Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
Regardless of weight or fitness level, we all sweat (although some more than others). For many, it's welcomed as physical proof of exertion. Whether you prefer running, spinning or hot yoga, there's just something exhilarating... Read more
What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?
While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Frozen TV dinners weren’t served often when I was growing up in the 60’s. However, on rare, extra-busy nights, I remember eating my meal out of that small, compartmentalized aluminum tray. They were always heated in the oven (since microw... Read more
I forget how much I like certain exercise when I get in a routine with others. I've been walking outdoors (I forgot how much I liked it) now I'm bored of it and I forgot how much I like video workouts. What healthy thing do you forget you like to do?... Read more
Not only is cast iron a consistent way to add iron to your diet & a great way to exercise your arm muscles as you lift the heavy pans but it also saves you money on energy. Cast iron needs less temperature to heat up, heats up evenly and retains heat... Read more
I used to think that my exercise routine was unaffected by the weather. In the summer, I'd make accommodations to deal with the heat (exercising outside in the evening or early morning, shortening workouts, drinking more water, etc.) In the winter,... Read more
Summer is in full swing, and if you're suffering from the heat wave that has been affecting so many regions, the thought of sweating through your workouts may be hard to bear. You can do a lot to stay cool in the summer heat (exercising in the sh... Read more
This week was 4th of July week and the first holiday I had to go though since changing my eating habits. I don't believe I did too bad though! I ate the burgers and chips, but I really watched my portion control, I used mustard and ketchup on burgers... Read more
I have been finding it difficult to be consistent exercising in this heat and humidity. Consequently, my weight started to go back up. It is just 4 lbs but I don't like it as it takes a lot longer to get it off than to put it on.
Even the dog is... Read more
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