As the weather turns warmer (some days!) this spring, I start to think about getting outdoors to be more active. There are many lawn and garden chores to be done each spring, and that's a nice start. But sometimes, I want to do something that feels less like work and more like fun. That's when I grab my favorite schnauzer, Oliver Dean, and hit the trails! That boy loves to walk--I think he would walk from here to Columbia if I'd do that with him. We always see lots of neat stuff outside when we walk...leaves, deer, squirrels, and neighborhood cats are some of h
On a recent visit to Spain, I found living proof that the Mediterranean diet works. Walking through the streets and people-watching, I couldn’t help noticing that the population, as a whole, is incredibly fit and active. There are very few overweight people. For years, scientists have noticed that Mediterranean countries have less obesity and the related health problems: hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. The key seems to be the diet.
We all know that a good exercise program has many benefits, but you have to put in the time. The Center for Disease Control recommends 150 minutes of aerobic activity a week. That is about as long as it takes to sit and watch one movie. Could you give up a weekly movie if you gained the following benefits?
I have lived in the River Market for over a year now, and I have yet to explore the history of the place. I always hear stories of how pivital the River Market area was to industry growth in Kansas City, but I want specifics.
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