By Jean Graham
If writers still used manual typewriters, there would be a steady clickety-clack, clickety-clack, DING! throughout the Garden State. If they were still using electric typewriters, New Jersey would hum from Stokes State Forest to Wildwood Crest.
Computers being virtually silent, there is barely auditory evidence of this. But rest assured that local writers are producing a bumper crop of books, and their content is as diverse as the state itself. Self-help books. Journals. History books. Nature guides. Poetry and humor, and short-story collections. Fiction for young adults and fiction for not-so-young adults.
Although the following books that have poured into The Star-Ledger’s office over the past year by New Jersey writers is impressive, it is by no means complete; homegrown writers are constantly adding to the list. Herewith, a mere sampling.
Advice from educators includes Maureen Baldwin’s “Colleges at a Glance: A Concise Country-Wide College Search Guide for Average Students” (Maureen Baldwin) and Andrew Aloysius McCabe’s “The Gifted One: The Journey Begins” (Balboa Press).
“So You Want to Be a Landlord: Tales from the Crypt” (djv murphy), by High Bridge’s DJV Murphy, examines the pitfalls of managing rental properties.
And Midland Park’s Les and Sue Fox find masterpieces in unlikely places in “The Art Hunters Handbook: How To Buy Art for $5 and Sell It for $1,000,000” (West Highland Fine Art & Publishing).
CPA Thomas Corley tells how to improve your finances in “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals” (Langdon Street Press), and Red Bank’s Chris Ruisi tells how to maximize your potential in “Step Up and Play Big” (Advantage Media Group).
Liz DiMarco Weinmann empowers women over 40 in “Get DARE (Drive, Advance, Rule, Express) From Here!” (Liz DiMarco Weinmann); and Morris County’s Laura O’Reilly provides diet and exercise motivation in “Get Fit To Go” (Unlimited Publishing).
Former prisoner and current Newark community activist Rickey Samad Danzey delivers a short but powerful message to young people in “Caution: A Message to Our Youth, Our Future” (Ambitious Publishing).
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Get Fit to Go is avalable in print, on kindle and for Android.
If food is fuel for the body why not treat your body like a Mercedes?
Excerpt from "Get Fit To Go: Motivation to Exercise and Get Healthy"
Would you drive your car with sludge in the engine, knowing it could break down at any time because you didn’t make an effort to have the oil changed? Of course not! Exercise is about maintenance. Maintaining your body is the best resolution you can make on New Year’s Day and straight through the seasons.
As I shut down the computer after drafting this blog I unwrapped a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. 'Hypocrite" I thought. But I ate it anyway realizing that I only indulge in my Reese's addiction once a year at Halloween. That's the reason why I waited until the day before Halloween to buy them. I know I am weak in the face of the peanut butter and chocolate combination. I washed my Reese's down with low fat milk followed by a tall glass on wtaer. Today I had a fruit and nut bar and an apple so far. The Reese's didn't 'do me in' and I did not fall off the healthy diet wagon forever after my little indulgence. Whew! Healthy diet is the staple and candy is the occasional treat. At least that's how it ought to be in real life right?
Are you always on a ‘diet’ but never lose weight, or put any weight you lost right back on as soon as you resume your regular eating habits?
Nutrition and diet are a way of life, and it is what you do long-term, and on a usual basis that impacts your health and your weight.
Our bodies require balanced nutrition to provide our cells with vitamins and minerals, healthy amounts of healthy fats, (fat is high in calories), carbohydrates and energy, and essential building blocks (amino acids which we get from protein). When we get enough nutrients our metabolism and immune systems function better and we have energy to carry us through the day- a day which should include some physical activity.
Physical activity builds muscle, strengthens the cardiovascular system and burns calories.
The bottom line for successful weight loss is this basic formula: calories out > calories in. If we eat more calories than we need then the result is weight gain. We create a ‘deficit’ of calories by decreasing our intake by eating smaller portions and more low calorie foods (I.e., fruits and veggies), and increasing the body’s demand for energy with physical activity and exercise. There are lots of diet books on the market. Some books have good recipe ideas and sensible advice and others offer quick fixes. The best diet is the one that includes a balance of nutritious, wholesome foods in moderation.
So today it's lots of water, fruits and veggies. Then after my little one finishes Trick-or-Treating I will CHECK his candy for him to make sure it is safe for him to eat. He figured it out a long time ago that Reese's are safe to eat, but they always wind up in a separate pile near mom and never make it back into his candy bag.