What is RSS?
RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” – a format for distributing or collection content from information sources on the Internet, such as news outlets, magazines or blogs, such as this one. Signing up for our RSS feed enables you to stay informed of the latest news and postings without requiring you to constantly revisit our website for updates. Through RSS feed, you receive headlines, brief summaries as well as links to entire articles, columns and other websites relevant to particular subjects.
How do I start using RSS feeds?
To get started, you need to choose a so-called “News Reader,” which is a program that will download and display RSS feeds for you. There are several you can subscribe to, such as Google, My Yahoo, My AOL, Bloglines, Newsgator and many others. They are easy to get and they are free!
Once you have chosen your News Reader, all you have to do is to determine what content from our blog you want. You may wish to receive the latest news and alerts or choose other categories of your interest. To make your choices, simply click on the respective RSS button(s). When you click on the RSS icon, you can receive the feed in different ways. The simplest way is to drag (or cut and paste) the URL of the RSS feed into your News Reader. Some Internet browsers pick up RSS feeds automatically for you.
How do I get a News Reader?
Different News Readers work better with different operating systems. Most are free and easily available as downloads. We recommend that you use FeedBurner to acquire a News Reader of your choice. Simply click on the icon at the top of this page to access FeedBurner.
What RSS feeds do you offer?
Here is a list of RSS feeds from our blog categories currently offered:
- Health News & Reviews
- Eating Lighter & Eating Smarter
- Dining Out
- Recipes Modified
- Succeeding at Weight Loss
- 12 Weeks to Health & Fitness
- Your Personal Health Assessment
- About Exercise
- Kids’ Health
- Travel & Health
- Glad You Asked – Q&A
How often should I set my News Reader to check for updates?
Depending on your needs and interests, we recommend that you set your reader to once or twice a week for Health News & Reviews. All other categories are updated regularly but less frequently.