Category Archives: health

Stand-Up Computer Desks: Great Way to Get Healthier While Using the Computer

Have you heard? Sitting is the new smoking. Doctors and scientists are encouraging people to get out of their chairs and be more active during the day, even if they work in an office environment. That’s a great reason to … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers Now: Wow!

The last (and only) time I was a Weight Watchers member was 14 years ago when they offered a program at work. Got down to my goal and became a lifetime member. But somehow over the years, the weight slowly … Continue reading

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery

If you or someone you know will be undergoing carpal tunnel surgery in the future, you may benefit from seeing photos and reading information about my recent surgery so you know what to expect. (A family member who lives in … Continue reading

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Take a Load Off Your Seat #2: Adjustable Stand-Up and DIY-Cycling Computer Desks

A while back, I wrote a blog post about stand-up computer desks and how using one could help improve your health, since many people sit way too much. I’ve used a stand-up computer setup at home for several years. Recently, … Continue reading

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The Only Recipe You’ll Ever See Here: Low Calorie Yogurt Pie

I’m really never been into cooking or recipes at all. (The only exception is baking Christmas cookies.) But I found this super-easy, healthy and low-cal dessert that can be made using only one hand! (My left hand is heavily bandaged … Continue reading

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Do-it-Yourself Cooling Towels for Summer’s Hottest Days

Need a way to cool down while exercising or doing yard work on 90-degree days? My thoughtful Zumba instructor showed me how to make a do-it-yourself cooling towel that feels absolutely heavenly. (And better yet – she provides them during … Continue reading

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I Adore the Dollar Store

If you like shopping, there’s almost nowhere you can have as much fun with a few dollars in your pocket as the dollar store. You’ve just got to love a place where every item is a dollar or less! It’s … Continue reading

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How to Add a Low-Cost Reading Rack to a Treadmill to Make Walking More Fun

I routinely walk on a treadmill at least twice a week – both at home and in the gym, and as an avid multi-tasker, I always read while walking. It’s great, because if you’re reading a good book the time … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Testing the Water

In the coastal area where I live, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has become very popular. You can sit outdoors on a sunny afternoon at a number of restaurants in the tourist district and watch people standing on flat surfaces that resemble surfboards … Continue reading

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Nothing Makes You Feel Better than a BODY PUMP Workout

OK, the title “NOTHING Makes You Feel Better than a BODY PUMP™ Workout” may’ve been a tiny bit misleading – because I can actually think of one thing that feels better… But the feeling you have after you’ve lifted weights for … Continue reading

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