Archive for March, 2011

The Scale… Friend or Foe?
March 27, 2011

Most people take minimal time to care for their body and know little about it. Many do not want to know how much they weigh, let alone take their measurements. But this is an absolute must for two reasons, despite the fact that it might be embarrassing. As painful as it may be, getting to know our body is necessary.

First, this could be a shocking eye opening moment. Many people are surprised how far they have let things slide. It just may spark that fire they so desperately need.

Second, we all can use a starting point; numbers for comparison for months to come.

What should we measure? Certainly our overall body mass is a great number to be acquainted with. But let us not forget to measure our chest, biceps, waistline and thighs. These measurements will prove crucial during those times when we lose in size and not on the scale. Our shrinking numbers will prove to be important motivators.

If all else fails, nothing is more honest than our own mirror. If you like what you see, keep up the good work. If you do not, then do something about it!

*Photo provided by Microsoft Office Online Clip Art


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A little vanity never hurt anyone!
March 20, 2011

There is a big difference between vanity in private and in public.

Everyone can use a little vanity in healthy doses! Vanity makes us notice the way our body looks and feels and in turn could help us get interested in our overall health.

There is nothing wrong with taking an interest in our body and how we look. A lot of us feel guilty, not wanting to be perceived as vain or conceded. We need not worry; our body is a precious gift. So why be concerned about caring for it? In fact, how would you feel if a friend continued to neglect or abuse a special gift you offered to him?

Let’s try to keep our bodies healthy. It shows respect for our gift!

*Photo provided by Microsoft Office Online Clip Art

**Photo edited by Stew-Art-Prints


Talking Leaves
March 13, 2011

With our modern-day information explosion, websites are a dime a dozen making it that much more special when you come across something different. I truly believe I have stumbled upon a small diamond in the rough. Although not related to health and fitness, I view it as “healthy” exercise for the brain.

Talking Leaves by William Leed is a poetry blog. Take a few minutes to look through the poems and you will soon appreciate these meaningful verses.

Whether you subscribe, click “like”, leave a comment or simply take a minute to browse, you can give William Leed the credit he deserves.

Talking Leaves – the pondering pale face… a poetry blog by William Leed.

http://talkingleaves.wordpress.com/

Thank you for your support,

Stewy

*Photo provided by My MacBook Pro

**Photo edited by Stew-Art-Prints


Blueberries?
March 5, 2011

These wonderful little berries are not only packed full of antioxidants, but they taste great! Whatever you decide to eat them with, they have the ability to make a meal that much better. They are great for your health and delicious! So what is the downside? Nothing. Unless of course, the foods that claim to be loaded with blueberries, do not actually contain blueberries. A closer look at the ingredient list could very well reveal that what you thought were real blueberries are in fact corn cereal, high-fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, modified food starch, food colouring and artificial flavouring, masquerading as blueberries.

Award-winning investigative journalist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposes the deceptive chemical ingredients and dishonest marketing of “blueberry” products from big-name food and cereal companies.

View video: Blueberries faked in cereals, muffins, bagels and other food products – Food Investigations

See more episodes: Food Investigations.com

*Photo provided by Flickr user: Simply Bike


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