Counting Our Blessings

Img 17042013 has been a most interesting year, amazing that it has passed so quickly. For some, this has been a blessing in its own right–starting the year off with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy at Newtown, then the ever-present turmoil in Washington, including apprehension regarding the Affordable Care Act.  Closer to home, there have been more than enough heartaches, as we lost…

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health

23. WalkingLooking for a safe, easy and inexpensive way to stay healthy, increase your energy level and improve your figure? Start walking. Walking is one of the easiest and most popular forms of exercise, and when done properly, can significantly improve your health. The basic kind of walking — often called healthwalking — can be done almost anywhere and at any time, year around. And for…

Sitting is the New Smoking, Part 2

Walker 4wheelerSitting Is the New Smoking II –Keeping Seniors Walking [This is the second in a series, the first dealt with childhood obesity] How would you like to save money on your heating bills this winter?  It’s NOT an advertisement to get a new furnace or switch utility suppliers. Details below. Everyone knows –or should know that smoking is not good for you. It affects your…

Sitting is the New Smoking, part 1

Sitting Is the New Smoking I Everyone knows –or should know that smoking is not good for you. It affects your lungs, your cardiovascular health, your circulation, your skin, your weight, lowers your resistance to disease, it even affects your attitude. What you need to understand is that sitting has precisely the same effect.  A recent article in Parade Magazine cited a study where it…