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Joan Crutchfield

camping, hiking and spending a lot of time outdoors keeps me healthy and fit. Cosplayer and costume maker.

5 Winter Camping Tips. 5 Winter Camping Tips. Camping Goes Upscale During Covid-19. Way Upscale. More Tidying Projects We've Recently Tackled. Just a couple of weeks ago, I shared some of the ways my wife and I were working to tidy up our apartment, get rid of stuff, and perhaps even try on minimalism for style.

More Tidying Projects We've Recently Tackled

Well, following a short break in progress due to our Vegas trip, we were back at it this week, taking on a few new projects as we pare down our possessions. As I mentioned in my previous post, one of my first tasks was to take on my closet and clear out clothes I no longer needed. Well, this week it was time to move on to the drawers — namely my unwieldy collection of t-shirts. Luckily, within a few minutes, I was able to cut down the number of shirts on hand by more than half. Looking for classroom lessons in the great outdoors - School News Network. Grand Rapids – To walk a school yard with a clipboard-toting Sally Triant is to suddenly see things that could easily be missed.

Looking for classroom lessons in the great outdoors - School News Network

A recent trip around the grounds of C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Middle High School provided ample evidence of her keen eye. “Okay, good,” she said as she looked at the front of the building, just to the west of the main entrance, and pulled out her phone to take pictures. Healthy Living: Exercise bolsters the brain.

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Healthy Living: Exercise bolsters the brain

Healthy Living How exercise bolsters the brain SEATTLE - We have known for a long time that exercise has a positive impact on our bodies. From our waistline to our heart, getting in regular physical activity is critical for our health. Right now, there is increased focus and awareness on the relationship between our physical health and our brain health. “You know the old adage of sound body sound mind, I mean that really is true," Justin Jones, Wellness Expert with Regence BlueShield, says.

We know when we workout, it increases our heart rate, which pumps more oxygen to our brain. “It also releases hormones, which provide just a really great environment for the growth of brain cells, which is just really important.” Jones says exercising also promotes brain plasticity, assisting with our brain's ability to change or adapt in an environment, increasing the health of our brain. 5 Ways to Refresh Your YouTube Channel and Grow Your Audience. Perhaps the most common piece of advice provided to YouTube creators who are just starting out is “be consistent.”

5 Ways to Refresh Your YouTube Channel and Grow Your Audience

Typically, this means sticking to a schedule and delivering new content with reliable regularity — something that is incredibly important for growth. However, is it possible to be too consistent? Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay With Healthy Lifestyle. How to Make Friends in Cosplay. Cosplay is one of the few activities open for anybody of all shapes and sizes.

How to Make Friends in Cosplay

As the portmanteau of costume play, it refers to people who dress as their favorite characters either to the finest detail or with creative freedom. No matter the reason, anyone who decides to cosplay might feel isolated if their friends don’t. Outdoors: Camping trip lives up to expectations, mistakes and all. I woke to a heavy rain and knew Cushy wouldn’t be happy.

Outdoors: Camping trip lives up to expectations, mistakes and all

A few weeks ago, I camped with three friends at Limekiln Lake Campground outside the central Adirondack town of Inlet. The guys getaway wasn’t the trip we’d originally planned, but 2020 hasn’t been the year most of us planned. Travel Tuesday: My Favorite Things About Paris. Welp.

Travel Tuesday: My Favorite Things About Paris

With the coronavirus pandemic outlook in America not looking much better, it looks as though we’ll be canceling our trip to Paris for the second time (we were booked for March and pushed it to September when things seemed like they’d be better). Le sigh. While I don’t mean to complain about my lack of travel when there are far more important and challenging things going on in the world, I do have to say that this development has me missing the city of Paris more and more.

See, since 2017, my wife and I have spent at least some time in France each year — visiting three times last year. Camping safety tips during the Covid-19 pandemic. (CNN) — "Keep close to Nature's heart ... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.

Camping safety tips during the Covid-19 pandemic

Wash your spirit clean. " -- Scottish-American naturalist John Muir Camping -- one of the earthiest of endeavors -- can inspire the most heavenly of thoughts. Sea vegetables could become tasty new nutrition source. ORLANDO, Fla., July 13 (UPI) -- Aquaculture experts and fish farm operators in Florida say a potential new crop, sea vegetables, could provide a tasty source of nutrition and generate revenue.

Sea vegetables could become tasty new nutrition source

The native Florida vegetables that grow in salty areas near the ocean can be cultivated in fish farms using fish waste for fertilizer, according to new research. Such crops could provide a new sustainable and environmentally friendly source of nutrition, researchers say. Astra App Review: How it Helps You Automate and Manage Your Money. 10 Best Places for National Park Camping. Travel Tuesday: When Will We Travel Again? They say that, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

Travel Tuesday: When Will We Travel Again?

