Great Bear Wilderness
Today, Cliff & I went to Brookfield Zoo. We visited a brand new exhibit (opened May 8th!) called Great Bear Wilderness. It was amazing. Compared to the previous exhibits the bears lived in...this is nirvana! They now have large grassy areas ... Read more
Once again, thank you to all my Spark friends who have wished me a happy anniversary & birthday! I had a wonderful anniversary celebration with my husband at a really nice restaurant that was new to us both.
Then, I had a super birthday.... Read more
THREE FOOD MYTHS BUSTED
Every day we're inundated with rules for healthy living. Unfortunately, many of them just don't hold true. Dawn Gravely, a trainer at Equinox in San Francisco, debunks 3 of them.
Myth 1: Chicken is always better for you than red meat.
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TO ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS!
I just had to post this to say thank you to all of my Spark friends out there. It really makes me so happy whenever I log into & find all those wonderful encouraging comments.
I am humbled whenever someone tells me that I inspire them. ... Read more
MY NEW JOB UPDATE
Well, I have actually been at my job for 1 month already. Yesterday, my trainer presented me with a list of the job functions I have been performing and a very constructive critique of my performance.
Boy, I didn't realize just how much ... Read more
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOUR BACK HURTS
How many of you raised your hands?
If, like me, you tend to carry everything plus the kitchen sink in your purse - you probably did. I have found out by experience that if you tend to wear your purse strap over your head and across your b... Read more
Are You Getting Enough Potassium?
Potassium is an important mineral whose importance is often overlooked. However, it plays a huge role in optimal functioning of both the heart and the nervous system. Potassium also plays a role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in bo... Read more
Get The Flavor of a Flavonoid
Have you had your flavonoids today? Be honest, have you even heard of flavonoid? Most people don't know the first thing about these flavonoids known for their antioxidant properties. While flavonoids are responsible for adding pigmentation to fl... Read more
Emphasize Healthy Fats
Fats have gotten a bad rap over the years. However, all fats are not creative equal. There are good fats and bad fats. Good fats come from fish, nuts, avocados, seeds, olive oil and other foods. While they are high in calories, these foods conta... Read more
Improve Your Sex Life, Lose Weight
A little weight loss can go a long way...in the bedroom. Research shows that losing just 10 percent of those extra pounds can dramatically improve your sex life. Experts say that's because people tend to have a better self image when they lose w... Read more
GET BACK IN GEAR
If youíve hit the snooze on your 2010 fitness goals, try these five tips.
SET BITE-SIZED GOALS.
When you take too large a bite of food, youíre more likely to choke. The same is true when it comes to exercise. If you set a big short-term... Read more
DIET CAN BE YOUR SKINíS BFF
A little culinary cosmetology goes a long way. Drew Ordon, M.D. of The Doctors recommends keeping these tips in mind for a healthy, anti-oxidant-rich diet that your skin will thank you for.
SKIP THE SALT
Sodium retain fluid, which can le... Read more
After cranking up your willpower and sweating buckets at the gym, it can be a major letdown when the scale doesnít budge. In fact, a recent survey found that not seeing quick results is the biggest barrier to staying the course with your diet. ... Read more
Bread, Wine and Cheese-Lovers Diet
Go Mediterranean. Dieting doesn't have to be about deprivation, especially when you follow a Mediterranean-style way of eating. This diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, bread, dairy, fish, olive oil, poultry and wine. Most o... Read more
MANTRA OF THE MONTH
"I want what I have"
It's perfectly natural to desire more-more clothes, more friends, more money; it's only human. But obsessing over the things you're lacking can make you feel dissatisfied. This month take a moment to acknowledge what ... Read more
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