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New USDA Report Recommends Shifts to Healthier Eating

Could picking more fruits and vegetables while holding the sugar, salt and fat help you live better?  The latest dietary guidelines by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services reminds you that yes, you are what you eat. The newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages healthy eating patterns […]

Continue Reading By on February 1, 2016 in agriculture, cooking 0
Anne Brock at National Fitness Center

My Weight-Loss Success with National Fitness Center

This post is sponsored in conjunction with National Fitness Center, where I am proud to be a part of the #teamNFC program! For the longest time, I was a doubter.  I thought everyone else but me could magically lose weight, while the pounds I’d packed on over the years, through two pregnancies and the normal […]

Continue Reading By on January 25, 2016 in education, encouragement, fitness, health, women, work-life balance 0

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Celebrated

World War II veterans, famed Calutron Girls and schoolchildren all shared a high school auditorium to celebrate the launch of the historic Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  The once Secret City is one of three national sites that collectively create the park, along with Los Alamos, New Mexico and Hanford, Washington. […]

Continue Reading By on January 18, 2016 in Appalachia, energy, heritage, historic 0

Stretching the Winter Food Budget

FREE newsletter here! Have the holidays left you tapped out, stressed and dreading the next credit card bill?  Did Christmas dinner and New Year’s revelry stretch your budget beyond the limit?  Maybe you can ease into the new year by using some simple tricks to become more frugal in these winter months. Here are a […]

Continue Reading By on January 7, 2016 in canning, cooking, food, frugal 0

Be Fearless with Your Fitness!

Thanks to National Fitness Center for letting even a coward like me take part in #teamNFC! May I confess something to you?  I’ve been afraid to step on the scale again lately.  I had been working toward a weight-loss goal, then finally discovered I had lost about 18 pounds, down a size or two where […]

Continue Reading By on December 11, 2015 in fitness, health, heart, wellness 0

Olympic Gold Medalist Inspires Young Swimmers

Inspired by #teamNFC at National Fitness Center: Orange and white banners were everywhere, and larger flags reminded everyone that the collegiate team had been 1978 national champions.  In this awe-inspiring facility, some of the youngest competitive swimmers would get to compete — or just swim for the fun of it! Young swimmers from throughout the […]

Continue Reading By on December 10, 2015 in children, fitness, health, sports 0