Archives for September 2014

A few days after my first heart attack my brother came to visit me and went with me on my of my doctor-prescribed walks. We talked about running and genetics and why this happened and what it all means, and he said something super eerie, but nonetheless true: “Well, all I can do is be […]

I think this is my favorite week of the challenge — encouraging exercise and activity for everyone in the family. American kids ages 8-18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media including TV, computers, video games, cell phones and movies. That puts them at all sorts of risk — high blood […]

This week’s EmpowerMEnt Challenge is a little bit harder that last week’s for the heart-loving foodie  — find ways to reduce the salt. The bad news: there is WAAAY too much salt in the American diet.  According to the Mayo Clinic, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day […]

If you start running for health or because it is on your bucket list (or to lose baby weight like I did, seven years ago), the first question, real or in your head, is always “are you going to run a 5K?” Once you’ve done that, the question becomes “how about a half?” and when you’ve […]

This week’s EmpowerMEnt Challenge is an easy one — replace sugar-added drinks with water. Or, if you want to take it further, cram your blender full of green goodness and get five + servings of veggies and fruits in one delicious gulp. I’m a major fan of green smoothies (see this post on my other […]