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Staying Hydrated

July 15, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

During the past couple of weeks we moved from a home of twenty-three years to the new home that we just finished building. During that time I learned many things; one is that moving during July is the busiest time of year. I think July is so busy because the children are out of school. […]

Tonight Is the Eve of the New Year

December 31, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

This particular evening is symbolic for many of the opportunity to make positive changes in lifestyle habits for a healthier new year. It helps many to draw a line in the sand; the demarcation between the past and a new start. Two articles that may be of benefit for new beginnings thinking are: New Directions […]

Hitting the Sack

February 12, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

By now, most everyone knows that sleep deprivation interferes with hunger and satiety hormones crucial to regulating appetite.  Perhaps you know some night owls who are also plump owls. We envision them mindlessly snacking their way through fatigue to keep going. Research has gone deeper than the snacking, and revealed a chain of hormonal effects […]

Avoiding the Train Wreck

December 18, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Public heath in this country has been likened to two freight trains headed directly at each other. One is loaded with epidemic cases of obesity, diabetes, and other preventable chronic diseases.  The other is freighting the rising costs of medical care and lost productivity because of the illnesses. This is the metaphor used by Reed […]

Be Careful – Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water

December 11, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Two separate studies published recently are concluding that the more someone sits the shorter and less robust his or her life may be. The first study that I want to look at was published in full and abstract in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In essence, the researchers claim that TV viewing time may […]

Fixing and Avoiding Feeding Bloopers

September 25, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you know what makes my day – defines it as great? One is discovering a new resource that makes uncommon good sense in guiding parents on how to bring about self-motivated healtthy eating by their children. “Eat Your Vegetables” and other mistakes parents make” is the best book I’ve read that helps parents manage […]

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Pay Off

September 18, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research supporting healthy lifestyle choices.

Look for the Exercise Sweet Spot

June 8, 2012 by Mary Ireland

For someone who wants to start an exercise program or those new to exercising, the process may seem a little daunting. I have been an avid exerciser since my early twenties and have learned over the years that you cannot always count on the latest research data to apply to you. The key word in […]

Replenishing Nutrients After a Workout

March 9, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the best way to replenish your body after exercise.

Just HIT It

February 17, 2012 by Mary Ireland

The title isn’t original, but I thought it was clever. HIT is the acronym for high-intensity interval training. I have mentioned interval training — which is the same thing as high-intensity interval training — in some of my previous blog posts: Getting More from Less, Getting the Most from Your Workouts, and Exercise Your Options. […]