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A Green Thumb for a Better You

Jul 08 2011

If you are looking for a way to lower your stress and improve your mood, then get your shovel and head out to the garden.  According to an article on, the benefits seem endless for getting our hands dirty in the garden.  Not only can it be relaxing while keeping you active, you can grow your own organics for your diet.  Read more about Why Gardening is Good For Your Health at this link.

Since it is Friday, I am going to have a little fun with this next story link.  On this blog, I am forever sharing news about diet, fitness and overall wellbeing.  But today I just had to share a link that I came across a few days ago.  We all have that urge to indulge from time to time. So when you can’t fight that craving and just have to have a guilty pleasure, check out this list on CNN’s Eatocracy webpage.  This post from Ray Isle, Food & Wine’s executive wine editor, offers The Right Wines for Slim Jims, Doughnuts, and Spaghetti-Os. Yes, you read that correctly.  Find out what adult beverages go best with potato chips and other junk foods. 

Have a great weekend!