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Swati S.

FALLS CHURCH, California
I am a media professional. After a long, erratic work schedule lasting for almost 5 years, I have decided to take a break from a full time job to raise my two children. I have a son(aged 1 year) and a daughter (3 years). I work as a professional freelance writer from home. 2 pregnancies and a erratic schedule made my body not how I wanted it. I have tried thing, from yoga and aerobics to walking, and have had good results. I still like to try new things, recipes, workouts to stay... Full Bio
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Get rid of time sponges at home. by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Clutter in the house really piles on the stress. A good way to reduce clutter in the house is to get rid of what I call "time sponges" -- these are things that you don't real ... Read on »
10 Fiber-Packed Foods by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Here is a list of foods that are easily available and high on fiber. Bran, Dried Apricots, Peanuts, Prunes, Whole Grain Flour, Raisins, Green Beans, Celery, Peas and ... Read on »
10 reasons to eat rice. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking I am a rice lover in general, and it has some great nutritional benefits. It is a great source of carbohydrates. It is low fat, so good for dieters. It is a good en ... Read on »
2.5 miles in 40 minutes. by Swati S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have been able to maintain this speed for the past one week. This is a definite improvement over my last year’s speed of 50 minutes for the same distance Read on »
3 good reasons to play softball by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Baseball/Softball It is a fun team sports. It is easy on the pocket. It is a flexible sport that you can enjoy throughout your life – as a kid, adult and a senior. Read on »
3 Low-Cal Tips when eating Indian food by Swati S. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Yes-Indian food is great, especially for those of us who love spices. But when eating Indian food in a restaurant, you need to know what you are ordering so you do not end ... Read on »
3 Quick tips to help you stick to that routine. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise Take up something that you will enjoy doing. For example, if you are more of an outdoor person, then maybe it would not be such a good idea to sign up for an indoor ... Read on »
3 reasons to prefer raw fruits over packaged juices. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating It is said that the best way to consume fruits is to eat them raw. Here is why. Many packaged juices contain added sugar, which means more calories. You can avoid t ... Read on »
3 Reasons to walk outside by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Recreation Here are 3 reasons why walking outside will help you more than using the treadmill in a gym. You burn calories faster as you have to walk on different terrain ... Read on »
3 tips to avoid heartburn during the holiday season by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine (1) Avoid high-fat and fried foods, caffeine, alcohol, and pepper. (2) Avoid overeating. (3) Relax. Stress leads to heartburn. So take care and relax Read on »
3 Tips to lose the last few pounds by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Losing weight is never easy, but it is the last few pounds that are especially difficult. They just refuse to melt away. Being calorie conscious for over a year, I ... Read on »
5 Foods to help burn fat. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Here is a list of 5 foods that help in burning body fat. Chicken Breast. Fish Egg Whites Turkey Breast Shellfish Read on »
5 Good Reasons to Go Veggie by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Vegetarian Makes for a healthy heart Makes you look younger Is good for diabetes It is rich in calcium The animals will love you. Read on »
5 Less-Known Fiber Packed Foods by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Here is a quick list of 5 foods which are not as well known, but still pack a good dose of fiber. Pears Berries Pistachios Popcorn (I am sure you won’t add ... Read on »
5 reasons for dancing too much by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Dance 1) entertainment 2) art 3) communication 4) exercise 5) meditation. This is a must-read cool article by Mark Van Schuyver. Who is that? He is a writer and a dance ... Read on »
5 reasons to do Cardio Workouts by Swati S. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise Cardio exercises are a great way to not just look good, but also feel good. Here are 5 reasons why cardio exercises are good for you. Increases blood circulation ... Read on »
5 Reasons to do the Tango by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Dance It is a great way to exercise. It is a good stress buster. You get to make friends. You may even meet that someone special. You get to have fun. Read on »
5 Reasons to do Yoga-Pilates by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga Yoga and Pilates are both popular forms of exercise, which share some similarities. The difference largely lies in the poses that they use. With Yoga-Pilates, you get ... Read on »
5 Simple tips to reduce stress at work. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management It is said that some amount of stress is good because it helps you to be more productive. But too much of it can be disastrous. So here are 5 simple & applicable to ... Read on »
5 super foods for a healthy brain. by Swati S. 8 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating As we age, our brain tends to get slower. However, eating the right kinds of food helps us remain ‘brainy.’ Here are some of my favorites. Blueberries. Accordin ... Read on »