This Week's Healthy Headlines


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Achieve the Impossible

FDA To Give Restaurants More Time To Post Nutrition And Calorie Info

7 Foods That Boost Every Type of Bad Mood

5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

HG's Rockin' Random Recipes!

Does Music Make You Exercise Harder?

VegNews: The Vegetarian and Vegan Movement in Canada

Want a Better Butt? Try "Glidewalking"

10 Foods to Pack For a Healthy Picnic

Sara Rue: Happy at Any Size?

5 Better-for-You Dessert Bars

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

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    I like the one with Bad Mood, Sunglasses and Music make exercise harder. I guess those three are strongly related to my lifestyle :D - 9/5/2010   7:54:11 AM
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    I really liked "7 Foods That Boost Every Type of Bad Mood." I have a Vitamin D deficiency and forget about how Vitamin D regulates mood through Serotonin. I take 4,000 iu a day, but still have a little bit of a deficiency. I'm going to keep the link to the healthy bars, and yes, I do exercise better to music. I even have a playlist specifically for exercising! - 8/31/2010   10:23:04 AM
  • 8DAWN8
    Dessert bars of course! That ginger bar is definitely a must-make. Anything to satisfy my sweet tooth without the guilt... - 8/30/2010   5:30:37 PM
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    There were a number of articles I liked but I need to comment on "Happy at any size". Every time I see this commerical I change the station because I have learned through years of losing and gaining weight and hating myself that is no way to live. I now want to get healthy for me. I am not my body I am the Spirit who lives inside and if I can learn to know and love myself and be happy it will show outside. When I am happy inside I will look happy outside. It all comes down to how you answer this question; Should a woman's self-esteem depend wholly on the size and shape of her body? Think about it. - 8/30/2010   11:59:37 AM
  • 19
    5 reasons to wear sunglasses.
    Mine are to avoid squinting thus causing my eyes to water and of course to look cool!

    No really I also have somewhat light sensitive eyes and the sunglasses help. The problem is going to be when I need more that just reading glasses all the time - I'll have to give up my "cool" safety/sunglasses for those I'll need to see the dash/instrument panel in the car. - 8/30/2010   10:47:04 AM
  • 18
    Glidewalking for sure. I'll have to try that! - 8/30/2010   10:33:46 AM
  • 17
    Like a lot of the others I found the food for moods article good. I also saved the page of recipes for healthy bars to try out. But my favourite article, and the one I decided to link to in my blog, was the one about music and exercise. Anyone who uses music while exercising knows the positive effect it has on their mood, attitude to the exercise, and even endurance levels. I push to the end of songs because I'm enjoying myself. I have a playlist of music that is a good speed to aerobic step by, and a playlist of music that is a good speed to use my mini trampoline with.

    It is good to see the science catching up with us. Someone must have given the researchers some running shoes and an MP3 player each. LOL - 8/30/2010   8:19:19 AM
  • ASB4257
    Like the assortment of articles - 8/30/2010   7:47:31 AM
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    I've been noticing how some foods have positively affected my moods lately. I printed a copy of 7 Foods That Boost Every Type of Bad Mood for reference. I jotted down some notes and ideas in the margin. - 8/30/2010   12:51:51 AM
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    Sara Rue: Happy At Any Size? I thought it was a stupid article as of course, she wasn't happy 50# fatter. She is healthy looking now and not skinny at all. - 8/30/2010   12:36:35 AM
  • 13
    Those dessert bars look great! - 8/29/2010   11:34:07 PM
  • 12
    I enjoyed and found informative the 7 foods for bad moods and am intrigued by the Glidewalking article and totally get the Music & exercise piece. - 8/29/2010   11:05:26 PM
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    I suspect the "glide walking" is similar to the stride barefoot runners shoot for (there's a video here:

    Essentially they're saying to roll the foot as you put it down so that the impact of your stride is covered by more of the foot in turn rather than striking the heel and then rolling forward. That and they want you to push off with the ball of your foot in addition to pushing with your legs. - 8/29/2010   9:02:47 PM
    liked the sunglasses one!
    who knew eyes can get sun burnt too! - 8/29/2010   6:44:25 PM
    achieve the impossible
    bookmarked it and spread the spark - 8/29/2010   6:33:32 PM
  • 8
    I enjoyed all the articles.

    About the music; due to health problems, I can only do low impact exercise, one of those exercises being walking. I have a MP3 player that I listen to while I am walking. I know that I walk for longer times when I have music to listen too; it makes the time go faster and I don't get bored that way. - 8/29/2010   12:17:09 PM
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    I read about glidewalking. It does not really explain how to do it. - 8/29/2010   11:54:46 AM
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    I saved the address for the 7 foods that help moods. Great suggestions and interesting. I'm going to email it to my friends and family. - 8/29/2010   10:25:38 AM
  • 4
    Good info. - 8/29/2010   10:21:57 AM
  • 3
    Lots of good ones here, but I loved the 7 foods to boost your mood. They recommend chocolate for stress- Yay! Also liked the dessert bar recipes. The article about glidewalking didn't give a very good description of how to do it, so that will take more investigation, but it sounds interesting. We all want a better butt! - 8/29/2010   9:25:36 AM
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    I really enjoyed the article about using specific foods to alter your moods. I printed it off so I will remember which foods to use for which moods and I'll give it a try the next time I need a mood booster. - 8/29/2010   9:24:43 AM

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