Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all... Read more
Whoooosh! As I relaxed in a lawn chair, my six-year-old sank yet another basket. Watching his skill develop, I couldn’t help but dream about him becoming an NBA star some day. I could just picture it…I, his proud mama in the stands a... Read more
Keep it up. Your healthy habits, that is.
We all tend to relax – or be lax – on weekends; that’s what they’re for, right? But loosening our grips on a healthy lifestyle, even just for the weekend, can sabotage our efforts... Read more
A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur... Read more
Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not... Read more
My employer does a food drive to support the local food bank several times a year. I am wondering what other people donate. My typical donations include things like:
bags of rice
canned chicke... Read more
I find that when I'm trying to lose weight, one strategy that works is to rely upon a relatively small repertoire of dishes that I know to be tasty, healthy, filling. I generally eat the same breakfast each day (oatmeal and a piece of turkey sausage... Read more
We helped some friends move today and worked our backsides off! I have no idea how much I burned, but am glad I burned a lot. It's hot here - south Alabama - even with the cold front and rain that came through so when deciding if I should pack my l... Read more
When I heard a few months ago that Jillian Michaels was teaming up with video game developers to create a Wii Fit game, I was excited. Many of our loyal readers are fans of TV's tough trainer, so I pre-ordered her Fitness Ultimatum 2009 ($39.99) week... Read more
I always try to research products before trying them on my 4 and 2-year-old children. Whether it's healthy foods for their bodies or healthy games for their minds, I'm pretty picky when it comes to what I give my kids. I've made purchases that were... Read more
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