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Health and Fitness are certainly talked and written about ad nauseam. That is not to say we as a people don’t need to develop better health habits. We have become too busy to sit down and enjoy meals and down time. Many of us cringe at the idea of exercise while most have blindly accepted government and manufacturers’ “norms,” for our foods which in many cases, has added to our unhealthy lifestyles. Just cutting back on our portions, eating more natural foods and limiting our carbohydrates seem too simplistic. That’s why there are so many diet clubs, diet plans and diet gurus. Walking or swimming don’t have enough panache, that’s why there are so many fitness centers, exercise DVD’s and infomercials for contraptions that firm up everything that can be firmed.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and…

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

So small yet so fascinating.

H.J. Ruiz - Avian101

It makes me very happy to post a new “lifer” bird for me which adds another species of birds to my backyard visitors hence my global count.

The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Latin name: Archilochus colubris, is a small hummingbird. It is the only species of hummingbird that regularly nests east of the Mississippi River in North America.

The species is sexually dimorphic. The adult male, shown in the photo, has a ruby red throat patch which may appear black in some lighting, and a dark forked tail. The female has a dark rounded tail with white tips and generally no throat patch, though she may sometimes have a light or whitish throat patch. The male is smaller than the female, and has a slightly shorter beak. A molt of feathers occurs once a year, and begins during the autumn migration.

The breeding habitat is throughout most of eastern North…

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So beautiful and unusual

The Health Benefits of Drinking Beer, Illustrated


Workplace Stress Management Programs


New England Workplace Therapies does not claim that they can completely eliminate job stress. They cannot lighten one’s workload, increase pay, change a job description or allow for more days off, but they do aim to provide a workplace stress management system that helps people better manage the demands of the job. Their approach is simple. Stress on the job is inevitable so people need to understand how to manage it in order to avoid negative physical, psychological, and emotional ramifications of the pressure faced on a daily basis. As companies are cutting staff members and each job description is becoming even lengthier without financial bonuses to compensate for the changes, people are being stretched really thinly and performing twice as may tasks as ever before. This makes workplace stress management more important than ever. Some employers are recognizing the need to implement a system to ease the tension and…

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Salt of the Earth

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The Health Benefits of Alkalizing Mineral Salts

Creating Natural Balance with ALKALZING  Mineral Salts!
Himalayan Crystal Salt is available from BIO-SIL
( or via e-mail: before the modern drugs were formulated, salt was already used by many homes to combat certain symptoms. ALKALZING  mineral salts from the Himalayas, Dead Sea, Redmond, Utah and the Great Salt Lake provides beneficial all natural, free-harsh chemical remedies for different body conditions.Sole (so-lay), which is the mixture of crystal salt and water is the called the soup of life. The German word sole came from the Latin word sol, which means the sun. So the brine solution is the fluid state of the sun or light energy. In this combination, balance is being achieved since the positive ions of the water surround the negative ions of the water and the negative ions surround the positive ions of the water. This causes the…

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Alcohol Hiding in Major Soda Brands Including Coke and Pepsi


The American Resolution Newsblog

Lisa Gerber
July 3, 2012

sodabottles 235x147 Report Reveals Alcohol Hiding in Major Soda Brands Including Coke and PepsiEvery can of Coke contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar—an inflammatory, an energy sapper, and a leading cause of tooth decay—but it’s the 10mg of alcohol in every liter that might concern consumers the most. A new report reveals that many leading soda brands — including Coke and Pepsi — contain a small amount of alcohol per bottle. The findings are particularly startling for those who object alcohol for religious or spiritual reasons and may be unknowingly consuming it through Coke and Pepsi beverages.

French Scientists Find Alcohol Hiding in Coke and Pepsi

On June 27, Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) revealed that half of the most popular sodas contain minute traces of alcohol. These sodas include Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola Classic Light, and Coke Zero. Many cheaper supermarket versions are actually alcohol-free.

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Stupid Weight Loss Tips Decoded

This is interesting!


It’s no secret that losing weight isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would have rock hard beach bodies! Obviously. In an effort to avoid eating healthy and exercising, many people try out stupid weight loss tips in a sad attempt to shed those pounds with very minimal effort.

I decided to take one for the team and try out some of the stupidest weight loss tips I could find, to see once and for all if they magically made losing weight easy. Here’s what I found:

  • Drink One Large or (Two Small) Glasses of Water Before Eating. I dutifully drank one large glass of ice water before lunch and dinner to test this genius method of losing weight, by filling my stomach with water instead of food. Clearly drinking a lot of water is going to fill your stomach up for a bit, but it did not keep me full…

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Fitness Commitments

Drawn From the Fire

My wonderful friend, Jenny Doh, inspires me to no end. She is immensely creative, productive, and a fun person to boot. Lately she’s been sharing many of her fitness adventures on her website, Facebook page and through Instagram. I find her path to fitness (through Tabata, archery, core strengthening) incredibly inspiring. She makes me want to be more fit.

I’ve been going to the gym every other day for the last 3 years – a huge commitment for me. I’m totally proud of myself for keeping this up. It’s been pretty easy, though, because I have an immediate incentive – my back. As soon as I stop working out, my back gets weaker, and things can go awry.

There have been many other things I’ve been thinking of doing to be healthier, but haven’t taken them on yet (or have just started). I’ve been heavily inspired by Jenny to…

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