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2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

Taking care of your body is an essential part of any exercise program. And yet it is one of the things we are most likely to skip. Everyone knows they should stretch before and/or after exercise, and that it is a good habit to have just as a part of daily living. But really...how often do YOU do it?

Stretching keeps you flexible, prepares your muscles for exercise and helps your body heal after a tough workout. Besides being good for you, it has the extra benefit of feeling GOOD (usually).

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in America’s youth have been declining in certain states for years.

With more than one-third of adults in America suffering from obesity (cdc.gov), many would agree that we are experiencing an epidemic in this country. This silent killer is connected to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other conditions which plague our nation. However, researchers have made a surprising discovery that suggests a trend towards a healthier future for the next generation... Read More

Confirmed Flu Deaths Reported in State Reach 302

Confirmed Flu Deaths Reported in State Reach 302

February 28, 2014 - CDPH announced today the number of confirmed influenza related deaths in persons under 65 years of age reported in the state has increased by 24 to a total of 302 confirmed deaths for the 2013-14 season... Read More

Try Alternative Treatments For Improved Health

Try Alternative Treatments For Improved Health

Traditional healthcare normally takes priority over alternative treatments, but some alternatives may be worth considering.  One of them is aromatherapy, which makes use of essential oils and dry herbal / plant material to relieve stress, fatigue, cold and flu symptoms, and others.  Sacramento cosmetologist and aesthetician Laura DuPriest stated that "essential oils work physiologically, but they also work psychologically because people relate the smell to other experiences," adding that studies on its effectiveness are sparse.

2014 Weekly Challenge #7: DeClutter your Life!

2014 Weekly Challenge #7:  DeClutter your Life!

This week’s challenge is to de-clutter your life!

Clutter can be draining and de-energizing. By getting more organized, you simplify and live a more meaningful life.   I don't know about you, but when I'm surrounded by crap, I feel  like crap and can't live my best life.

This week, pick a drawer, a closet, or a room depending on your time and ambition  and get rid of the junk!  You can give away things you no longer use, and dust off the things you forgot you had! You will live more simply and freely as you de-clutter one step at a time.

Have an outstanding week!... Read More

Powerful bacterial immune response defined by new study

Powerful bacterial immune response defined by new study

T-cells, the elite guard of the immune system in humans and other mammals, ignore normal biologic protocol and swing into high gear when attacked by certain fast-moving bacteria, reports a team of researchers led by a UC Davis immunologist. The description of this previously undefined immune pathway provides information vital for designing vaccines and medicines to prevent or treat deadly infectious diseases caused by bacteria such as Salmonella and Chlamydia.  The results from this recent mouse-based study are published online in the journal Immunity.  “Our study shows that the body’s immune system functions very differently when it faces…... Read More

A Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal

A Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal

This is a recipe where it's really just about the method; the ingredients should be whatever lean protein and healthy green veggies you want to use.  Increase the nutrition with super-veggies like spinach and kale.  Make it meatless using tofu or cooked quinoa.  It's easy to just increase the quantities of everything to feed more people or to ensure you have plenty of leftovers for lunch.

The basic recipe with photos can be found here- e-mealplanning Recipes or you can copy it from below.


Cheap and Easy Turkey Stir Fry

Ingredients

2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp vegetable or canola oil
2-3 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 green onion, diced
1 lb ground turkey
1 zucchini sliced and then cut into match stick size pieces (julienne)
1 carrot julienne sliced... Read More