21 Tips for a Fitter Summer Vacation

Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or exploring a new city, a pause in your normal routine can make it tough to stay fit. Drive past the drive-thru. If you’re driving to your getaway, plan where and when you’ll be stopping for meals before hitting the road. It’ll give you more flexibility when choosing a…

7 Tips to help control holiday food cravings

Don’t sabotage your diet this holiday season Splurging on your favorite foods is part of the holiday program, right? Well, to an extent. Here are some tips to help control your holiday cravings and reduce the likelihood of overeating at your next big feast. Eat slowly and select three healthy food items (vegetables, fruits, high-fiber…

Andropause: When Guys Get ‘The Change’

Whether andropause is a man’s version of menopause replete with emotional, psychological and spiritual changes, or just a blip on the hormonal screen, may depend on your own circumstances and makeup. But if you’re a guy (or you have a guy) who’s experiencing some mid-life shakeups, some things you might consider: Watch your weight. Testosterone…

Salad with red grapes and feta

Serves 6 This combination of crisp, juicy red grapes and tangy feta is a winner. Ham lovers can add a garnish of thin strips of cooked or smoked ham. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1½ tablespoons lemon juice ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 500g red seedless grapes, halved (about…

Lemon & herb barbecued chicken

Laden with flavor, this summer lunch is straight from the Italian countryside with lashings of fresh herbs, bright sun-ripened vegetables and smoky chicken. Ingredients (serves 6) 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 2 tbs white wine 2 tbs fresh lemon juice 2 tbs chopped fresh parsley 1 tbs chopped fresh rosemary 1 tbs dried oregano leaves…