Posted May 28, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember those who died in active military service. It was traditionally observed on May 30, but now the official observation is on the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day picnics are notoriously calorie laden, with hamburgers and hotdogs and potato chips. If you […]

Posted May 21, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Celeriac

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Celeriac is the root of a special variety of celery. It was mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as selinon. Celeriac is also called turnip-rooted celery, knob celery, or celery root.

While it is far from the most beautiful vegetable you will ever see, hidden beneath that rough exterior (like some people you […]

Posted May 14, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

RUNch

Debra’s Wellness Tips Ugh, when do I have time to work out. (I say before a 45 minute nap.)

No week designed for buying cards and flowers and honoring motherhood would be complete without addressing the importance of moms (and others) making time for regular exercise. Many women (and men) work long days then have […]

Posted May 7, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Slow Breathing

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Most of us have been told breathing more deeply and slowly is beneficial. Practitioners of yoga have used breathing for relaxation for millennia.

We humans usually breathe fifteen to eighteen times per minute. We may think that we breathe only through the nostrils or lungs, but actually our whole body breathes. […]

Posted April 30, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Tick Time

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Every year this time I write a tip about ticks. I am a big fan of nature, and there are some things you can do to make sure you have a safe and happy time outdoors.

Summing things up, ticks carry diseases. Best to wear long pants, tuck in your shirt, […]

Posted April 23, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Joints Popping

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Have you ever stood up after sitting for a while and had your joints pop? Studies now conclude the poppings may be irritating but they’re typically normal. (See Medline Plus)

When I was a kid, every time I straightened my arm out completely, my elbow popped. I made a bit of […]

Posted April 16, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Incredible Eggs!

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Whether you are celebrating Easter as a religious holiday or a secular opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family, no wellness tip posted on Easter would be complete without mention of eggs!

I am not talking about those sugary, sickening sweet, mallow eggs, nor the chocolate and caramel Cadbury variety, I […]

Posted April 2, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Whole Grains

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A study found that people who ate whole grains burned off more calories at rest than those who did not.

For the study, researchers recorded the weight, metabolic rate, blood glucose, fecal calories, hunger and fullness for 81 participants over an eight week period. After an initial period of two weeks […]

Posted March 26, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Get Physical!

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Scientists are looking at whether running as a young person helps your brain as it ages.

“The areas of the brain where we saw more connectivity in runners are also the areas that are impacted as we age, so it really raises the question of whether being active as a young adult […]