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Dr. Phil Shares: A Beginner’s Guide to Weightlifting

December 26, 2017 by


When you decide to add strength training to your workout routine, knowing where to start can be tricky. And once you get going, knowing how to progress can be even trickier. After all, most weight-room newbies are unsure of their strength and, in turn, how to push it to its limits. How heavy of a dumbbell […]

9 “Healthy” Foods That Can Fool You

Contribution By Dennis Faye During my 1970s childhood in South Dakota, my mom used to order something called the “Diet Plate.” Common in most Sioux Falls–area and greater-Minnesota region restaurants, it consisted of a scoop of cottage cheese, a couple of canned peach halves still dripping syrup, a hamburger patty, some iceberg lettuce, and a […]

This Valentine’s Day, It Starts With Loving Ourselves

February 11, 2013 by


On Valentine’s Day, we often think of all the people we love and try to make the day special for them. But this year, add another important person to the list: you! Little steps like getting enough vitamin D, can make loving on your body a huge success. Taking care of you Happy Valentine’s Day… […]

Dr. Phil’s Top 10 Tips For A Healthy Christmas Season

November 29, 2012 by


Christmas is in the air again and you might be starting to fret over those extra pounds you are almost certain to gain with all the party invites you are looking forward to. So this year, why not condition yourself early on to exercise a little more discipline and self-control. 1. Always be conscious of your […]

Have a Healthy Thanksgiving: 5 Tips to Avoid Overindulging From Dr. Phil

During Thanksgiving, it’s easy to go overboard with the calories and consumption. Temptations of gooey pecan pie and dense sweet potatoes topped with crackly marshmallows make it seem impossible to be disciplined. But eating healthfully on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to forgo all your favorite foods, said Jennifer K. Nelson, a registered dietitian and director […]

Some Guilt-Free Cocktails For The Coming Weekend This Summer

Unwinding with a delicious cocktail after a long day is a great way to relax, but mixed drinks can pack some serious calories. Luckily, mixologist Anthony Caporale has created 3 guilt-free versions of cocktail classics: the margarita, the pomegranate martini and sangria. By using real fruit juice instead of sugary mixes, sugar substitutes and more flavorful liquors, […]