If you're regularly greeted by a warm, sloppy embrace, a heedless leap to a landing into your arms, or an unadulterated, adoring gaze, you might be a pet owner. Owners of pets from cats to canaries know the day-to-day benefits four-legged or feat... Read more
If you haven’t been to a park lately, you should make plans for this weekend. It’s probably closer than you think and has more to offer than you could imagine, your very own exercise treasure chest.
Parks come in all different... Read more
When I was newly home from graduate school and working my first full-time job, finding a husband and starting a family seemed to be the next expected step in the progression toward adulthood. I was looking forward to having someone to share my life w... Read more
Until 2010, when a cat walked up to me on the street, all scraggly and dirty, I was ambivalent toward cats. However, that cute little orange face won me over, and I took in the stray we later named Dizzy. Fast forward two years, and that formerly ski... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
This is an interview of two experts in nutrition, Christopher Gardner, a vegetarian and Gary Taubes, a low-carb proponent:
Discussing about the video is encouraged. Please be respectful of different viewpoints... Read more
I was at the bookstore today, and I saw a book about this 2 day diet plan. From the looks of it, you eat low carb (50 grams or less) two days a week (not sure if consecutive or if that matters). The rest of the week, you eat eat lean protein, whole g... Read more
I think there is a lot of confusion about low carb, from both " regular " dieters AND low carb people just starting out.
I have 4-6 chicken thighs every day, but choose to eat boneless skinless ones ( laziness, not that skin is bad ). I also co... Read more
I'm consistently below my recommended calorie range. Not because I'm putting in any extra effort to be low... but because I simply find it hard to eat as much as is recommended to allow for the extra fitness time I've been putting in. Today is a p... Read more
A best friend of 20 years just went thru detox ror heroin addiction. in fore closure for his house no $ at all. Ther are no low cost Rx centers in our county. I hate seing hhim suffer. I have gained 2 lbs. i think from pure stress. I need to take... Read more
Getting organized helps lower stress in your life go through house whenever you have time and get rid of all that stuff you don't need. What is left decide how you want to store these items. I have a small house with little storage space so decorativ... Read more
taking time to sit proper, breathing deeply, holding breath, and exhaling slowly helps blood pressure, burns calories, lowers stress. bodybuilders of "the day" also believed this expanded the upper rib cage, causing the chest to sit higher,good for g... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
We all know how important quality sleep is to our health, but most of us tend to get less of it as we grow older. Stress, lifestyle issues and the hormonal fluxes of menopause can all disrupt our sleep quality and quantity, and the effects may b... Read more
This contest is now closed. Be sure to check the blog for a new contest next week. The generous folks at Fit & Fresh have provided two gift packs full of high-tech and low-stress food storage containers each worth almost $140! The gift packs include:... Read more
I was so very busy today, working on items on my "to do" list. I attended my Friday Weight Watchers meeting (I'm down 1.8 pounds this week!) and finally have lost a total of 25.4 pounds! 224
After my meeting, I took a bag of "too big for me... Read more
My biggest stress factor is that I am falling behind in school. I am currently taking college course through Kaplan University; I am trying to obtain my Bachelor's of Science Criminal Justice Juvenile Corrections.
I started these classes a ye... Read more
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