That’s proving especially true in 2020 as a global pandemic has all but shut down economies around the globe. Needless to say, it’s also hit the travel industry especially hard. Nutrition Expert Busts Common Vegan Myth You Need To Stop Believing. If you’re a life-long carnivore like myself, the prospect of giving it all up for a plant-based diet seems incredibly daunting. Still, it’s hard to ignore the evidence that a plant-based diet is better for you and the environment. Going vegan or vegetarian can be an easy way to lose weight and improve your overall fitness. Many athletes are even pursuing vegan diets and finding success. Are Smoothies Good for You? Smoothies are an increasingly popular wellness trend and frequently marketed as a health food.

These versatile beverages are portable, family-friendly, and modifiable for any taste or dietary preference. Smoothies are easy to prepare yourself, but you can also purchase fresh or bottled ones from specialty cafés and most major grocery stores. While some types are loaded with veggies and fruit, others pack sugar or other unhealthy ingredients. As such, you may wonder whether they’re a healthy choice. This article explains everything you need to know about smoothies, including their potential health benefits and downsides, whether they aid weight loss, and tips for making nutritionally balanced versions at home.

Smoothies are thick, creamy beverages usually blended from puréed fruits, vegetables, juices, yogurt, nuts, seeds, and/or dairy or nondairy milk. The most basic smoothie starts with two essential ingredients — a base and a liquid. Are Warehouse Clubs Worth it for Couples? For as long as I can remember — including back when it was Price Club pre-merger — my dad has been a Costco devotee, filling our home with all things Kirkland. Therefore, I had plenty of first-hand experience with warehouse clubs and the products they offered. Of course, there’s a difference between shopping for a family and bulk-buying for a couple. 7 Easy Nutritional Changes that Will Help You Lose Belly Fat. By knowing what to and what not to eat, you will maximize your efforts trying to lose belly fat.

The seven tips below will guide you on your way to proper nutrition and efficient weight loss. The most crucial part to cut off in your diet when trying to lose weight is carbohydrates (starches). To give you a little bit of a background, insulin is responsible for storing your fat. The Best Thru-Hiking Vlogs to Give You Trail Envy. In the wake of COVID-19, this year’s thru-hiking season has essentially been canceled, dashing the hopes of many who have spent months and years prepping for their trips. Healthy Living: 5 Checks to Add to Your Daily Routine. Getting a healthy lifestyle without trendy diets, gyms, prescriptions. Eating Out: A Recipe for Poor Nutrition, Study Finds - WebMD. The nutrition myths you need to stop believing.

7 Exercise Trends From The ‘10s You Probably Forgot About. Much like the rise and fall of past decades’ fitness trends — remember vibrating belts and aerobic VHS tapes? — these past 10 years have been full of fitness trends that got popular pretty quickly, and then faded into obscurity. These celebrity costumes won Halloween 2019. Cosplay enthusiasts get tips on bringing characters to life- The New Indian Express.

Express News Service. Everything You Need For An At-Home Bodyweight Workout. This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Cosplay you have to see to believe from Michigan Comic Convention's busiest day. By Edward Pevos | | Posted August 18, 2019 at 08:35 AM | Updated August 18, 2019 at 10:58 AM. Luxury Accommodations Head Outdoors in Creative Ways. Baltimore Sun. These 47 movie nights are taking place outdoors (for free!) this summer. Sci-Fido! Get Your Dog Ready For Canine Cosplay. Robinhood App Review — How to Get Started Investing.

8 beginner hikes in and around Seattle. Choice and Markets Are Keys to Healthy Living. 20 tips for camping in the depths of winter. Personal Finance Blog Income Report Roundup: 2018 Lessons and 2019 Plans. Sorry, this content is not available in your region. The Story Behind The Best Worst Cosplay On The Internet. Your DNA, Your Diet: How Nutrition Is Being Personalized. Tips for Healthy Living - KTNA 88.9 FM. Japan's cosplay culture proving a hit in typically conservative India.

Cosplay Gallery: Anime Boston 2018. The fascinating faces and fabulous cosplay of Emerald City Comic Con. Cosplay VR Porn Turns to Video Games for Inspiration - VR News, Games, And Reviews. The link between sport and healthy living – Santa Clarita Valley Signal. The Myths and Realities of Nutrition: 'Diets Don’t Work' Healthy Living: The best foods to buy organic. How to linger longer outdoors during the shoulder season.

Nutrition benefits brain network organization: study. Whole grain cereals add nutrition to breakfast bowls, experts say. Healthy Living: Nine Suncare Essentials - Golf Digest. Five Nutrition Tips to Stay Sharp This Summer. Students find confidence, fight negative body image through cosplay. Retirement means time for hiking adventures - Jackson Hole News&Guide: Columnists. The kickass cosplay of FanCon 2017. The real benefits of school meal programs. Best Hiking Vacations With Luxury Hotels for All Skill Levels - Bloomberg. 4 Things You Can Do This Week to Be a Happier Person. Put your best fork forward for National Nutrition Month. Healthy living: Can Fitbits make us healthier? Batgirl at 50: The best of Batgirl cosplay - Syfy Wire.

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