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Energy Orbs To Start Your Day

  Written for the River Current publication, May 15, 2014    Your mother was right…breakfast really is the most important meal of the day!   Not only does it give you the energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance.   Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast (rather than the double-doughnut serious, who can eat just one doughnut) can help give you: ·          A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals ·          Improved concentration and performance in the classroom or at work ·          More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity ·          Lower cholesterol levels Many studies, in both adults and children, have shown that breakfast eaters tend to weigh less than breakfast skippers. Why?   One theory suggests that eating a healthy breakfast can reduce hunger throughout the day, and help people make better fo

The Office Health Nut Freak

Written for The River Current Publication, May 8, 2014 Nothing beats friendly banter with the girls at the office.   Having been out of the work environment for a while, admittedly it has taken me some time to get ‘back in the groove’.   No matter how old we are, we still feel those crazy feelings of insecurity when we find ourselves in a new situation; trying to fit in…all too similar to that ‘new kid in the classroom’ discomfort.   Ugh.    Funny, you know you are being accepted by the pack (so to say) when they openly tease and poke fun at you.   I knew I had arrived a week or so ago, when one of the gals laughingly referred to me as The Office HNF.   HNF, you say?   Keeping in mind the acronym society in which we live…she had made this one up just for me…Health Nut Freak.   Swell. I certainly don’t think of myself as a HNF.   Rather, I like to think that I simply have a stronger awareness of what is good for us vs. what is not.    I never push my thoughts or ideas upon an