Articles in Category: Health & Fitness

Have Trouble Sticking with Exercise?

Mile-A-Day to the Rescue

Have Trouble Sticking with Exercise?

I don't know about you, but I find it difficult to establish a regular exercise program that I can stick with, and that will fold neatly into my ever-changing schedule. I have been successful for periods of time only to drop off when circumstances intrude. You might say that's just an excuse, and you may be right, but even so it does sometimes seem easy to let exercise go when other things require your time. You go along on schedule and then an unexpected event occurs that throws you off track, and before you know it, you've stopped exercising.

Walking Increases Creative Thinking

A Stanford University Study

Walking Increases Creative Thinking

As if there aren't enough good reasons to walk, Stanford University has come up with another one. A study co-authored by Marily Oppezzo, a Stanford doctoral graduate in educational psychology, and Daniel Schwartz, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education, has provided evidence that walking significantly increases creative thinking, or in more scientific terms "creative ideation." Who knew! Well, if you've had the experience already yourself, you knew. So did I! I get some of my best ideas when I take a walk. Now there's real scientific evidence to support it.

Veggie Saute with a French Twist

Veggie Saute with a French Twist

I usually have a cookfest on Sunday, and sometimes a new recipe evolves that turns out to be both tasty and healthy. This one combines veggies with white wine and herbs, and is saute'd slowly to create a syrup like sauce that is sweet and aromatic. It's great served alone, but also quite good over brown rice. Here's the recipe. Enjoy!