by William Winch
Winter is upon us, which means that everyone is bundled up in sweatshirts and pajamas sitting in front of the television waiting for the snow outside to melt in 3 months. Getting into that bikini (and looking good in it) is probably not on the top of your priority list right now. That is... Read More
There is truly no one food that can help your health more than chilies -- no matter whether red or green. When the weather gets colder, chilies can really help your system stay at peak health.
A great way to really boost your system is to eat chili -- often known as chili con carne -- a truly American food. Jane Butel, author of Chili Madness and 18 other books says Bowl o' Red is her very favorite chili. This chili has won more... Read More
I feel horrible!
Do I have the flu or is it just a common cold? This question is usually the first that comes to mind when you get that lousy-all-over-feeling that lets you know you've caught a winter season bug. Some of the symptoms of the flu (influenza) are very similar to those common to the common cold; however, there are some flu symptoms that are not. If you suspect you have the flu and not just a common cold, see your doctor... Read More
By Glenn Downer
A hot bowl of homemade soup has to be one of the most inviting meals on a cold day. Combine it with a loaf of warm fresh bread, and you have a meal that is sure to please most anyone.
Delicious healthy soup recipes are easy to follow and will produce surprising results with a minimal... Read More
by Cherise James
On a dark, cold evening, I walk into my home with cold hands, cold feet and cold nose. The whole family is ready to chase away the chill with something hot to drink. If I ask them what they want, there will be a chorus of, "Hot chocolate!" So I don't ask because they don't need the sugar, but what can I offer them instead? Spiced apple cider is also a popular... Read More
By Jamie Jefferson
Winter is the time of year when I am always looking for a little lift. The string of days before spring unfolds just seem to stretch on and on.
Each year, it seems, I try something new at these times. Here are 18 things that have worked for me to lift the winter doldrums. See if any of these... Read More
While the benefits of working out in a gym are plentiful, indoor exercise sometimes leads you down the road to a place called boredom and burnout. When this happens, there's a simple solution: Reverse direction and take it outside!
Participation in outdoor sports can breathe new life into your fitness program. You'll work different muscle groups while enjoying the fresh outdoor air. Instead of waiting online for gym equipment, you can jump right... Read More
By Brenda Skidmore
SAD, otherwise known as 'seasonal affective disorder,' is systemic in nature, and this condition can affect anywhere from 5 to 25 percent of the American population.
The symptoms can range from a relatively mild subtype form, of which affects a larger number of people and is commonly... Read More
Humans are party animals. For millennia, we have celebrated holidays that mark days of personal, religious, and cultural importance. We like nothing better than to gather with our loved ones, dance, talk, and yes; eat. Food has been central to all our celebrations since the beginning of time.
Our ancestors usually served the heaviest, richest meals during holidays, because the time and effort it took to... Read More
If winter has you singing the blues because you have to set aside some of your workout routine due to the bad weather, don't look so glum. Here are some ideas for workouts you can do in the winter -- both indoors and outdoors.
The main objective with any workout program is to increase your heart rate, which burns calories. Bearing that in mind, look for opportunities to increase your heart rate. Create a combination of exercises that target the... Read More