In order for me to keep up-to-date with the latest health research, I subscribe to MedlinePlus, “a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.” From this service, I get several updates per week via email about current medical findings, most funded by the National Institute of Health.
In my mail this week, were two studies…Continue
I’m just kidding, of course. Although in previous years, I did get up early (3:00am) to catch a few of those shopping bargains on Black Friday.
What I’m actually talking about is all of those turkey leftovers you probably have in your refrigerator. Because turkey takes so long to cook in the oven, it’s quite common for many of you to have purchased an extra large turkey just to have leftovers. I know I used to…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 28, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday from all your friends at Iowa Avenue, because
After all, it’s about a healthy lifestyle!Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 26, 2008 at 5:47am — No Comments
As the cold weather approaches, many people will use that as an excuse for not exercising. I can hear it now, myself included:
“Oh, it’s too cold to go outside.”
“I don’t want to get all bundled up.”
“Nope, I’m not a cold weather person.”
“I’ll do it later, after it gets warmer.” (Only “later” never comes.)
Since I’ve told…Continue
As the holidays approach, many of us will come face-to-face with a number of food temptations—from delicious turkey with gravy-ladened stuffing and mash potatoes, to the ever present holiday pies.
And just as one holiday passes, of course, Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah are right around the corner full of more food temptations--cookies, cakes, and delicious holiday meals.
Over the years,…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 24, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of salads. Eating salads is one of the best ways to fill up my stomach with the least amount of calories. Salad ingredients include high density foods that help people feel satiated.
So if you’re going to include more salads into your diet, how do you keep your salads from becoming boring?
To answer that question, here are thirteen ideas you can use to add…Continue
Today’s Wordless Wednesday Walkers will be a little different. It’s a bit wordier but for the good cause of advocating that people stop smoking via the Great American Smokeout which takes place tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, 2008.
For the first time in four years, the…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 19, 2008 at 6:53am — No Comments
For many people that are trying to lose weight, often times, when they weigh themselves, it ruins their day because they’re not happy with the numbers on the scale.
But this fact doesn’t only apply to overweight people or people wanting to lose weight for better health. You’d be surprised, many skinny people are obsessed with being too thin and they are never “skinny enough.” Therefore the scale is an…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 17, 2008 at 6:15am — No Comments
I’m sure that you’re all scratching your heads wondering what the title of this post has to do with a Healthy Lifestyle.
Sometimes to change our behavior, using mental techniques helps us to control our wants. Because I’m a visual learner, often times, I use symbols. In this case I’m using a traffic signal to give you an example of using mental techniques to help you with making healthy choices about food and…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 16, 2008 at 3:56am — No Comments
I recently read a blog entitled, How Much Would You Pay to Be Fit?, and I was surprised at the prices she listed: $75 here, $60 there, and another $40 somewhere else.
More power to her, but to be frank I neither have, need, or want to spend that amount of money for classes, equipment, and other exercise paraphernalia. In the…Continue
For at least 30% of you, the answer is a resounding, NO.
But it doesn’t have to be that way:
Vitamin C is readily available in both your favorite grocery store’s produce section and in the juice aisles. Additionally, fresh produce has an all around better nutrient quality than juice. But for a refreshing…Continue
Over the last two days, I’ve race walked my new personal record for two days--19 miles total, walking 11.5 miles one day and 7.5 the next. I’ve reached a new milestone.
Even though I still have 3 months to train for my upcoming marathon, I want to increase my speed. Right now I’m averaging about 14 minutes per mile. I know I…Continue
Is it a prepackaged cereal?
How about an omelet?
It’s an oldie but a goodie: OATMEAL
Today, I was on the phone with my twenty year-old daughter, and somehow our conversation turned to breakfast. She’s a junior in college, living off-campus, and sharing an apartment with three other roommates.…Continue
For the majority of the nation, summer, the traditional swimming season, is over. But in California, it’s still beach weather. On Saturday, when I took these pictures, it was warm enough to wear shorts and a T-shirt. Of course, if you live in a colder climate, and there's an indoor pool close, you can always swim.…Continue
Yes, you can!!
In a study released this week, the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine confirms that children as young as preschools imitate their parent’s behavior when it comes to grocery shopping.
We, as parents teach our children to read, write, talk, walk, and now, we have the…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 8, 2008 at 3:55am — No Comments
It’s an interesting question.
Most advice sensibly encourages people to eat only when you’re hungry, eating 5-6 small meals per day. Or to only eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
But what does being hungry really mean?
I’m probably hungry more than I like to admit.
When I eat a regularly portioned meal, and unless it…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 7, 2008 at 6:25am — No Comments
Truth be told, many of us blog, read blogs, comment on blogs, and reference blogs for many of our endeavors.
Has anybody seen the movie about the true life story about the Philadelphia Eagles, who recruited people from the general public to see if any “average Joe” could make the team?
The movie, “Invincible” starring Mark…Continue
Today’s Word-filled Wednesday Walker is a veritable mix of pictures from my latest walk. Although, I’m a little behind in my marathon training, I’m catching up fast.
Next week, my plan is to do a 14 mile walk—my furthest to date. So for the rest of this week I’ll be doing shorter walks and HIIT workouts, along with my strength training routine.
Here are my pictures from today’s walk:…Continue
According to the study, between the years of 2002-2005, the use of diabetes medication by children doubled, asthma medication increased 47%, and the number of children taking ADHD medication increased by 40%.
Emily R. Cox, a researcher at Express Scripts, a St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits management company, and lead author of the study said:…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 4, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments
Regardless of whom you vote for it matters that you vote. Let freedom ring:
“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
John F. Kennedy…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 3, 2008 at 2:44pm — No Comments