You’ve heard me talk about the value of walking. In fact, I think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’m sure some fitness enthusiasts—or not so enthusiastic-- will respond by stating that:
“It takes too much time.”
“You don’t get a good workout.”
“It’s not aerobic enough.”
Added by Lisa Newton on January 22, 2009 at 5:30am —
New Tools Added to the Balance Program
Balance Program members:
Besides getting an 8-step system and working one-on-one with dietitian Lisa Nelson, you also get unlimited use of our tools where you will find life balance exercises, cooking tips, exercise demos, Pilates video, and… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on January 21, 2009 at 3:20pm —
This is the second part and final of my walk from last Wednesday. Los Gatos Creek Trial runs on the side of the Vasona Lake County Park. I walked around the park finding some good views of the Santa Cruz Mountains surrounded by nature.
Click in any picture to enlarge :)…
Added by Susana on January 21, 2009 at 8:27am —
According to a statement recently made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, drugs designed to help control Type 2 diabetes, like the well-known prescription medication Avandia
, should be subjected to more rigorous safety reviews to ensure they don’t raise the risk of heart problems.
Take the following information with a grain of salt though, as I am NOT a medical doctor. Any stupid… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on January 20, 2009 at 10:27am —
Good news for chocolate lovers, it may just increase your likelihood of surviving a heart attack. Yes, you did read that correctly. A recent joint study between the United States and Sweden looked a chocolate consumption for individuals 12 months prior to having a heart attack. They found individuals who consumed chocolate twice a week to be 66% less likely to die from the… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on January 19, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Finally we have a popular top sites directory dedicated to the health and fitness industry. It's called Top Sites Fitness
, and it's now up to a Google PR 3, which makes it extra valuable for website owners who wish to increase their Google Page Rank.
Join the Top Sites Fitness
community and network with us for link exchanges and other traffic boosting strategies.
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on January 19, 2009 at 6:11pm —
Think of how many times you see the following misleading phrases plastered all over food containers:
* Fat Free
* Reduced Fat
* Low Fat
* Sugar Free
* No Added Sugar
* Diet [Insert Product Name Here]
We are supposed to believe that each of these categories makes a food healthier. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Consider the logic that food… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on January 19, 2009 at 5:57pm —
Salads can be a great option when trying to lose weight, but it can quickly become a disaster for even the best weight loss plan
if you make the 5 mistakes below.
Mistake #1 – Selecting iceberg lettuce.
Iceberg lettuce is one of the most common forms of lettuce you’ll find on a salad bar. Think of iceberg lettuce as crunchy water providing minimal nutrients. Select dark green, leafy… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on January 19, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Running for Mrs. Idaho has been a wonderful decision. It has opened so many doors for me to share my story. My platform is on Type 2 diabetes. It brings me great joy to share my story with others and in so doing inspire them to "get up and get moving!"
Visit my web site for more details!! :-) I am so excited about doing this.… Continue
Added by Jill on January 19, 2009 at 10:30am —
Added by David on January 19, 2009 at 6:00am —
I have noticed that especially during these challenging times there is one thing we often believe that we should ignore - work/life balance
. In fact, quite the contrary. During difficult times work/life balance becomes even more critical.
When times get tough we want to dedicate more time to what we consider important. We have to find the optimum balance in order to do so. We need to find our natural rhythm like calm breathing in and out, flow is required.
Added by Inese on January 19, 2009 at 4:00am —
to download a potion size diagram that you can keep in your office or on your fridge to keep you from going super-size.
Added by Andrew Scott on January 19, 2009 at 3:30am —
What is it about the winter that makes me want all kinds of food that I haven't even thought about in a LONG time? I want toast smuthered with peanut butter, a buttery grilled cheese with a big bowl of tomato soup, mashed potatoes with loads of gravy, don't forget the mac & cheese. I don't even like mac & cheese!!
Seems the winter brings with it cravings for comfort food that I have not longed for in a long time. Forget the ice cream, lemonade, fresh salads and fresh fruits… Continue
Added by TB on January 18, 2009 at 2:13pm —
Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches during these economic hard times aren't advisable right now: Continue
(CNN) -- Federal officials are urging consumers to put off eating foods that contain peanut butter until they can be they are sure they do not contain products manufactured by the Peanut Corp. of America, some of which were found to contain…
Added by David on January 18, 2009 at 8:12am —
I am almost 47 and I start experience changes as many of us women who move from their mid 40s into their 50s and onward. Sometimes change isn’t necessarily welcome, nor is it always easy to cope with.
There are ways to help ease the transition:
Seek the support you need
It is not uncommon for women in midlife to have the responsibility of caring for elders, as well as their own children. This can many times become overwhelming. It is therefore essential… Continue
Added by Inese on January 18, 2009 at 3:30am —
In our quest for good health, a realistic body weight and fertility nothing is more important than what we eat on a day to day basis. Not physical activity (although that is very
important), not environmental hazards (unless your job is to scrub out nuclear reactors) and not genetics. Of course, what you ate as a child plays a huge role in your future health
(another good reason to adopt a healthy lifestyle before having… Continue
Added by Fertilehealthy on January 17, 2009 at 6:30am —
This video is 10 minutes long, but well worth every minute. I'll warn in advance, this video contains graphic… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on January 17, 2009 at 4:30am —
Our personality has an important influence on the way we respond to particular situations and events in our life and how we cope and manage stress.
Personality can be defined as, “The totality of emotional and behavioral traits that characterize the person in day-to-day living; it is relatively stable and predictable.” No body has a “perfect” personality (and who knows what perfect is?) we all have personality traits that create stress to some degree in our lives.
Added by Inese on January 16, 2009 at 9:30am —
I’m frequently asked how to lower diastolic (bottom number) blood pressure, so I wanted to give you some good tips to see results.
First of all, you need to have a solid foundation in place that supports a low blood pressure. If you’re not sure what this entails visit http://www.enutritionservices.com/controlbloodpressure.html.
It’s important that your potassium,… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on January 16, 2009 at 8:00am —
As I've mentioned, I am currently going through the exercise program called P90X. I had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with the creator and trainer, Tony Horton. During this discussion one of the participants mentioned that they are always asked how to get the "six pack" abs like Tony. His response was both surprising and inspirational.
Tony said, "focus on Can Do and NOT Look Like." Perhaps this is easy to say for a man that obviously looks… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on January 16, 2009 at 7:03am —