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Striving to Stay Well-Hydrated

June 13, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Today, I think I’ll start with a confession; staying hydrated has been a long-time challenge for me. This is not a lack of understanding; this is just a habit problem. I’m a strong proponent for the idea that we can build new habits. I’ve done much better in the past few years on hydration, but […]

Maybe a Buttered Bacon Sandwich?

May 9, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Yes, I know nutrition news, with its conflicting and rapid changes, can be confusing. Yes, I’ve heard hundreds of times that there are so many confusing pieces of nutrition advice. But not all of it comes from reputable scientific studies. Let me try to make some very complex new opinions and research as understandable as […]

Confidently Make Summer Weight Loss Happen

June 21, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I know that some of us had plans to lose weight and be at out perfect swimsuit weight by now; but others of us didn’t quite make it. Since we’re hopefully not trying to lose weight only for this one swimsuit season, but to maintain a healthy body and weight; it seems that this is […]

A Physical Activity Increase in Order?

April 5, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

When I work in the garden (It’s spring again – Wonderful!) or walk up a hill (Yipee! Hiking season has returned.), I realize that my body is aging. It rather creeps up on us; we don’t really notice it daily; but when we think back a few years we can notice the difference. I’m thinking […]

Fine Tuning Your Exercise Regimen

February 23, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Most of us Americans have to pay attention to our diet and exercise if we want to enjoy the benefits of good health. I remember when I was young; I’d eat big ole cheeseburgers frequently. Nothing stopped me from a big plate of pasta, meat sauce and Parmesan cheese; the meal topped off with a […]

Creating New Habits Means Doing New Habits

January 5, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Since only 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions, many are discouraged to try. But there is a considerable amount of new research that can help us learn how to get better at identifying a goal and actually reaching it. Often our goals are related to habits – lifetime habits that are taking […]

Osteoporosis? Let’s Keep Moving!

November 10, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I love science – that’s no surprise to those who know me. But having said that I also recognize that I’m not the most patient person and nutritional science is relatively a young field. I wish we could learn; and learn fast, but alas, good methodical science frequently doesn’t happen quickly. What’s brought me to […]

Some Movement Is Better Than None – Just Do It

May 5, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about Individual Practicality, Balance and Sustainability; I addressed the question, “Why bother?” (to exercise, that is, if it doesn’t lead to much weight loss by itself). This past week new research has been published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; and it’s a remarkable report on recent […]

Confusion about Cancer Risk

February 17, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the Continuous Update Project (CUP) have released their annual risk awareness survey report. The goal of the survey is to determine how well the American public is able to separate clearly established cancer risks, from factors about which there is no such scientific consensus. Actually, it’s somewhat […]

I’d Have to DO WHAT if I Ate That?

November 4, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has caught my eye and my imagination regarding it’s potential for helping with weight management. The researchers, led by Sara N. Bleich at, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and their Department of Epidemiology did some very innovative research. The researchers […]