Author Archives: Woody Short

5 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

5 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

Running should be an enjoyable and stress-free activity. Many runners experience pain and discomfort because of wrong gear, form, and hydration.  Read about the most common mistakes made by runners and how to fix them! Shoes Many runners have a favorite pair of running shoes they don’t want to give up. That comfortable, broken-in pair

5 Fad Diets to Avoid

There are so many fad diets out there these days that attract people with their fast weight loss and celebrity lifestyle image. The fact is that nearly all of these diets only really offer short-term weight loss solutions and can be extremely unhealthy. I’ve put together a list of 5 popular fad diets – along

Creamy Fruit Salad

Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 apple, cored and diced 2 tsp (10 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) pineapple tidbits, packed in juice, drained 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) mandarin orange sections, drained 1 cup (250 mL) halved seedless grapes 1 cup (250 mL) mini marshmallows 3/4 cup (175 mL) of

Chicken & Rosemary Kebabs

Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 2-inch (5-cm) pieces (750 g) 3 tbsp olive oil (50 mL) 3 tbsp lemon juice (50 mL) 2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves (25 mL) Freshly ground black pepper Instructions: 1. Thread the chicken onto metal skewers and lay in a shallow

Waldorf Salad

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 cups (500 mL) coarsely shredded cabbage 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced celery 2 tbsp (25 mL) each finely chopped raisins and walnuts 1/4 cup (50 mL) low-fat plain yogurt 2 tbsp (25 mL) light mayonnaise 1/2 tsp (2 mL) fresh lemon juice 2 cups (500 mL) chopped apples (2 medium)

How to Meditate to Reduce Your Chronic Pain

The Relaxation Response The term, relaxation response, was coined by Herbert Benson, M.D.. The relaxation response results in real physical changes in blood pressure, heart rate and muscle activity. Over time this technique or similar ones may help you to turn off the stress which your mind and body seem to be continuously experiencing as

Cinnamon Oat Pancakes

Yield: 5 servings Ingredients: 1½ cups (375 mL) low-fat milk 1 egg 2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract 2 ½ cups (625 mL) Oat Cinnamon Pancake Mix OAT CINNAMON PANCAKE MIX: 2 ⅔ cups (650 mL) whole wheat flour 1 ½ cups (375 mL) large-flake rolled oats 1/4 cup