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Food shopping: Everyone’s Delight

August 1st, 2013

Food shopping: Everyone’s Delight. By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert I like to go food shopping between 5:30 – 6am on the weekdays. This way I can do my business, avoid crowds, and return ready for the day.  As you can imagine at that hour there aren’t a lot of shoppers.  It’s quite a delight for me. But this past Sunday, I decided to swing by at about 1pm. It was crowded but Wegman’s had plenty of manpower to handle it. When done, I like to load ALL my bags on me so I can leave my cart at the entrance. With... Read More

Blood Pressure Lowering Medicine Chest: Your Local Farmer’s Market!

July 9th, 2013

Blood Pressure Lowering Medicine Chest: Your Local Farmer’s Market! By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the grass is getting green, green, green… all signs that summer is right around the corner. The warm weather is also a signal that the cornucopia of locally grown fruits and vegetables is also just around the corner at the nearest farmer’s market. Why favor farmers\’ markets over the grocery store? There are several main reasons: The food is fresher (healthier)... Read More

The New Salt Message: A Smoking Gun

May 31st, 2013

The New Salt Message: A Smoking Gun By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Associate (Originally published in HealthNewsDigest.com, this article as published here was updated May 15, 2019 to correct hyperlinks which had evolved) – A recent expert committee report from the esteemed Institute of Medicine (Note: IOM is now a part of the Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) claimed that there was no reason for anyone to keep their sodium intake below 2,300 milligrams a day. These new recommendations, which hit... Read More

Sure, You May Be Able to Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time, BUT Can You Walk Backwards? It\’s More Challenging Than You Might Think…

March 3rd, 2013

By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert Recently, the New York Times Magazine featured a great article about running in reverse. I\’ve noodled this post to reflect something we can all relate to better: walking in reverse. Walking is one of the simplest ways to get movement in anywhere. Actually, it\’s one of the best things you can do for your body. Walking as movement, as exercise, as a sport even, doesn\’t need to get in your way. So get out of its way. Let\’s flip all this walk-a-thon talk and go... Read More

Eat: Thanksgiving Lentil Pâté

November 20th, 2012

Eat: Thanksgiving Lentil Pâté By Janice Taylor NABBW’s Expert on Weight Loss and Hypnotism Last Thanksgiving, for a change of pace, I whipped up “Janny’s Lentil Pate” that was to die for. It was a mega-hit. People asked for the recipe! Imagine!!! It’s delicious, it’s healthy, it’s amazing and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss approved! a 5-YUM’mer if ever there was one! Janny’s Lentil Pâté 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 garlic gloves, chopped 2 teaspoons bombay masala (I’m betting any masala would be great) 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 pints vegetable... Read More

25 Ways to Feed Your Soul: Stop the Insanity

September 22nd, 2012

25 Ways to Feed Your Soul: Stop the Insanity By Janice Taylor NABBW’s Expert on Weight Loss and Hypnotism Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein Instead of obsessing about food, fat, your weight and your multiple failures to lose “it,” imagine what your life could look like, the shape it might take, if you shifted your focus to bringing joy to your heart, giving fresh energy to your day, and to feeding your soul. Envision what will happen when your thoughts no longer pull you astray but rather connect your... Read More

The Perfect Vinaigrette

September 22nd, 2012

The Perfect Vinaigrette By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Why is it that when you eat out, the salad dressing tastes so much better? It’s all in the proportions and ingredients… Start with a good extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to ensure that the oil base is comprised of the healthiest oil there is. Olive oil, called “liquid gold” by Homer, is the main fat used in Mediterranean diets—the pattern of eating proven to decrease the risk of such diseases and disorders as heart attacks, stroke, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. EVOO contains... Read More

“Oh and By The Way I Want To Strengthen My Core”

September 15th, 2012

“Oh and By The Way I Want To Strengthen My Core” By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert “Really?” I say. Rarely do I run into a person whether new in the studio or someone I meet that doesn\’t include that statement in our conversation. I\’ve learned that following up with a question tells me more about what they think they know verses what they say. “So, what does that mean to you?” The answers usually pertain to them hand gesturing or even patting their belly, responding... Read More

Are You Sitting Yourself to Bad Health?

July 29th, 2012

Are You Sitting Yourself to Bad Health? By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert We have something in common right off the bat. Chances are you\’re sitting down while reading this just like I\’m sitting here at my laptop while writing this article. How long you been sitting? If it\’s more than 55 minutes, get up. Yep, get up. Blood is getting stuck in your legs, and pooled at your feet. If your knees are bent you\’re further impeding the return flow back to your heart. That sitting position... Read More

Fresh Veggie Pita Pocket Sandwich

June 6th, 2012

Fresh Veggie Pita Pocket Sandwich (With Hummus — The Perfect Sandwich Filler To Jazz Up Those Veggies) By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert It’s Monday and you plan on participating in the National movement to go meatless on Mondays. (Meatless Monday is an international campaign—started by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health—that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet.) You’re short on time, need a quick and tasty vegetarian sandwich filler—so you reach for the prepared... Read More