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Wednesday: Accidental Workouts- 5 Workouts You Can Do Without Feeling Like You Are Excercising

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 by by

It’s honesty time. We all say that we don’t have time to work out- but if you watch one TV show a day, then you have time to work out- it’s just that sometimes we don’t want to….. When it comes to real health, though, small changes that you can do for the rest of your life are the ones that are the most beneficial. So, for those of us looking to do a little extra exercise but without actually feeling like you are exercising, here are five ideas.

1. Specially plan your grocery shopping trip- head to a store like Wal Mart or Sam’s Club. Instead of going first to produce, then frozen, grocery, dairy, and health care, mix it up- hit produce, and then head to the other end of the store for non foods. Go back for dairy, then go go for grocery. Stop and visit the clothes/DVD section, and finish with frozen. By making a route through the store that is winding instead of direct, you will do a lot of extra walking and therefore burn extra calories! Grocery shopping may take a little longer, but it will be worthwhile. (Every extra 15 minutes of walking= 58 calories)

2. What is your favorite place to shop? Leave you credit card and money at home and go window shopping at the mall- or a hardware store- or a garden shop- whatever it is that you enjoy. Just getting out and wandering around will make you burn extra calories, but since you will just be out looking at things you enjoy, you won’t even really notice all the extra walking. (15 minutes of walking= 48 calories) (more…)


Holiday-Themed Infant Slippers Recalled

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 by by

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Atico International USA baby slippers due to a choking hazard.

About 57,000 holiday rattle baby slippers — soft shoes with built-in rattles — were imported from China by Atico International USA of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and sold nationwide at Walgreens stores from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5.
Holiday Rattle Baby SlippersHoliday Rattle Baby Slippers
The company has received three reports of infants pulling on the stuffing in the slippers. In one near-choking incident, a 7-month-old was found with the stuffing in its mouth, the commission said.

The slippers have holiday themes, including reindeer, snowman, penguin and Santa Clause styles.

Consumers were advised to stop using the slippers and return them to a Walgreens store for a full refund.

Consumers can call 877-546-4835 for information.

Sunday Sayings (8/29)

Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by by

“I could rattle off tomes of statistics about disparity. I could talk about the wealth gap, the job gap, the wage gap and the health gap. I could speak in erudite and intellectual terms about income, health and equality in America. But I don’t have to: Katrina did that for me through images of people suffering. It was through reality’s lens that Americans witnessed the tragedy not through a full-length movie or cheap sound byte. But the images seen on most Americans’ television sets nearly a year ago were not just pictures of my hometown. They represented people in poverty in urban areas all over the nation.”

- 2006, Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League

Counting Down

Monday, July 19th, 2010 by by

I said goodbye to someone on Wednesday that I have known and worked with for 6 years, and will likely never see again.

It’s the end of another week, and there are only 2 more weeks until I’m done working in the office and beginning my life at home with the kids. Now, that’s a bit of a misnomer, because the first week of August I’m taking a trip out to visit Nat, but it’s still a big deal, a big milestone.

2 more weeks!

Suddenly, it doesn’t seem very far away. I remember how long it looked on Monday, how far away it seemed, but in not very long one of those weeks is over and I’m staring down the home stretch. I’m ridiculously excited, more than a little nervous, and slightly overwhelmed by all the expectation I’m placing on myself for what will happen once I’m done.

The excitement is by far the biggest part right now. I feel like (more…)