Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading.
A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo... Read more
One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest... Read more
Linda came rushing in, 20 minutes late for our training appointment, extremely apologetic. When she was ready to leave her home, with plenty of time to arrive promptly, she realized her sneakers were not in her gym bag. After searching frantica... Read more
Do you struggle with cravings and wish you had the will power to cut out certain foods completely? When we work toward a healthy diet, so many of us think that making a list of food culprits and calling them off-limits will help us to succeed. H... Read more
John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
I was stopped in the hall at work today by a man (who I didn't know) who said he noticed my weight loss and I was "looking good". I guess 30 lbs really is when people not close to you notice your weight loss.HaHa!... Read more
Decided to start a healthy life style this year by working out more and eating healthier. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant since July of last year. My health is more important than ever now.... Read more
Being organized and living in a pleasant environment, your sanctuary, is important! Creative people tend to be able to "see things differently" and end up coping with unwanted clutter, a bad living environment, etc. because they can see it in anothe... Read more
Vegetarian and 'healthy' diets could be more harmful to the environment, researchers sayEating lettuce is 'over three times worse' in greenhouse gas emissions than eating baconFollowing the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dai... Read more
I recently read an article about women-only gyms, which are growing in popularity. According to the story, "Studies have shown that self-conscious women who exercise in same-sex environments are more willing to work out, and more satisfied with their... Read more
If you’re like me, the change of seasons brings a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the warmer weather months, but it also brings the dreaded cold and flu season.Have you ever wondered why the flu is much more prevalent during the win... Read more
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