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Minding My Resolutions

01/21/14

Minding My Resolutions

Mindfulness may be the key to ever-popular weight-loss goal of the New Year

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Yes, Virginia

12/26/13

Yes, Virginia

Can you believe in the magic of Christmas if you no longer believe in Santa?

Posted at 03:30 PM | Permalink | Comments

Everything is Better With Butter

12/09/13

Everything is Better With Butter

It's not as unhealthy as we're lead to believe

Posted at 12:52 PM | Permalink | Comments

Head Games

11/07/13

Head Games

We all make parenting decisions. I know mine.

Posted at 09:00 AM | Permalink | Comments

Baked Beans, Tea Parties and Me

09/17/13

Baked Beans, Tea Parties and Me

How I went from walking to running to Boston

Posted at 09:41 AM | Permalink | Comments

Does Square Dancing Make You Smarter?

09/13/13

Does Square Dancing Make You Smarter?

How the seemingly trivial lessons we learn in gym class affect our cognitive skills

Posted at 10:45 AM | Permalink | Comments

Beetlejuice?

08/23/13

Beetlejuice?

Insects pack a lot of nutritional punch—if you can stomach them

Posted at 10:24 AM | Permalink | Comments

Infographic Immortality

08/20/13

Infographic Immortality

Tips for living to 100

Posted at 11:40 AM | Permalink | Comments

Dirty Birds

08/07/13

Dirty Birds

Go ahead—play in the dirt

Posted at 10:32 AM | Permalink | Comments

Of Warts and Weight

07/08/13

Of Warts and Weight

Touchy topics with kids aren't easy

Posted at 02:36 PM | Permalink | Comments

About This Blog

Contrary to the title of this blog, I'm not always on a health kick. I try (for the most part) to eat well and exercise regularly, but I'm far, far from perfect. I do, though, enjoy learning about health trends and scientific discoveries, and I hope to share information and pose questions that you might find interesting or useful. Hey, if you get a little inspired while you're reading, all the better. Just don't expect it on a regular basis. I'm a writer, not a celebrity trainer.

Why health? Well, I've been around the block enough times that I don't take it for granted anymore. I also recognize that our health is the result of myriad factors ranging from genetics to diet to habits to socioeconomic status to prejudices and beyond. It's a complicated puzzle with different pieces for each of us. That means there are few guarantees or absolutes and still a ton to discover. I never liked the rigidity of science in practice, but I love the insights it produces.

So let's start 2013 on a Health Kick. With any luck, we'll all be better for it.

– Jennifer Garrett 

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