Can Catching a Cold Actually Be a Good Sign?

Imagine my dismay when I caught a cold after Thanksgiving for the second time in six weeks.  The first one occurred in October shortly after I gave a presentation to co-workers on how to stay healthy during cold and flu season, and telling them that I had not had a cold for almost 3 years … Continue reading Can Catching a Cold Actually Be a Good Sign?

Post-Thanksgiving 2017 Challenge Report

(sigh) Well, how did you do? I started out strong, but gained 1.6 lbs. Another person who did the challenge gained 2.4 lbs. Any of you dare to report your results? So, here's the thing. It's not quite the outcome I was hoping for, but it was a great learning experience. And, some of the … Continue reading Post-Thanksgiving 2017 Challenge Report

Thanksgiving Weekend Challenge 2017

Let's see who can avoid weight gain in the next 5 days.  Weigh yourself first thing in the morning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Then weigh yourself again on Monday, November 27th. I will leave a post that day for you to leave a comment. No need to share your weight, just how much it … Continue reading Thanksgiving Weekend Challenge 2017

Quirky Thursday: What is Health Anyway?

First, here is a question to stimulate your brain cells. Can you think of a word with four Z's in it? The answer will be given later. Yes, there is one. I recently used it and was struck by that peculiarity. Okay, now down to business. It has been a while since my last Quirky … Continue reading Quirky Thursday: What is Health Anyway?

Hope for the Hopeless Smoker

Practically everyone has a loved one who smokes or smokes themselves. This post is for you. Quitting smoking is one of the best things a smoker can do for their health. My Story I started smoking when I was 15 years old, several months after my best friend Robin started smoking. Both of my parents … Continue reading Hope for the Hopeless Smoker