December 2012

  • Illustration of a woman wearing a pedometer and walking along a trail.

    Don’t Just Sit There!

    Move for Your Health

    If you’re like most people nationwide, you’ve spent more than half of your waking hours sitting or inactive for long stretches of time—at work, at school, in the car or watching TV. Here’s why you should try standing up instead of putting your feet up.

  • Illustration of a high-fiber cereal, wild rice, whole-wheat pasta and nuts.

    Counting Carbs?

    Understanding Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

    Have you ever heard about glycemic index and glycemic load? They’re related to carbohydrates, one of the main types of nutrients in our diets. Here’s what you need to know.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Harrison Wein