We all have our so-called little tricks. Some use post-it notes. Others use a string around their finger. And then there are those of us who write the same thing down on three different lists... only to forget where we left those lists. It's embarrassing when you walk out to the parking lot and can't remember where you parked your car. Or how about when you're stuck for a word and it … [Read more...] about How’s Your Memory? Secrets from a Champ
Diet & Exercise
Quick - what comes to mind when you hear the word "fiber?" I'll bet it's something to do with needing it to stay "regular." Well, yes, that's one thing fiber helps you do - avoid constipation. But it's important for other reasons, too. And since March is National Nutrition Month (it's also the month we change the clocks - yay!) it's a good time to think about putting more … [Read more...] about What You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of in Your Diet
I don't know about you, but it's been a pretty bad cold/flu season here in the Kraft household. First, I came down with my first cold (flu?) in about three or four years, and it was a whopper. I still don't know if it was a milder version of the flu - (Yep. I had my flu shot. But new reports say the developers kind of slipped...and didn't guess it right with as much accuracy as past years. It's … [Read more...] about As Good as Chicken Soup?
Since yesterday was Valentine's Day (hope you all had a good one!) , you might have already figured out this is not going to be about protecting your heart in the area of LOVE. (For that advice, I hand the reigns over to a relationship expert like Alisa Bowman, and her popular blog, Project Happily Ever After.) Instead, since February also happens to be the month that celebrates heart HEALTH, … [Read more...] about What Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Disease
I'm wondering why I woke up this morning with weight on my mind. Is it because we're into a new year and I'm hearing lots of people talking about hanging onto their promises to shed some pounds? Or is it because with each passing year, it's getting tougher - dammit! - to keep off those extra pounds? Or maybe it's the (ridiculous, non-age-appropriate) fashions in the magazines that make us … [Read more...] about 3 Diet Myths and Other Confusions
It's easy to dig into food that is in front of you, especially if it's the kind that you love and crave . For me, that's anything sweet. I can easily ignore the savory, salty stuff, but cookies, pies and cakes? Not so much. To save you some unwanted pounds, too-tight pants, mindless eating and that overall awful feeling of regret (AKA "self-loathing"), here are some helpful tips, … [Read more...] about Midlife Minute: Think Before You Eat