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What is the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers?

About a week ago, I created the group, the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers.

Why did I do this?

Looking at today’s obesity figures, eating out statistics, and a lack of physical activities, isn’t it time to take a good look at the amount of opportunities we offer children to learn about a healthy…

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Added by LisaN on August 9, 2008 at 7:11am — No Comments

Wordless Wednesday Walkers

Since I got my new camera, I just had to go to the beach today and both walk and, of course, snap some cool photos with my new lens.

In fact, I was walking on the beach when an Earthquake hit Southern California today.

I had no idea it occurred let alone the fact I didn’t feel it.

It wasn’t…

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Added by LisaN on July 30, 2008 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Relationships, Marriage, and Gaining or Losing Weight

An Iowa Avenue member, Julie, and her husband are engaged in a Domestic Weight Loss War, meaning that for one month, they are competing with one another to literally see who will lose the most weight.

After reading her story, I became quite curious about the issues of couples and weight loss and/or gain. So I did some research to…

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Added by LisaN on June 25, 2008 at 11:12am — No Comments

13 ways to lower your Monthly grocery Bill

Although I previously blogged about lowering your grocery bills, today’s Thursday Thirteen features some more great tips:

1. Purchase and eat more beans. They are a great source of protein and they taste great.

2. Instead of purchasing 100 calorie packs of snacks, buy a larger…

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Added by LisaN on May 29, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

How much Food do you Waste?

Our community’s foundation is predicated upon all of us being aware of the amount and types of foods we consume.

We discuss what we eat, compare and contrast our experiences and issues about diet, fats, the consumption of fruits and vegetables, and so much more.

But do we watch what we don’t eat?

The…

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Added by LisaN on May 28, 2008 at 8:38am — No Comments

Grill it, Baby

As summer approaches, if you’re looking for a healthier way to cook your foods,

Then, Grill it, Baby!

Grilling your food is one of the healthiest ways to cook. Unlike some stove top cooking and recipes, grilling is an extremely healthy alterative.

Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind while grilling your food:

1. Keep the grilled meat to…

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Added by LisaN on May 27, 2008 at 9:45am — No Comments

Nuke your Vegetables

Photo courtesy of Daquella manera

Did you know that microwaving your vegetables saves 90% of their Vitamin C?

Or that steaming or boiling vegetables causes them to lose 22% to 32% of their Vitamin C?

Based on…

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Added by LisaN on May 26, 2008 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Save a life this Holiday Weekend

Photo courtesy of Sister72

For today’s post, I’m focusing the use of, or rather the non-use of seat belts because it our national Memorial Day. I think that it’s very apropos.

A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

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Added by LisaN on May 23, 2008 at 9:29am — No Comments

Where am I now?

For today’s Wordless Wednesday Walkers, I’d like to share a few pictures from my virtual Walk across the USA.

Over the last three weeks, and using my Walker Tracker steps as a guideline, I’ve walked about 100 miles. Small steps do indeed lead to larger strides. I never imagined that I walked this far. From…

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Added by LisaN on May 14, 2008 at 9:07am — No Comments

Join the 5th Annual Woman Challenge to kick off Women’s Health Week

Join us for the 8-week challenge

starting on Mother's Day, Sunday May 11th

to kick-off National Women's Health Week.

It’s perfect for the Iowa Avenue Walkers, any type of strength training, or whatever form of exercise you do. It also fits into my Iowa Avenue May Challenge.

According to these four major experts, exercise should last for one hour per day:

1.…

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Added by LisaN on May 13, 2008 at 11:28am — No Comments

Honey Bunches of Oats beats up Cocoa Pebbles

Comic courtesy of ttdesign

In a study at Yale University, scientists tested 161 brands of breakfast cereal of which 46 percent were marketed to children.

A cereal was put in this category if it had a character on the box, toys or games…

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Added by LisaN on April 26, 2008 at 11:53pm — No Comments

An Apple a Day.....................

To end National Nutrition Month, I had to do a post on a fruit close to my heart:

APPLES!!

Photo courtesy of static-photo

At a very young age, I learned about apples from my Grandmother. In fact, before it gained name and fame as a brand of computer, McIntosh (notice the spelling…

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Added by LisaN on March 31, 2008 at 11:06pm — No Comments

15 ways to save Money on your Grocery bill

Photo courtesy of fuzzbabble

Today’s Thursday Thirteen started out as 13, but it quickly developed into 15. So, enjoy the 2 additions……………..:)

Here are ways you can save money when you shop for Groceries:

1. Check for sales in your area using your computer – Why buy the…

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Added by LisaN on March 27, 2008 at 9:12am — No Comments

How Walkable is your City?

Photo courtesy of Lynn Moraq

In an article featured in Prevention magazine the 500 best walking cities were featured. Various criteria were used evaluating the featured cities walkability. One measurement included the percentage of green spaces they have by…

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Added by LisaN on March 20, 2008 at 10:28am — No Comments

13 Ideas for Weight Loss Accountability

Being responsible for your actions is the cornerstone of life. Starting at an early age, we are held to certain standards to “grow up.” How many of you remember a childhood incident that you will never forget because you did or didn’t do something that your parents, teacher, or friend may have been disappointed in you?

Common negative traits, albeit frequently unwarranted, are feelings of shame, humiliation, or…

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Added by LisaN on March 15, 2008 at 8:31pm — No Comments

15 Healthy Ideas for Grocery Shopping

How many times have you gone to the grocery store with the intent to pick up “a couple things” only to leave the store with two or more full grocery bags?

Photo courtesy of ninjapoodles

When was the last time you saw a special food display at your local grocery store and bought something you really didn’t…

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Added by LisaN on March 6, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

My Tale of Squats

© Iowa Avenue…

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Added by LisaN on February 17, 2008 at 10:13pm — No Comments

The “Weight Loss” Plateau Syndrome

Today's article is exactly what we advise, and recommend, so I present it in its original presentation.

Photo courtesy of jwoodphoto

This…

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Added by LisaN on January 26, 2008 at 7:05am — No Comments

Six Ways to find Time to Exercise

In today’s busy world it’s hard to schedule or find time to exercise. It can be difficult, but frequently being “too busy” is all too often an excuse for not exercising at all.

Photo courtesy of Glazgow…

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Added by LisaN on January 17, 2008 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Be a Role Model by having a Healthy Lifestyle

What’s the best thing you can, as a parent, do to prevent your child from becoming overweight?

Photo courtesy of DeVal

Do you eat food, the wrong foods, or have other bad habits that you know that sets a bad example for your children? By setting an…

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Added by LisaN on January 11, 2008 at 10:11pm — No Comments

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