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Get Movin’

December 10, 2010 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland provides more evidence for the importance of starting an exercise program now. Also included is a yummy butternut squash soup recipe.

Don’t Wait, Start Now

December 1, 2010 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland makes a case for why you should exercise for the next four weeks and includes Dr. Grandma’s yummy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe.

The Holiday Meal

November 24, 2010 by Mary Ireland

Starchy foods are much more interesting than I thought! When I was younger, I thought of starchy foods as the “whites” – white flour, white rice, white bread, white pasta and potatoes. Definitely those are starchy foods that need to be avoided (see It’s Time to Give Up White Bread and Pasta, Really) but there […]

Eating High off the Hog

November 19, 2010 by Mary Ireland

I find it interesting that the phrase “eating high off the hog” is also used to describe someone living extravagantly or beyond one’s means. I think as far as eating red meat is concerned, this interpretation could mean living beyond our nutritional and our ecological means.

A Cup of Ambition

November 10, 2010 by Mary Ireland

I have to say, I love coffee. In my past efforts to be more healthy, I have decreased my coffee consumption – to the point where I would have only one cup a few times a week. However, this never last very long. I do love the taste of coffee — but what I am […]

Getting More from Less

October 29, 2010 by Mary Ireland

A study by America On the Move concluded that Americans average 5117 steps per day – a shortfall of 4883 from the recommended 10,000 steps per day recommended for fitness. The American participants were well below the Japanese (7,168), Switzerland (9,695) and Australia (9,695).

Boning Up on Exercise

October 15, 2010 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland tells about her childhood without grandparents and discusses research on how the effect of activity, particularly resistance training, and diet helps protect and improve bone mass.

Exercise Your Options

October 8, 2010 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland talks about how exercise has influenced her life and exciting new research on the beneficial effects of exercise on the brain.