Nutrition Blog

Nutrition and healthy eating are an important components of fitness as we age.

Overcoming the Threat of Diabetes

Rick is a good friend who lives in Estero, Florida, our home for half of the year. Following is his story of overcoming diabetes. “For many years my doctors would tell me during annual physicals that my blood glucose was … Continue reading

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Joe Found HIs Carrot – And Lost 50 Pounds

Here’s an inspiring story from Joe Archazki, a southwest Florida resident who found his motivational carrot: “I’m fortunate to work at a wonderful wellness-centric community: The Commons Club at The Brooks. I was fortunate that the Club hired me since … Continue reading

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Fitness Goes Deeper Than Fat

What’s better? To be overweight and exercise regularly or to be slender and not exercise? Many people are surprised to learn that an overweight exerciser is generally far healthier. Regular exercise strengthens the lungs, heart, muscles and immune system, as … Continue reading

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Fast Food: Links to Diabetes and Heart Attacks

Fast food is a cheap way to fill your belly, but what’s the real price? Gabe Mirkin, the author of a weekly health newsletter, “DrMirkin.com,” wrote in July 2012 about a study in Circulation Research that examined the impact of … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Do You Need? Live by the Numbers

The rates of obesity in the United States began to rise sharply in the early 1980s, increasing 100 percent by 2000. Why did people start eating more and/or exercising less? It turns out one of the main culprits is an … Continue reading

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How Dairy Queen Helped Me Become Fit and Healthy

I was born and spent much of my youth in Albany, Georgia. We were not a wealthy family, and at the age of 12, I wanted to make some spending money. The best job for a kid back then was … Continue reading

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Keep It Out

My wife, Deb, and I used to keep frozen yogurt and waffle cones in our house; we made a cone almost every night. A few years ago, Deb requested that I not buy cones and frozen yogurt anymore. She wanted … Continue reading

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Small Equals Large

In early 2011, I decided to stop eating French fries. Why? I’d read that they are a leading causes of weight gain, right up there with potato chips. Aside from that, fries have little nutritional value. This was a relatively … Continue reading

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