Category Archives: Surprises

COCONUTS!

Once upon a time in these United States coconut oil was much aligned as an evil artery clogging substance. Today we know better. Much better.  Coconut oil and the many byproducts of the dear coconut are very healthful.  According to a report published at the National Institutes of Health, it’s good for heart health and

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THE MENOPAUSE WEIGHT GAIN MYTH?

As a Pilates instructor, more than one of my clients have complained about menopause middle, that extra weight around the waist that women can get. How to get rid of it?  Exercise, good nutrition and sound sleep –  the traits of a healthy lifestyle at any age, are ever more important at middle age. According

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PILATES IMPROVES SEX

Pilates does a body good in many ways. Improves balance, strength, flexibility, confidence and strengthens the pelvic floor. All that helps improve that most intimate of acts, sex.  Most people have heard of the Kegel method to improve a woman’s pelvic floor, but Pilates can be better.  So says this blogger/ Pilates instructor in the

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MONEY CAN BUY YOU HAPPINESS

Turns out the old adage that money can’t buy you happiness is not true.  Money CAN buy you happiness IF you know how and where to spend it.  In this Ted Talk , Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for

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NATIONAL DONUT DAY

Well in case you missed it, yesterday June 7 was National Donut Day.  But don’t worry there’s still time to do something sweet for a good cause and you could win free donuts for a year. In its continued support of The Salvation Army, from May 1st to June 15th Entenmann’s Bakery will donate $1

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SURPRISING NEW FACTS ABOUT SKIN CANCER, SUNSCREEN, AND SPFS

Ah the 70s, a time when vinyl was king with top hits like Bridge Over Trouble Waters and Stayin’ Alive.  A time when there was no sunscreen and we baked in the sun using an odd combination of baby oil and iodine.  Fast forward to today when we have 100 SPFs and routine screenings for

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What’s SUP? Stand-Up Paddleboarding.

Stand-up paddleboarding that what’s up.  The sport is a combo of kayaking and surfing. You stand on a wide board and paddle your way through the water. Originally used by ancient Polynesian cultures, it’s been steadily making its way from Hawaii  as a great way to play on water and get a good workout too.

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