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Healthy Foods: Let's See You Top That!
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Healthy Foods: Let’s See You Top That!

Photo by Flirty Kitty via Flickr When people are trying to start eating healthier, they often think that eating healthier means eating only rice cakes.  That’s not the case.  First of all, rice cakes hold no nutritional value even though they are low in fat and calories. Second, eating healthy is simply about practicing moderation […]

Have Thanksgiving Dinner, Don't Let It Have You!
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Have Thanksgiving Dinner, Don’t Let It Have You!

Photo by xybermatthew via Flickr The big day is coming.  You know what I’m talking about.  The biggest meal of the year.  The meal to end all meals: Thanksgiving dinner!  This is the meal that can make or break a diet.  If you manage to perfect a strategy for navigating this meal and follow it […]

Diabetes: A Disease to Be Aware of
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Diabetes: A Disease to Be Aware of

Photo by Betacells via Flickr November is Diabetes Awareness month.  Since I’ve known many people with diabetes over the years, I know it is a serious condition that can not be ignored.  Many of you know that if someone develops diabetes, proper treatment is essential to prevent complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, […]

Are You Feeling Under the Weather?
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Are You Feeling Under the Weather?

Photo by ghindo via Flickr Are you constantly reaching for a tissue?  Does your throat feel scratchy and raw?  That’s not uncommon at this time of the year.  This seems to be when people get more colds.  Whether that is due to people spending more time indoors in close proximity to each other or the […]

Broccoli: A Must Eat Vegetable!
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Broccoli: A Must Eat Vegetable!

Photo by Darwin Bell via Flickr For the month of November, I would like to spotlight one of my favorite vegetables of all time. Broccoli is a vegetable that I try to buy every week at the farmers market, while it is in season. It is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, which […]

Being Positive: Your Key to Success!
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Being Positive: Your Key to Success!

Photo by laurenatclemson via Flickr Have you taken steps towards improving your life and your health? Good! I’m glad to hear that resounding chorus of “Yes!” Have you reached your goal? No? That’s okay. Remember, people need time to achieve their goals. In fact, sometimes there will even be setbacks. The key to achieving your […]

Strength Training: The Body You Have Always Wanted
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Strength Training: The Body You Have Always Wanted

Photo by Alex Castella via Flickr Want a nice firm, defined body?  If you answered yes to this question, then it is time to start strength training!  Strength training is important for a strong, healthy body and should always be a major component of any exercise program. What is strength training? Strength training is performing […]

Prepare for Battle, the Holidays Approach!
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Prepare for Battle, the Holidays Approach!

Photo by Sister72 via Flickr Halloween was just the harbinger of things to come. It brought candy and temptation, attempting to open a crack in your resolve that the following holidays could exploit. Hopefully, you were able to fight the temptation of Halloween, avoided having more than two or three sweets and emerged with your […]

Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween!
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Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween!

Well, Halloween is here and, as we all know, it’s not just the kids that are tempted by “treats” and “tricked” into eating things that compromise their health. Don’t worry, I’m not advocating you forgo all those Halloween treats. I’m just advocating consumption of those delectable treats in moderation. The great thing about Halloween is that […]

Journaling to a Thinner You!
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Journaling to a Thinner You!

Photo by tsuacctnt via Flickr Having a hard time losing weight?  Feel like no matter what you do the pounds never come off?  If the answer is yes, then maybe it’s time to start a food journal. People have the best intentions. They work hard to reduce their calories and improve the quality of the […]

Want Something to Eat?
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Want Something to Eat?

Photo by oskay via Flickr If someone asks if you’re hungry and you have to think about it before answering, you’re probably not truly hungry. You’re not asking your stomach if it needs more food. You’re thinking about whether it can fit any more food. This happens to us all too often in our modern […]

Popcorn, Get Your Popcorn Here!
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Popcorn, Get Your Popcorn Here!

Photo by Zanastardust via Flickr Fall weather is here and the nights are getting colder. It’s a perfect time to curl up on the couch, watch a movie from Netflix or Blockbuster and munch on some popcorn. The good news is that, if you are trying to be healthy, popcorn can be a fairly healthy […]

2008 Podcast Awards Finalist!
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2008 Podcast Awards Finalist!

Being Healthy for Busy People has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 Podcast Awards! I am really honored to have been chosen. Voting will be open to the public starting on October 23 and will run until November 6. You are allowed to vote once a day per IP address or per person. […]

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Talli interviewed on Erk Pod

I was interviewed on Tuesday, October 14th by Erk for the Erk Pod podcast. I really enjoyed being on the show and had a fun time being interviewed by Erk and discussing health issues with him. A couple of times we had a little trouble understanding each other because of Skype, but it is a […]

Exercise Your Most Important Muscle!
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Exercise Your Most Important Muscle!

Photo by Zanastardust via Flickr We all know that exercise is important, but today I want to talk about a different kind of exercise. We all need a regular regimen of exercise to keep our muscles in tip top shape. However, we can’t forget the most important muscle that we have. I’m talking about your […]

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