Drug Abuse Problem

The Drug Abuse Problem
Drug abuse problem is one of the major problems facing many young people today. National surveys indicate that persons in the age group of 18 to 25 are most likely to use illegal drugs.

Why do young people, or why does anyone, young or old, use drugs? Studies reveal that responses such as the following are common.

“They make me feel good.”
“My friends all do it.”
“I’m more relaxed and friendly when I’m high.”
“I was curious.”

Unfortunately, the drug user’s life sooner or later becomes disrupted. Drugs can cause a wide variety of physiological and psychological problems. Drug abuse can

By |September 1st, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

Fall Recipe Cards Free

Fall Recipe Cards Free
Fall is upon us – or darn close. In my neck of the woods it’s so chilly right now it feels like Halloween! THat got me in the mood for some fall goodies and what is better than a fun fall freebie?

So… I have a couple of fall recipe cards free you can download right now and use as wish. Print as many as you’d like. Digital cards are great to have on hand. Spill something on one and you can print a fresh new copy right away.

The cards are in PDF files. Each PDF file

Biting Backaches?

Biting Backaches?
Backaches are awful. If you have serious back pain, always see a doctor. However, if your back pain is from strain or bending more than usual – those everyday twinges and aches, perhaps some of the following tips can help you.
Biting Backaches: Prevention

Avoid any sudden strain. Exercise regularly to limber the back and strengthen its supporting abdominal muscles.
If you sit for long periods, make sure your back is property supported. Place a small roll in the arch of your lower spine (at belt height) to maintain its normal S-curve. Stuff the inside of a paper towel roll with

By |August 16th, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

Berry Crumble Pie Recipe

Berry Crumble Pie Recipe
This berry crumble pie recipe comes from a very popular restaurant and is in demand all year long by its customers. A long standing favorite!

One satiated customer said, “This was by far the best dessert I have ever eaten and my obsession to eat every crumb could easily have been mistaken for an eating disorder!”

This pie features raspberries; however, you could use any favorite pie berry such as blueberries, strawberries, etc. We’ve been given permission to share it with one and all – hope you enjoy!

The Satiating Berry Crumble Pie Recipe
Ingredients:
1 -1/3 cups (2-2/3 sticks) unsalted

By |August 11th, 2015|Food Fitness|0 Comments

Free Picnic Invitations

Free Picnic Invitations
Free picnic invitations you can download and print and keep for those yearly picnic outings.

Picnics can be a healthy family affair, a fun daytime outing with friends, or right in your own backyard. Commune with mother nature, get a good dose of fresh air and sunshine and enjoy the companionship and fun of a relaxed meal. All with a simple picnic.

When enjoying a picnic, you do want to make sure everyone stays healthy. In other words, you don’t want your picnic food to go bad. Check our article Picnic Survival on tips to achieve a food-safe picnic

By |July 30th, 2015|Friday Freebie|1 Comment

Summer Time

Summer Time
Summer time came way too late in my neck of the woods this year. It’s been an odd year weather-wise and personally, as well as across my country, a bit of a bitter-sweet time of life.

When things get like this, for me there is nothing better than taking a trip back in time to simpler days, kinder times, and gentler people via a good old-fashioned book.

For my “adventures” this time around, I choose the series of books by “Miss Read”.  I’m currently reading
Village Diary (The Fairacre Series #2).

Miss Read (1913-2012) was the pseudonym of Mrs. Dora Saint, a former

By |July 25th, 2015|This 'n That|0 Comments

Evaluating Motor Skills

Evaluating Motor Skills
Although athletic skill and general motor skill are not necessary to be physically fit, some enjoy evaluating motor skills to test abilities. This article will address three motor skills and how to go about evaluating motor skills.

General motor skills generally refers to one’s level of ability in a wide range of physical activities. Speed, power, balance, agility, reaction time and coordination are the traits identified with motor skill performance.

In a successful performance, these skills blend into a single effective movement, such as stroking a tennis ball. The movement may be quite complex. For example, hitting a fore-hand

By |July 22nd, 2015|This 'n That|0 Comments

Bean Dip Recipe

Bean Dip Recipes
Studies show that depressed people often lack B vitamins. Beans deliver a significant dose of these vitamins. What better way to get a good helping of them than in a delicious bean dip? Plus the “to-go-with” possibilities are nearly endless.

Chili Bean Dip Recipe
Try pinto beans with rice, chickpea hummus on pita bread, or a black bean soup. Source: Secrets to Health and Wellness
Ingredients

1 can (16 ounce) pinto beans or 2 cups cooked dried beans
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Directions

Mash beans in a bowl.
Add onion and chili powder and shredded cheese.
Serve warm or cold

By |July 16th, 2015|Food Fitness|0 Comments

Heart Rate Recovery Test

Heart Rate Recovery Test
A useful procedure for assessing your cardiorespiratory fitness is the heart rate recovery test in the form of a step test. Stepping on and off a bench for a 3 to 5 minute time period at a selected cadence has long been used for rating a person’s physical capacity for hard work and evaluating the effects of training.

Although not considered the best predictor of cardiorespiratory fitness, the heart-rate during recovery from a standardized step test is a simple way to evaluate the heart’s response to exercise. The faster your heart rate recovers after the standardized exercise

By |July 3rd, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

Natural Teeth Whitening

Natural Teeth Whitening with Strawberries
Strawberries can actually whiten your smile!

Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, removing stains from coffee, red wine and dark sodas.
Natural Teeth Whitening Recipe
1 ripe strawberry
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking powder until blended.

Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for five minutes. Brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry-baking powder mix.

Floss to remove any seeds and rinse. Use once a week.

Note: Be careful not to use this too often as the acid could damage the enamel on your

By |June 24th, 2015|This 'n That|0 Comments