Sweet news! Chocolate may help improve memory

October 28, 2014


Researchers find that plant compounds called flavanols are the key to reducing memory loss. (Photo: Dasha Petrenko/Shutterstock)
Good news chocolate lovers! New research has found that a compound found in chocolate may help improve memory skills and reduce the memory loss that often accompanies old…

Win a Garmin Forerunner 405 with Heart Rate Monitor and USB!

October 20, 2014

Every $10 donation to Girls on the Run gives you a chance to win!
It’s here! Last week, I mentioned that I recently won a Garmin Forerunner 405 running watch through my fundraising for Girls on the Run. And as much as I would LOVE to keep that watch for myself, I think that is the perfect oppo…

Need a bigger skirt? You may have upped your breast cancer risk

September 25, 2014

Have you found that your skirt size has creeped up by the years? Your risk for developing breast cancer might be increasing right along with your skirt size.
Researchers at the Gynecological Cancer Research Center at University College London, recently completed a study on by 93,000 British women….

How biking complements other physical exercises

August 5, 2014

We have a guest post today from a blogger who is passionate about biking.  You know I couldn’t resist a post about the joys of biking.  Hope you like it too!
How biking complements other physical exercises
by Elma Humphries
Photo: Rafal Olkis/Shutterstock
The humble bicycle is making a comeb…

How to pick the perfect running shoe

July 30, 2014

by Amby Burfoot
In the market for a new running shoe?  Your first stop should be to seek out the advice of an expert at your local running store.  They can watch you run, examine your current pair, and talk to your about your running goals – and injury history – to determine the runnin…

Race report: Potomac River Run Marathon

May 5, 2014

This is probably the only picture of me in which I am not grimacing or cussing after the race. Ouch!
It has been less than 24 hours since I completed the Potomac River Run Marathon in Carderock, Maryland.  So while the pain is still fresh in my quads – and my ego- I figured I would sort out t…

Solar water heating – what’s in it for you?

May 5, 2014

Solar heated water has been around for a faraway date – remember the sun-warmed swimming pool in your back yard; waiting for the sea to warm up in spring before taking that first dip; or the good old camp shower – a plastic bag full of water hung in the sun to heat up for your daily wash?
The …

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