Stretching Does Reap Benefits

The physical therapist prescribed more stretching for me today, hamstrings and quads. Hmmm. No surprise that these are areas in my body that need it. To inspire myself,  I’m posting photos here to remind myself of the two stretches I want to do daily. .                     Continue reading “Stretching Does Reap Benefits”

How To Improve Your Posture In 5-Seconds – Read this!

Just stack those body parts in a nice straight line…ankles, knees, hips, elbows, shoulders and ears.   Excellent article about posture by Marc Perry, BuiltLean. Click here to read the article! How To Improve Your Posture In 5-Seconds – BuiltLean.

Protein and Vegetables to Start Your Day

Trying to cut down on carbohydrates? Try this quick egg puff for breakfast. Saute veggies in olive oil in frying pan, add beaten eggs, a tiny bit of cheese (or none), seasonings, and cook slowly over low heat with a lid. Poof. A puff. A cross between an omelet and baked egg. More and more evidenceContinue reading “Protein and Vegetables to Start Your Day”

You’re Going to Age (hopefully): Why Not Prepare for It?

Take your fingers out of your ears and listen to me! You. Are. Going. To. Get. Old. Unless you don’t. Get strong now and make it easier on yourself. “Nobody wants to think about fixing the roof while the sun is shining,” says actor Rob Lowe, in a recent SF Chronicle article, as keynote speaker forContinue reading “You’re Going to Age (hopefully): Why Not Prepare for It?”

Now eating eggs is okay.

Have you been wary of the cholesterol-police egg ban or are you a die-hard, egg-white eater? According to an article in the New York Times, the federal government (The Dietary Guidelines for Americans), the American Heart Association, The British Medical Association, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and studies conducted by Dr.Continue reading “Now eating eggs is okay.”

Great Push Up Video

Here’s a short video demonstrating good push up form as well as how this simple body weight exercise can be a full body workout when done properly. David Jack, Men’s Health Magazine, posted these instructions. http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/weight-free-upper-body-workout?cm_mmc=Pinterest-_-MensHealth-_-Content-Fitness-_-WeightlessChestWorkout

Food Rules,  a short book by Michael Pollan

“We’re very confused about food, … which is weird. I mean, what other species needs experts to tell them how to eat?”, says food expert/journalist  Michael Pollan in an NPR program interview. The more he studied about food, the shorter his book, Food Rules, became. Not advocating for one ideal diet, Mr. Pollan wants us toContinue reading “Food Rules,  a short book by Michael Pollan”

What to Eat Between Meals When You’re Really Hungry

HERE’S SOME GOOD, HEALTHY SNACKS…. Healthy eating including healthy snack options takes planning and shopping. Here’s some easy to eat, fast snacks, most of which are protein,  vegetables or fruit. I love this idea of a healthy snack drawer in the frig (skip the packaged food) which came from the blog, Life is Sweet…in Kindergarten.   VEGETABLESContinue reading “What to Eat Between Meals When You’re Really Hungry”

Healthy Eating for Weight Loss – think twice before taking that bite

The best way to lose weight  is to eat meals robust in protein and vegetables and to assure our daily consumption of carbohydrates (complex!) and fats are within recommended guidelines. Tracking what you eat can be revealing.  The USDA MyPlate is one source for guidelines on a healthy eating plan. Below is a link to the USDA site,Continue reading “Healthy Eating for Weight Loss – think twice before taking that bite”