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Cherries Anyone?


The sweet, sometimes tart fruit is a summertime staple. Visit this blog by the National Academy of Sports Medicine for a quick overview of their benefits and a couple delicious recipes! To Your Health, Starr Starr Wharton, M.S, MCHES, ACE, AFAA is Read more

Just Walk It


Walking is the most common form of exercise. - AHA, 2017 True. It's not as hard on your joints as running, it's free, it's something we are naturally able to do, it gets us places, it can be done more Read more

Deep Thoughts At The Apple Store


I have spent a number of hours in the "emergency room" (aka Apple Genius Bar) the past couple days. While there, I observed the full-range of human emotions. Fear, joy, excitement, grief, anger, resentment, jealousy, relief, apathy. Not everyone Read more

Eat Safe This Summer


We all love a good BBQ or Picnic. We do not love having a gastrointestinal illness after one! Prevention is simple. Check out this info-graphic and visit https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/events/summervacations/ for specific tips. To your health, Starr About the Author: Starr Wharton, M.S., MCHES is a Read more

5 Foods Blog


I am sharing this article from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). In full disclosure, I do not encourage anyone to modify their food choices without consulting a Registered Dietitian and/or your physician.  Fruit Juice, Pretzels, Flavored Yogurt, Granola Bars, Veggie Chips. Read more

Cherries Anyone?

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The sweet, sometimes tart fruit is a summertime staple. Visit this blog by the National Academy of Sports Medicine for a quick overview of their benefits and a couple delicious recipes!

To Your Health,

Starr


Starr Wharton, M.S, MCHES, ACE, AFAA is a wellness specialist with over 16 years of experience in cardiovascular health and emergency medicine. 

Cherries: Benefits for Health and Performance


Just Walk It

Posted on by Cynthia Malone in Blogs, Heart Health Tips, Recent Projects Leave a comment

Walking is the most common form of exercise. – AHA, 2017

True. It’s not as hard on your joints as running, it’s free, it’s something we are naturally able to do, it gets us places, it can be done more safely than running post-injury/surgery, we can vary the intensity easily. Just a 10-15 minute walk per day has shown positive benefits in mood, blood flow and overall feeling of health. The American Heart Association article on Walking includes tips for walking success.

https://healthyforgood.heart.org/move-more/articles/why-is-walking-the-most-popular-form-of-exercise

To Your Health,

Starr


Starr Wharton, M.S, MCHES, ACE, AFAA is a wellness specialist with over 16 years of experience in cardiovascular health and emergency medicine. 

heart.org, 2017


Deep Thoughts At The Apple Store

Posted on by Cynthia Malone in Blogs, Heart Health Tips, Recent Projects Leave a comment

I have spent a number of hours in the “emergency room” (aka Apple Genius Bar) the past couple days. While there, I observed the full-range of human emotions. Fear, joy, excitement, grief, anger, resentment, jealousy, relief, apathy. Not everyone has a sick computer, phone, or watch. Many were there to purchase something novel and pretty. Others to browse and dream.

The one constant in this store were the employees; the people wearing green t-shirts who greet you with a smile and “what brings you in today?”. Their job is to help, console, empower, ensure, and sometimes, provide brutal truth. Regardless, every employee I watched (and there are A LOT on the floor at any one time), had a unique way of encountering a situation. Some most demonstrative than others. At times, they would pass off to another that would work better with the customer. No, they did not say that, but it was obvious if you paid close attention. I watched, sometimes listened and learned that regardless of the issue, solution or customer’s attitude, there was a positive result.

Wait, what? How is my hard drive dying a quick death and taking all of my files with it that can’t be recovered a positive result?! Well, because if this happened, they would offer options. Choices. Buy a new computer. Wipe the hard drive. Check out the refurbished units for sale. Try to rebuild. I see people getting angry with technology (myself included!) and feel as though you have no choice. But we do. Whether technology, or travel, or going out to dinner, we have choices. We can choose our attitude. We can choose to look for solutions and focus less on the problems. We can choose to be thankful for what you DO have. We can choose to be thankful for WHO you have and not WHAT you have in your life. And always we can choose to be grateful for the moments with those you love.

Warm fuzzies to your heart,

Starr

 


About the Author:

Starr Wharton, M.S., MCHES, ACE, AFAA is a wellness specialist with more than 16 years experience in cardiovascular health and emergency medicine.


Eat Safe This Summer

Posted on by Cynthia Malone in Blogs, Heart Health Tips, Recent Projects Leave a comment

We all love a good BBQ or Picnic. We do not love having a gastrointestinal illness after one! Prevention is simple. Check out this info-graphic and visit https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/events/summervacations/ for specific tips.

To your health,

Starr


About the Author:

Starr Wharton, M.S., MCHES is a wellness specialist with more than 16 years experience in cardiovascular health and emergency medicine.


5 Foods Blog

Posted on by Cynthia Malone in Blogs, Heart Health Tips, Recent Projects Leave a comment

I am sharing this article from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). In full disclosure, I do not encourage anyone to modify their food choices without consulting a Registered Dietitian and/or your physician. 

Fruit Juice, Pretzels, Flavored Yogurt, Granola Bars, Veggie Chips. 5 foods commonly thought of as “healthy”. In the linked article, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator shares her concerns about these foods.I appreciate the ideas she puts forth for us. Eating healthy can be difficult when you are on a tight budget and are inundated with advertising promoting the benefits of certain foods. My thoughts on these 5:

  1. Fruit Juice – if you choose to drink it, choose 100% juice and stick to one glass a day. Water is best!
  2. Pretzels – Better than chips, just eat less (think airline size) and less frequently.
  3. Flavored Yogurt – My pet peeve! Look for real fruit (you’ll know if there is fiber listed on the label), no added sugars and less than 10g of overall sugar per serving.
  4. Granola Bars – I love a good granola bar during a hike or as a quick snack. Read your labels and select bars with minimal sugar and heaps of fiber. Or just take an apple or carrots with you!
  5. Veggie Chips – Just because it says veggie, doesn’t mean it’s more healthy! Read your labels and be careful of salt.

The bottom line I share with everyone — education and moderation. Educate yourself on what your body needs and read labels! Moderation means taking small steps. For example, if you’d like to convert to plain yogurt, do not “cold turkey” it, but instead mix 1/2 plain yogurt with 1/2 fruit to ease your taste buds in. They WILL adjust. It’s more in our minds than anything else!

Link to Article:

5 Foods to Skip if You Want to Stay Slim

May 19, 2017

https://www.acefitness.org/blogs/author/87/Katie%20Ferraro

Happy Eating!

Starr


About the Author:

Starr Wharton, M.S., MCHES is a wellness specialist with more than 16 years experience in cardiovascular health and emergency medicine.


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