healthy lifestyle

Worried about your memory? You’re not alone, and here’s what you can do.

Worried about your memory? You’re not alone, and here’s what you can do.

“Doctor Tello, I’ve been forgetting things… I’m worried about my memory.” This is one of the most common patient concerns I encounter, and with good reason. 50 million people worldwide have dementia, an astronomical number that is projected to triple by 2050. For people who have witnessed […]

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real

I’m thrilled to share the pilot episode of Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real, a casual and honest (read: very low-budget) nutrition and lifestyle TV series. In the show, healthcare providers share their own stories and real-life healthy habits. The pilot episode features Laura Etre, a […]

Fitting in Fitness: Use the Free Exercise Equipment!

Fitting in Fitness: Use the Free Exercise Equipment!

I had no free time yesterday. Usually, on days when I know I won’t have any free time to get a workout, I get off the train a stop early and walk a mile to the hospital. But I had so much I needed to […]

Walk your risk away!

Walk your risk away!

Do you have days where you are so booked and busy that you don’t feel like you have time to exercise? The idea of going to the gym after work or dinner or the kids go to bed, forget it. No free time, no me […]

Vacation Message

Vacation Message

You can have your vacation, and eat healthy/ exercise/ relax/ sleep, too! This is our family vacation, and I mean family: Grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins… The idea is very simple. We rent a house near the beach in Maine, and then everyone takes turns visiting […]

Heart & Soul (& Brain)

Heart & Soul (& Brain)

My article on the link between heart and mind is up over at Harvard Health Blog. I had so much fun researching this connection, and incorporating the new WHO guidelines on dementia prevention. It all makes such good sense. From the article: “We have long […]

Exercise: Stick With It & Stay With It

Exercise: Stick With It & Stay With It

Running, walking, biking, dancing, housecleaning, whatever you enjoy! It’s all good for your mind. And I’m not talking only about the proven mental health benefits. Yes, physical activity of any kind significantly reduces stress and anxiety and is a recommended part of the treatment for […]

A Heart- Healthy Easter Supper

A Heart- Healthy Easter Supper

Easter is a joyful holiday for many reasons. Yes, for Christians it represents resurrection, rebirth, and the ultimate hope. The timing is perfect for celebrating Spring and nature’s awakening, and for kids running around without jackets hunting for sugar sugar sugar, and their grownups standing […]

Ways To Gain Less and Lose More

Ways To Gain Less and Lose More

Yes, even the diet and lifestyle doctor overdoes it on the eggnog sometimes. Happy New Year, and like everyone else, I’m stepping on the scale saying: “I’ve got to get back on track!” And that’s okay. I’m not beating myself up for putting on a […]

For Christmas Stress Relief, Get Out!

For Christmas Stress Relief, Get Out!

Christmas is supposed to be a time for reflection and renewal, a heartwarming and rejuvenating holiday… At least in movies and commercials. In reality, we’re all crazy hectic sprinting around shopping and wrapping and socializing. Or sitting around being depressed. Either way, finding time for […]