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Healthy Swellness: Community gardening linked to healthier BMI

(Vegetables, Tips to Grow Your Own Food)

Considering getting a spot in a community garden? Fresh veggies you grow on your own, yum — and how rewarding!

Plus, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Utah has found that people who are community gardeners tend to have a lower BMI than those who don’t garden. For a 5’5″ female community gardener, the BMI was 1.84 less (or 11 lbs) compared to those not gardening.

Almost makes me want to get a plot to garden. Almost. I’ve got the opposite of a green thumb, though, and that’ll will keep me getting produce at the farmers market instead…even though it’d be nice to have a reason to get and wear these cute boots.


Women’s rainboot, Bogs.

April 27, 2013 at 1:43 AM 2 comments

Healthy Swellness: How many minutes to walk off that cupcake?!

Would you still indulge in that cupcake if the menu showed you had to walk more than an hour to burn off the calories?

Chances are no. A new study has found that menus featuring the number of minutes of brisk walking it’ll take you to burn it off leads to people choosing healthier foods (more so than menus featuring calories or no extra info at all).

Cupcake, Wedding Dish.

April 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM Leave a comment

Healthy Swellness: Pro protein-rich breakfast


Greek yogurt. Bacon. Eggs. Sausages.

All typical breakfast foods for me. Not altogether. Ick. Although I suppose if you threw it all into a burrito with some salsa, it’d work together tastily (I sub yogurt for sour cream all the time, after all).


On second thought: yum.

In any case, they are all good foods for the first meal of the day according to some new research. A study has found that a protein-rich breakfast (and those foods boast protein) helps reduce snacking on junky high-fat, high-sugar foods at night. So catch up on Scandal sans bag of potato chips, fancy that. They don’t have to go hand in hand.

(Greek yogurt with berries, toasted oats and pecans, Eat Like a Girl

April 3, 2013 at 11:20 PM 2 comments

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