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Diabetes- A Global Crisis and an American Tragedy

In 2013 it was estimated that over 382 million people throughout the world had diabetes (Williams). Researchers estimate that the diabetes dilemma will only increase, and by 2030 it is expected that 552 million people will have the disease, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The American Diabetes Association (ADA) warns us that diabetes is the 7th leading [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:53-05:00November 19th, 2015|Health|Comments Off on Diabetes- A Global Crisis and an American Tragedy

3 Tips to Lose Weight this Summer

Their story is similar to that of many others. My coworker, Patsy, 34, and her husband John, 37, had eaten poorly and avoided exercise until they received a wake-up call. Patsy had been gaining weight since her high school days. By her 20s, she was eating out regularly and worked a sedentary job which didn’t [...]

By |2015-01-22T06:46:07-05:00May 29th, 2012|Health, Wellness|Comments Off on 3 Tips to Lose Weight this Summer

Deserting Desserts

humSometimes adolescents can be so delightful and their perspective quite refreshing, but at other times, they can be painfully and brutally honest. For months, I had noticed my curvaceous body beginning to round out a little. Though this caused me a little anxiety, I procrastinated about doing anything to reverse the impending doom which loomed [...]

By |2019-11-01T13:47:35-05:00April 22nd, 2010|Laughter, Living Inspiration|Comments Off on Deserting Desserts

Aging Gracefully: Choose Ye This Day Fat or Muscle

"It is said that after the age of 25, we begin to lose 10 percent of our muscles every 10 years. Because muscle is a metabolic tissue, the loss of muscle causes our metabolism to decrease, leading to weight gain in the form of fat." Read this full blog by Etta Malcolm at Embodied Spirituality

By |2019-10-02T11:49:02-05:00April 9th, 2010|Health|Comments Off on Aging Gracefully: Choose Ye This Day Fat or Muscle

Taking the Jell-o-jiggle Out of your Backside

Do you notice a little jiggle in your walk?  I remembered an old saying I used to hear that went something like this, "Shake it, but don't break it because Wal-Mart don't make it." Have you figured out what I am talking about?  Did you somehow convince yourself that if you can't see it, then [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:49:18-05:00April 6th, 2009|Fitness, Health, Wellness|Comments Off on Taking the Jell-o-jiggle Out of your Backside

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off…and For Good Too!

1. Any quick weight loss is suspect. Because weight gain did not occur overnight, why should you expect a quick fix? You must be reasonable in your approach and set realistic specific goals. Losing one to two pounds a week is suffice and even two pounds is pushing it. Quick weight loss results in quick [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:49:26-05:00January 9th, 2009|Health, Religion, Wellness|Comments Off on How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off…and For Good Too!