September 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm , by Amelia Harnish
We finished blogging our Six Weeks to a Younger You plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. To really reap the benefits, you’ve got to keep up with it—even if you fumble every once in a while.
My favorite part of the whole plan is from week one: wear a pedometer. I had never used one before, even though I’d heard “you need to aim for 10,000 steps a day” a million times. But after I finally tried it, I was surprised that on my first day I reached nearly 5,000 steps. When I told my sister, she immediately ordered two pedometers for her and her husband so they could compete with each other—and with me. So far, she’s winning because she works from home and paces around the house on conference calls. It really makes a difference!
So, to remind you to keep up with your Younger You habits, we’re going to give away three really great pedometers, courtesy of Omron. (Michael F. Roizen, M.D., chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and member of the LHJ Medical Advisory Board, once told us that he likes Omron pedometers, so we called the company and asked for a few samples. That’s me with our prizes, above.)
All you have to do is comment on this blog, below (or on our Facebook page; just hit the Like button to post) and tell us one thing you do to be healthier.
We’ll draw three random names on Monday afternoon. Cheers to a Younger You!
March 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm , by Julie Bain
I’m nuts about nuts: crunchy pecans from my Texas days, bright green pistachios salted in the shell, the prized, sweet pizzuta almonds a friend’s family grows in Sicily …. What’s not to love about nuts? They’re loaded with fiber, protein and good fats and can even help you lose weight. And they taste divine. So when the LHJ health ladies (that’s me on the left and Amelia Harnish on the right, with Michael F. Roizen, M.D. in the middle) were invited to a dinner sponsored by the California Walnut Commission, we were there.
Dr. Roizen, one of our favorite people in the world and a member of the LHJ Medical Advisory Board, loves walnuts and has been preaching their benefits for years. He says they have way more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than other nuts—and we never ignore his advice. He’s one doctor who practices what he preaches, because he has more energy than Justin Bieber, remembers every fact and figure he’s ever heard or read, and looks about 30 years younger than his real age. If he eats walnuts, we’ll eat walnuts!
And so we did. We also learned that’s he’s a judge of the Walnut Commission’s Quest for the Original Health Nut contest. They are searching high and low “to find the person in America who lives each day to the fullest and goes the extra mile—someone who leads by example and inspires others to make healthy decisions in their everyday choices.” If you want to nominate someone, you can do it here. The deadline is April 15th, and there are some cool prizes, including a trip to Napa, California, for the walnut harvest.
Meanwhile, join us health nuts and try some fresh walnuts on your low-fat Greek yogurt (extra credit if you eat it unsweetened) in the morning. Now that‘s a breakfast of champions!