Enjoy National Dog Day!

Shakira and I would like to remind you that next Thursday, August 26 is National Dog Day on August 26. As this blog is all about fitness and wellness, I thought I would share some fitness tips for your dog.  Just like for humans, exercise is important for dogs to keep them physically and mentally healthy and to help them live a long life.

Remember to start off slowly and work your pooch up as his fitness level improves. The following infographic highlights breeds who will do well with high activity level like Golden Retrievers, and those that don’t need much running and would prefer lighter activity, like Shakira, my Shih Tzu/Pekingese mix. Here is a great infographic from puppyspot.com  that will give you more information

 

 

açaí Bowl

One of my favorites to have for lunch (or breakfast, or even a snack) is an açaí bowl. Açaí is a Portuguese word and is pronounced “ah-sigh-EE” in English.  In Portuguese it is pronounced  “ah-sa-EE” 

 

An  açaí is  a small, dark purple, berrylike fruit with a juicy pulp. It is rich in antioxidants, high in fiber, protein and healthy fat.  The açaí is produced by a tall, slender palm tree native to tropical rain forests of Central and South America

 

 

Love With No Place To Go

A beautiful thought for today

Tip of the Day — Peeling Bananas

Here is your tip of the day.

If you peel a banana from the bottom rather than the top, you won’t get the strings.  Did you know that this is how monkeys peel bananas?

Have You Heard About PechaKucha?

I just got home from a really cool event.  It was called PechaKucha.  (That’s PaCHA KaCHA) It is a worldwide phenomenon. held in over 900 cities across the globe.  PK is all about the art of presenting a story concisely. The format is simple; There are 8-10 speakers.  Each speaker tells their story with 20 slides and they get 20 seconds per slide.   The presenters talk about something they are passionate about.  Over the past few I’ve heard presentations on art, music, gardening, urban playgrounds, travel, tiny houses, martial arts,  photography, hand crafted long boards, yoga and more. If you ever see  Pecha Kucha event coming to a city near you, I strongly advise you to go and experience it.