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The first half-marathon: It’s just the beginning

Never has a bagel ever tasted so good. Right after mile 12, after “hoorah”-ing with a runner I just passed, I started thinking about the goodies waiting anxiously for me at my first half-marathon’s finish line. Along with the bevy of bagels and … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm for exercise

I’m in Washington, D.C. for a conference and have limited time options for exercise.  I am not typically an early morning exerciser, but knowing this is my only option, I have been quite eager to “get up and get going.”  … Continue reading

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Bladder cancer symptoms often brushed off, York Township woman says

When Brenda Neff was 48 years old, she said she needed to know the location of every bathroom in town.

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The best part of waking up: Waking up, first of all, and a lot more

I read this great piece on Medium earlier this week by Benjamin Hardy about the morning. Ah, the morning. Some love it. Some hate it. I get to be in that special and crazy group that naturally wakes up at the crack … Continue reading

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Running my first 5k – with Foxy of course

I let Mark convince me into signing up for a 5k at Pinchot Park last week. I’ve never run a race before in my life – never actually been in any kind of race – biking or otherwise – in my adult life. I was a little nervous. I was going to run the 5k and Mark was going to run the 10k.

I knew if I was going to do it, I would have to bring Foxy, so I was relieved to find out that dogs were allowed.

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Tips and tricks for grilling vegetables

I not only love to eat, I love to cook. Cooking outside over leaping flames though? Nope, I’ve never been a griller. The grill master in our home, my husband, unfortunately works as a nurse on second shift. So what’s a woman to do when she wants the taste of grilled goodness? For me, it means learning how to do it yourself of course!

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Reclaiming my life: The journey and giving back

One year of clean eating + strength training= 80+ lbs. lost — celebrating by giving back to my community

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Pods of protein: Edamame in two ways

I love sushi. It’s one of my favorite foods on planet Earth, and if I could, I’d probably eat it once a day. While exploring this love for sushi, I was introduced to the perfect little snack that is edamame.

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How can we improve men’s mental health?

Mental health concerns of men are often similar to those of women: The need for safety, security, sufficient sustenance, and sexual and social fulfillment. Our self-esteem, our sense of worthiness, stems from a certainty in our ascribed and achieved roles.

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Slices of hydration: cucumbers and Greek yogurt

Last week I shared my tips for battling a lack of energy with a breakfast/snacktime egg muffin recipe; this week I’m all about the grazing. If there’s one crucial point of health you need to follow to ensure your energy … Continue reading

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