The American Heart Association got a jumpstart on Heart Month (February) by announcing its new campaign “Today’s the Day.” The goal: Help prevent heart disease among women. It’s our #1 killer. Love some of their tips, which show up somewhat disguised as lines such as “Today’s the day I eat what I’d want my children to eat.”
The New York Times set off a furor with its coverage focusing on some of the actresses’ body size at last Sunday’s Golden Globes. A brief write-up that might be interpreted as celebrating (or maybe not) a change from Twiggy to Marilyn (although definitely not getting anywhere near Marilyn) to a piece that some readers said deliberately distorted one actress’ size clearly raised the ire of many readers. The body image blog We Are the Real Deal (where I am a sometime contributor) got its readers commenting, too. Our take: It’s sad women have to keep having the conversation that body snarking is a waste of our time, energy and focus. It’s time to stop the snarking and move on to more meaningful pursuits. What do you think about it all?
Thanks to KCL Anderson of Why Weight? (and guest poster on A Weight Lifted last year) for featuring A Weight Lifted among the 10 bloggers that make her happy. Her words: “A Weight Lifted is the official blog of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a healthy weight-loss retreat for women. I go here when I need to feel soothed and accepted and normal…to feel that a weight has truly been lifted. Entries include everything from book reviews to healthy recipes to learning to love yourself right now!” Check out the other blogs she mentions — we’re in some pretty great company!
Can’t let this week’s review go by without mentioning something related to my new passion food as medicine. This just out: Omega-3 fatty acids may help us live longer, for reasons that go beyond helping prevent heart disease. It’s complicated as usual but intriguing.
We’ll leave you with the Top 10 Reasons to Put Your Scale in the Trash.
Enjoy your weekend! And some fish for dinner…or lunch…or breakfast (think lox).
P.S. Forgot to do a shout out welcoming Robyn and Chef Lisa as official contributors to A Weight Lifted. We are excited as they are both sooo passionate about what they do. Join me in welcoming them!
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