It’s already been a week since The First Healthy and Fit Family Carnival.
Hosting it has certainly made me try to get back to my healthier habits. Not only did I find this site about Stroller Hikes inspiring, but I resolved to make daily walks more difficult. I calculated the number of calories in the sugar I was putting in my 3 to 5 cups of coffee every work day and realised I could lose 5 pounds over the year if I just stopped drinking it. So, I switched back to tea (I take it without sugar).
This week’s carnival is full of great entries for people who walk, people who use computers and people who like to eat? Is that everyone, yet?
The benefits of walking were also a big theme at Raising 4 Boys where the biggest boy is counting every step with his new pedometer. It’s amazing how a little boy’s game can appeal to adult sensibilities. In my own pedometer experiments, I found that at-home motherhood made me take more than 10,000 steps before noon. Now that I am back at work, I am so conscious of moving less that I find myself pacing the commuter train platform just to get a little more excercise.
Aparna has been looking at slimming down in two posts this week. In particular, she shares tips and excercises for slimming the face. Obviously, these aren’t posts for the kids. In fact, they’re probably just for me so that I can work on the old cheeks and chins.
Thrifty Mommy sent us this post about foods that are good for your health. I think it’s interesting that some of the healthies foods, like dried beans, are also very inexpensive and come in a minimum of packaging. I guess good health is just as good for home economics and the environment as it is for families.
Phil for Humanity reminded me to keep my mouse skills sharp at the computer to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. I must tell you that Phil’s very positive blog has a very interesting colour-scheme and, when you read it to protect your wrists, you might also have to take measures to protect your eyesight.
I’m sorry! Was that a catty remark?
It’s purely for editorial purposes!
October was breast cancer awareness month. I avoided posting about it due to grief and the feeling that posting a pink ribbon (or pink candy) wasn’t a respectful enough way to remember the people I have lost to breast cancer. Nor does it adequately express my joy in the fact that I have seen many more women recover from breast cancer and get on with living.
And, possibly the most hopeful evidence that women can make a complete recovery from breast cancer is the Breastfeeding 1-2-3 post on nursing after treatment.
The next carnival is November 13. The ten spots for submissions are all open.
Is there anyone who would like to host? Last week’s carnival was a nice little traffic generator and I’d like the share the page views with any of our participants. Just drop me a comment and I’ll send you the posts and info for next week.