I love Epcot, I love Epcot, I love Epcot… Did I mention that I love Epcot? Recently I had a business trip to Orlando, FL to attend a conference. I am so grateful that my job will send me to awesome locations. We have another one each year in St. Louis, but Orlando takes the cake in the “best places to have a business trip” category.
The hotel we stay at is right next to Epcot – it is…Read full post
(PCM) Did you know that corn is found in 3 out of 4 supermarket products? In fact, statistics say you’ll end up eating 37 pounds of corn this year alone!
What’s the big deal? Although corn hasn’t been declared as a direct cause of obesity or diabetes, there have been a number of studies suggesting a link between high fructose corn syrup and obesity, in addition to a variety of other health and environmental concerns.
See for yourself with…Read full post
Does anyone remember when sugar was a happy thing? We sang about it and called people we loved “sugar” as a nick name. Back in the sixties doctors used sugar cubes to help kids take medicine. This practice is where the inspiration for a certain Disney song came from.
Now sugar is an enemy, a sinister substance that is out to kill us all if…Read full post
We live in an easy age. The work that many of us do is done sitting down and the chores at home aren’t like they used to be. Power has made life very simple and far less healthy. We are about to enter the Holiday Season. There is a lot to stay away from with regards to food or to at least limit portions but there is also a good way to get some exercise over this busy…Read full post
My family is infatuated with homemade pizza night, which usually lands on a Friday. It definitely lands on a Friday during Lent, but any day is a good day for some cheesy goodness.
The way we concoct our carb-packed creations is first by purchasing the dough. My family goes…Read full post
(PCM) Processed sugar is one of the worst things you can put in your body, and not just because it causes weight gain and diabetes. It also speeds up the aging process! Yes, sugar makes you look older – if not now, somewhere down the line.
Dermatologists avoid it like the plague. Processed sugar, found in everything from sweetened cereals and yogurts to breads and muffins, binds to and eventually weakens the collagen in your skin -…Read full post
(PCM) Trying to lose weight? Don’t do it alone!
Having someone to share your weight loss journey with – whether it be a spouse, friend, family member, or even someone you meet at a group-based weight-loss program – can make all the difference in your long-term success, and there’s new research to prove it.
The study published in the journal Obesity randomly assigned 141 overweight or obese men and women to one of three groups: one group…Read full post
(PCM) Halloween is just around the corner, and whether you’ve got a few trick-or-treaters of your own to take out or you’re just preparing for the little witches and zombies to arrive, chances are, your house is stocked with candy, pumpkins, and Halloween decorations galore. But with all the excitement of Halloween, it’s easy to forget what else October is all about: Vegetarian Awareness Month!
Sure, maybe no one ever refers to October as ‘Vegetarian Month’, but if…Read full post
(PCM) Drinking enough water throughout the day is one of the most important things you can do for your health; it’s right there next to eating healthfully and 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. The majority of the body is made up of water, after all!
It’s also a key component in weight loss: water helps fill you up, which can lead to less calorie intake, and it may also increase fat burning.
After you eat a…Read full post
(PCM) Bone health isn’t just a concern of aging, it’s important to keep them strong and healthy now and as you age. Bones are continuously being broken down and built back in tiny amounts, but after the age of 30, the bone building balance in the body shifts and more bone is lost than gained…by age 30!
Most people know the essentials for proper development and strength of bones: Make sure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin…Read full post