about how to best take care of their [...]

Little hands inspire creative kitchens: How to encourage kids to cook

April 11th, 2017

Parents can always use an extra pair of hands, and when encouraged, kids can enjoy spending time cooking and preparing meals. Plus, helping in the kitchen teaches useful skills that will last long past dinnertime. The good news is nine out of 10 children help in meal preparation at least once per week, according to [...]

​5 ways to boost your health in five minutes or less

April 5th, 2017

(BPT) – You know those days when your normal schedule gets thrown completely out the window? You’re tired, overrun and can barely think about the next thing on your to-do list, let alone work on your larger goals or concentrate on your health.
“Luckily, major results can stem from small steps, even if they seem inconsequential. [...]

How do you get people to come to your party? It’s all in the invitations

March 28th, 2017

Or, perhaps you are a business owner seeking to retain your patrons by hosting a series of events and private parties to show appreciation for their business. You also have very limited time to dedicate to the creation of an invitation from the ground up, but you’d like to have something tangible to send to [...]

Shedding for the wedding: Your 3-month guide

March 28th, 2017

(BPT) – The dress, the tux, the guests, the honeymoon – there are so many details that go into your wedding day. All eyes are on you from the moment you walk down the aisle until the last dance of the night. Understandably so, brides and grooms often feel a lot of pressure to look [...]

Ask the pharmacist: How to avoid medication misfortune during a natural disaster

March 22nd, 2017

“People with health conditions such as diabetes, asthma or heart problems need to be particularly vigilant about making sure they have access to their medications when preparing for the aftermath of a natural disaster,” says Paul Reyes, Express Scripts pharmacist and host of the Ask the Pharmacist radio series. “It’s very important that you have [...]

Family fun that is quick and delicious, easy and nutritious

March 14th, 2017

Making your own version of your favorite take-out meals at home means you can control the amount of sodium and fat your family is consuming without compromising on flavor. If you stock your freezer with whole-wheat pita and your pantry with healthy pasta sauce, you will always have the base for a perfect Pitazza at [...]

Turn video games into family time

March 14th, 2017

If you have children who love video games– and an estimated 95 percent of them do– or are interested yourself in video gaming, consider the positive aspects of how playing video games can benefit your family, and others:
* Educational components – Video games have plenty of educational opportunities designed for the youngest to oldest members [...]

Move over carrots: other key nutrients for healthy vision

March 8th, 2017

Move over carrots and beta-carotene, there are other foods and nutrients that appeal to eye health. Dr. Michael Roizen, author and co-founder of RealAge.com, provides a brief tutorial on the best nutrients for eye health.
Lutein and zeaxanthin – The same survey found that less than half of Americans (41 percent) are familiar with lutein and [...]