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Snack Time Grrrrr. Grrrrrr. It is 2:00 in the afternoon and you find that your stomach is growling and your energy is fading. Time for a snack. Where do you go but to the vending machine down the hall. Who had time to prepare snacks? You barely had time to throw a quick lunch together. Snacks provide you with an extra little boost in the late morning or late afternoon. To keep energy levels going, and avoid weight gain, steer clear of foods with lots of simple carbohydrates (sugars) like candy bars or soda. It is best to bring or buy snacks that contains both some protein and carbohydrates, so that you are able to better maintain your blood...Read More
We know that we are not active enough, especially during the winter months. It is cold. It is dark. And did I mention that it is cold? Did you know…. 63% of Canadians are not active enough to achieve the health benefits they need from physical activity. What Is WinterActive? WinterActive was designed to help Canadians of all ages improve their health and quality of life through healthy living. Though this month is not a national celebration undertaken anymore by Canadian Federal and Provincial governments it is still worthwhile celebrating. Physical activity appears to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions, in particular coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, breast cancer, colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis....Read More
All About Toys Harold Chizick is living a kid’s dream. As director of public relations for Spin Master Toys (the company that brought us the Earth Buddy and Devil Sticks), his job is all about toys. He promotes toys. Even gets to work with toys. He works with people who work with toys. And when he’s not working, he gets to play…with toys. “All of our offices have toys on our desks,” he says. “I’ve often been seen around the office with a Flick Trix (finger bike) on my finger spinning it around.” While the Spin Master folk live, eat and breathe toys at work, they’re definitely not the only company that has toys in their offices. In the...Read More
Hearty, Hot Breakfast It is a cold February morning and our warm beds are tough to escape. A hearty, hot breakfast can be the solution. While that used to mean day after day of the same old porridge or fried eggs, we now have a variety of choices to bring about that warming feeling. Not only are these choices comforting in cold weather, they can be a part of a healthy, complete diet. One of the most popular and easy to prepare hot breakfast choices is hot cereal. Most hot breakfast cereals undergo minimal processing. Basically, manufacturers just dry-blend the grains, and any flavors, sweeteners, fortification mixes, add-ins and other ingredients in a tumbler, and then package the product....Read More
Read In The Bathtub Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, revealed that he reads the electronic Kindle device in his bathtub. He takes a one gallon Ziploc bag, and puts his Kindle inside it. Book in hand…safe and sound. An interesting way to combine two popular stress-relieving past-times. I am not sure that I am co-ordinated enough to master this even with a Ziploc bag. Bathtubs are the picture perfect scene to the end of a hard day for many people. I have trouble sitting in a tub. I don’t find it very relaxing and my mind usually wonders off to what else needs to be done. Reading, enjoying a hot bath, and/or lighting scented candles are all forms or stress management....Read More