Monthly Archives: October 2014

Are you an unhealthy vegetarian?

Vegetarians are touted as having the best health but just because they avoid meat doesn’t guarantee they are any healthier than meat-eaters. We went out to dinner with friends and the vegetarian in our group told us he doesn’t like and rarely eats vegetables. A vegetarian that doesn’t like/eat veggies?! He also doesn’t eat salads. […]

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What NOT to do when hiking

I just came back from hiking in Utah. See attached photo of me climbing up Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. What surprised me was how many people were not prepared. I saw people wearing jeans and sandals in the hot afternoon sun. Many people didn’t have a hat, sunscreen, water or food and came […]

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Money or Sex or Junk food?

Always curious as to what people think, I’ve asked folks the following questions and was surprised by their answers. Question 1: Would you abstain from sex for a year if you were given one million dollars? There were women and MEN who said yes…wow! Question 2: Would you avoid all forms of alcohol for a […]

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Are you doing squats correctly? Most people aren’t.

Bobby Cox, master trainer, shows how to do squats correctly. Watch this to make sure you’re doing it right, otherwise you may damage your knees and put excess pressure on your back.

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Frozen Shoulder Exercises

Frozen shoulder and specific exercises to get the injured shoulder rehabilitated is explained in the video here by Robert North, Neuromuscular Therapist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. I damaged my shoulder doing chest flys and with Rob’s assistance, I am finally able to do upper body work again. You can contract Rob at his website: http://www.upwardspiraltraining.com […]

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non-toxic tanning lotion

If you’re looking for a healthier self-tanning lotion, I recommend True Natural in medium. It has a fairly neutral lotion scent instead of the strong chemical smell typical in most tanning lotions. It doesn’t streak, is easy to apply and looks like a real sun tan. It also doesn’t dry my skin or make me […]

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How to be buff and cut

Whenever you step inside a gym and see the lean and muscular male trainers, don’t be fooled into thinking that all you need is cardio and weight training to have the same results. Those men also practice clean eating the majority of the time. Photo: Bobby Cox, fitness trainer, practices what he preaches: he works […]

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Green Beans with Vegan Creamy Dressing

All the creamy sauces to dress up vegetable side dishes seem to have dairy, a lot of oil and too many calories so I came up with my own vegan version that’s lower in calories and just as delicious. It’s really easy to make too. Green Beans with Vegan Creamy Dressing 1 pound green beans […]

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