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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bigger Doors Required!

I recently started reading NPR’s Obesity Series.  Among other utterly amazing and terrifying statistics on diet and obesity was one which visually blew my mind – such as the average revolving door has over time been revised from 10 to 12 feet!  While I’m a visual person and envisioning that drove a point home for [...]

Brain Attacks: What is a Stroke?

While May is designated High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, we also mark the month with a nod to National Stroke Awareness. The two are intimately connected as one of the potential side effects of high blood pressure – or hypertension – can be a stroke. Do you know what a stroke is and what it is like when one is happening?

Know Your Numbers

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. It’s a time when we remind ourselves about the risks to our health from this silent killer. CalorieKing is not just about dieting, but educating consumers about nutrition and the long-term effects it – and exercise – can have on your health.

I Still Can’t Believe This is Me!

A lot of us struggle with motivation and that nagging plateau or external challenge that gets in the way of our weight loss goals. I wanted to post a Q&A I had with a fellow CalorieKing member who had an amazing weight loss of 115 lbs. to remind us that there IS light at the end of the tunnel. Sit back and listen to the words from "J" - who had two very good reasons to lose weight; when you read his story I hope you'll remember your reason for losing and feel a renewed inspiration towards meeting that goal.

Nurturing Your Inner Super Hero

Did you know there was a week devoted to shining a light on Women’s Health?  National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day, May 8th and runs through the 14th.   It’s a week dedicated towards educating women on the steps they can take to improve their mental and physical health.  What a great way to [...]

The Battle of the Late Night Binge!!!

Are you a night owl?  It may be a habit that stuck with you from your days in college, chasing a family, or shift work – but you still find yourself up watching late night and sleeping in just a little too late.  And though you may not want to admit it, you eye that [...]