Archive June, 2012


Take a Walking Vacation

Tired of walking around the neighborhood? Bored with the same old route taken by every single charity walk and fun walk/run in your area? Tired of gaining weight on every vacation?  Time to hit the road and find new places to walk on a walking vacation. How do you take a walking vacation? Major Walking […]

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Walking Is One of the Best Exercises

Did you know that walking is one of the best exercises you can do to keep yourself healthy and in shape? If you walk just one mile a day you will burn at least 100 calories, and this could result in a loss of ten pounds in a year without changing your eating habits. You […]

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Walking – It’s All Good

These days, it’s easy for people to get confused about exercise — how many minutes a day should they spend working out, for how long and at what exertion level? Conflicting facts and opinions abound, but one Mayo Clinic physician says the bottom line is this: walking is good, whether the outcome measurement is blood […]

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Edamame – “Beans on Branches”

Edamame is a green vegetable more commonly known as a soybean, harvested at the peak of ripening right before it reaches the “hardening” time. The word Edamame means “Beans on Branches,” and it grows in clusters on bushy branches. To retain the freshness and its natural flavor, it is parboiled and quick-frozen. InEast Asia, the […]

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Just Peachy Pine Nut Salad

This combo packs the pungency of basil, the bite of onion, the creamy flavor of pine nuts, and the sweetness of peaches into a beautiful salad presentation. If you’re aiming for a make-ahead prep, just add the peaches and dressing right before serving.  Yield: 6 servings 5 to 6 large, ripe peaches, sliced; 4 to […]

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Sweet, Juicy Peaches Now in Season

At its ripest and best the peach is a food that forces you to adopt a special eating position – bowing forwards at an angle of 30° and with arm raised above the horizontal – to avoid being bathed in peach juice (now there’s an idea…). HISTORY:  Native toChina, peaches were taken along the Silk […]

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Denise Kennedy to be Keynote Speaker

Denise Kennedy will be the Keynote Speaker at the York County Professional Business Women’s Association in Rock Hill on July 10, 2012.  The meeting will be held at the City Club of Rock Hill located at 140 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC  29730.  The luncheon meeting is from 12 – 1:30 pm and there […]

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Sweet Sensation-the Sweet Potato

Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature’s unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A. This benefit may be particularly true for children. In several studies from Africa, sweet potatoes were found to contain between 100-1,600 micrograms (RAE) of […]

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Natural Stages of Sleep

Part 3: According to sleep psychologist Gregg Jacobsiv from the featured BBC News article, you cycle through four stages of sleep every 60 to 100 minutes. 1.    Stage 1: A drowsy, relaxed state between being awake and sleeping 2.    Stage 2: Slightly deeper sleep state. Interestingly enough, here, you may still feel awake. So, you […]

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Natural Stages of Sleep

Part 2: According to sleep psychologist Gregg Jacobsiv from the featured BBC News article, you cycle through four stages of sleep every 60 to 100 minutes. 1.    Stage 1: A drowsy, relaxed state between being awake and sleeping, 2.    Stage 2: Slightly deeper sleep state. Interestingly enough, here, you may still feel awake. So, you […]

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