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July 31st, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

More Reasons to Get Up and Move

I have a history of Alzheimer’s and dementia in my family. They say it skips a generation, but that doesn’t really comfort me because that means there is a good chance my mom will get it. So I pay particular attention to new studies, drugs or anything having to do with cognitive decline. New stu[...]

July 27th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Food

Smoothies, My Favorite Summer Meal

Smoothies are by far one of my favorite items to eat in the summer. I can have one for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack all depending on the size really.  I don’t own a blender yet (ehem registry gift idea), which makes Jamba Juice my smoothies place of choice. Unfortunately, since moving to[...]

July 24th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Yoga Teachings that Apply to Work

I started taking yoga regularly about four years ago. Not only did I actually start sleeping better, but I started applying some of what I learned to my working life. Every day is different and is its own day—One of the things that the yoga instructors like to say is that no two days on […][...]

July 20th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Food

The Dishes Kept Coming

I was never a Mike Isabella fan—not on his season (Voltaggio all the way) and certainly not on All-Stars (umm Richard Blais, I love you). However, when we moved to DC and I read that Isabella was opening up his restaurant, Graffiato, in just a few weeks (Bryan Voltaggio backed it…) I knew I had [...]

July 17th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Restaurants and Obesity: Yep

Experts have identified a link between eating out at restaurants and obesity. According to the USDA, 1/3 of American calories come from restaurants.   “For the average consumer, eating one meal away from home each week translates to roughly two extra pounds a year,” said Lisa Mancin[...]

July 13th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Motivation Lacking

Spinning was one of my favorite exercise classes. It didn’t matter how many classes I went to, I always worked up a good sweat. Even on days when I couldn’t get myself going I could make the workout what I wanted it to be, while still feeding off everyone’s energy. Since I moved though, I [&he[...]

July 7th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Start Early, Says IOM: I Disagree Somewhat

A new report issued by the Institute of Medicine on early childhood obesity prevention policies. Yes, I agree we should start early. Yes, I agree that by adulthood the habits that you have created are much harder to break. The report notes that almost 10 percent of infants and toddlers carry excess [...]

July 6th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Workout Review: Fitness Magazine Beach Body Now in June

I am an avid health and fitness magazine reader. I love tearing out recipes and reading the articles about the best sports bras for each activity. I’ve never had the time or the will power to follow any of the workout routines. Then I picked up the June issue of Fitness Magazine. The routine sound[...]

July 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm § in Uncategorized

Something brewing with Food Cures

Check back soon to see what it is…[...]

July 3rd, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Gracefully Accepting Feedback

We’re all a little sensitive when it comes to receiving feedback, especially when it is not all positive. Some experience feedback as pure criticism, and don’t want to hear it. Others see it as emotionally crushing. Still others only want to hear praise. For me, the problem isn’t that I don’[...]