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Kathy A. Johnson

Tampa Bay area freelance writer, editor, and blogger

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Health and Fitness

SheKnows
03/28/2012
Sneaky sugars in food

Kathy A. Johnson is a freelance writer and editor in central Florida. Her work has appeared online and in print publications ranging from Mothers & More Forum to Horse Journal. According to the USDA, most added sugars in the American diet come from regular (non-diet) soft drinks -- about 33% of all added sugars consumed.

SheKnows
01/10/2012
Eat healthy, eat clean

Would you like to start 2012 with glowing skin, more energy and maybe even tip the scales a few pounds lighter? Tosca Reno, author of the Eat-Clean Diet series, wants to help. SheKnows caught up with Reno via email with some questions about the Eat-Clean program.

SheKnows
09/22/2010
How to set food priorities

Kathy A. Johnson is a freelance writer and editor in central Florida. Her work has appeared online and in print publications ranging from Mothers & More Forum to Horse Journal. When setting food priorities, consider what tastes good to you, what foods or traditions are part of your culture, what health issues you may have, and what is convenient or possible right now given your personal time and money constraints.

SheKnows
09/01/2010
The truth about fitness myths

Fitness myths can keep you from exercising effectively, may put you at risk for injury, and even discourage you from working out at all because they set you up to have unrealistic expectations. Here we bust 10 fitness myths that may be keeping you from reaching your fitness goals.

SheKnows
09/01/2010
Sneaker facts

Kathy A. Johnson is a freelance writer and editor in central Florida. Her work has appeared online and in print publications ranging from Mothers & More Forum to Horse Journal. The first rubber-soled shoes, called plimsolls, appeared in the 1800s. "Sneakers" originally got their name because their rubber soles were virtually silent, allowing wearers to sneak around unheard.

SheKnows
06/02/2010
Non-diet diet books

Kathy A. Johnson is a freelance writer and editor in central Florida. Her work has appeared online and in print publications ranging from Mothers & More Forum to Horse Journal. New York Times bestselling author of When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy (Plume, July 1992), Geneen Roth has written and taught on the subject of the human compulsions surrounding food for more than 30 years.

Travel

We Said Go Travel
08/07/2014
The Bits and Pieces Tour, Greece

Hot dust at my feet, hazy valley behind me, I trudge up the hill. Fuchsia wildflowers cling to the rocky ground, struggling to survive in arid conditions. The rest of my group has scattered over the hillside, some already walking to the nearby (air conditioned) museum.

SheKnows
12/08/2010
Travel New Orleans on the cheap

Whether you're into music, food, history, art or just having a good time, New Orleans has something for everyone. Surprisingly, a visit to NOLA doesn't have to cost a lot. There are plenty of affordable ways to "laissez les bon temps rouler" (let the good times roll).

Work and Life

SheKnows
05/22/2010
Planning for natural disasters

Kathy A. Johnson is a freelance writer and editor in central Florida. Her work has appeared online and in print publications ranging from Mothers & More Forum to Horse Journal.

SheKnows
05/22/2010
Preparing for job loss

Kathy A. Johnson is a freelance writer and editor in central Florida. Her work has appeared online and in print publications ranging from Mothers & More Forum to Horse Journal. Build an emergency savings fund Most experts recommend socking away from three to six months worth of basic living expenses (rent or mortgage, food, utilities and so on).

SheKnows
08/09/2010
How to ask for a raise

Women who work full time continue to make only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns each year. While the wage gap has narrowed, women often still find themselves on the short end of the salary stick. Though there are several reasons for this, the one thing you can do to increase your earnings is ask for a raise.

Horses

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