Archive for June, 2008

Eat Your Veggies

Posted on June 29, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention, Vegetables | 2 Comments

Here’s another one of my favorite commercials from Intermountain Healthcare’s LiVe campaign.  Gotta eat those veggies…

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Good Carb/Bad Carb

Posted on June 27, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | 4 Comments

It seems to me that carbohydrates get thrown under the bus too often. They are all lumped into the “bad” category and lately many people try to avoid carbohydrates like some sort of disease. There is more to it than that, and today I hope to clear up some misconceptions about carbohydrates.
Our bodies [...]

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Principles of Getting Fit

Posted on June 26, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Strength Training | 2 Comments

There are certain principles of training that we have to follow in order to get into better shape. How we follow these principles determines how fast, or if, our bodies respond to the training we are doing.
One of the most important principles to remember is the overload principle. This means putting a greater [...]

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Healthy Eating Pyramid

Posted on June 25, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Nutrition, Prevention | 10 Comments

This is the Healthy Eating Pyramid1 (sorry it’s not a great scan). It was put together by Dr. Walter Willett, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a researcher in the fields of nutrition and health. He put this together because he felt the USDA’s food guide pyramid was flawed. Here are my favorite parts [...]

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Simplicity Travels Far

Posted on June 24, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Prevention | 1 Comment

In the newspaper this morning I read an article about a local elementary school principal who decided to get into shape after hearing from his doctor that his weight was putting him at risk for health problems. He lost around 100 pounds in 8 months through regular exercise and better eating habits.
I love reading [...]

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Tri Day

Posted on June 23, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Triathlon | 2 Comments

So Saturday I completed my first olympic-distance triathlon (1500 meter swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run). It feels great to have completed it, but I wasn’t so sure why I even signed up for it while I was in the middle of it. These are some of my thoughts as the race went on…
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Being Healthy Too Complicated?

Posted on June 20, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Nutrition | Leave a Comment

Every day we hear about new products that will help us get healthier. We turn on the TV or open a magazine and find that a new fad diet has come out, “health” supplements promising every kind of health benefit are available for purchase, and a “revolutionary” new exercise contraption will “blast” away all of [...]

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Posted on June 19, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Prevention | Leave a Comment

This is a TV ad I’ve seen a few times from Intermountain Healtcare’s LiVe campaign.  They have a sweet website promoting healthy eating and regular exercise for kids and teens.  Check out the site here.  You can see their other TV ads and also learn about some healthy habits that are good for everyone, not just kids. 
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I Scream for Lycopene

Posted on June 18, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | 1 Comment

Have you ever heard of lycopene? I’m a big fan of the stuff and hopefully soon you will be too!
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that may play an important role in preventing prostate and other cancers.1 Lycopene can be found in tomatoes, watermelons, and pink and red grapefruits.
One study found that men who [...]

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Posted on June 17, 2008 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Exercise, Prevention | 2 Comments

Tim Russert passed away last Friday because plaque from a clogged artery ruptured, traveled to his heart and blocked it. He was only 58. According to his doctor, Russert had heart disease, diabetes, and was overweight.1
I never watched Tim Russert’s show “Meet The Press” and I don’t assume or pretend to know how or if [...]

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