Sea otter shoots hoops to ease arthritis pain

sea otter basketball

Exercise doesn’t just help humans suffering from arthritis pain, it helps geriatric sea otters too. Meet Eddie the sea otter. He has been taught to dunk an otter-sized basketball to exercise his arthritic elbows. Maybe you can borrow a page from Eddie’s playbook and get out and enjoy some physical activity. You will feel better.

Hank D and the Bee: Pistachio-Opening Tools

Hank D and the Bee: Pistachio-Opening Tools

More on my favorite nut From Eat.Drink.Better.: Mood-Boosting Foods: Healthy Foods That Make You Happier From LocalHarvest: Braga Organic Nuts Eat.Drink.Better. again: Good Food: Gravelnuts Delivers Healthy Snacks That Taste Great Free signed Hank D and the Bee cartoon for anyone who sends me a photo of themselves painting a pistachio to look like Bee! […]

4 fun ways to have a healthy and active family

garden gym

You must know the advantages of regular exercise by now right? Unfortunately, it is not always easy to get the family motivated to exercise in today’s hectic and frantic world. The great thing about exercising with the whole family is that everyone reaps the benefits; whether it’s weight loss/management, confidence/self-esteem, lower heart risks and even […]

How busy parents can have healthy kids

healthy granola bar

If you have kids, you know how hectic being a parent can be. If you have kids and a job that keeps you busy, chances are, sometimes certain sacrifices have to be made because there simply isn’t enough time. How many times have you sped into a McDonald’s drive-thru on your way home because you […]

Hank D and the Bee: Re-branding Bees

Hank D and the Bee: Rebranding Bees

Bees are immensely important and may very well be the canary in the coal mine. The bees have finally realized that if kids grow up to love them, then they will go on to fight on their behalf. I like the new digs, Bee! More About the BioTech Bullies From SourceWatch: All About Genetically Modified […]

The BEST tool for keeping your reusable bottle clean

reusable water bottle brush

Reusable water bottles rock. They make sense environmentally and monetarily. Using a water bottle that is BPA-free, stainless steel, or glass makes it easy to hydrate in health- and eco-friendly fashion no matter where you find yourself. Unfortunately, keeping those bottles clean is not as easy as it may seem. Enter the Good Grips Bottle Brush.

Getting fit & being healthy go hand in hand

workout as though your life depended on it...because it does.

Exercise is a word that makes many people cringe. The idea of hitting the gym is not necessarily appealing to everyone. Some cite their lack of time as a reason for not including fitness into their everyday lives while others state their lack of motivation as the reason why they are not getting fit. A […]

5 common sense tips about bacon (and nitrates)

Bacon -- nom, nom, nom.

Bacon is the Comeback Kid. Foodies are more excited about it than ever. Creative recipes sizzle all over web: chocolate-covered bacon, bacon ice cream, bacontinis, and more. Whether it is rebellion against chia seed or an unabashed reclamation of hedonism, eating bacon is IN. But how much SHOULD we eat if no bacon is truly “nitrate-free”?

Hank D and the Bee: Bee, the Reluctant Canary

Hank D and the Bee: Bee, the Reluctant Canary

More on the declining health of bees: Have Bees Become Canaries In the Coal Mine? Why Massive Bee Dieoffs May Be a Warning About Our Own Health (AlterNet). From the article: One class of pesticides, neonicotinoids in particular has received a lot of attention for harming bees. In late 2010, the EPA came under fire […]

Juice fasts: Review of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

A glass of green juice for a juice fast

Are you interested in juice fasts and weight loss stories? This documentary focuses on personal responsibility instead of corporate influence. Sure, this review is a little tardy. But with so many documentaries and reality shows about the food industry and extreme weight loss, it’s easy for the ol’ eyes to glaze over and miss one.