Posts Tagged ‘ Health ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Confessions

I borrowed this from the blog of Superfantastic Lori, and had to share with you. This is the place where I confess those weird things that I’m not necessarily proud of, but aren’t so crazy that they’ll land me in jail. And unlike most of Lori’s readers, none of mine involve Kraft Mac & Cheese. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Fearmongering

It was a Tuesday night. I was sprawled on the couch, watching the clock, having the grand debate with myself about how early is too early to go to bed. I’d eaten much too much at dinner and was feeling sort of gross. I was also sore from an intense session with the trainer. I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: A Veggie Life

This year, I want the Monday posts to be about the people who are making changes in their lives. I’m going to be one of these people, bringing you stories that I’ll share another week. This week, we’re focusing on my longtime friend and colleague, Stacey King Gordon. I first met Stacey in 1996 when […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Be Thankful

I know that everyone is writing Thanksgiving blog posts, but I still feel like I should share some of the things that I’m thankful for this year. In no particular order… I’m thankful for my health. I’m thankful for my smart, funny, self-sufficient little boy. I’m so proud of the person he’s becoming. I’m thankful […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pets Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

My 92-year-old Nana lives in an assisted living apartment complex outside Philadelphia. I’ve never known her to be much of a pet person, yet her face lights up every time she spots Sadie, the chocolate lab who hangs out in the lobby. My Nana has outlived my grandfather by more than a dozen years. She’s […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Pot and the Kettle

Recently, Rush Limbaugh opened his big mouth to criticize Michelle Obama as a hypocrite for eating ribs for dinner after a day of skiing. After all, she is the spokesperson for Let’s Move, a program designed to develop healthier kids through better eating habits and more exercise. “The problem is – and dare I say […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Does BMI Really Matter?

“According to the Kaiser BMI chart, I’m obese,” said a friend who does not visually appear to be anywhere close to obese. It was the sort of conversation that made me doubt the value of the body mass index (BMI) chart. Obese? Really? It was the sort of thing that made me question the validity […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Reading: Good For Your Health

When I’ve had a long, hard day, there’s nothing that relaxes me quite like a book. I had long assumed that this was just some sort of personal preference in the way that some people like watching TV or doing crossword puzzles. But it turns out that reading has actual health benefits, according to this […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Another One Bites the Dust

You probably made a few resolutions before the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve. So… how are you doing with that? You’ve probably broken a few. You’re probably feeling a little bit guilty about that. And you probably feel like the world’s biggest slacker. Here’s a tip: ask around the office or call your friends. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Fitness Spas

Once upon a time, many years ago, I was lucky enough to take a spa vacation. For three days I was nestled at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas. But contrary to popular belief, I didn’t spend my days getting massage after massage. Each morning, from 8:00 AM until noon, the spa offers […] Read More