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Water with a Twist

Guest post by Mary Lamp, BA Exercise Science, Eastern Michigan University dietetics undergraduate More than 60% of the human body is made up of water, and most humans can only go one week without it. Water aids the body in maintaining homeostasis, a constant internal physiological balance (see 5 fast facts). Water is also extremely

The Trouble with Food Rules

If you were told that you could never EVER eat cake again, what would you do? If you like cake, even a little bit, you would probably experience a sequence of thoughts and emotional states—similar to the grieving process: 1. Disbelief. What??? Why??? Are you crazy? I can’t believe this. This is ridiculous. What is

Flourish like Fireweed

This summer I noticed a pretty flower along the shore of Lake Superior near Munising. Soon I started noticing it in other places: in fields and roadside ditches here and there. I learned it was called Fireweed which surprised me—it’s not bright orange or red or even yellow—it doesn’t look fiery at all. It’s a

What We’re Meant to Be

The books I’ve been reading are trying to tell me something. I’m listening. First it was Quiet which helped me understand that a predisposition to introversion has many merits and that it’s perfectly OK to be “the quiet type.” Now it’s Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani which helped me understand what my purpose

A Tribute to Quiet Types

In Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, she says: If there’s one take-away from this book, I hope it’s the newfound entitlement to be yourself. Hello, my name is Karen and I’m an introvert. I’ve been myself for seven days. So . . . what happened

Is a wellness coach right for you?

Do you want to take charge of a particular part of your life, but don’t know where to begin? That’s where a wellness coach comes in. A wellness coach guides and supports individuals as they create the life that they want to live—a life according to their personal vision of wellness. That vision might include

How to take charge of your life

The mind is an incredibly powerful force – some of it untapped. For instance, many of us don’t use our imaginations to help improve skills such as public speaking or sports; help improve health; or consider better ways of doing things such as how to react to events. According to research, if we did, we

Yoga may bestow yet another health benefit

  If you’ve resisted trying yoga thus far, you may want to reconsider and roll out a sticky mat – the only piece of equipment that’s required. More and more research suggests that practicing yoga on a regular basis has mental and physical health benefits. To date, studies suggest that yoga may help:   Improve

Aging with Grace and Strength

I have renewed hope that I will remain physically active and healthy into my 80s—maybe into my 90s. Recently, I saw that it’s certainly possible, thanks to a group of fabulously fit older ladies. In order to prepare to write a story for Healthy & Fit magazine about fitness for older adults, I visited the

Making a Bad Mood Better

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011   Making a Bad Mood Better   I’ve come to realize that a bad mood isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After many years of trying to talk myself out of “bad” moods or chastising myself for having them (“I shouldn’t be feeling this way. What is wrong with me? This is

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