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Daily Archives: January 1, 2010

By: rjeter

    Are you entering into a new decade of life where there’s evidence of physical and emotional changes?  Is your metabolism slowing down and stress building up? Well, there are plans that can get you through these fabulous years of life. You’re now 40 and may be called to care for an aging or sick parent, or have children starting…

By: rjeter

    Twist Each Day – Sit near the edge of a chair, feet flat on the floor directly under your knees.  Cup each shoulder with the corresponding hand, resting thumbs in the back and fingers in the front.  Raise elbows to shoulder height.  Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth as you turn your torso, head and arms…

By: rjeter

Tortillas became the rage during the low-carb craze.  They are less doughy than bread, but some wraps are enormous and can pack up to 500 calories in the wrap alone without adding fillers.  What can you do?  Use whole-wheat or sprouted-grain wraps, which contain fewer than 200 calories and at least 5 grams of fiber a piece.  Also look for…

By: rjeter

    DID YOU KNOW— According to a recent review of studies in The Cochrane Library, aerobic exercise can give the 50-plus crowd a boost in brainpower just when they need it most.  That’s because around age 50 we begin to experience things like memory lapses and reduced ability to pay attention.  The majority of the studies showed that aerobic exercise…

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    Are you planning to begin a new exercise program?  “Belly Dancing” is an excellent choice that benefits women of all ages and fitness abilities.   The benefits are overwhelming: Improves circulation Releases neck tension Mobilizes pelvis and spine Strengthens abdominal structure Reduces blood pressure Encourages fluid movement throughout the body Strengthens the back Improves posture Provides a feeling of Euphoria…

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Which is more important for healthy aging:  exercises that work the heart and lungs, or muscle-pumping strength training?  Both are valuable, but many experts now say strength training may be the key to preventing disability as you age.  Declining muscle mass not only undermines your physical strength but also contributes to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and other chronic illnesses…

By: rjeter

    How many would agree that life can be stressful and perplexing at times?  Well, there’s maybe a reason for this…not having clear purpose or direction in life.  With no focus, there’s also a tendency to wander or get distracted by people and circumstances.    Hence, to every problem there is a solution.  One recommendation is to develop a Personal Mission…

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Sick and tired of being frustrated, bored or living life through others?  What about that burning passion for your vision, but not sure where to begin?  Do you often daydream about what you want to accomplish in life, but don’t have the nerve to share it with family or friends, much less ask for a helping hand?  Would you like…

By: rjeter

Some fad diets give carbohydrates a bad rap, leading you to believe that they’re the cause of unwanted weight gain.  But they are an essential part of a healthy diet.  Check out the U.S. Food Pyramid.  Carbs are highlighted as an important part of a healthy diet and not banned. Your body needs a wide variety of foods to function…

By: rjeter

  Postmenopausal women with breast cancer who ate a plant-based diet high in lignans—plant compounds that you’ll find in seeds, whole grains, vegetables and fruits—were 70% less likely to die from the disease, according to research from the University of Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Postmenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer who reported high intakes of lignans, which in…