Miss Lori wants you to improve your health by boosting your spirit

I have written many posts about health and achieving the best of it through diet and exercise. But when striving to establish and maintain good health we can’t underestimate the effect what we do has on how we feel. [Read more…]

Miss Lori shares 7 ways for teens to get better sleep instead of more caffeine

My son started drinking Chai Tea Latte in the mornings. He is in high school now and needed an extra kick to get him going. (I authorized it because it is energy enhancement based on black tea. Plus it’s a drink mixed with milk and his growing bones can use all the calcium they can get.) All three of my kids start school at 8am now, which means that all three of my kids have to wake up an hour earlier than last year, 6am. Plus for my son, high school requires even more time and energy, not to mention high school basketball. There was just a study released talking about how sleep deprivation is leading to additional injuries for student athletes. Well, that stands to reason doesn’t it? If you are tired your response time slows, and what is sports without acute response time right? Duh!  There is so much that our kids are having to do in the course of a day it’s not surprising that they are in need of pick me ups. Why should they be any different than us right? [Read more…]

Miss Lori realizes her late night fantasy at Blogher

I was really looking forward to Blogher last week. It’s always great to see old friends and online collaborators, and to make new connections. But there was one acquaintance that I was particularly excited to make. One that I have been pining for for years now. Late at night I see them on my television and I fantasize about what it would be like to have them in my life. In my bedroom. [Read more…]

Miss Lori’s appetite is disappearing and so is she

I have been working with nutritionist David Grotto for three weeks now. I have been logging all of my foods, moving my proteins to the morning, and my carbs to the evening, increasing my fiber, decreasing my sodium. No real heavy lifting. Although eventually I would like to. Heavy weights for exercise that is. But I digress. [Read more…]

Nutritionist David Grotto wants Miss Lori to be fiber-licious this week

For those of you tracking my healthy path it is Week #2, and it is starting with a major objective; to increase the fiber and potassium in my diet. [Read more…]