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Starting the New Year Right!

01/06/2014 | 02:35 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Whatever your New Years resolutions, there are small additions to your lifestyle that will pay big dividends to your overall health and help you attain your health goals for 2014. They’re simple, easy ways to help you start off on the right foot.   • Add beans to your menus: […]

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Pump It Up!

01/01/2014 | 02:31 PM

  There’s no better cure for winter doldrums than a great workout.   The weather is turning cold, and you’ve planted yourself on the couch. A couch potato, just like a spud in the soil, increases in girth over time. By spring, you may not be able to get into your warm-weather clothes.   The […]

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Post Holiday Detox

01/01/2014 | 02:26 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Even with the best intentions and the healthiest food, many of us will feel bloated and sluggish going into the new year after the holidays. Whether it’s due to rich food, too much food or the seasonal change of diet, you may want concentrate on cleaning the toxins out of […]

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Pond Hockey’s Simplicity Appeals to Growing Fan Base

12/23/2013 | 02:21 PM

Think back to your pick-up softball games. They didn’t require much in the way of equipment: a mitt, a bat and a ball. There were no umpires, no foul lines, no groomed infields. You played for the love of the game; you learned to be creative and to compromise when there was a dispute. In […]

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12/22/2013 | 02:28 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   We are all aware of the serious negative effects of long-term overeating and sedentary life styles, including obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. Past research has indicated that even a few days of eating more calories than you use has negative health effects. However, researchers from the University of Bath […]

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Play Table Tennis for Fun and Sport Millions Around the World Already Do.

12/17/2013 | 12:37 PM

Table tennis is the most popular indoor sport in the world – for good reason. Easy to understand and play, at least at the friendly fun level, the game requires a relatively modest investment in equipment and is a great way to get active, especially during winter months.   Table Tennis Fundamentals   The basics […]

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Holiday Eating Tips

12/16/2013 | 12:51 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   The holiday parties and family gatherings are in full swing. The whirlwind of preparing for and partaking in the festivities can really take us off guard, no matter how many years we’ve prepared for it. You want to enjoy warmth and love of the season, but you certainly don’t want […]

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The Simple Pleasures of a Silent Hunt

12/10/2013 | 12:58 PM

There’s no greater joy for hunters than that first day in the field, when they escape the rigors of modern life and return to their roots. At one Michigan company where I worked, the first day of deer season was a holiday. As it should be.   Now, thanks to an expanded crossbow season that […]

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Priceless Peace of Mind

12/03/2013 | 12:12 PM

When it comes to gun safety, there is no such thing as overly cautious. And a modern, secure gun safe is the most certain way to protect your home and loved ones. While you may have confidence in your ability to maintain control over weapons without locking them up, many disaster examples say otherwise. A […]

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