Whey protein shows promise in treating prostate cancer. Let's toast, with a whey-protein smoothie. Mmm.
In all seriousness, this blurb from Men's Health is rather interesting.
"Not since lycopene landed in our lives has there been a m... Read more
Yes, that's right. The woman who couldn't even ride a bike three months ago this weekend rode 51 miles with her boyfriend and friend. I have the sore tailbone to prove it.
I was dirty, smelly, and exhausted, but you know what? It was compl... Read more
Stephen Colbert confronted Cookie Monster on "The Colbert Report" last month--he hilariously accuses Cookie Monster of being unpatriotic for not incessantly binging on cookies.
"I will not eat fruit unless it's in Loop or Pebbles form," sa... Read more
Two weekends ago, Bri, Fred and I hit the bike trail for my first trail ride.
I started out a bit apprehensive. There were so many bikers around me, and I frequently braked and pulled off the trail. I got nervous when bikers passed me or a... Read more
My friend Bri is an inspiration to me. She ran her first marathon two years ago with Team in Training, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She's since run three half-marathons and other road races, and last week she did her first d... Read more
Ever wonder why some people live longer?
So did researcher Dan Buettner, whose recent book is "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest." With help from National Geographic and the National Institu... Read more
Last year, I read the book "Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat," which touted how healthy the Japanese diet and lifestyle is. Compared with 34 percent of American women, just 3 percent of Japanese women had a body mass index of 30 or higher in ... Read more
Long ago, meat lost its starring role in my diet. Like many aspects of my life, my diet was profoundly influenced by the year I spent teaching English in South Korea.
There, meat could be found in almost every dish, but it wasn't a dominat... Read more
Riding a bike is a rite of passage. When you're still a little tyke, Mom and Dad surprise you with a shiny new two-wheeler for your birthday, plus a helmet (and maybe knee/elbow pads if you're as clumsy as I am).
You're so excited! It's ju... Read more
Imagine if you could make all the foods you dislike suddenly taste like something you actually like to eat. Or that you could get vegetables to be as appealing as chocolate cake. (Actually, depending on the vegetable, I might choose veggies over... Read more