Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness Regions.
This recipe is an oldie, but goodie! I had a big zucchini that needed using up and I was sooo in the mood for these yummy (and guiltless) zucchini pizza bites!! It is a perfect way to use up all the zucchini in your garden and satisfy your craving for pizza in a low-carb way.
You know, it's really difficult for me to admit, but so far so good. After my first week on Paleo, I've dropped three pounds and feel less bloated. I don't seem to retain water as much – even after a dinner of kraut and brats. Normally that's good for about five extra pounds the following 48 hours. This go around, not an ounce. Don't ask me to explain, it's just how it is. I can already notice less bulk around my mid-section.
Well it's week two of this column, and I wish I had something inspirational to write about. With another week of dedication and determination, I only lost one pound. But I have to keep looking at it positively. It's one more pound than I had lost last week, and it's one pound I didn't put on. And that's the point, right? Changing your life is for the better – for the sake of being healthy, not for the sake of a number on a scale.
Great Bend Tribune Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.
When colder weather sets in, some people abandon their outdoor fitness routines for the comfort of indoor gyms and home exercise equipment. However, walking in the winter and even jogging, when practical, are not limited to the warmer months of the year. Outdoor conditions can be a bit treacherous, so safety and common sense should always prevail.
Let me be upfront. Since my early teens, I have always had to "watch" my weight. Didn't matter if I was on a softball team, ran track or was on a 7-day-a-week workout schedule, I still had to be careful what I ate. Thus, I think I may have tried about every "diet" known to man. I've tried Atkins, extra-low fat, cabbage soup and even that awful grapefruit diet-for those of you who know me and how well fruit and I get along, imagine how pleasant that one was. I don't do diet pills, prepackaged diet ...
It's been more than two years. For some reason, I had set this impossible standard that my body should be back to "normal" within a few months of giving birth. So when my first child was born in August 2011, the clock was ticking. I'm not sure where two years went, but as his second birthday approached I had an epiphany. My health is in my own hands, and what I was doing wasn't working. (What I was doing was nothing.) I hadn't joined a gym and I hadn't changed my diet. I know it ...