Archive for February, 2010

Eat Slow and Reduce Calories

Posted on February 26, 2010. Filed under: Health & Wellness | Tags: , , |

How can I reduce calories by eating slow?  Well when you take your time eating a meal, your body is more likely to absorb the necessary nutrients and signal the brain when it’s had enough (i.e., you feel full). Studies have shown that women particular consumed less calories and ate smaller portions when mealtime lasted 20 minutes or longer.

Check out a couple of articles related to the subject:

New York Times >>

Report from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association >>

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Trends in Gardening

Posted on February 22, 2010. Filed under: Gardening |

Times are changing…or perhaps just cycling back to a time that once was.  Gardens and community gardens are bringing more people together.  Edible (or vegetable) gardens in particular can spark a sense of unity and camaraderie for a neighborhood, while promoting physical activity and increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Check out this article from the Christian Science Monitor on Garden Trends in 2010>>

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