Category Archives: Health

Book Review: American Grown and Sweet Potato Yeast Bread — Weekend Cooking

Book: American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama Genre: gardening book Publisher: Crown Publishers Publication date: 2012 Pages: 271 Source: Library Summary: American Grown by Michelle Obama tells the story … Continue reading

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Baby Kale

I’ve paid big bucks in fancy restaurants for salads with baby kale. But not this time! I’m thinning my fall crop of kale. The plants I pull out can go in the compost or my salad. I voted for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Instant Recess by Toni Yancey

Book: Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time by Toni Yancey Genre: Public Health Policy Publisher: University of California Press Publication date: 2010 Pages: 263 Source: Library Summary: Instant Recess outlines a program and policy shift toward making people more active by breaking down social … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Exercise Today

Hosting Readers’ Workouts has turned me into fly paper for news about fitness. Here are three things that have stuck to me lately and will motivate my workout today. 1)  Exercise feels good. LifeHacker posted an article yesterday about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: YOU on a Diet by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz

Book: You: On a Diet: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz Genre: Diet book Publisher: Free Press Publication date: 2006 Pages: 384 Source: Library Summary: One in the continuing series of YOU books by Dr. Oz and coauthor … Continue reading

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Book Review: Strong Women, Strong Hearts by Miriam Nelson and Alice Lichtenstein

Happy Valentine’s Day! I chose this book for today as a Valentine’s gift to me and all the women who read my blog. Let’s love our hearts! Book: Strong Women, Strong Hearts: Proven Strategies Tailored Specifically for Women by Miriam … Continue reading

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Slim in 6

I’ve begun an exercise video series called Slim in 6 featuring Debbie Siebers. There are three main programs — Start It Up! Ramp It Up! and Burn It Up! The idea is to do the first two programs every day … Continue reading

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Barefoot Workout

I am not a barefoot kind of gal, for two very good reasons: My mother had a strict “children wear shoes” rule. The most memorable case I encountered as a 14-year-old candy striper in an emergency room was a toddler … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook

Book: Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook by Paula Deen Genre: Cookbook Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Publication date: 2008 Pages: 176 Source: Library Summary: This is an attractive cookbook with bright colors, a funny funky font that … Continue reading

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Adventures on the Treadmill

When I bought my iPad, I didn’t have this use in mind — watching TV shows streamed from Netflix while walking on the treadmill. It’s been great. Sometimes watching the next episode is my primary motivator for exercising. I’ve been … Continue reading

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