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Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

By: rjeter

  Maintaining positive relationships should rank up there with healthy eating and exercise as a necessary investment in your health.  Spending time with friends is fun and may also yield a multitude of long-term physical and emotional health benefits, such as: Makes aging more enjoyable. Lessens grief. Provides camaraderie to help you reach personal goals. Makes you happy, and happiness…

By: rjeter

HOW? Trim the fat off. Let hidden fat drain away when cooking. Use healthy cooking methods such as:  roasting, grilling, poaching, sautéing, stir-frying, or stewing. Look for healthy recipes that add flavor without fat and calories . Use chopped herbs or sesame seeds, nuts, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts for added taste without the fat. Add fish to…

By: rjeter

Let’s begin by going to www.mypyramid.gov  to find out the number of calories needed daily to maintain our bodies.  Look on the right side of the screen in the box that says “I Want To”.  Scroll down three lines and click on “Get a Personalized Plan”. Complete your age, sex, weight, height and physical activity level. I would suggest putting…

By: rjeter

Did you know that it is important to stretch before doing a rigorous exercise? Stretching will keep your body flexible and help prevent injuries.  Always make sure your muscles are warmed-up before you stretch.  Try walking in place for approximately 5-7 minutes.  Perform early-morning stretching everyday.  When done properly, stretching can do more than just increase flexibility. Other benefits: Enhances…

By: rjeter

There are persons and experiences during our time on earth that are forgettable – then, there are those that will stay with us for a lifetime.  One such person goes by the name of Christine Olfus (I affectionately call her Christina), and the experience is belly dance. For the past four months, I’ve enjoyed Christine’s belly dancing classes on a…

By: rjeter

 Please raise your big toe and repeat:  I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs.  The sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps. I will vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free or go…

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    Happily I am saying “good bye” to Old Man Winter!   I enjoy outdoor activities but cannot think of one to do during the winter season.  For this reason, I am ecstatic about the return of Spring! As soon as the temperature rises above 55º, everyone “springs” to the great outdoors. With the newness of the season, have you considered…

By: rjeter

If you are concerned about aging successfully, dark chocolate, Açai berry and blueberry will assist.   What does it mean to “age successfully?” It simply means that most nutrients in dark chocolate, the Açai berry and blueberry helps (if taken daily) to: Provide  nutrients to the cells for proper functioning Helps the immune system  operate efficiently Provides ample antioxidants to fight…

By: rjeter

A doctor compared laughter to a good aerobic exercise.  As with aerobic exercise, laughter temporarily: Ventilates the lungs. Accelerates the heart rate. Increases blood pressure and breathing. Enlarges circulation. Enhances the flow of oxygen in and out of the body. Leaves the muscles, nerves and heart warm and relaxed. Belly laughter is the most therapeutic form of laughter.  Ten belly…

By: rjeter

Have you been locked down and bundled up in blankets and sweaters?  Cold or inclement weather can make outdoor activities somewhat difficult. Well, winter is over and the warm weather is on its way. Are you one who is coming out of hibernation and a little anxious to get back into your outdoor exercise routine?  If you have not been…