Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Life saving items for your backpack

I went hiking today with friends. It started out beautiful and sunny, but by late afternoon it had turned cold and windy, with rain on the way. Thanks to a lady Park Ranger I talked to many years ago, I … Continue reading

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Feel like a lab rat when you travel?

Photo by J.S. Chroe Imagine volunteering for an psychology experiment. You walk into a small room and are strapped into a seat measuring 17″ across (that’s five inches more than a foot) with a meager 31″ between you and the … Continue reading

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12 books on insomnia and sleep disorders: A review

Photo by Pasotraspaso Do you ever surreptitiously browse through the bookshelves of an colleague when you go visit their office? I did when I met with a Sleep Disorder Specialist the other day, and discovered these 12 titles that looked interesting. I … Continue reading

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3 Even FASTER ways to battle Fast Food Cravings

I admit it. For years I was the Queen of Fast Foods. Burger King, Wendys, Taco Bell. I was the connoisseur of the best fries (McDonalds), the tastiest burger (Burger King), the best shake (Wendys).  And no wonder. Fast food is tasty, convenient, … Continue reading

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Meditation: A vital key to stress management

“Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in their inner sanctuary.” ~~Peter Minard Believing that you can’t meditate is kin to stating that … Continue reading

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Dieting ambiguity: Dealing with supporters who are saboteurs

Family, friends, and media can both support and sabotage diets—And sometimes simultaneously!  Here are some ways to cope with diet ambiguity. Have you noticed the women’s magazines that feature a 7 layer chocolate cake in the ad on the left page, and an … Continue reading

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Diet planning made simple

Here are six special strategies that will help your diet get off to a fortified start. 1. Timing is everything in starting a diet The first thing to keep in mind that in the middle of a crisis is not … Continue reading

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