How I Get Myself To The Gym When I’d Rather Binge Netflix

I post a lot about exercise because I love it. When I was younger and hitting the bars with friends, I would drink water and leave by 11:00, so that I could wake up early for a 3-hour bike ride. I get that’s not how everyone feels about exercise. And believe me—I have my days …

A Brief History of Food Preservation

During the first agricultural revolution, preserving foods ensured long-term supply of food, reduced the burden to hunt, and prevented spoilage of excess agricultural produce. Today, food preservation is a reemerging skill in Maryland. If you fondly recall making strawberry jam with your grandmother, then join me and my colleagues at our food preservation classes, where …

Senior Citizen Scams

While consumers of all ages should be on guard against scams, research shows that seniors are particularly vulnerable to fraud because of changes in the brain, which make it harder for them to detect suspicious body language and other warning signs that someone might be untrustworthy.  Other possible factors that make them more vulnerable are …

The Benefits of Exercise… Even When The Scale Won’t Budge

At a recent check-up, my doctor mentioned that I gained some weight since my last visit. She suggested I work on losing some weight to get healthier. I left that appointment wanting “get in shape”, but wondering what that actually means. For many people, getting in shape means getting physically fit and losing weight. It …