Cancer, cholesterol, Did you know?, heart disease, nutrition

Bad Day For Bacon: Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, Says WHO : The Salt : NPR

I’m scared to tell any of my bacon-lovingfriends the news: WHO just announced  bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer. WHO puts them under the same category as tobacco use…yeah, my friends will not like this one bit!

advice, Aging, Cancer, Education, Hydration

Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself…from the sun

I may or may not have stole the “Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself” line from the glow-in-the dark-bracelets I use to distribute at bars in college to promote HIV/AIDS prevention on Saturday nights…but hey it does work well talking about sun protection, too!

In the Midwest we tend to go slightly crazy when we have one sunny day above 50 degrees especially the first week. Enjoying every second of it since it feels like we have most of the year under those cumulonimbus clouds (the big chunky ones).  Last week, I was almost blinded by all the runners’ legs who, I’m guessing, haven’t seen the sun in awhile- mine included. As tempting as it is to just run outside whenever it’s sunny and soak up the sun, it’s important to remember the importance of sun protection as we transition into any sunny season.


This is me rocking a visor, sunglasses with my work’s cruiser bike, and being best friend’s with 70 spf sunscreen. Which yes, I use. Cancer does not run in my family , I do not have cancer or any suspicious moles BUT I am aware how important it is to take care of the largest organ in our body, our skin!

Read the following:

Sun Protection Facts You Should Know

A Guide to Sunglasses

Pretty much anything you need to know about sun protection & cancer prevention.

Alternatives to sun bathing:

Not Caring- Does it matter how tan you are for that wedding? Have you seen pictures of people who have tanned their whole life at 65 years of age? It’s not pretty people.

Self-tanning lotions- Jergens has an awesome self-tanner that you can apply and within a few weeks will notice a glow. Check your local stores to find a self-tanner that works for you.

Spray tans-My first experience as a first time spray-tanner 2 months ago went really well and I highly suggest it if you’re looking for an extra glow for those fun spring & summer events! Check local Groupons  to get discounts.

Or see this picture of a girl who use to self-tan and now is taking selfies post-cancer treatments. Disturbing, yet powerful image everyone should see!

Thanks for reading,


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Did you miss these articles?

Perhaps you missed some of these articles from last week. Enjoy!

Brain & Career:
TIME- See How What Makes us Happy has changed in the last 80 years
I couldn’t agree more with this article, but I couldn’t believe which factor dropped so dramatically!

Fast Company – 20 Lessons of Creativity for 2015

Business Insider- 25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Huffington Post- 27-yr old Eleni Antoniadou is going to change the future of medicine. And makes me want to step up my game!

MedPage Today- Celiac Tied to Neuropathy Risk

I started collecting a vast amount of awesome recipes from to where I’m just going to refer you to the whole SkinnyTaste website…every recipe in there looks delicious. You will find a recipe to try & love-promise!

Thanks to the Recommended Readings email from Healthy Living Blogs, I found this podcast: Mindless Eating: Willpower vs. Environment

NG’s THE Plate- Wasabi: More Than Just a Hot Sushi Condiment

NPR- What if Americans Ate Like South Africans and Vise Versa? Can you guess what happened? I bet you can! I laughed out loud when I saw the sample menu, “burger…fries”…Poor things.

Physical Activity: 6 Ways to Make Running a Habit

Refinery 29- Skin Cancer Selfie
Perhaps you’ve seen this all around the media lately. It’s a picture of a girl as she used tanning beds and then after her skin cancer treatments. Scary, but important for young tanning-bed users to see.

TIME- The Best Way to Quit Smoking Isn’t E-Cigs

My new magazine subscriptions: Experience L!fe, Triathelte & also the magazine, Outside.  I really enjoy the variety of their articles. Check them out! 7 Companies with amazingly unique wellness programs

TIME- Why we Accept ‘Dad Bod’ on Rich Men
and then watch the skit from The Daily Show ripping apart the Dad Bod trend from Upworthy. Sorry guys, but the dad bod really is not that attractive 🙂

Thanks for reading,


Twitter –> @InPower Coach