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Hack Your Diet With These 3 Tips

By Bob on March 4, 2015 4:53 AM | Read More

I'm a BIG fan of life hacks. You know, those simple, why-didn't-I-think-about-that tips and tricks that can make your life sooo much better.

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4 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

By Bob on February 11, 2015 4:15 AM | Read More

This has been one of the worse cold and flu seasons on record. There are plenty of over-the-counter medicines that alleviate the symptoms, but there are several drug-free alternatives that work surprisingly well.

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5 Bad Foods that Are Good for Weight Loss

By Bob on January 21, 2015 4:21 AM | Read More

Now that the holidays are behind us, many of us have more behind us than we did Dec. 1. Can I get an AMEN? OK, so what can we do to drop a few pounds, eat healthy and STILL enjoy what we're eating?

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5 Foods That'll Make You Look Younger

By Bob on December 31, 2014 5:26 AM | Read More

Did you ever stop and think that what you eat has an impact on how you look? 

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5 Immune-Boosting Foods for the Holidays

By Bob on December 10, 2014 4:53 AM | Read More

Charlotte and I are both cancer survivors. It's not something we're necessarily proud of **except for the "surviving" part** but, it's something we carry with us every day of our lives. Keeping healthy has always been part of our DNA and we've discovered that eating right is an easy place to start.

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4 MORE Secrets for a Longer Life

By Bob on November 19, 2014 4:30 AM | Read More

Living longer is something we're all interested in. But what good is longevity if you're not healthy enough to enjoy it? Here are four tips that'll help you live longer AND have the health you need to make the most of it.

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4 BEST Appetizers

By Bob on October 29, 2014 3:04 AM | Read More

It seems like ages ago when Charlotte and I used to regularly make a meal out of appetizers. If I had a dollar for every time we enjoyed mozzarella sticks and potato skins, I could rebalance my retirement fund.

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Does This Diet Make Me Look Old?

By Bob on October 8, 2014 4:40 AM | Read More

Did you ever stop and think that what you eat has an impact on how you look? Me neither.

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5 Things Keeping You From Losing Weight

By Bob on August 25, 2014 4:44 AM | Read More

We've all been there. There's nothing more frustrating than working out and not seeing any results. How many times have you wanted to yell at your body, "How many effin' miles do I have to walk on this treadmill before I see a difference?"

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Peanut Butter is Good for You

By Bob on June 25, 2014 9:41 AM | Read More

If Charlotte and I have one vice it's crunchy peanut butter. We love the stuff. But, it's always been a little bit of a guilty pleasure. I mean, the gooey, crunchy spread can't be good for you, can it? According to the folks at Prevention Magazine, peanut butter has some surprising health benefits.

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4 Best Diet Tips Ever

By Bob on June 4, 2014 4:20 AM | Read More

Since I turned 50 I developed the metabolism of a speed bump. It's a problem all Baby Boomers face, but it doesn't mean we have to suffer the consequences. With a little common sense and a couple of life hacks, we can beat that middle-aged spread.

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4 Snacks 100 Calories or Less

By Bob on May 14, 2014 4:53 AM | Read More

I try not to snack between meals, but there are times when you just gotta have something to eat. Nutritionists say that it's really OK to eat several small meals a day. The operative word is "small". Here are four easy to prepare snacks that come in under 100 calories. 

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4 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

By Bob on April 23, 2014 4:22 AM | Read More

When I was in my 20's and 30's I could eat ANYTHING and not gain weight. True story - when Charlotte and I were first married, my waistline was so small **How Small Was It** that I bought my clothes in the boy's dept. at Stripling & Cox. BaDaBOOM! Thank you, I'll be here all week. Tip your waitress.

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5 MORE Diet Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

By Bob on April 2, 2014 4:05 AM | Read More

There are a million ways to sabotage your diet, but there are some easy steps you can take to stay on track. Here are five easy-to-use tips that'll keep you focused.

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3 Heart-Healthy Foods You'll Love

By Bob on March 12, 2014 4:05 AM | Read More

As cancer survivors Charlotte and I try to watch our diet, so we maintain a pretty low-fat plan around our house (except for pizza and the occasional bean dip night). I have to watch my cholesterol, because I have a family history (grandfather) of heart disease.

