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5 Reasons to Love the Sun

In our fear of cancer many of us have begun to avoid sun exposure entirely or slather ourselves and our kids with sunscreen. Experts are beginning to suspect some of our chronic conditions are caused by or exacerbated by this. One recent randomized trial — with those using and others not using sunscreen — showed by the end of the period there was no difference in the share of people diagnosed with skin cancer, though there was evidence of a smaller number of squamous cell tumors in those using sunscreen. In the case of melanoma, the more dangerous form of...


Fit for Summer – Five Tips for Success

It barely feels like spring here in Iowa, let alone summer. But since it IS Iowa, you know it might be summer weather by the weekend. So be prepared. There’s nothing worse than shifting clothes from winter to summer when you’re fat. I know. I was obese for years. The big soft sweats kept me pleasantly oblivious in a way that summer spandex couldn’t. I felt my belly more as I moved to jeans and shorts. Ugh. But don’t despair. Making progress from fat to fit is as close as the next step. It’s as close as the next thing...