‘Healthy Living’

It Happened This Week: Vitamin D, the Hormone, the Freshman 15 and Juggling for Fitness

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/25/2009

Turns out Vitamin D — the sunshine vitamin –  isn’t actually a vitamin at all.   It’s a hormone, and a pretty powerful one, too (are any of them not?).  Check out the Vitamin D Council for info and a do-it-yourself test for vitamin D levels that you can do in your own home.  If you live above the 35th parallel, […] Read more »


Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes — One Meal at a Time

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/23/2009

Today’s post comes from our new staff participant Mary, known by many of you as Merry Mary via her  blog.  We’re thrilled to have her with us for the next few months, during which time she’ll share some of her thoughts as she goes through the Green Mountain program.  Welcome, Mary! Hello, A Weight Lifted readers! My name is Mary […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Diet Sodas, Body Image Heroes & Getting Over Fat Phobia

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/03/2009

Should we or shouldn’t we…drink diet sodas?  Experience Life Magazine weighs in.  My bottom-line thoughts:  If we’re using them to mask hunger, we need to be ingesting calories instead.  Things like diet soda may drive hunger underground for a while, but hunger always wins. Dara Chadwick, author of You’d be so pretty if…., tells us about 11 teenagers and body […] Read more »


Cupcakes, Whining & Motivation: An Interview with Fitness Blogger Crabby McSlacker

By Marsha Hudnall on 06/15/2009

Part of my regular routine is to browse on over to Cranky Fitness for a daily dose of good humor and good sense.  Crabby McSlacker, along with her blogging partner Merry Sunshine, provides refreshing insight into healthy eating and fitness, under the guiding principle that “Healthy Living is a Pain in the Ass.” Crabby kindly agreed to answer some of […] Read more »

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