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BH4BP #23 - Cholesterol: That's What's Clogging Your Tubes!
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BH4BP #23 – Cholesterol: That’s What’s Clogging Your Tubes!

Photo by jslander via Flickr The holidays are upon us and the food and sweets are coming at a fast and furious pace.  A lot of us during this time of year indulge ourselves in foods that are rich in saturated fats and cholesterol, like eggnog, cold-cuts, ham, turkey, pies and sugar cookies to name […]

The Holiday Treats Are Here: Learn What You're Up Against!
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The Holiday Treats Are Here: Learn What You’re Up Against!

Photo by wrestlingentropy via Flickr The holidays have arrived. It is time for festivities with family and friends, gift giving and, of course, food. For many people the holiday season is when the gingerbread cookies, candy canes and fruit cakes start coming out of the pantry and the eggnog flows freely. Yummy as we might […]

It's What's Inside That Counts!
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It’s What’s Inside That Counts!

Photo by Patrick J. Lynch via Flickr You read that headline correctly.  I said it’s what’s inside that counts.  Now I know you’re all thinking I’m talking about beauty.  I’m not.  I’m talking about health.  People spend a lot of time trying to look better, but not necessarily to be healthier.  Let me make an […]

BH4BP #22 - Walking: An Exercise for Everyone
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BH4BP #22 – Walking: An Exercise for Everyone

Photo by Idol via Flickr Walking is a great activity for anyone wanting to get in shape. It is an exercise that almost anyone can do and doesn’t require any special equipment or memberships. All you need is comfortable walking shoes, a place to go walking and you are set. Now that I’ve reminded you […]

Eat Everything On Your Plate....Not!
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Eat Everything On Your Plate….Not!

Photo by peasap via Flickr So, you went to a restaurant the other day.  When they brought your dinner out, it was huge. By the time you finished half of it, you were full.  You wanted to stop eating, but subconsciously you remembered what your dear old mom always said about finishing everything on your […]

Are You Lifting Weights Correctly?
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Are You Lifting Weights Correctly?

Photo by jason.lengstrof via Flickr More and more people lift weights everyday.  What does that mean?  It means that more and more people are out there lifting weights incorrectly everyday.  That could be at the gym, or it could be at home.  Either way, those people are getting less out of their workouts than they […]

BH4BP #21 - Those Unhealthy Snacks Are Tired; Time For a Substitution
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BH4BP #21 – Those Unhealthy Snacks Are Tired; Time For a Substitution

Photo by scubadive67 via Flickr In the last few shows we’ve talked about the importance of eating healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners.  What haven’t we talked about yet? Snacks. Almost everyone eats snacks between meals, including myself.  It is nothing to be ashamed of, if done right.  Actually, it might even help some of us […]

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 […]

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BH4BP #20 – Caffeine: You Can Use It, But Don’t Abuse It

Most of us like to start our morning with a caffeinated beverage, such as, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, an energy drink or a soft drink.  We love our caffeine because it helps to wake us up in morning and keep us from getting tired later in the day.  Yet most of us worry that we […]

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 […]

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BH4BP #19 – Healthy Food: It’s Whats for Dinner!

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for voting for me in the Podcast Awards.  It was an honor being nominated as a finalist.  I didn’t win, but there is always next year! Your votes were greatly appreciated! Next, I jump right into the show.  On last week’s show, I talked about ways that you […]

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 […]

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