Check out my health related guest posts

Lately a lot of my posts have been about living a healthy lifestyle….bikini season must be coming soon!!  While I mostly write about home-related topics, I like to write about health a lot as well.  These actually turn out to be some of my most popular posts.  For my “real job” I work with communities to reduce their obesity rates,

21 awesome non salad veggie recipes

I consider myself a pretty health-conscious person, but I have one heckuva time trying to eat my veggies.  I know I need them; I make my kids eat them; they are just not a part of my daily diet. After years of unsuccessfully trying to enjoy salads, I accepted the fact that I am just not a salad person, and

Exercise for busy people

Last week I wrote a post about keeping up your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthy (here it is!).  As I promised in that post, here are some tips about keeping up an exercise routine and making it fun.  I hope this is helpful!  Please leave me a comment to let me know what your favorite way to exercise is,

Healthy eating made easy

This is the time of year when New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthy start to go by the wayside.  Because I like to write about different ways to make life easier, I thought this would be the perfect time for this post. Healthy eating is difficult at first, but trust me, it gets easier.  Once you get into good habits

My 5 rules for healthy eating

I’m completely addicted to reading all non-fiction and how-to books, but my biggest vice is books on health and nutrition.  Secretly, I even listen to health podcasts during work.  This post might seem out of place seeing as I blog about simplifying life, but here’s my logic: eating healthy has made my life easier in ways I can’t begin to

My top five exercise rules

1. Bodies are made in the kitchen, not in the gym.  Exercise in itself is not an effective weight loss tool.  That’s not to say it isn’t beneficial though, as it aids in eating healthy (who wants to eat a piece of cake after a good workout?!), and helps your body and organ systems work more efficiently.  It’s best to