Posted by: Laurence Harmon on 10/17/2010 | 0 Comments

According to a recent article, melons are among the best food values.  They're inexpensive, low in calories, and full of water and fiber, which helps you feel "fuller," despite the fewer calories.   

A two-cup serving of watermelon provides Vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as lots of potassium.  

And if you're of an artistic temperament, melons are good subjects for carving.  


Posted by: Laurence Harmon on 10/16/2010 | 0 Comments

A new study has found that one year after laparoscopic gastric banding--"Lap-Band"--surgery, very obese adults enjoy improved psychological health in addition to better physical health. 

Andrew Johnson, M.D, co-author of the study conducted at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, U.K. notes that "Surgical treatment, such as laparoscopic gastric banding, is increasingly recognized as the most effective means of achieving weight loss and improving blood sugar control in morbidly obese patients with Type 2 diabetes.  However, until now, the long-term psychological status of morbidly obese individuals undergoing gastric banding has been unclear." 



Posted by: Laurence Harmon on 10/14/2010 | 0 Comments is a terrific website for Baby Boomers.  Its content is consistently among the best Boomer-directed websites on the 'Net. 

Here's a recent article on the site, "Habits of Highly Fit People." The author, Fernando Paredes, lists seven important habits for getting--and staying--fit.

Here's Habit #1:  "Fit people DON'T BUY JUNK."  According to Paredes, fit people know that "if they keep junk food in the house, it will land on their waist sooner or later."


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