“Carbon Neutral” and “Carbon Footprint”

With the G8 summit increasing awareness of environmental wellness, it is important to define two of the major terms in use, “carbon neutral” and “carbon footprint.”

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (UK), draft definition of “carbon neutral” means that, “through a transparent process of measuring emissions, reducing those emissions and offsetting any unavoidable […]

Lighter Fare

Note to students, … .

If you have a professor who:

highlights the health risks of smoking tobacco, emphasizes that cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death (CDC, 2009), and takes the time to explain the implications of the new FDA jurisdiction over tobacco,

and you’re trying to explain how you missed […]

Red Wine

Over the 4th of July weekend, someone mentioned that drinking red wine is health for you. The discussion revolved around resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine. In my Wellness course, I lecture that according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, drinking in moderation is defined as having no more than 1 drink per day […]

Healthy Snacks – Nuts

In my classes, I recommend to students ways to incorporate healthy snacks in to their day. Of course, these snacks replace the less healthy snacks and are not additional snacks. Once such snack that’s easy to carry is walnuts, almonds, or other nuts; as long as you do not have nut allergies. Nuts are touted […]