Fred Hardinge

For over 35 years, Dr. Hardinge has been communicating the message “Your choices can lead you to be healthy and more productive!” to a wide variety of audiences. His background includes pastoring, academic teaching, community health education, corporate training and consultation, administration and private health counseling. He is known nationally and internationally as a creative educator and motivational speaker. He enjoys hiking, climbing and cross-country skiing with his wife April, two grown children and four grandchildren; and finds carpentry and writing very relaxing. He was co-founder of Bibleinfo.com in 1995 and currently is the founder and current Director of PositiveChoices.com.

Prevention of Heart Disease in Women

The American Heart Association (AHA) has revised and updated its guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women. No longer are the terms "low risk" and "intermediate risk" used. Women are either classified as having "ideal risk," or being "at risk" or "high risk."Think you are at low or ideal cardiovascular risk? Low/ideal risk…

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Are Warmer Houses Really a Blessing?

In recent decades, people in affluent countries have gradually kept turning up the thermostat in winter. But by doing this, we turn down the body's own thermostat and are probably contributing to the obesity epidemic!Researchers in England have noted a cultural shift in people's expectations of "thermal monotony" since the 1960's. Widespread use of central…

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Health in Your Heart This Year

The new year is well on its way by now. Your determination to stick to your resolutions is probably being tested. How've you been doing? Are you feeling successful? Or discouraged?It all depends on how you get motivated!Scientists at Newcastle University in England hung two different posters at a restaurant to see if customers would…

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A Belligerent Passenger

Last week after checking-in for my flight at the Jakarta (Indonesia) International airport and getting seated in the gate area with many other passengers, my attention was grabbed by a rather large man who was alternatively muttering and then talking loudly to seemingly no one in particular. This odd behavior was interrupted periodically by deep…

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Five Ways to Get Fit in the Fall

Summer is almost past!Did you improve your fitness during these warm, sunny months? If not, autumn is a great time for shaping up. Here are five ways you can get fit this fall:

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Buying Good Food without Breaking the Bank

Jacob, one of the Old Testament Bible characters, lived through seven years of famine in Egypt. When he was old he wrote, "God...fed me all my life long..." (Genesis 48:15) Today, in the current economic crunch, we can trust Him to feed us, too.However, He does expect us to use judgment and restraint in not…

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Squaring Off Life!

Just a few days ago, a dear friend of ours past to her rest at age 94. She was an incredible lady with a zest for life and and a love for other people. It is hard to believe that just a month ago she was driving her own vehicle on her errands, and living…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-5 : Teens & Marijuana

This is the fifth in a series of blogs examining benefits of parental monitoring.A study was conducted by doctoral students attending Claremont University in California on parents, teens and marijuana use.The researcher reported that marijuana is the most widely used by teens, and that 42% have used pot by their senior year of high school…

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Are You Burdened with “Stuff”?

My wife and I recently made a big decision that is going to affect every aspect of lives, and require us to move across the country. (No, it is not going to negatively impact PositiveChioces.com.) After living in the same house for 12 years, we now must determine what is important enough to take with…

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Expert Advice to Survive Cancer

Do you have cancer?Do you know someone that does? Have you or someone you know survived cancer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to read on!The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has released an educational DVD called "Food for the Fight, Guidelines for Healthy Nutrition During and After…

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