Q&A with Dr. Terri K

Dr. Terri Kennedy answers your questions about work, health and purposeful living.

Efficient Exercise

Woman Exercising

Q&A: I have 20 pounds to lose and I have not exercised for a long time. What is the best way to start? RESPONSE: First, congratulations on wanting to take control of your health!

Cutting Cholesterol

Ripe Tomatoes

Q&A: My doctor just told me that my cholesterol is high. Now that I’m in my 40s, I’m trying to pay more attention to my health – especially since my father had a stroke when he was in his 50s. I rather not rely on medicine the rest of my life. What can I do to get my cholesterol down?

Money Matters

Money Matters

Q&A: They say the economy is coming out of recession but it still feels like a depression! I’m getting concerned about my finances. I’ve not been very focused on managing money but now I’m feeling the pinch of higher prices all around. My salary hasn’t gone up… so what should I do?!?

Healthy Detox

Lemons

Q&A: A friend has been talking about doing a fast and I may do one as well. How do I get started? How do I choose what kind to do? What do you recommend?

Heart Smart

Fruits & Veggies

Q&A: My blood pressure is high and, because I have a family history of heart disease, my doctor said I may have to go on medication. He recommended getting my stress levels under control, as well as losing about 10 pounds. I frankly don’t know where to start. I’ve never been successful with diets and I have a lot of pressures on my new job. Can you share a basic game plan? I’m only 41 and I really don’t want to go on meditation!

Healthy Jumpstart

Healthy Jumpstart

Q&A: Starting this New Year, I’ve recommitted myself to my health. I work out 4 times a week (which includes cardio, weights and yoga). I don’t eat beef or pork but love chicken, fish and tofu. I’m looking to create a simple eating plan that will allow for enough protein and carbs to keep me going. What do you recommend?

Work Smart

New Home

Q&A: I have a small financial advisory firm based in New York City and I just bought a house in Philadelphia to lower my cost structure. I have decided to keep my New York office… commute in three days a week and work from my new home two days. How can I manage my schedule so I still grow the business, have a social life (I am single) and not burn out!

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Q&A: I notice you have been doing a lot of beauty-related events lately. Do you have any natural beauty tips you can share?

Newly Married

Newly Married

Q&A: I am 34 years old and pretty much have accomplished all of my academic goals. However, I am learning that since I got married – it’s been a little over a year – I am really unable to focus on anything. My eating and my exercising have all taken a hit because I haven’t been able to focus. As a result, I’ve gained 15 pounds due to consistent binging. Even my reading is taking a serious hit. I can’t finish any book I start before I see another one that I’d much rather read. Could you please share some things to help get me back on the right track?