Since 2009, when Jamie Oliver came to West Virginia and classified Huntington as the unhealthiest city in the United States, the city of Huntington has been in motion to change the community's unhealthy lifestyles.
Boxing has been called the "Sweet Science," but if you've ever tried your hand (or glove) at it, you know the word "sweet" is meant ironically. And boxing's pretend sweetness can deliver the same kind of nasty shock to your system as today's artificial sweeteners seem to do!
HUNTINGTON -- A number of health-conscious classes, programs and screenings are scheduled in the Tri-State this week. Some of the activities offered in the area:
You may think parsley is a throw-away garnish (it's packed with goodness), celery is a snack that delivers fewer calories than it takes to digest (a myth!), and artichokes -- well, as Steve Martin's romantically challenged Inspector Jacques Clouseau says in the 2006 remake of "Pink Panther": "A woman is like an artichoke, you must work hard to get to her heart." (Worth the effort -- artichokes are packed with health benefits.)
Instead of a whipped cream pie, this dessert -- similar to a tart -- has more healthy fruit. If you prefer, you can use any type of fresh, unsweetened berries, such as strawberries, blueberries or blackberries. Recipe courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
When Tom Cruise discovers Morgan Freeman and his band of underground-dwelling freedom fighters in "Oblivion," they seem to think their most serious problem is forced isolation. But we're betting lack of vitamin D-3 posed just as great a threat to their health as anything above ground.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that for older Americans, vision loss usually comes from diseases tied to aging, including macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. A dilated eye exam is the only way to find these diseases in the early stages, and it will also find vision problems that can be corrected, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, in which eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on close objects, such as the text in a newspaper. The CDC estimates 11 million Americans aged 12 years and older could see better through measures including reading glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery.
It's summer and adults and kids alike are hitting the court for a pick-up game of basketball with friends, neighbors or coworkers. Depending on the intensity of your game, basketball can be a great total body workout with all the benefits of a cardio session at the gym. You don't have to be a pro to play, but there are a few things you can do to improve your game and get more out of court time.
After Hurricane Sandy, a disheveled guy with a parrot on his shoulder walks into a bar. "Where'd you find him?" asks the bartender. "Wandering around Brooklyn," answers the parrot.
Great romances -- "Phantom of the Opera," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Wuthering Heights" -- prove you can't always tell what's inside by looking at the packaging. But who thought that was true for coleslaw or a million other packaged "healthy" foods that fill grocery-store shelves?