Archive for May, 2009

Oatmeal: The Breakfast of Champions!
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Oatmeal: The Breakfast of Champions!

Photo by nate steiner via Flickr Most mornings, I have a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries mixed in. I’ll have fresh blueberries if they are in season, but otherwise, I go with frozen.  Pure heaven!  I know many people will think I’m crazy, but once you get used to eating oatmeal, you will agree.  There […]

BH4BP #47 - Osteoarthritis: I Can Feel It In My Bones!
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BH4BP #47 – Osteoarthritis: I Can Feel It In My Bones!

Photo by maxintosh Have you ever woken up with a stiff, painful back?  Or stood up after sitting too long in a movie theater and had stiff, painful knees?  You probably noticed that the pain eased after you got up and moved a bit. If so, you probably have some degree of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is […]

Bagels: Healthy Breakfast or Just Hype?
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Bagels: Healthy Breakfast or Just Hype?

Photo by jeredb via Flickr You’re running late for work and have no time to make breakfast.  So, you make a quick stop at Dunkin’ Donuts and grab a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee on your way to work.  You’re trying to be more health conscious and you heard that bagels were a […]

Healthy Grilling: Avoid Those Carcinogens!
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Healthy Grilling: Avoid Those Carcinogens!

Photo by Mess of Pottage via Flickr Mark was unloading the bags of groceries he picked up for “Mark’s Mega Memorial Day Barbecue Extravaganza.” Well that’s what the guys called it anyway.  And with ten pounds of beef, ten pounds of chicken, five packages of hot dogs and some sausages, he felt like he’d definitely […]

BH4BP #46 - Suntans: Sun Kissed? Or Sun Damaged?
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BH4BP #46 – Suntans: Sun Kissed? Or Sun Damaged?

Photo by ggvic via Flickr By the weather outside I can say that spring is definitely here and that summer is just around the corner. The weather is warmer and the days are longer. This is the time of year, where a lot of people shed their cold weather clothes and step out of their […]

Corn on the Cob: Are You Trying to Butter Me Up?
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Corn on the Cob: Are You Trying to Butter Me Up?

Photo by WayTru via Flickr The weather outside is getting warmer and people are heading outdoors for cookouts.  Soon the summertime parties will be going full swing and hot, juicy, sweet corn on the cob will be on the menu at many of those parties. In the United States, corn on the cob is synonymous […]

Exercising In Air Pollution: Because You Have to Inhale
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Exercising In Air Pollution: Because You Have to Inhale

Photo by wili hybrid via Flickr The marathon was still six months off, but Jacob was pretty excited.  He had always been a runner, but he had never had the time to commit to training for a full marathon before.  He had all the right gear.  Everything from the shoes and special socks to the […]

BH4BP #45 - Food Addiction? But It Tastes So Good!
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BH4BP #45 – Food Addiction? But It Tastes So Good!

Photo by Kanko* via Flickr Do you constantly think about food, find yourself eating when you aren’t hungry or when you are depressed?  Do you eat in secret or eat much healthier in the company of others than when you are alone?  Do you feel guilty right after eating?  Do you continue to go to […]

You're Full of It. I Mean You're Constipated!
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You’re Full of It. I Mean You’re Constipated!

Photo by sylvar via Flickr Your last bowel movement was two days ago.  Thinking something is wrong because you heard that healthy adults pass stools daily, you grab your car keys and head to the store to buy some laxatives.  But do you really need a laxative? Despite what you may have heard, a healthy […]

Drive Safe, Not Drowsy!
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Drive Safe, Not Drowsy!

Photo by woodleywonderworks via Flickr It is 6pm Friday night, and you just pulled out of the parking lot at work.  You’ve got at least four hours of driving ahead of you before you arrive in Las Vegas where you are meeting some friends for the weekend.  Yawning deeply, you wonder if driving up after […]

BH4BP #44 - Injuries: Strains and Sprains
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BH4BP #44 – Injuries: Strains and Sprains

Photo by cmaccubin via Flickr Back on show #40, I talked about ways to minimize or avoid muscle soreness and muscle cramps during exercise.  For those that didn’t hear that show, those are aches and pains that while painful, do not involve injury. In this show, I am going to cover exercise related injuries.  Specifically, […]

Not Another Nosebleed!
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Not Another Nosebleed!

Photo by purpleslog via Flickr You are nervous because you are about to make a speech in front of hundreds of people.  You have been waiting for this moment for years.  Since you are congested, you blow your nose vigorously to clear it before you head up to the podium.  Unfortunately, in your desire to […]

Swine Flu: How to Avoid It
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Swine Flu: How to Avoid It

Photo by The Pug Father via Flickr If you haven’t heard about the swine flu by now, then you have probably been living in a cave completely cut off from the outside world.  The swine flu outbreak is the biggest news right now.  At this point it seems to have even overshadowed the economy. Everywhere […]