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New American Plate Challenge –Update

A few weeks ago, I blogged about the New American Plate (NAP) Challenge.  I do love a good contest, especially one I know I can win.  So I signed up for this 12-week challenge to work on healthier eating and getting more exercise, to reduce my risk of cancer.  The NAP challenge is sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), and if you sign up through their site, they will send you weekly emails with healthy recipes and exercise tips to help you meet the challenge goals.  There is also an online community to provide extra ideas and encouragement. Continue Reading..

Support a Charity Every Time You Exercise With Charity Miles

I hate it when I have something kind of big on my to-do list, but there is something small in the way, and I keep forgetting to do the small thing, so I can’t ever get to the big thing.   Does that make any sense?

For a long time (since I found out about it and blogged about it a few months ago), I’ve wanted to sign up with Charity Miles (that’s the big thing).  It’s a free app (iPhone or android) that tracks the mileage on your walks, runs or bike rides, and donates money to the charity of your choice, for each mile you do.  I’m not an extreme exerciser, but I am pretty consistent, and I have a smartphone, which are the only 2 requirements.   So it’s a no brainer to sign up and raise money for a good cause, by doing something I already do. Continue Reading..

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