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Writing a Novel During My Morning Run

Written by Kathryn Pincus. Posted in Excercise.

Almost every morning, as the sun is beginning its ascent into the sky, I lace up my running shoes, stretch, and bound out the door. A feeling of contentment sets in immediately—not the fabled “runner’s high” or anything as dramatic as that—just a sense of calm and happiness, a transcendence over my daily milieu. As I enter this physical state, my mental state begins to wake up and roam freely. The caffeine I consumed an hour earlier may be the catalyst, but the real reason for my mind’s exploration is the fact that it is blissfully unoccupied. There are no televisions blaring in my ears, no Facebook pages flashing before my eyes, and no teenagers asking me where their football jersey could be. My thoughts can wander to varying and random subjects. Often, I get stuck on a particular subject and begin to analyze, dissect, and elaborate on it, and I being to compose a piece of “writing” in my head, as if I were attempting to persuade some illusive audience.

Too Much?

Written by Danny Singles, PT, DPT, MA. Posted in Excercise.


Nice weather inspires an extra mile or two. Cheering at an interval class leads to setting a new personal record with kettlebell swings. An extra hour gardening means the job gets done sooner. Trying kickboxing for the first time? Push it to keep up with the class! Who wants to be left behind? 

More Yummy Recipes

Written by Brian Strauss. Posted in Recipes.

Cajun Chicken 

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
6 Garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour
1/2 pound Andouille Sausage or Kielbasa (Slice into 1/4 inch)
1 pound Boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pound Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 Bay leaf 
12 ounces of chicken stock or vegetable stock
1/2 cupChili sauce
2 tsp. Hot Sauce   (use according to your own personal taste, using more or less)
1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes 
1tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Cayenne pepper   ( to taste, start with less, you can always add more)
1/2 tsp. Sweet smoked paprika 
1 tsp fresh basil 
1/2 tsp.fresh oregano
1/4 tsp.ground thyme
Salt and pepper to taste 

Recipes from "A Change of Appetite"

Written by Diana Henry. Posted in Recipes.

A Change of Appetite
Where healthy meets delicious
By Diana Henry
Photography Laura Edwards

The cookbook chronicles Diana Henry on her year-long culinary journey towards lighter and healthier but no less delicious food.

What happened when one of today’s best-loved food writers had a change of appetite? Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started to crave a different kind of diet—less meat and heavy food, more vegetable, fish, and grain-based dishes—often inspired by the food of the Middle East and Far East, and also drawing on cuisines from Georgia to Scandinavia.  These are dishes packed full of unusual flavors that are that just happen to be healthy.

How Technology and Health Influences The Beer Industry

Written by Sean Strauss. Posted in TECH-ADDICTED.

Technology has worked its way into every aspect of human life.  Everything from health to toys- to infinity and beyond.  Researchers of the future may consider our generation as an evolution point where smart phone and person have become one.  Through sites like Twitter and Facebook, never ending conversations have been started about everything under the sun, as well as the sun.  Trends come and go daily, one thing that was popular a week ago can become something that is lost and forgotten on the World Wide Web.   In this article, we are going to be covering a topic that is near and dear to many, Beer.  For American’s Friday could be considered a national beer holiday after a long week of work.  Technology has become a big part of the drinking process, so that people can drink more responsibly, more stylishly, and more healthily.

HIBERNATION

Written by Danny Singles, PT, DPT, MA. Posted in Physical Health.

The cold sucks. Ok, I said it. In case that first sentence was not clear enough, I am not a fan of the cold. In fact, I don’t like it at all. It just makes me want to grow a beard and hibernate. In college, I used to grow a beard every November through March and try to stay indoors as much as possible during that time period. When I braved the cold to attend classes (apparently, most teachers did not want to hibernate like I did), it was always as quickly as possible. School, home, school, home. Extra sleep during those months was always welcome.  Strange hibernation and facial hair habits aside, sleep is a very important part of our lives.

GROW Fresh Air

Written by Peg Castorani. Posted in Family Health.

Even NASA agrees that the stuffy air in your home and office can be detrimental to your health. They have done the research to provide us with a list of the most air cleansing plants for you, your family and even your pets. 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is often more than 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. Most of us are in our offices or homes most hours of the day, hopefully with good insulation from the winter’s chill. Unfortunately, building materials, paints, finishes, furnishings and carpets release harmful chemicals into our insulated space. Other toxic chemicals are emitted from cleaning products, pesticides, and hazardous household supplies. Do you really know what the cleaning company uses?

Dark Chocolate

Written by Erica Reed. Posted in Healthy Eating.

It Does A Body Good. 

Eating for beauty benefits doesn’t mean a lifetime sentence of salad (although leafy greens do wonders for your body and your skin). Instead of feeling guilty after getting “wasted on chocolate”, you get excited, (as long as you choose the right kind of chocolate) because you’ll be reaping some beauty benefits and health rewards for treating yourself!

Some chocolate can deliver significant beauty benefits. However, the only chocolate that can supply these benefits is dark chocolate having at least 70% cocoa content. Unfortunately, most treats found in the candy aisle and conveniently located upon check-out at grocery stores and pharmacies are the wrong kind of chocolate. Dark chocolate, the good stuff, is lower in sugar and high in cocoa. It’s super-rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourish our bodies. For example, cocoa contains naturally occurring plant substance called; flavonoids which can contribute to a healthy heart and help reduce the risk of stroke. Dark chocolate also relaxes blood vessels, which in turn can reduce blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. Several studies even suggest that it may also be a “feel-good” treat that increases production of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters and improved blood flow to the brain.

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