Monthly Archives: April 2011

Health Tip Tuesday: Organic doesn’t mean “eat all you want”

If you eat organic food, chances are you a think of yourself as a little wiser and healthier than all of those less choosy eaters out there. But, if you aren’t careful, you may soon find yourself heavier, too. That’s … Continue reading

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Oatmeal for the Week (aka, my obsessive food making)

I am a creature of habit. I’m a planner. I crave routine. I don’t always like this about myself, but I’ve accepted it. This is why a couple of years ago I realized that I would be much happier if … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday: Core Work on a Foam Roller

Lately I’ve been obsessed with the way a foam roller can help roll out tight, overworked muscles. But I was actually introduced to the training tool as a means of strengthening the core. I created this short video to show … Continue reading

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Ditch Your Excess Baggage

A few months ago I read a psychology study that really resonated with me: It said that one way to get over a hard experience is to pack away reminders into a box and seal it—the act of physically removing … Continue reading

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Health Tip Tuesday: Fight Fat with Blueberries

Last night I read some news which caused me to change my morning routine: I topped my standard yogurt/granola/banana combo with blueberries. Not necessarily ground-breaking stuff, but the reason behind this blueberry addition is actually pretty neat: Researchers at Texas … Continue reading

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A Beet Grows in Brooklyn

I never thought of myself as having a green thumb, but a few summers ago I realized that the handful of plants I’d inherited over the years were thriving. Just like that, I came to think of myself as a … Continue reading

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Who Gets Osteoarthritis in their 20s?

Me, it turns out. On my 29th birthday my knee swelled up after a run, and it kept puffing up after any sort of intense activity, such as jump roping, or even carrying a heavy bag downstairs. It took a … Continue reading

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