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Kristen D.

Fairfield, Connecticut
Hello all! I'm the moderator for the Recreation and Endurance Training communities, and the communities that are included within them, as well as the tennis community. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message or write on my whiteboard. I'm a woman who loves the outdoors, whether I'm walking, riding a bike, hiking, swimming or anything else. I love sports, even more than my boyfriend does....now how often does that happen?! I'm a tennis fan through and through, and I enjoy... Full Bio
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Mel B wants you.... by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise To tighten up your "jubbily bits." And she wants to help. In February, her three-disc exercise DVD set, "Totally Fit," will be in stores. Click this link for more info ... Read on »
Voluntourism by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Hiking http://leisure.travelocity.com/Promotions/0,,TRAVELOCITY%7C3702%7Cvacations_main Want a new, fun and fulfilling experience on your vacation? Consider a volunteer vacation ... Read on »
Dr. Dog's Diagnosis by Kristen D. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Pet Health http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26408446/ This link will bring you to an incredible story about how dogs and cats can let their owners know that something is ailing them, e ... Read on »
A closer look at BPA by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Living I've posted in the past about the concerns surrounding BPA (Bisphenol A), and how some think it's a bigger problem than others. On MSNBC.com, an article is providing a deepe ... Read on »
Muscle foods by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Strength Training In the midst of a weight training regimen and want to build and define muscle? According to this article, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26777340/?pg=2#Health_COT_musclema ... Read on »
Are sleeping aids needed? by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Sleep & Dreams Being unable to fall asleep can be a very disconcerting feeling. And with more and more ads on television now touting the benefits of sleep aids, it's important to know when ... Read on »
Burt's Bees "Vote Natural" campaign by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Living http://www.votefornatural.com/ At the above website, Burt's Bees is encouraging people to vote for and invest in natural products that will benefit their body. The site, ... Read on »
Naps bad for a good night¹s sleep? by Kristen D. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Sleep & Dreams I love taking naps. Some days I work two jobs, so a nap during my hour lunch break is something I feel I need and deserve on occasion. Most of the time, I¹ve had little troubl ... Read on »
Origins facial care products by Kristen D. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Skin Health I¹ve tried many medications, soaps and face creams to deal with acne and the resulting redness of my face. On a trip to New York City recently, I stopped into an "Origins" s ... Read on »
Cape makes dogs brave by Kristen D. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Pet Health I¹m excited that there¹s now a pet health community on this site. And I¹m just as excited to share an article about a product for dogs that helps calm them during thundersto ... Read on »
Tips to help a child cope with bullying by Kristen D. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Children's Health I was bullied quite a bit in my elementary, middle and even early high school years, and as someone who just wanted to make everyone happy and feel accepted, it was tough to ... Read on »
Soy-based foods can affect sperm count by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Foods that are healthy for men and women alike may not be so advantageous when it comes to men¹s sperm count. According to an article I saw on MSNBC.com, eating half a servi ... Read on »
"Fat" a derogatory term? by Kristen D. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss I was reading an article recently about how one could reverse the effects of the "fat gene." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26611180/ For some reason, I found myself a ... Read on »
Smoking can affect healing by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Quit smoking Smoking can inhibit the healing of wounds, including those related to plastic surgery, according to a video I saw recently on CNN.com. The reason being, nicotine can inte ... Read on »
Eat your water by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating This article from CNN.com http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/diet.fitness/08/26/cl.get.fluids/index.html gives an idea of how foods you eat on a daily basis can contribu ... Read on »
How/why did you start training for marathons? by Kristen D. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Marathon I'm interested to know.... What got you started in running marathons? How did you start your running career? Road Races/5Ks/etc.? Read on »
Kayaking for a cause by Kristen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kayaking Check out this video from CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2008/09/05/smith.artic.kayak.itn It tells the story of a man who took an arctic kayak trip to ... Read on »
What green products work for you? by Kristen D. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Green Living Finally major grocery store chains are changing their tunes and offering more "green" alternatives, especially when it comes to household cleansers. What's great too is tha ... Read on »
Tips for targeting back fat by Kristen D. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise It seems to be the hardest place to target, and the article I've linked to from the post title above supports that theory. Although, I'm excited to learn that interval tr ... Read on »
Tennis on YouTube by Kristen D. Posted in: General Discussion in Tennis The USTA (United States Tennis Association) recently introduced a special US Open channel on YouTube. It's a great place to check out videos related to this year's tournamen ... Read on »