The Surprising Truth about Exercise and Your Phone

You probably think you'd exercise more if you could find the time. For years, even experts believed that busy schedules were a major obstacle. However, a recent study discovered that the average adult has at least 5 hours of free time each day that they could be...

The Secret to Burning More Calories While Working Out

How would you like to burn more calories without spending more time at the gym? You don't need any magic formula to break through a weight-loss plateau or slim down faster. A few simple changes can make your workouts more efficient. Burning more calories is a matter...

Top 10 Tips To Prevent Sabotaging Your Diet

Everyone who starts a diet will feel the need to cheat from time to time. Dieting can be tough, but there are ways to make it easier. We often stack the deck against ourselves and don't even realize it. Since sticking to a diet can be so challenging, it only makes...

The Stability Ball Solution for More Fun Working Out

If you're tired of the same old workout, a stability ball is an inexpensive way to shake things up. Add fun and variety to your routine while you improve your coordination and strengthen your core. Although it's often called a Swiss ball because it was used for...

Stay Sane During COVID: Stay Grounded By Accepting Reality And Avoid Projecting What Has Not Happened

Do not touch your face! Wash your hands if you do! Wash your hands if you don't! Don't forget to use hand sanitizer as often as possible! By this point, your nerves are frayed, and your hands chapped from all the handwashing and sanitizing. It has been a lot. Of...

How Professional Help Can Help You Maintain Mental and Emotional Health During Uncertain Times

Back in 2004, the American Psychological Association found that nearly 60 million people had visited a mental health professional in the previous two years. Thankfully, the negative stigma associated with getting professional help is no longer as significant in...

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Change Your Energy

How well do you know what your body needs, in today’s fast paced, supplement-overdosed lifestyle? How do you treat your pain – with clinical treatments, alternative herbal treatments or more significant lifestyle changes that are based on a holistic approach to...

how to be a sexy man: the 21-day twitter makeover

With Guests Brian Stelter and George Dejohn When it comes to which gender carries more added pounds, the guys win. Or rather lose. In this week’s Wellness for the Real World, two men offer their fitness prescription to Dr. Veronica: New York Times reporter Brian...

Wired to Sleep: America the Unrested

If it’s true that multi-tasking is only halfway doing a task, then we’ve all got a lot of unfinished work to do. We respond to emails while on the phone, check Facebook under the conference table, and keep tabs on our top sites while under deadline. In this...

Yoga and You

With the New Year comes new resolutions—and millions are flocking to yoga studios to start a fitness regimen. “Yoga is a wonderful thing because you can start exactly where you are,”  says Dr. Veronica. “It’s good for all levels, all bodies, all ages.” Yoga is a...

Healthcare Reform 101: Is Sicko Cured?

If you thought that the recently passed Health Care Reform bill would cure all that ails this country’s health care system, think again. Even under the new law, Americans may still lose their homes the same as a well-insured insured couple featured in Michael Moore’s...

Yoga for Athletes

Some people think that yoga is for a very specific type of person: someone who wants to be (or already is) highly flexible, and who is seeking to be one with the universe. Well, people, I’m here to clarify that you don’t have to be a “hippie” to join a yoga class....

To Circumcise or Not to Circumcise…That Is the Question

Male circumcision has been a longstanding controversy in America today. It’s a medical practice that revolves around religious practice, personal preference, familial beliefs and even cultural rites of passage. However, as with any surgery, there are reasonable risks...

Dissociation: The Mind’s Natural Reaction to Trauma

By Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. Victims of rape and natural disasters express the same type of rage, grief and flashbacks to harrowing events as seen in veterans of war. This fractured thinking is also observed in survivors of concentration camps, accidents and...

Type A Women Who Love Type B Men

Do you know the Greek Alphabet, particularly the first two letters? I mean Alpha and Beta, especially as these two Greek letters pertain to personalities, and how those individuals interact in relationship with others. This topic is so appealing to today’s...

When Your Parent is Mentally Ill

By Guest Blogger Laurie Nadel, Ph.D. When Dr. Veronica asked me to write about this topic, I have to confess that my first reaction was a flutter of butterflies in my stomach.  Even though I am 64 years old and it is now more than two years since my mom died, I  still...

Feeling Lonely? Make Friends With Fido!

These days, there are so many ways to connect online and in person with others, that it’s almost impossible to actually unplug from activity and interactions with people. However, despite this reality, many people still feel lonely and depressed – feelings that lead...

Back to the Old You

Are you like everyone on New Year’s Day? You’ve set your resolutions in place, and you’ve set entirely new standards for your eating habits, activity schedule, work accomplishments and relationship behaviors as soon as the clock strikes midnight and 2010 has turned...

Prostitution: A Path of Poor Self Esteem

Actor Laurence Fishburne’s daughter Montana at age 19 is becoming a porn star. Enough said, right? But the sorry fact is that there is so much more to be said about this. At 19 years old, many of the young women in America are entering universities – even at...

the viagra monologue II: why women fake orgasm

It took a new sex survey released this month to encourage Americans to talk about sex, still a taboo subject in many schools and homes. Dr. Veronica turns sexpert with relationship coach/author Byron Williams, who reveals women aren’t the only ones faking orgasms, and...

romance in wyoming: dr veronica’s spicy life

With Guest Reid Lance Rosenthal https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=urK2c6Hwts4 Most of you know I’m into wellness but I’m not particularly earthy-crunchy,” says Dr. Veronica, who nonetheless visited the spread of Rosenthal, a...

are you my guru? weight, illness & relationships

With Guests Wendy Shanker & Chris M. Tatevosian Not only can a serious illness teach you what to accept in a relationship but it can destroy a union as well. Just ask author Wendy Shanker and radio host/author Chris M. Tatevosian, both of whom can attest to that...

the viagra monologue: the wars of the penis

With Guests Byron "Big Naz" Williams & Rabbi Ed Weinsberg The little blue pill known as Viagra has had as great an effect on the sex life of men as the birth control pill has for women. But has it stifled creativity for men? Author Byron “Big Naz” Williams, a...