40s to 50s: Strengthen bones, joints

May 4th, 2008

My husband and I walk a few miles to our local coffee shop every weekend—even though our knees creak and pop a bit more with each passing year. Certainly we’re not the only ones marking time deep down in our bones; perhaps for you it’s an achy knee after a bike ride, a nagging hip after lunchtime basketball, or even a touch of stiffness getting out of bed in the morning. But with luck, smart living, and a handful of Natural Remedies, you’ll be able to keep soreness and joint degeneration at Bay for years to come.

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Newspaper Mulch: A Safe, Easy Alternative

May 4th, 2008

Newspaper is a cheap, abundant and useful mulch. And it’s safe. You can ignore outdated cautions about newsprint containing lead because newspapers got the lead out decades ago. And the amount of hydrocarbons in colored inks is insignificant.

As a mulch layer under a decorative material such as Bark chips or stones, newspaper smothers weeds and sod more effectively than the decorative material alone. And unlike some landscape fabrics and weed barriers, newspaper breaks down completely so you don’t have to extricate it in five years, when it’s shredded and roots are tangled in it.

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