Are ‘Exergames’ Really Exercise?

The other day, I was cleaning the recreational area of our basement and I came upon some much-wanted video gaming equipment that now is gathering dust. I remember a conversation I had with my daughter several years ago. “Mom, it’s time to do Wii Fit!” my daughter announced. She was about 5 at the time.…
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Dinner Guests Can’t Make It? Now What?

Imagine this: You’re expecting several guests for a dinner party. You’ve been cleaning your house for days in preparation for your party. It looks as good as it’s going to get without any major purchases. Your famous spaghetti sauce has been simmering all day, filling your home with a delicious aroma. The table is set.…
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Men, Your Survey Responses Are Needed

What do you think are the three most common causes of mortality for men? If you are thinking heart disease, cancer and accidents, you are correct. But, can you do anything to decrease your risk for these? Yes, you can! We’d like to help you with some educational resources, but first we need your opinion.…
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7 Tips To Stir-Fry Your Way To Better Nutrition

Years ago, before a husband and three children were part of my daily life, I took various community education cooking and baking classes. I learned to decorate cakes, cook Italian food and make various soups. I had a lot of fun in the process. The Asian cooking class was my favorite. We learned to wrap…
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Is Sitting Bad For Your Health?

“You can help us clean the house by dusting all the chairs,” I said to my daughter. I thought the lilt in my voice made the task sound fun and exciting.  She was about 8 at the time. She grabbed the dust cloth rather reluctantly, sighed heavily and ambled to the living room. We have…
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