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THREE FOOD MYTHS BUSTED
Monday, May 03, 2010      12 comments

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. ... Read more
TO ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS!
Sunday, May 02, 2010      4 comments

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
Saturday, May 01, 2010      9 comments

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
Sunday, April 25, 2010      8 comments

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?
Monday, April 12, 2010      6 comments

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
Sunday, April 11, 2010      5 comments

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
Saturday, April 10, 2010      3 comments

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
Friday, April 09, 2010      5 comments

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
Thursday, April 08, 2010      2 comments

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
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      9 comments

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
STAY-ON-TRACK TIPS
Monday, April 05, 2010      6 comments

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
Sunday, April 04, 2010      5 comments

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
Saturday, April 03, 2010      5 comments

"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
Give Your Food A Flavor Boost
Friday, April 02, 2010      6 comments

You love burgers, but you're watching your waistline. That doesn't mean you have to resort to eating a dry patty of meat. Sure, you'll want to ditch the chili, the cheese and the mayo. However, you can still enjoy a burger that packs a mean punc... Read more
An Aspirin A Day....
Thursday, April 01, 2010      8 comments

Forget apples. Experts want you to pop an aspirin a day...and they say it could save your life. Aspirin therapy has made quite a name for itself over the years. According to the experts, aspirin therapy not only reduces the risk of damage during... Read more

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