Living Large Archive

How to Buy a Kayak for a Fat Person

I did a post awhile back asking “Can Fat People Kayak?” and it’s been so popular that I decided to write another post about kayaking as an overweight person. I’ve been wanting to buy a kayak for awhile now and I decided to share some of my research. { You can read my other posts

Can Fat People Kayak? Heck Yes!!

When my husband asked if I wanted to go kayaking my answer was an immediate ‘YES’ followed by some hesitation. I absolutely wanted to go, it’s something that I’ve always wanted to try. The only thing that’s kept me from trying it is the fact that I’m overweight. A couple of years ago we went

Dairy Free, That’s Me!

Dude. Don’t get me wrong, I am completely in love with cheese and butter. The problem is my body doesn’t like it when I eat those things. I suppose I should tell you my story starting at the beginning. For the past year or longer I’ve had some pretty serious G.I. “issues” — I’ll leave it

The Health Benefits of Sake

Many people wonder about the health benefits of certain types of alcohol. We’ve all heard stories about how beer was something of a meal for sailors, how wine can increase longevity, and how spirits can, well, lift your spirit. In most cases, the alcohol consumed is not that beneficial – either there are better sources of

Squeezing in Exercise When There’s No Time to Spare

No time to get to the gym?  No problem!  You can add in some extra movement into your daily routine… the trick is to do it often enough to make it a habit.  I’ve been trying to hit the gym more often since starting to compete in Genghis Grill’s 2013 Health Kwest, but sometimes it’s

Top 10 Songs to Add to Your Workout Playlist

My Health Kwest task for today was to make a list of my favorite songs from my workout playlist.  All of the songs I picked have a good beat, so they would work for pretty much any activity (especially cardio). I’m certainly not a runner, but these songs are great motivation to pick up the

Vegetable Benefits

When I eat at Genghis Grill you can almost always find these two things in my bowl:  Carrots & Broccoli.  Everything else kind of changes from day to day, but those are typically a given.  My task for today is to talk about the health benefits of eating my favorite vegetables. The Health Benefits From

Top 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

I think almost all of the servers at Genghis Grill know what I want to drink when I walk in the door by now!  Unsweet iced tea with lime.  🙂 One of the goals I set for myself when I started the Health Kwest was to stop drinking diet soda cold turkey.  I’ve read enough

White Rice vs. Brown Rice

The next time you reach for the white rice, you may want to reconsider. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently conducted a study that confirms brown rice as the hands-down healthier choice for your dinner grain. The Health Differences Brown rice is essentially what almost all forms of white rice looks like before it

The Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

At the beginning of the Genghis Grill Health Kwest each of the contestants received a welcome packet with contest information and some swag.  One of the items in my box was a bottle of red wine from One Hope Wine.  I’d never heard of this brand before, but I was instantly impressed with their company