WALKING AND RUNNING FOOTWEAR

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While there is footwear marketed to walkers, the majority prefer to use running shoes. The main reason is that running shoes are a much larger market and they get more design and development. Competition keeps prices low. Its a good idea to track runners with your activity tracker.  This will give you a much better …

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APPLE HEALTH

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Apple Health has been available for the iPhone since iOS 8. It has been updated several times with updates to the OS. Few health apps interact with the iPhone properly. The ones that do provide some insight into health and overall fitness. We have not tested every app available as there are many of them. …

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SAMBAR

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1 cup okra 1 cup moringa 1 cup carrot 1 cup radish 1 cup pumpkin 1 cup potato 1 cup tomato 1 cup eggplant (brinjal) 1 cup  whole or halved shallots or onions. 4 tbsp tamarind paste 1 tbsp grated coconut 1 tbsp grated cinnamon 2 tbsp curry powder water In a large pot, add some water and …

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MEXICAN SPICY OKRA

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1lb okra 1 onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1-3 hot chilies (optional) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp cumin 1 tsp salt Cut and trim the okra, discarding the ends.  Set aside. Removed the stems and seeds from the chillies. Crush the garlic and dice the onion. In a …

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WALKING VS RUNNING FOR WEIGHT CONTROL

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Running burns more energy than walking does but the metabolism for running tends to use carbohydrates preferentially over fats. Walking tends to metabolize fatty acids for energy which helps pressure adipose cells to release more of them leading to reduced body fat. While a person needs to walk about twice as much as a runner …

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MEXICAN FRIED BEANS AND POTATOES

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3 medium potatoes, chopped 8 green beans, cut into 1″ pieces 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained 2 sticks of okra, cut into 1″ pieces 3 tbsp vegetable oil hot sauce (optional) Cut the okra into 1 inch pieces and sauté them in some vegetable oil. Remove and set aside. Cut the potatoes into bite 1 …

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ACTIVITY TRACKERS & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

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Most people have no idea how much food they really need. Most also do not know how many calories are in a given meal. Today most have a basic smartphone. We use Apple however most apps are available for android phones. We use Garmin devices which are readily available at low cost. The Vivosmart 3 …

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GROWING SCALLIONS IN A CUP OF WATER

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Scallions are similar to green onions with a larger bulb. Scallions have a milder taste than most onions. Scallions are used in soups, noodles, curries and in stir fry. The bottom half-centimetre (quarter-inch) of the root is commonly removed before use. You can keep the white root ends from scallions in a glass of water and …

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TAMARIND PASTE

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Dried tamarind pods can be purchased in clear packages at Asian/Chinese food stores. The pods must be opened and the fruit removed. Place fruit in a saucepan with only a little bit of water (3 to 4 Tbsp. water to 1/4 cup fruit) and simmer 10 to 15 minutes to soften. Remove from heat and …

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PITA

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Pita is a simple leavened bread seen widely in the mediterranean. 2¾ cup all purpose flour 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 2 tbsp olive oil 1¾ tsp salt Place yeast into the work bowl of a stand mixer and add 1 cup warm water and 1 cup flour. Whisk together and …

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