Monday Morning Roundup: Why the Danes are cool and cats are too fat.

The best in health and nutrition news from around the globe…enjoy!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED this article by Heather  Mallick in Saturday’s Toronto Star (Lessons From Copenhagen) about why the Danes have it figured out when it comes to just being so cool.  There were so many interesting tidbits about why certain components of Danish culture ought to be studied – they are after all the happiest people on earth.  But, what I especially enjoyed about her piece was an examination on cycling culture and why it works so well as an integrated part of their lives.  According to Mallick, “cars move cautiously, bikers are law-abiding and pedestrians are safe”.  Here is a little spoiler:  Danes don’t commute by cycling competitively but instead leisurely and with stylish pants and leather boots.  Sign me up scotty!

Bike Parking Lot in Copengagen.  AMAZING!

And I’m still so tickled by Heather Mallick’s article Lessons From Copenhagen that I want to suggest a site that was listed in her story. is a great site if you’re interested in city planning as it applies to cycling infrastructure.  There is also a neat counter at the top of the site that indicated that by only 8:44 am, Copenhageners had already cycled 439,000 km’s.

Anywhere between 35 and 55 percent of house pets are overweight according to a new report published by the Canadian veterinary Medical Association.  Why?  Back in the day when pets were at a healthy weight they were outdoors playing and running around.  Now, they’re indoors most of the day.  The other day I looked at my cat Cleo and realised she looks bloated and fat – time to get her on a diet.  And by diet I mean just not overfeeding her.

Check out for a great printable resource called “Periodic Table of Produce” which details how long you can store food before it goes bad.

And finally.  Hallelujah!  Twinkies maker Hostess may be going out of business.  They’re looking at selling off their 30 brands to other food manufacturers but lets hope Twinkies and Ding Dongs don’t survive…it’s time to lay those awful “snacks” to rest.

THE DAILY DL (Dalai Lama):

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” 

– Dalai Lama XIV


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2 thoughts on “Monday Morning Roundup: Why the Danes are cool and cats are too fat.

  1. Pingback: Monday Morning Roundup: Why the Danes are cool and cats are too fat. « heathermargaretland

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