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Chopping Wood More Manly than Playing Sports — Dave’s Diary

Ok my manly man brothers—and you know who you are—this one is for us. We may not have the hand-eye coordination of a big league ball player. We may not have the sprinter’s speed or the shot putter’s power but we can have a pile of wood and the mindset of the lumberjack.

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Choke on This–Smokers Earn Less Money — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima City Council is considering some kind of partial ban on smoking in parks and around playgrounds—which got us to thinking about money and cigarettes.

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Too Thin is More Dangerous to Your Health Than Too Heavy — Dave’s Diary

The person who said 'a woman can't be too rich or too thin' was in fact a thin woman and a woman who was rich.…with a man’s name!  Her real full name was Bessie Wallis Warfield  but was know by Wallis Simpson and later as the Duchess of Windsor after marrying Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor in 1937.

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Maybe We’re Not What We Eat? — Dave’s Diary [video]

We are heading to the Olympia area this weekend.  My wife Sara, the new fitness fanatic, is going to participate in a Run for your Life-Zombie Race  on Saturday.

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Rise Early, Work Out, Develop Heart Problems? — Dave’s Diary

Hey Ben Franklin! Try Again! Early to bed, early to rise? Not so much, IFf you believe the Japanese!! Getting up very early could be bad for your heart health, according to a recent study of more than 3,000 healthy adults.

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More Kids Means Greater Protection for Parents From Colds –Dave’s Diary

As your kids amble back to school in the days ahead and as you sink with relief back into that easy chair for a moments rest, consider this: When it comes to having children, the more you have, the healthier it is for the parents. Hard to believe that as you survey the mess they left behind but it’s true!

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Middle Age– Starts When-Ends When? — Dave’s Diary

“You’re only as old as you feel”.   Ever hear that one?  There is much debate about youth and age in the country and culture.  In a drunken tweet Geraldo says 70 is the new 50.  Others say 50 is the new 30. 

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Shrink your Stress But Grow a Stone? No Thanks! — Dave’s Diary

I am trying to develop a taste for tea.  So far I’m talking sweet tea from McDonald’s, at the theater and from Snapple.  Hot tea in a teapot--not so much.  The reason for the baby steps toward tea is because tea is one of the healthiest drinks you can consume -- it soothes stress, it helps prevent heart disease and stroke and it even helps preserve memory

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Gluten Eats Into Cereal Sales –Dave’s Diary

It’s the most important meal of the day but it’s changing.  I grew up on Raisin Bran and bacon and eggs but chances are good that your kids are eating something else.

A recent study finds that Americans are buying less cereal and more breakfast bars. The research fr

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Log the Miles and Add On the Years –Dave’s Diary

Put down that Smart Phone, tie on your running shoes and hit the pavement for a longer life.  Here’s a bonus…don't go too fast! Just jog at a nice, even pace, do it regularly and you could add about six years to your life, according to Danish researchers with the Copenhagen City Heart Study.

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