Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gardening as Exercise

People have been asking lately about alternative exercise options, well here's one that is functional ,practical and economical .

It's called: Gardening

With the recession in full swing, many Americans are returning to their roots — literally — cultivating vegetables in their backyards to squeeze every penny out of their food budget.
Industry surveys show double-digit growth in the number of home gardeners this year and mail-order companies report such a tremendous demand that some have run out of seeds for basic vegetables such as onions, tomatoes and peppers.

"People's home grocery budget got absolutely shredded and now we've seen just this dramatic increase in the demand for our vegetable seeds. We're selling out," said George Ball, CEO of Burpee Seeds, the largest mail-order seed company in the U.S. "I've never seen anything like it."
Gardening advocates, who have long struggled to get America grubby, have dubbed the newly planted tracts "recession gardens" and hope to shape the interest into a movement similar to the victory gardens of World War II.
But for many Americans, the appeal of backyard gardening isn't in its history — it's in the savings.
The National Gardening Association estimates that a well-maintained vegetable garden yields a $500 average return per year. A study by Burpee Seeds claims that $50 spent on gardening supplies can multiply into $1,250 worth of produce annually.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Newest Trend in Vitamins

For years, we've been taking vitamins. Most of us have been taking those little tablets since we were young children, with the exception of babies. Babies get their vitamins in liquid form because they can't swallow pills.

Now, adults also have the option of taking their vitamin supplements in liquid form.

You've probably seen all those bottles in your pharmacy and didn't know what they were. The idea of taking vitamins with an eyedropper and dropping it on your tongue probably never crossed your mind.

However, it is now a choice you can make.In fact, it's a choice that has been made by most people that take vitamins. In addition to all the benefits you're about to read about here, liquid vitamins also taste great, being available in different flavors.
Popularity of Liquid Vitamins
In addition to being popular for its ease, taking liquid vitamins has other benefits as well.

The traditional method of taking vitamins was in taking little pills that looked like aspirin. While there is nothing wrong with taking these little vitamin pills, liquid vitamins have many positive points as well. Many individuals that take vitamin pills have problems digesting them and develop heartburn or acid indigestion. They don't always absorb very quickly because they have to break down from their capsule form before they can be dispersed into your blood and throughout your body. This is one advantage of liquid vitamins. They get absorbed almost immediately.

To many people it may not matter how quickly the vitamin absorbs into their system. Most people are in a rush in the morning on their way to work or school. They barely have a chance to do more than drink a quick glass of juice or cup of coffee to wash their vitamin down and they're out the door. They certainly don't have the time to wonder where and what their vitamin pill is doing once they've swallowed it!

Unfortunately, some of the vitamin pills that we swallow go through our body and out again without ever being absorbed in the system where they can help us. It's almost as if we never took the vitamin. What good is that? However, with liquid vitamin supplements, we never have that worry as it begins being absorbed as soon as it's in our mouth. This gives it a huge advantage over vitamin pills.

Liquid vitamins are more popular than they've ever been in the past. This is also a great way to get children to take their vitamins more freely. They'll love the taste of them and love doing what they see their parents doing
Be Healthy,

Monday, March 9, 2009

What Can Walking Do For You?

More and more scientists are telling us that our day-to-day habits have a profound effect on the quality and maybe even the length of our lives. There is more evidence than ever that regular physical activity and good eating habits over the course of a lifetime will prevent the diseases that kill many Americans. That's a pretty good reason to give walking a try.

Once you start walking, you'll discover the other reasons, such as what you feel in your body and mind during and after a great walk. It goes something like this: You start to walk, and as your lungs start to actively move oxygen into and out of your body, the tension you've been holding in your chest all day is exhaled away.

It supports weight loss and weight maintenance
It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
It fends off diabetes by improving the body's ability to use insulin
It eases the paint and stiffness of arthritis
It keeps bones strong, which prevents osteoporosis
In women, it relieves premenstrual and meopausal discomforts
It improves sleep
It builds strength, flexibility and stamina
It enhances mental function
It counteracts anger, depression and anxietyAs you can see, you have alot to gain just from lacing up a pair of shoes and putting one foot in front of the other.

Happy Walking,
Maggie Spilner

This excerpt taken from the "Complete Book of Walking" by Maggie Spilner now available at the The Walker's WarehouseVisit the Walker's Warehouse Today!
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I thought you might enjoy this article.

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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