How not to do a plank

Want to add planks to your exercise routine? Strength coach Andy Wight demonstrates the right way and the wrong way. He also shows us how to add some movement.

By | September 23rd, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Add some bitters to your cocktails, your mocktails, and your food

Roots, flowers, herbs. Steep them in alcohol for a few weeks and you've got bitters. That's what Nolan Stewart does for a living. He shares his process and some recipes.

By | September 22nd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Should I worry about my child carrying a heavy backpack?

Could your child's backpack cause back problems down the road? How much it weighs and how it's worn can certainly have an impact. Some advice from an expert.

By | September 20th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

How to practice gratitude and why you should

What are you grateful for? In this podcast, researcher Dr. Robert Emmons discusses what gratitude is, how easy it is to find it, and why it's important to try.

By | September 19th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Turning the tables on Childhood Obesity Month

It's Childhood Obesity month, but instead of focusing on obesity, an organization that is trying to tackle the issue recommends an approach known as 5-2-1-0.

By | September 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Bean hole bean suppers. They’re all about the food, the people, and the history

If you live in New England, you've probably been to a bean supper. But have you had bean hole beans? Find out what you're missing and sample some brown bread.

By | September 14th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Can you learn to be grateful even when you feel anything but?

Did you know that practicing gratitude can make you happier and healthier? Don't know where to begin? Some tips from Dr. Robert Emmons, a gratitude expert.

By | September 13th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Where you can pick apples in Maine

A list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples. It's a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon.

By | September 12th, 2017|Recipes|6 Comments

No longer a teenager? You can still get mono

More than 3 million cases of mono are diagnosed every year. The majority are teenagers, but you might be surprised at how many people over 40 get the virus.

By | September 11th, 2017|Blog|48 Comments

Why Andy thinks crunches are not the best exercise for your abs

If you've been doing crunches to tighten your abs or core, Strength Coach Andy Wight thinks you should stop and try something else. He tells us why and what.

By | September 8th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Some back-to-school lunch ideas, vegan included

Packing nutritious school lunches that your child will actually eat isn't easy. We have some tips from two moms, one's a vegan and the other is not.

By | September 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What is Morton’s neuroma and how is it treated?

If you have a burning pain in the ball of your foot or it feels numb or tingly, you may have a Morton's neuroma. What's that? Catching Health has the answer.

By | September 6th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Menopause and hormone therapy: Pros and cons

Menopause is confusing for many women. They can struggle with symptoms, but be unsure of the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. Some tips in this podcast.

By | September 5th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

An after school program that offers structure, down time and karate

Finding a good after school program for your kids can be a challenge. Some families in Maine say they were fortunate to discover a program that incorporates martial arts.

By | September 1st, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Secrets to making your own jams and jellies

Who has a grandmother who makes jams and jellies every summer and fall? Or do you stock up at farmers' markets or autumn fairs? Now you can try making your own!

By | August 31st, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What should I know about head lice now that the kids are back in school?

Unfortunately, head lice are a common occurrence where children gather, such as in day care or at school. Ten things you should know about the critters.

By | August 30th, 2017|Q & A|5 Comments

Tapping into the healing powers of sound and vibration

A tuning fork produces a pure musical tone when you tap it against something and make it vibrate. Helpful for tuning a musical instrument and also for healing.

By | August 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A sunset canoe tour of Scarborough Marsh

Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? If you live in southern Maine (or are visiting), I recommend paddling a canoe through the Scarborough Marsh.

By | August 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What to consider when working with a personal trainer

Working with a personal trainer is an investment of time and money. How do you know you made the right choice? And what are the signs that it's not a good fit?

By | August 25th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

A recipe for lobster tacos from Linda Kate Lobster & Seafood

Had your fill of lobsters this summer? No, but you'd like to try something different before summer's end? You've got to make this recipe for lobster tacos.

By | August 24th, 2017|Recipes|2 Comments

What’s some good advice for kids who are on the receiving end of cyberbullying?

A bully is a bully is a bully. When it takes place on social media or in texts or emails it's known as cyberbullying. We have some tips for kids and parents.

By | August 23rd, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Words of wisdom on caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

In this Catching Health podcast, I talk with world-renowned dementia and Alzheimer's expert Teepa Snow. She shares practical skills and strategies.

By | August 22nd, 2017|Podcast|2 Comments

How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part 3: A positive attitude

For the past three decades, Nicole Petit has lived with Type 1 diabetes. Now 40, she's had to face some new challenges. As usual, she keeps a positive attitude.

By | August 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

There’s more to clams than steamers. Try these recipes

In Maine, summer is the peak of clamming season, but they're harvested all year long. Steamed and fried are big favorites, but we have some different clam recipes.

By | August 17th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Because it can be life-threatening, it's important to know the symptoms and what to do if it develops.

By | August 16th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Common headache causes and triggers

Most headaches are not life threatening but can be disabling. Some headaches are dangerous. Learn headache causes and triggers, as well as crucial symptoms.

By | August 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A fitness boot camp for parents who have no time and no day care

Feeling out of shape, but have no time and no one to watch your kids? A Maine fitness center has the solution for some parents. A Fit-Family Boot Camp.

By | August 11th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Do s’mores have any nutritional value at all?

The nutritional value of a s'more. Is there any? I asked a registered dietitian to tell us the truth.

By | August 10th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What does it mean if your urine changes color?

Ever take a look at the color of your urine? Most people aren't interested, but urine color can provide important information about the state of your health.

By | August 9th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Raising sexually healthy children: Advice from an expert

Had THE TALK with your kids yet? Don't even know how to get things started? Listen to Jennifer Wiessner. She's an expert on raising sexually healthy children.

By | August 8th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

With the help of 50,000 families, a landmark study aims to unlock the genetics of autism

For people with autism, a major study may provide answers about possible causes and treatments. Learn more about the SPARK study and how you might participate.

By | August 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments