Fred Hardinge

For over 35 years, Dr. Hardinge has been communicating the message “Your choices can lead you to be healthy and more productive!” to a wide variety of audiences. His background includes pastoring, academic teaching, community health education, corporate training and consultation, administration and private health counseling. He is known nationally and internationally as a creative educator and motivational speaker. He enjoys hiking, climbing and cross-country skiing with his wife April, two grown children and four grandchildren; and finds carpentry and writing very relaxing. He was co-founder of Bibleinfo.com in 1995 and currently is the founder and current Director of PositiveChoices.com.

The Strength of Evidence

Most of us love the taste of chocolates! In recent months we have been reading headlines that indicate chocolate may help prevent various diseases, and most recently, lower weight. To many this seems like a dream come true! Could it be that something as high in calories, fat, and sugar could really be good for us?True,…

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Food Labeling Tricks

Did you resolve to eat a healthier diet this year? That means that you are going to choose better foods, right? Simply reading food labels might prompt you to buy some items that really aren't good for you. It is important to understand the finer points of food labeling guidelines to avoid making poor choices.…

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Making Effective Resolutions

A new year has arrived and it is the time we are thinking about making needed changes in our lives. We often refer to these as resolutions. I have a list and you probably do too. They might be things like,"This year, I’m going to relax and not worry so much.""I will eat less and…

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May Your Holidays be Filled with Joy

You may be traveling to celebrate with family and friends, or, you may be spending quiet days at home. However you celebrate or wherever you go, we want to wish you a most fulfilling, joyous, healthy, and safe holiday season.Our team will be doing the same, and we will resume our posts on January 3,…

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Healthy, Happy Holidays

The emergency room is about the only place people can go for  health problems during major holidays, and each holiday presents its own health risks. Take for example:Fights by intoxicated guests as to who will carve the turkey sometimes result in serious injuries.EMTs arrived at one home to find a man lying stabbed on the…

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In a Rush on the Way to the Airport

The other day as I was rushing to return a rental car and catch a flight I remembered I needed to fill the gas tank -- making my schedule even tighter. As I hurried into a gas station and pulled up to a pump I noticed a bearded man with tattered clothes warily shuffling up…

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Best Medical Invention?

Recently, George Lundberg, MD Editor-at-Large for MedPage Today posed a very intriguing question when he asked, "What is the year 2011's best diagnostic and therapeutic medical device?"

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Bursts of Unexpected Exercise May Be Dangerous

Are you a weekend warrior? You know, during the work week you're just too busy to get the exercise you need. So instead you make up for it on the weekends with 4 or 5 hours of vigorous activity! Or perhaps you rarely do any physical activity, except shoveling heavy snow a few times each…

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WHO Focusing on Non-communicable Diseases

Last week I was in Moscow, Russia - watching history in the making. It was the first time the World Health Organization (WHO) has ever invited non-government groups to discuss an issue at an officially sanctioned meeting (typically WHO discussions are limited to representatives of member nations); and the topic was focused on non-communicable diseases…

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Power of Choice is Still Necessary

Most of us have had someone tell us to eat more slowly.Usually they say eating slower will let us feel full before we have eaten too much. We can wolf down so many calories so quickly that we still think we're hungry even though our stomach is full! So, it makes sense to eat more…

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