The Fittest States In The Nation

It’s always interesting to see where our states rank when it comes to being either fit or obese. The newest report came out about our nation’s fitness, and here are some of the results (Yahoo). Most Obese States: Arkansas (35.9% obese). West Virginia (35.7% obese). Mississippi (35.5% obese). Louisiana (34.9% obese). Alabama (33.5% obese). Fittest…

A Stroke At 24

Russ Crandall appeared to be the picture of good health. He was fit, 24 years old, worked as a Navy translator, and was even the guy they sometimes called upon to bring unfit recruits into shape. Then the stroke happened. It caused him to lose fine motor function on his left side. He had to…

Broke and Overweight

Americans face our fair share of personal pitfalls. If we were to rank these, problems connecting to money and health would rise to the top of the list. A quick look at most people’s New Year’s resolutions make this clear. According to statistics, roughly 45% of all households carry credit card debt (American Debt Advisor).…

“The” Secret to Better Health

“In The Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient, Norman Cousins tells of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease.  When he was diagnosed as incurable, Cousins checked out of the hospital.  Aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, Cousins reasoned that the reverse was true.  So…

Benefits of Love

Maybe I’m being sentimental, or cliché, or whatever you want to call it, but many of us are already thinking about love today anyway, so why not feed the fire? We are all familiar with love on some level.  Love is packed full of benefits.  It saves us from hell.  It solves conflicts.  It brings…