August 31, 2007
BBQ Corn on the Cob
This is an excellent way to prepare fresh corn on the barbecue and it
is so easy. The outside of the husks will blacken slightly but the
corn will be excellent. Serve this with any barbecued meat for a
healthy quick meal.
4 ears of corn
Start barbecue grill. When hot, place unshucked corn directly on
grill over high heat. Close hood and cook for 15 minutes turning corn
several times while cooking. Remove corn and let sit until cool
enough to handle. Pull down husks and use as a handle.
Makes 4 servings; Each Serving: 1 ear of corn; calories 136, total fat 1g, saturated fat 0g,
cholesterol 0mg, sodium 5mg, total carbohydrate 28g, dietary fiber
3g, protein 4g
August 30, 2007
Relax…you deserve it!
Don’t neglect the cool-down part of your workout. The technical reason to cool down is to allow adequate venous (blood) return to the working heart muscle. Otherwise this blood, as well as waste products like lactic acid, stays in the muscles which can cause swelling and pain.
The continuous flow of blood also brings oxygen and nutrients needed by the muscles, tendons, and ligaments for repair. So next time, take a few minutes to bring your heart rate down after a workout by walking or performing light movements. Keep your blood circulating, remove those waste products and take some deep breaths...the workouts over!
August 29, 2007
A is for Attitude
Attitude is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, education, money, circumstances, failure, successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company, a church, a home.
The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We are in charge of our attitudes.
The typical American diet contains 20 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3s, when the ratio should be four to one or even two to one. Consuming significantly more omega-6s than omega-3s can increase your risk for depression and inflammatory diseases like heart disease.
It’s important to balance out these polyunsaturated fats in your diet. Unless you are pregnant and thus more vulnerable to heavy metal contamination, you can best boost your consumption of omega-3s by eating each week 2 servings of coldwater fish – like salmon or trout. Omega-3s are also found in ground flaxseed and walnuts too.
That was one long week!
Turns out the transitions and transformations took a little longer than anticipated. We're still working through some minor issues but I can now post! Thanks for being patient.