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Tuesday, Mar 08th 2016
Because I write about health, beauty, nutrition and fitness, I'm privy to many expert opinions and products. Sometimes I'll try a product once and never use it again. Other times I'm amazed to have found something I never knew about—and delighted when I love it and grant it a permanent place on my shelf.
Tuesday, Mar 01st 2016
I just returned from two back-to-back trips. And while I have gotten over my fear of flying (somewhat), there is still one fear that, while it doesn't stop me from flying, remains at the forefront of my mind.
It's not the fear of terrorism (although I must admit that is omnipresent these days); it's the fear of either arriving at or departing from my destination with a cold (or worse).
Tuesday, Feb 23rd 2016
We all have our share of them—those spots on our bodies where fat loves to hang out. For some, it might be areas in the lower body with lovely nicknames like "bubble butt," "thunder thighs," "cankles," "saddlebags," "love handles" or "FUPA" (you'll have to look that one up).
Then there's that fat which accumulates in areas above the belly, known affectionately as "bat wings" or "turkey neck."
Tuesday, Feb 16th 2016
Here's some good news for all of you who received dark chocolate for Valentine's Day: You're eating something that is heart-healthy. The flavonoids found in dark chocolate are friendly to your vascular health and can lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to your brain and heart and make blood platelets less sticky and able to clot.
Monday, Feb 08th 2016
If you read my last post, Closet Cleaning 101, then chances are—maybe?—you've attacked your closet and gotten rid of what you don't need or no longer wear. I have semi-attacked mine, stopping short when the difficulty of parting with certain so-called "important" items became too distressing.
Monday, Feb 01st 2016
As if we didn't already know it, a lot of us are eating too much sugar. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Americans eat, on the average, about 20 teaspoons a day, with teens and men consuming the most. That adds up to an average daily calorie count of 335 for men, 230 for women, 362 for boys and 282 for girls.
Friday, Jan 29th 2016
One of the reasons I study and practice yoga is to maintain my balance during my life after 50. We do poses to improve our balance on two feet with poses such as "Warrior" and on one foot with poses such as "Tree." Being better balanced can help prevent falls as we age.