02/1 2016

New Year Health Challenge Week 3: Cut Out Sugar (I Know It’s Painful)

Welcome to Week 3 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Ever wondered how bad sugar is for you? SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE! – Scientists say that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine. Researchers discovered that cocaine-addictive mice preferred sugar water over cocaine. This intense euphoria from sugar Read More

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01/25 2016

New Year Health Challenge Week 2: Get Your ZZZs

Welcome to Week 2 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Let’s face it, everyone loves a good night’s sleep!  But most of us have so many demands on our time—jobs, family, errands—not to mention finding time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. Read More

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01/18 2016

New Year Health Challenge Week 1 – Drink More Water

Welcome to the ten week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.   Hydration is the most important building block to your health and vitality, which is why it is the #1 focus of this challenge. Without the proper amount of water, your organs and muscular system do not Read More

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06/26 2015

A High Carb Diet for Your Kids?

  Today is part II in a series about how we shape our children’s eating habits. For years, we have been blaming our children’s expanding waistline on fast food restaurants, advertisements on TV, sugary beverages and increased screen time. And while all of these factors are indeed culprits, parents and caregivers have an integral role Read More

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06/19 2015

Do your kids (and you) eat enough veggies?

For years, we have been blaming our children’s expanding waistline on fast food restaurants, advertisements on TV, sugary beverages and increased screen time. And while all of these factors are indeed culprits, parents and caregivers have an integral role as well. It’s learned at home A study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Read More

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04/23 2015

My Personal Fitness ‘Fads’

According to a wonderful blog post by Bankers Healthcare Group 360, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) was the most popular fitness trend in 2014, thanks in large part to the CrossFit phenomenon. CrossFit workouts, designed for a person to perform functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity, are said to enhance competency at Read More

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04/16 2015

Have a Cook-Off With Your Kid

One way to get your kiddos to eat healthier foods is to involve them in a cook-off or Iron Chef competition. It’s a sure-fired way to get them to eat their veggies. How It All Began This idea emerged when Luke, my 11-year-old son, told me he wanted to make his own soup – no Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
04/8 2015

I heart avocados!

Last week, I wrote about my inability to feel the love for kale. I have the opposite relationship with avocados. It was love at first bite. When are avocados in season? While California’s peak season for avocados is February – September, we get a year-round supply of this fruit, thanks to our friends in Mexico. Read More

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04/1 2015

I don’t like kale

  I don’t like kale. It’s out in the open, like a confession to the priest (though I’m not Catholic). I have tried kale a number of different ways – baked, sautéed, raw, in dishes, salads smoothies and as kale chips. And still, I struggle to feel the love. Why should I care? Kale is Read More

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03/24 2015

Learn How to Volley. And Love It, Too.

During the past year, I feel like I’ve become the master of let-downs, mishaps and disappointments. There are many days when I say, “I’m so due for some good luck, good fortune or plane ‘ole good news.” I know I’m supposed to face each challenge with confidence, as an opportunity to get a glimpse of Read More

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