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Lori Brothers: Make sure your tank is properly filled before starting your exercise routine
I’d like to give a big “shout out” to Lugene Hudson, who is working toward getting back up to speed with her interest in running. We did have a great event this year, and I like to make sure it is clear to all the walkers that you, too, are invited to participate in our annual event. A great side note — I had a participant who won a medal in her age group. She wasn’t sure if she should come out, since she had never walked a 5K. She surprised herself. Congratulations, Amy!
Lori Brothers: Laughter is the best medicine after all
Last week, I was moved to tears by a story about a man and his arthritic dog, Schoep. John Unger and his dog Schoep used to float in Lake Superior at least 10 minutes each day, if the water temperature permitted, as a form of comfort and therapy for the aging dog.
Lori Brothers: Good health, as well as ceramic pet ‘hair,’ can sprout from Chia
Nutrition experts are now pointing to a little seed — one that has been better known since the 1980s as a quirky house plant — as the “newest” super food.
Lori Brothers: Changing habits? Put your whole self in
Changing habits is a complete reshaping of your orientation to life in order to go in a new direction and create a different reality. OK, I’m about to go a little bit “Star Wars” on you.
Go ahead, sing. Studies show it can improve your health
One of the benefits I gained by following a regular yoga practice is that I have become a better singer. However, because I teach evening classes I’m sad to say, my schedule limits my ability to join a choir. This is unfortunate.
Lori Brothers: Prioritize activities that lead to good health
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” That was a statement issued by the World Health Organization in 1948.
Lori Brothers: Tips to keep your breath from stinking
I remember, when I was about 12 years old, my grandmother talked about how mint was excellent to chew on because it prevented halitosis. She actually used this word, which expanded my vocabulary, but also horrified me.
Lori Brothers: Numbers up? Then chow down on some phytochemicals
There are a lot of numbers you are supposed to know in order to be clear about where you are in your health, and to make your health goals. Do you know your numbers for your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index?
Lori Brothers: Try to find the extra ‘umph’
Have you ever heard the saying, “The only difference between try and triumph is a little “umph”? Where does “umph” come from?
Lori Brothers: Body awareness can help manage stress
Are you an “inny” or an “outy”? I’m not referring to your belly button, even though the concept also applies there. I am talking about how you manage your stress. Do you internalize or externalize?
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