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Power Food
The right food, eaten at the right time, contributes to peak performance on the playing field.

 

The Ride to Fitness

Who would willingly sit on a stationary bike for nearly an hour listening to decibel crashing music while being admonished to “pedal, pedal, pedal, people!"?You. That’s who!



 

Your Mother and Your Health

Your mom passed a lot of great things on to you that make you think of her every day. But there are also many things you might have in common with your mom that you may not be aware of. Take the opportunity to have a chat with her about her health so that you can gain a better understanding of your own.


 

Eat Your Veggies -- Raw or Cooked

We all want to eat more vegetables. We know they are good for us, and most of us love them. So where's the problem?


 

Take a Walk
A good, brisk walk three, four or more times a week will make your life better than ever. Even more, walking is the most injury-free exercise there is and can be done in nearly any weather and at any age.

 

Water, Water Everywhere!
Water is essential for life and for keeping our bodies well regulated. Drink liquids during the day to feel at your best. The best choice is pure water, but others work well, too.

 

10 of the Best Fruits to Feed Your Family

A lot of us skimp on fruits, although, along with vegetables, they are among the most healthful foods we can put in our mouths. Fruits are powerhouses of nutrients, in particular vitamin C, and are excellent sources of fiber.


 

Got a Craving? Here’s Why
What do our cravings really mean? Often what we think we want to eat, whether it’s a candy bar or French fries, is actually our body telling us that we are low in certain nutrients. These can be replenished in far healthier ways than reaching for the cookie jar.

 

The Vegan Diet

Vegans are vegetarians who also exclude meat, eggs, dairy products, and all other animal-derived ingredients, such as gelatin. Vegans avoid wearing or using anything made with leather, fur, or feathers, too.


 

Is Organic Produce Important?
An informed consumer makes the best choices when it comes to buying organic produce -- or not.

 

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere
Too much sugar is not healthful, and yet we gobble it up every day. How much is too much? How much is okay?

 

Look After Yourself
As parents, we have a tendency to put everyone else's needs before our own, but we also need to take care of ourselves. Make looking after yourself a priority and you will be better prepared to deal with those you love.

 

The Buzz About Whole Grains
Despite the sometimes confusing or contradictory health news, the value of eating whole grains comes through loud and clear.

 

Eat More Garlic!

Nearly everyone loves garlic but not everyone knows how to make the most of the edible bulb.  It's the flavor that so many of us adore in Italian, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Thai, Mexican, and so many other cuisines. It's touted as a health benefit and, if you dabble in the supernatural, believed to ward off vampires!


 

Are You At Risk for Heart Disease?

Heart disease may be the primary cause of death for American women, but that does not mean there is nothing we can do about it. On the contrary. There are a number of ways to reduce risk factors.


 

Pregnancy and Exercise

Most doctors agree that for women experiencing normal pregnancies, exercise is beneficial. Nevertheless, before you begin any kind of exercise program, check with your health-care provider.


 

A Cup of Tea
We have been drinking tea for thousands of years, enjoying its warmth and rejuvenating powers.

 

Five Easy Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

 

Do you feel as though you and your family exist on far too many take-out meals? Not only are delivery pizzas and take-out Chinese or tacos tiring after a while, they make a significant dent in our pocketbooks. It's no wonder increasing numbers of families are relying more than ever on home-cooked meals. This is good news for our wallets, our waistlines, our health, our tastebuds...and our kitchens.


 

Why Exercise? Why Not?!
Everyone needs to get up and move, and women tend to lag behind men when it comes to getting in enough hours of exercise every week. This isn’t good. Women need to exercise for good health.

 

Sweet Potato Cookery

Rich and sweet with dense texture and an enticing aroma that fills the kitchen, sweet potatoes are absolutely delicious. Plus, they are good for you!


 

Beyond Orange Juice
As delicious as orange juice is, the whole fruit is equally appealing. When you think of flavoring a savory dish with citrus fruit, think beyond lemons and limes. How about oranges?

 

Glorious Garlic
It's the flavor that so many of us adore in Italian, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Thai, Mexican, and so many other cuisines. It's touted as a health benefit and, if you dabble in the supernatural, believed to ward off vampires! Nearly everyone loves garli

 

The Wonders of Yogurt
he good news is that over the last five or six years, yogurt has become a mainstream product. The not-so-good news is that a lot of us still don’t eat much, or when we do, it’s as a high-fat, sugar-and-fruit laden snack or dessert.

 

The Low Down on Low Carbs
The truth about carbohydrates is that our bodies need them. They provide energy and valuable nutrients. But not all carbohydrates are created equal.

 

Stay Healthy in Hotels
We think nothing of traveling for business, to a cousin s wedding, to visit folks during the holidays, or to see an old friend. And we love to take our kids along whenever possible. All this travel means that many of us stay in hotels and motels

 

You Gotta Have Friends
If you are someone who has a lot of friends, you are ahead of the game of life. Some research shows that a relaxed and vibrant social life is the key to a happy and long life.

 

Top Ten Fruits and Vegetables
We all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables, but exactly how much? And which are the best?

 

You Gotta Have Friends
If you are someone who has a lot of friends, you are ahead of the game of life. Some research shows that a relaxed and vibrant social life is the key to a happy and long life.

 

Eat Your Veggies -- Raw or Cooked

We all want to eat more vegetables. We know they are good for us, and most of us love them. So where's the problem?


 

Dreaded Sugar! How Much is Too Much?
Our kids are bombarded with sugary foods every day and it's the parents' job to make sure they make the right choices. Start limiting sugar when they are babies and toddlers.

 

The Wonders of Yogurt
he good news is that over the last five or six years, yogurt has become a mainstream product. The not-so-good news is that a lot of us still don’t eat much, or when we do, it’s as a high-fat, sugar-and-fruit laden snack or dessert.

 

Time to Decaffeinate?
Whether to eliminate caffeine from your diet is a decision you most likely will make for yourself. However, in some cases, it’s a good idea to discuss it with your doctor.

 

Sweet Potato Cookery

Rich and sweet with dense texture and an enticing aroma that fills the kitchen, sweet potatoes are absolutely delicious. Plus, they are good for you!


 

Spring Cleaning for Your Body and Your Mind
People like stuff. We tend to hold onto all sorts of things year after year, saving and stocking up on things we have no use for. The result is not always pretty! Perhaps we keep some things because they hold precious memories. They may remind

 








 
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