Fitness Blog / Archives for November, 2010

Healthy Cooking

Cheesy Baked Grouper

November 30

This wonderful dish makes 4 nice healthy servings. I like to serve it with rice and broccoli or asparagus. Potatoes are a great complement too. Toast some whole grain bread and serve.

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 Women’s Health

Yeast Infection – Causes And Cures

November 29

Candidiasis, commonly known as yeast infection is caused by a group of microscopic fungi or yeast. Present on all surfaces of the body, the problem with candida occurs when they multiply in numbers and cause an infection. This is particularly problematic in warm, moist areas such as the vagina, mouth, underarms, and nail bed and in small children, the diaper area.

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Diet

Make Snacking Healthy With Delicious Hummus Spread

November 26

If you are having a party or just sitting around watching television and want a quick snack, prepare your own hummus for a healthy treat that’s low in calories. Great as a dip or a spread, you can serve it with a variety of different vegetables, breads or crackers.

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Healthy Cooking

Donnas Cottage Cheese Salad

November 25

This recipe serves one and makes a great snack or lunch. My friend, Donna has made this salad a number of times and I always enjoy it. I asked her if I could add this dish to my recipes, and she was quite honored.

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 Women’s Fitness

Stretching Exercises Are Fundamental To Your Overall Flexibility

November 24

We all know that exercise is important to our overall health. Many times in an effort to get the most exercise in a short period of time, we overlook the importance of stretching before a workout. This includes resistance training and aerobics. Instead of warming up the muscles and giving them the opportunity to stretch before exercising, we compromise our overall fitness program by neglecting the importance of overall flexibility.

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Healthy Cooking

Italian Black Beans and Rice with Mango

November 23

This is a delicious meal that can satisfy your hunger at a very low cost. I like to make this meal a couple of times each month. I combine everything into the skillet, so the cleanup doesn’t take me long at all. From start to finish this recipe is a great way to serve nutritious food without spending hours in the kitchen.

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 Motivation

Learn The Five Big Secrets Of Motivation

November 22

1. Don’t be a victim of your own past or proposed destiny. Don’t just assume that bad things always happen to you. When people get fixated on all of their problems, they neglect to notice all of the wonderful things that they have to be thankful for. You do have the power to change your life. That is the wonderful thing about circumstances that occur, although you rarely have a choice on what challenges come your way, you can make a difference in how they affect your life.

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Journaling

Exercise and Your Fitness Journal

November 19

Exercise is an important part of any fitness routine, but is all exercise effective for reaching your fitness goals? Interestingly, the answer is no. Some exercises help build muscles, like weightlifting, while others are more effective at fat burning, such as jogging. So which form of exercise is best for you?

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Healthy Cooking

Dantes Strawberry Delight

November 18

A healthy way to cool off when it’s hot and steamy outside. My youngest son loves this dessert for a snack or after a great meal. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require many ingredients. Fairly inexpensive to make too.

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 Inspiration

Find Inspiration In Every Day Miracles

November 17

When you are looking for inspiration, sometimes you need only look around you. Women, in particular, can find the inspiration to exercise by looking at their children and realizing how important their life is. As mothers, we have a responsibility to protect our own health so that we can care for our children.

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Healthy Cooking

Mediterranean-Style Chicken Stir Fry

November 16

A real family favorite, this chicken stir fry will please the most discerning tastes. Plenty of veggies round out this meal, serve over pasta and you’ve got a complete meal. There’s enough here to serve 4 people.

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Exercise

Lower Body Workout Illustrated

November 15

If you have ever squatted down to pick up a child or something off the floor and had a hard time standing back up, you need to practice this exercise and work those muscles

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Healthy Cooking

Craving Something Sweet, Salty and Creamy

November 11

Everyone gets a craving for dessert every now and then, but when you are working out, you don’t want to blow all your hard work on some worthless calories. Many snacks are prepackaged to make calorie counting easier. You can indulge in any Jello® sugar-free 60-calorie pudding snack for a reduced-calorie but tasty treat.

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Affirmations

Positive Affirmations To Take Off The Pounds

November 11

If you are interested in the power of affirmations, then you’ve come to the right place. I sincerely believe in the positive force that is created through repeated affirmations. I like to say mine first thing in the morning, before I start my day. These declarations provide the boost that I need to get out there and make something wonderful happen.

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Sex and the Seafood Connection

November 10

You’ve probably heard before that seafood is good for your sex life. But does that apply to all seafood? I went on a discovery mission to find out the truth. I wanted to know whether it was about what the seafood contained or the way that it looked? You know oysters and other mollusks have a very sexual appearance when you crack them open.

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Healthy Cooking

Turkey Sausage Stew with Polenta

November 9

Talk about some comfort food! If old Tom Turkey knew what joy my family gets from this stew, he would run for the woods. It’s great to eat when it’s cold, rainy or even sunny outside.

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 Women’s Health

Do You Have A Problem With Bloating?

November 5

Do you dread mealtime because of that overly full feeling you have every time you eat? It sounds like you suffer from bloating. You know that gassy feeling in your gut that makes you feel like you are going to explode. It’s terribly uncomfortable and relief from it can be embarrassing to say the least. The good news is there are ways that you can prevent bloating from occurring in the first place.

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Healthy Cooking

Merry Marys Mushroom Salad

November 4

This salad will make you feel very merry, each and every time you serve it. It’s easy to make and it tastes delicious. Not sure who Mary is, but I’m glad I found this recipe. Eat all by itself or serve it alongside a sandwich, or a small portion of chicken or your favorite fish.

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Diet

Healthy Home Cooking With Proper Cookware

November 3

Although it’s nice to dine out, especially for special occasions, most of us cook at least some of our meals at home. It’s truly the best way to control what goes into your food and avoid adding extra salt, fat or sugar that in the end can add unwanted pounds and inches. If you are interested in women’s fitness, then you are concerned about the food that you eat.

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Healthy Cooking

Bold and Beautiful, Beet Salad

November 2

Try this recipe for a healthy salad that is pretty to look at and even healthier to eat. If you believe the old saying, “You are what you eat.” Then you’ll want to eat a heaping helping of this salad for the bold and beautiful.

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 Women’s Fitness

Get Out Of The Office And Go Golfing For Better Health

November 1

Men have been doing it for ages, so it’s about time that women began leaving the office for a productive round of golf with other like-minded colleagues. There’s no reason why women should limit their talents to the inside of boardrooms, conference rooms, office or cubicles. Many a major deal has been settled on the glorious greens of the golf course.

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