Growing Asparagus

Asparagus is full of an amazing amount of nutrients. I had no idea.¬† It is a powerhouse of nutrition. Take a glance at the nutritional highlights found at the end of this article. Continue reading “Growing Asparagus”

Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?

 

Stewardship is the responsibility of managing or taking care of something that belongs to someone else.

We are called to be Continue reading “Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?”

Building Muscle

 

It’s been shown that it’s never too late to start exercising. So I started. It’s been a while now and I was putting the effort in, but I wasn’t seeing much of a difference.

I’ve been working out regularly with dumbbells. I’m eating healthy food and avoiding junk food. I don’t see many muscles, I don’t really even feel that much stronger. But I still keep working at it. I want to build muscle to counter age related muscle loss, boost my metabolism and recover my bone density.

What am I doing wrong? Now I know. Continue reading “Building Muscle”

Spring Garden Clean Up: The Winter That Wouldn’t Quit

 

It’s April second and there’s snow on the ground. Temperatures are below normal. I’m usually well into garden clean up by the end of March and I would have some pansies in the ground. Snow is in the forecast for next weekend as well.¬† It’s snowed in April in the past, if I recall correctly, as late as April 10th. But I do not like it…not one little bit.

Some of you shared with me previously that you were starting new/revamping old gardens or renting a community plot for the season. Now that you have a season or two under your belt, I would love to hear how those worked out. What was successful and what do you need to rethink?

What chores should need to be done in the garden as the weather starts to turn? Continue reading “Spring Garden Clean Up: The Winter That Wouldn’t Quit”

Protein: Why, How Much and Risks

 

What is Protein?

Previously, we discussed why protein is important for our metabolism. As promised, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to explore protein and why we should care about it.

Protein is one of the important nutrients our body needs to Continue reading “Protein: Why, How Much and Risks”

My Smoldering Metabolism…Can the Fire be Stoked?

 

Whether you’re a man or woman, one morning¬† you may wake up and think, “Where did my metabolism go?” Has the fire gone out? Is it even possible to get the smoldering ashes to burn again? or is it an inevitable part of aging?

I recently had that conversation with myself. Continue reading “My Smoldering Metabolism…Can the Fire be Stoked?”

Product Review: Fitbit Charge 2

 

I’ve had my Fitbit for about 4 months now, so I thought I’d let you know how it was working out. Perhaps you are considering a fitness tracker. Should you bother getting one?

The Charge 2 tracks activities, health and food. You set your own goals and it will remind you to meet them and cheers you on when you do. Continue reading “Product Review: Fitbit Charge 2”

Product Review: Health-Ade Kombucha

 

After learning and writing about kombucha, you know I had to check it out for myself. My daughter has been drinking it for a while and enjoys it. Continue reading “Product Review: Health-Ade Kombucha”

Simple Sweet or Savory Hand Pies

 

Reminiscent of the Pop Tart or Hot Pocket, these hand pies make great little snacks or meals. I was surprised how easy they are to make. Continue reading “Simple Sweet or Savory Hand Pies”

What’s Your Motivation?

Making healthier choices is about motivation. Maybe it’s about healthier eating, losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more, praying more, being more positive, more thankful, etc. The list can go on.

Here 3 motivation polls. Whether or not you are motivated to make healthier changes, share what makes you tick. No one will know, it’s anonymous. Continue reading “What’s Your Motivation?”