Healthy Living

Battling the bulge….why?

This blog first appeared on the Tea & Strumpets blog on April 27. After writing monthly for some time about the crazy goings-on in a busy newsroom, I’ve decided to give cranky readers a rest and switch gears to something a bit more practical: battling the bulge. Yes, I mean that bulge – the one around the mid-section that hangs over the top of the waistline if the pants are a bit tight…or that causes…

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Healthy Living

Scale Phobia: Curse or Salvation?

Do you struggle with weight issues? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study published  several months ago by the Trust for America’s Health, Americans, both adults and children, are getting fatter than ever. The “heaviest” state, Mississippi, has an adult obesity rate of 34.4%, and the thinnest (Colorado) of 19.8% This same study last year rated those states at 33.8 and 19.1%, respectively. My own state, Virginia, has increased from 25.5 to 25.9%…

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