Archive for April, 2011

Vitamins

Posted on April 28, 2011 - Filed Under Fruit, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Vegetables | Leave a Comment

Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you get enough vitamins each day.
Medline Plus has a list of essential vitamins, what they do in your body and where to get them. Might be worth knowing.
Sources:
Medline Plus: Vitamins
Medline Plus: Fruits and Vegetables

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Persevere

Posted on April 25, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Monday | Leave a Comment

“You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.”
– Helen Keller
Have a Healthy Monday!

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Your Responsibility

Posted on April 22, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 2 Comments

“Health is your responsibility. It is not the doctor’s job, the hospital’s job, your spouse’s job or the government’s job to keep you healthy — it’s up to you. We suffer from chronic diseases that are too often the result of poor habits. The choices you make today usually determine the health you have tomorrow.”
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Constipated? Try This

Posted on April 21, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | Leave a Comment

If you are like most people, chances are you’ve experienced constipation at some time. Here are things you can do to help prevent it:
Fiber
Eat fiber-rich foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. Fiber helps prevent dry, hard stools. You should shoot for 20 to 35 g of fiber each day.
Water
Drink plenty of water each [...]

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How to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Posted on April 20, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | Leave a Comment

This shouldn’t be anything you haven’t already heard. It’s more of a reminder for all of us.
If you want to help your kids develop healthy habits, you need to have healthy habits. I don’t think there is any way around that. Why would you expect your kids to choose vegetables, fruits and other healthy foods [...]

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Move It – Healthy Monday

Posted on April 18, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise, Healthy Monday | Leave a Comment

Ahhh, glorious Monday. The best day of the week, right? Great advice from the Monday Campaigns and Move It Monday.
Have a Healthy Monday!

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Housekeeping

Posted on April 17, 2011 - Filed Under Random | Leave a Comment

I’ve finally gotten to some much-needed housekeeping here at the blog. I’ve updated the About and Philosophy pages, refreshed the “Sites I Like” blogroll and tweaked some other things a bit too. Most importantly, I have recommitted to bringing you quality content more often.
I realize this goes without saying, but if you like what you [...]

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Take Charge

Posted on April 17, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change | Leave a Comment

My brother tweeted this out earlier today:
“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.”
– Earl Nightingale
It’s a great thought to start the week.

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News Flash: Healthy Diet AND Exercise are Good for You

Posted on April 16, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | Leave a Comment

A recent research study found that the combination of diet and exercise is most effective in reducing body weight, body fat and waist circumference. This study, recently published in Obesity, focused on sedentary women ages 50 to 75. Women were randomly assigned to four groups: exercise only, diet only, exercise and diet and no intervention.
“This [...]

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No Time for Exercise?

Posted on April 15, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | Leave a Comment

“I don’t have time for exercise” may be the most common excuse for why people don’t exercise. Try this:
“Identify available time slots. Monitor your daily activities for one week. Identify at least three 30-minute time slots you could use for physical activity.”
– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity
Really examine [...]

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