Archives for April 2010

You Can Do It

You can do it. It will not be easy and sometimes you'll feel that there's just no way. I can tell you that there is a way. A better life and better health is calling you. You just need to believe it's calling you a little more than the bad habits that got us into this situation in the first place.– Keith … [Read more...]

An Excerpt

It is so important that each of us participate in our own well-being every day. Schedule that checkup. Talk to your doctor. Start walking. Do something today that you didn't do yesterday to promote your own physical fitness and health. If you do this, you will accomplish things and dreams you never knew existed. excerpt: Outrunning MY Shadow … [Read more...]

Start Your Heart

It’s recommended that we get at least 30 to 60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity most days of the week. If 30 minutes seem too much it’s OK.  Just start somewhere.  Our heart benefits from any type of activity and duration. Don't give up. You can even break up your workout time into 5 or 10-minute sessions and still get benefits.  Remember that gardening, housekeeping, taking the stai … [Read more...]

A Small Change

Make the smallest changes that improve your health that you can commit to. Make sure if you decide to make a change that you know you can do it. Create some "WINS" for yourself that will help get the momentum going. Remember, it's your heart.– Keith … [Read more...]

I Received So Much More

I remember the heart attack and open heart surgery. Everything was taken from me in an instant. What is amazing is that as fast as everything was taken away, I was given so much just as fast... Life and a completely new outlook on the possibilities it had to offer.– Keith … [Read more...]

Riebe’s Quick n’ Healthy Omelette to Go

Contributed by Katherine R. Ingredients: 2 eggs skim, lowfat cheese seasoning (any of your favorites) veggies (any of your favorites) Instructions: 2 eggs (1 full egg, 1 more egg with only the whites, save the yolk for something else); skim, lowfat cheese sprinkled on top of mixed up eggs, add seasoning (any of your favorites); veggies (any of your favorites). Put into bowl, … [Read more...]

Heart Health and Boomers

Heart Health for Boomers By Jan Yager, Ph.D.  I am mentioned in the article. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/boomerific/2010/006_heart_health_for_boomers.html … [Read more...]

If I Have A Choice, Then I’m In Control

Do you ever feel like your world is out of control?  For instance, think about overeating or not exercising.  If you have a choice of weather to overeat, or not, or to exercise, or not, then you are in control of the situation. You may not make the right choice all the time, but you’re in control.   - Keith … [Read more...]

The Garden to Battle Heart Disease and Obesity

Today was a fight to overcome heart disease and obesity. We built, sifted, dragged, lifted, shoveled, sweated, dug, moved, cut, hammered, and planted a large organic vegetable and fruit tree garden in the center of Las Vegas. My friend Roz has a grass roots organization that is going to aid needy families and teach the youth how to sustain a garden while teaching about healthy eating. I was so … [Read more...]

Baked Acorn Squash with Dried Cranberries

contributed by Darcy W. Ingredients Halves of acorn squash with the seeds scooped out 1 Tablespoon of honey or as needed 1 Tablespoon of grapeseed oil or as needed Dried cranberries Instructions Place honey and grapeseed oil into the scooped out cup of the squash. Add dried cranberries. Cook in the oven at about 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Take out and let sit while … [Read more...]

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