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Nancy B.

Cincinnati, Ohio
I am a retired journalist and news junkie. During my 27-year newspaper career, I researched, wrote and edited many stories fitness, dieting, health and wellness. My personal wellness goals are to be happy and healthy. Like a lot of people, I have a good deal of dieting experience. Wellsphere seems to be the kind of place where a person looking for support could find it.
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WHO urges worldwide ban of smoking at work, in public by Nancy B. Posted in: General Discussion in Quit smoking The World Health Organization has issued its strongest indictment yet of smoking, urging all countries to ban it in the work place and public buildings. "The evidence is clear ... Read on »
More than a spin by Nancy B. Posted in: General Discussion in Spinning When I was a girl, I rode a bike for miles and miles. There are very few places a girl can do that safely anymore, which is a good reason to have exercise bikes, I guess. But ... Read on »
Anyone have advice for novice? by Nancy B. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise Does anyone use the seated chest press machine to make the pectoral muscles stronger? Do you have advice for novices? Fitness trainer Nancy Cole says in her fitn ... Read on »
These classes bump and grind by Nancy B. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise If you believe everything you read in the newspaper and see on TV, the newest exercise “craze” is pole dancing. Never mind how long its been around. However, several media h ... Read on »
Vitamin C may lead to kidney stones by Nancy B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Vitamins & Supplements Taking too many of the wrong kind of supplements can contribute to the development of kidney stones but it turns out, drinking milk does not, according to the Kansas City info ... Read on »
Justification for healthy cooking by Nancy B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking Registered dietician Carmen Gorniak makes one of the best arguments in favor of home cooking that I’ve read recently. Not only is it healthier than fast foods, we eat less a ... Read on »
7 superfoods to lower cholesterol by Nancy B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating If you are trying to lower your cholesterol, some “superfoods” have been proven to help. - Alcohol - Almonds - Avocados - Barley - Beans - Lentils - Bl ... Read on »
Share yogurt-making tips here by Nancy B. 5 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Organic Food Using an organic milk, natural ingredients and a yogurt maker, a Louisville woman says she can make seven six-ounce servings of organic yogurt for about $2. And, she says, it’ ... Read on »
Indy doctor takes California trail by Nancy B. Posted in: General Discussion in Biking An Indianapolis physician takes spinning classes to help prepare him for the Amgen California Coast Classic Bike Tour. Dr. Thierry Wilbrandt, who works with elderly patients, ... Read on »
Futsal's fancy footwork by Nancy B. Posted in: General Discussion in Soccer Does anybody play futsal? What do you think about it? I didn’t know what it was until my kids started playing it off-season when the weather too inclement for regular soccer. ... Read on »
Do you use ankle weights? by Nancy B. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Strength Training I have a knee joint that sometimes hurts when I exercise too much, particularly if I’m climbing steps a lot. I wonder whether workouts with ankle weights is a good idea to str ... Read on »
Hey, hula? by Nancy B. 3 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise Every so many years, hula hoops seem make a comeback. I just read an article in a Kansas newspaper about the hula fitness trend. San Fransisco’s Christabel Zamor gets a nod fo ... Read on »
Zumba workout pumps heartbeat by Nancy B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise Rockefeller Center’s Sports Club/LA is creating a stir with their Zumba dance class. Zumba combines several Latin dance movements – borrowing from salsa, merengue, kumbia, h ... Read on »
Check out bootcamp videos by Nancy B. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise You know, sometimes a person needs to be pushed to take exercise to the next level and that’s the basic tenet of any bootcamp. I’m not advocating one business over another, bu ... Read on »
Upping your cardio ideal by Nancy B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise Just when you thought it was safe to finish vacuuming the house with a sweat and a smile, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association have upped ... Read on »
Why women should eat superfoods by Nancy B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating If you’re wondering what superfoods are especially good for women’s health, I recommend you read an article I saw online at Today’s Dietician about five food groups that are ... Read on »
Study: Protein power battles exercise fatigue by Nancy B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Vitamins & Supplements A protein power called Actibiomax seems to help athletes exercise longer without fatigue and recover faster from intense workouts, according to a new study by a team of French ... Read on »
We perceive some restaurants as healthier by Nancy B. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating I read about the same study Swati S talks about below as reported by Reuters. In addition to what Swati says about our tendency to eat too many calories when we think the food ... Read on »
Making a yoga habit, commitment by Nancy B. Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga The promotional rates you see at yoga studios like San Francisco’s Funky Door, 30 days for $29, or Sacramento’s My Yoga Lounge, 10 days for $10, are a way for yoga studios to ... Read on »
Fitness guru attracts stars with Wii bit of fun by Nancy B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Tennis Studeo 55 may be the first fitness club that has incorporated Nintendo Wii into its circuit training. Nathan Mellalieu, owner of the club which has attracted Jennifer Garner, ... Read on »