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4 Secrets for a Longer Life

By Bob on February 19, 2014 11:59 AM | Read More

I've known people who want to live forever. Me? Not so much. I just want to live to a ripe old age and be healthy enough to enjoy it. As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that, at least for me, age isn't the goal. Good health that allows me to enjoy my age - whatever it is - is what it's all about.

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4 MORE Immune-Boosting Foods

By Bob on January 29, 2014 4:16 AM | Read More

Excuse me while I sneeze...that's better. In case you've missed it (lucky bastard), cold and flu season is beating down just about every corner of the country.

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3 Foods That Aren't As Healthy As You Think

By Bob on January 8, 2014 2:21 AM | Read More

The world is full of popular beliefs that just aren't true, like Elvis is dead, we put a man on the moon and all healthy food is well, healthy. For those of you keeping score at home, the first two are TRUE and the last one is FALSE. Lemme 'splain.

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5 Worst Appetizers

By Bob on December 18, 2013 3:58 AM | Read More

Charlotte and I looove appetizers (you have seen our bean dip recipe, right?). Back in the bad-old-days we'd sometimes make a meal out of our two favorites: mozzarella sticks and potato skins. These days we try and eat healthier (we still indulge sometimes) so we keep away from most appetizers.

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6 Diet Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

By Bob on November 27, 2013 4:01 AM | Read More

Dieting SUCKS. But you know what sucks even more? The fact that sometimes we do things that sabotage our very best efforts to lose weight without even knowing it. If your bathroom scale seems like it's stuck, you may be making one of these 6 mistakes.

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5 Anti-Aging Drinks

By Bob on November 6, 2013 4:27 AM | Read More

Everybody ages, but not everybody ages well. You can add years to your life - and life to your years -- by making smarter food choices. Here are 5 anti-aging drinks that can help keep your mind sharp and body in shape.

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5 Things Baby Boomers Should Know About the Affordable Care Act

By Bob on October 16, 2013 4:25 AM | Read More

The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") went into effect two weeks ago and there's still a whole lot about it that needs explaining. No wonder. The bill was 2,409 pages of government-ese and it's doubtful that anyone in Congress read the entire bill before voting for its passage.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Medical Care

By Bob on September 25, 2013 4:43 AM | Read More

Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) go into effect in October. Regardless of where you stand on the healthcare debate, one thing we can ALL agree on is that healthcare is expensive.

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6 Foods That Can Save Your Heart

By Bob on September 4, 2013 4:43 AM | Read More

The South is my home and along with a good southern upbringing I was also raised on a good Southern diet. Down here it isn't 8 glasses of water a day that keeps us healthy, it's the 8 glasses of gravy **kidding**.

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5 Immune-Boosting Foods

By Bob on August 14, 2013 4:46 AM | Read More

Charlotte and I are both cancer survivors. It's not something we're necessarily proud of **except for the "surviving" part** but, it's something we carry with us every day of our lives. Keeping healthy has always been part of our DNA and we've discovered that eating right is an easy place to start.

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5 Worst Fitness Mistakes

By Bob on July 24, 2013 4:22 AM | Read More

I used to be a jogger. I say "used to" because I fell off a 12' ladder in 2005 and shattered my heel which resulted in a trip to ER and three surgeries. Today I walk, but Charlotte and I are pretty routine about our exercise routines.

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4 Stroke Warning Signs

By Bob on July 3, 2013 5:28 AM | Read More

A neurologist friend of mine says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he has an excellent chance of totally reversing the effects of a stroke. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and then getting the patient medical care within that 3-hour window -- which is tough.

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5 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

By Bob on May 22, 2013 5:00 AM | Read More

Americans spend an estimated $30 billion each year on diet products - and (not surprising) many of them don't work. So, how do you cut through the clutter of those that are a complete rip off and find the ones that are actually good for you? It's easier than you think.

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Brown Rice Triscuit

By Bob on May 1, 2013 4:33 AM | Read More

It's a well-known fact that we like cheese & cracker night(s) here at Boomer Brief HQ. Since Charlotte and I are both cancer survivors, we're always looking for healthier snack options (OK, she really is, I can take some convincing).

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3 Reasons Peanut Butter is Good for You

By Bob on April 10, 2013 5:54 AM | Read More

If Charlotte and I have one vice, it's crunchy peanut butter. We love the stuff. But, it's always been a little bit of a guilty pleasure. I mean, the gooey, crunchy spread can't be good for you, can it? According to the folks at Prevention Magazine, peanut butter has some surprising health benefits.

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.

Tips:

If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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