Thursday, September 30, 2010

Muscle Cramps?

Take a drink of pickle juice!

Experts say that drinking pickle juice can help with muscle cramps or spasms.
I assume its because the high sodium helps to restore normal electrolyte levels which is essential for normal muscle contraction.

I have also read that before long runs you should eat a pickle or two in order to help retain water.

read the full article here

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trouble Sleeping?

There is one pretty simple way to reduce insomnia.
If you have trouble sleeping at night you might want to pay attention to what that is...


A study done by Northwest University asked people who claimed they had trouble sleeping if they exercised and all of them said no.
After they were put on a 16 week exercise program including biking, running and treadmill activity all of them reported an improvement in sleep!

read the article here

Friday, September 24, 2010

After a Work Out

Drink Chocolate Milk

Maybe you have seen the commercials, or maybe this is the first time you are hearing this.
But here is why:  After a work out, your body craves both carbohydrates and protein.
Chocolate Milk contains the perfect ratio of carbs:protein that your body needs.
Plus its yummy.! So drink up!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Flu Season

It may only be Fall every where else but we are getting frost and some snow here in Calgary already.
Flu season is upon us. There is some concern that H1N1 will come back this season so time to get prepared!

The best way to prevent the flu is good hygiene and sanitation.
In my sociology of health and illness class we recently learned that the most drastic decline in mortality rates from infectious diseases occurred before the vaccines were available. This is accredited to improved sanitation and hygiene.

So wash your hands! 
The friction created by rubbing the soap all over your hands is what actually separates the germs form your hands. So use soap! 2/3 don't on a regular basis.
You should lather really well make sure you get your wrists, thumbs, between fingers and under your nails.
It should take your 20 seconds - or the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.
Rinse with warm water and then briskly dry your hands on a clean towel.

Experts say that you are better off drying your hands on pants than using a hand dryer - they heat up re-circulated bathroom air and then blow it on your hands.

Remember - vaccines are not obsolete either - if you are of high risk, or live with someone who is high risk - talk to your doctor about getting the flu vaccine.

Friday, September 10, 2010


My Mom always tried to get my to drink Ginger tea when I was sick but I never really liked it. I have learned to like a little bit of ginger, but Im still not sure Im ready for her potent tea.

Ginger has been used for thousands of years for nausea, motion sickness, colds, joint pain, and circulation problems. It is a warming spice, like the ones mentioned in the previous post and it can be used to raise the body temperature to help fight infection.

Click the link below to read more about this health-full ingredient and get some recipes

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fight Colds and Flu

Warming spices can help fight off colds and the flu.  Since fall is just around the corner I thought I would share this link with you.
It is from and it gives a little insite into warming spices such as curry, cinnamon and ginger and also has links to recipes using these spices.

click the link below to read:

Friday, September 3, 2010

School Lunches

School is going to be going back very soon. Where did the summer go??

Thinking of healthy ideas for packing school lunches can be very tricky. Nutrition is so important for kids and making sure they get enough good stuff to eat can be tough. You also need to make sure that its yummy enough that they don't trade it for some dunk-a-roos! (dunk-a-roos would be a fun treat though if they still make those!)

Check out this link to for 15 healthy school lunch ideas.  They even sound gourmet: Turkey Brie and Apple Sandwich on Raisin Walnut Bread, Tomato and Bread Salad with Herbed Chicken..
Hope they help!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I am going to be away for a few weeks but I have scheduled a couple of posts for while I am away.
Make sure to check back occasionally!

See you in a couple weeks!
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