I hate to say that this is one of those classic, "So um I haven't posted in a while, but here goes" posts, but well, it is.
Good. Got that off my chest, so now I am free to complain about something else. I seem to be whining and complaining a lot, but my readership over on Almost Fit
actually spiked by 140 new subscribers in a single day, so I must be doing something right.
Unfortunately, what I am not doing right, is breaking through… Continue
Added by Metroknow on September 30, 2008 at 4:42pm —
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, did your doctor advise you to get more exercise?
One of the many health benefits of exercise is that it helps to lower blood pressure.
A recent study based… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 30, 2008 at 6:41am —
If you think you need to go to a gym to get a good workout you'd be wrong. If you think you need to have expensive fitness equipment at your home to get a good workout you'd be wrong too! I found out on Sunday that sometimes all you need to do is some good old fashion hard work. The kind of hard work that your grandpa used to do to make a living is all you need.
My uncle asked me to come over to his house to help out chopping some trees down so of course I said yes because I can't… Continue
Added by Joe S on September 29, 2008 at 9:35pm —
After reading the article that Diana posted on hemp oil, I got some and started taking it. I just recently got lab results showing my total cholesterol has dropped from 296 to 181 and triglycerides have decreased from 880 to 194. My total cholesterol to HDL ratio has gone from 8.2 to 4.1. These are all dramatic improvements. I have not made any other significant changes in diet or medication.
Added by Eve on September 29, 2008 at 5:30pm —
My heart feels heavy. Self magazine has released the results of an online poll of 4000 women between the ages of 25-45
. The poll was conducted in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sixty-five percent of the women polled reported some behaviors of disordered eating. Eating habits such as skipping meals, avoiding carbohydrates and, in some cases,… Continue
Added by Melissa on September 29, 2008 at 1:24pm —
If you’re going to a fast food restaurant, it adds up very quickly.
Numbers released by the National Alliance for Nutrition and Physical Activity show spending $1.57 or more, to up-size a cheeseburger buys 600 more calories, 64¢ buys 330 more calories of French fries and 37¢ buys 450 more calories from a soft drink.… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 29, 2008 at 6:00am —
Today is World Heart Day, so I want to give nine steps that will lead to high blood pressure control and ultimately heart health!
If you live with high blood pressure, you’re familiar with the side effects of anti-hypertensive medications. Fortunately, medications are not the only way to rein in high blood pressure.
Lifestyle plays a key role. By altering some choices you make, you can avoid or reduce the need for medications.
Here are 9 steps that will start… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 28, 2008 at 8:00am —
Today is World Heart Day, and because a good healthy dose of fiber is necessary for good heart health, I’d like to focus today’s post on Fiber.
These days, Americans seem to be obsessed with fiber, and rightly so.
Natural Fibers --from fruits, vegetables, and whole… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 28, 2008 at 3:30am —
During my recent visit Back East to,
among other things, attend my brother‘s wedding
, I also stumbled upon a serendipitous epiphany of gourmet delectability.
Big words (just showing off) that merely mean: My Mom Makes One Mean… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on September 27, 2008 at 12:33pm —
I’ve been looking for different ways I can train for my upcoming marathon. There are many sites that give great advice, but I decided to do my own research and put a program together that works for me.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve increased my fitness walking, with both short walks, 4-5 miles, and long walks 8.5 miles to my new high, 10 miles. Yes, I did 10 miles two days ago. It was a little bit of a… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 27, 2008 at 3:34am —
Whenever someone starts a weight loss program, one of the first tidbits of advice they are given is:
“Clean out your cabinets and refrigerator because you can’t have any junk food in your house because the temptation will be too great to overcome.”
In fact, I’ve even blogged about this… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 26, 2008 at 5:10am —
How many cans of soda have you had today? This week? This month? For some, it may be none, for some, it may be a lot.
In case you haven't heard, soda and soft drinks are not that good for you. Here's what Marion Nestle says in What to Eat
(yup, still reading it and still enjoying it):
"Soft drinks are the prototypical junk food; they contain sugars -- and, therefore, calories -- but nothing else of nutritional value."
Calories from… Continue
Added by Blake Hagen on September 25, 2008 at 3:16pm —
Do you know that on average Americans eat out 4 nights per week?
But, can you eat out and still eat healthy? Yes, you can and here are 13 ideas that you can use to eat out healthily:
1. Plan your day: If you know you’ll be going out, eat lighter through out your day. That way, you’ll have a few calories in… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 25, 2008 at 6:03am —
Are you struggling to lose weight? Start keeping track of what you eat, when you eat, and how you feel before and after eating. You may be surprised by what triggers you to eat and how fast those little snacks add up.
A new study of 1700 overweight adults resulted in twice the weight loss for those who kept food records versus those who did not.
Receive quick "take action" tips when you subscribe to The… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 24, 2008 at 9:16pm —
A Statistical Sourcebook from the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
"It’s gut-check time.
Overweight and obesity, especially among children, have emerged as serious threats
to our nation’s health. They have risen rapidly among women, men and children of… Continue
Added by David on September 24, 2008 at 6:00pm —
I’m continually amazed at what nature can do, even against the odds.
Over time, mankind has always made the fatal error of underestimating the force of nature only to be rudely reminded—as with the horrific Hurricane Ike a couple of weeks ago.
Today, I’m featuring two pictures from my walk yesterday.… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 24, 2008 at 9:00am —
Combating Chronic Health Conditions
affects all people, especially hard hit are African American women.
The implications are obvious--weight management and obesity play major, if not definitive factors in why this is happening.
Obesity plays a significant role in causing poor health in women, negatively affecting quality of… Continue
Added by David on September 23, 2008 at 5:49pm —
It’s only September, and yet at my local warehouse club, the Halloween candy is displayed right next to the December holiday goodies. I’ve recently talked to two clients who want help with their emotional eating but are feeling like they need to put off taking action until “after the holidays.”
I’ve seen it too often—people losing their course, getting off track, and dropping their helpful routines over the holiday season–then arriving at January… Continue
Added by Melissa on September 23, 2008 at 6:18am —
Yesterday, I reached another one of my all time fitness goals:
I walked 8 miles.
Making the highest and best use of your time while working out is important.
If you can push it to the next level by hitting the incline button on your treadmill, you’ll definitely reap the benefits of expending more calories.
Are you stuck on a weight loss… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 23, 2008 at 5:54am —
Ok, so I haven't really blogged or posted here for a while and I decided that I needed to get back in the swing of things, for crying out loud! I have made tons of empty promises of a gorgeous, hot bod and not giving up this time and blah blah blah. Well, this time I mean it. I'm actually keeping up with my food journal, exercising 5 days a week (last week I did 6 just for the fun of it!) and making sure I write on my blog (www.worldinsidemyhead.com) as much as possible - not skipping more than… Continue
Added by Rachyl Stone on September 22, 2008 at 7:30pm —