Health and Fitness


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Favorite Sites

In the quest for improved health and fitness, we'll be posting sites that have a plethora of information that we love.
First up, Oprah's (and vicariously now the world's) favorite Doctor Mehmet Oz. Watch his show everyday for a barrage of health & fitness tips. If you happen to miss a show or just need to see that workout one more time, go to his site and watch the videos.

Product Suggestions

Looking for really good "green" products from a trusted company with over a century of experience in creating products that are good for you and the Earth?  Then try Shaklee.
You see the ads everywhere on TV and the Internet. Wondering if P90X really works or if it's all hype? Well we've done test runs of a few of the workouts and you do see results very early on. Starting this fall check out ECV's blog for a 90-day rundown. 

 Motivational Comments

A very interesting email was sent to us by a friend. We love the positive body image it encourages and have decided to share it here. If anyone knows who the original author is, please feel free to post it in the comments of the page.
 Recently,  in a large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan
 woman appeared in the window of a gym.  It said:


 A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match
 those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed
 by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions,  curious  humans).  They have an active sex life,
they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales.  They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing
themselves with shrimp.  They play and swim in the seas, seeing  wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering
Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs.  They are
 incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired
by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist.  If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts
due to identity crisis.  Fish or human?  They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to
 mention how could they have sex?  Therefore they don't have kids either.  Not to mention who  wants to get close
 to a girl who's skin is all scaly and smells like  a fish store?

 The choice is perfectly clear to me... I want to be a whale.

  P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that  only skinny people are beautiful,
 but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with  my grandkids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a
 latte  with my friends.  With time, we gain weight because we  accumulate so much information and wisdom
 in our heads that when there is  no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.  So we aren't heavy,
we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.
 Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, 
   "Good gosh, look how smart I am"!
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