Archive for July, 2008

Exercise Pills? You’re Kidding Right?

Posted on July 31, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Prevention | Leave a Comment

Exercise in a pill. That is the result of research done at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. They found a drug that produces very similar results to aerobic exercise training without the exercise. Granted, the study was done on mice and is probably far from being used on humans, but I [...]

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Now Featured on Alltop.com

Posted on July 30, 2008 - Filed Under Shout Outs |

The Fight for Fitness is now being featured on Alltop.com in the fitness section. Check it out under BlakeHagen.com. Read what Alltop is all about here. Thanks Alltop!

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The Human Machine

Posted on July 30, 2008 - Filed Under Prevention | 1 Comment

Our bodies are amazing. Most of the time, they work pretty well for us. We usually don’t have to think twice about breathing, moving, seeing, smelling, thinking, etc. Our bodies just do those things when we want them to. We demand a lot of our bodies for all of these normal [...]

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Fruit, Veggies, and Exercise are Good!

Posted on July 29, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Fruit, Prevention, Vegetables | 3 Comments

There’s more good news about eating more fruits/vegetables and exercising regularly: it will reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. That is according to different studies published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine (read details of the studies here).
This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. We know fruits and vegetables [...]

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$30 Billion a Year for Weight Loss?

Posted on July 28, 2008 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 3 Comments

Yup. $30 billion in one year is what Americans spend for weight loss products and programs according to the Federal Trade Commission. It sounds ridiculous, but somehow people are buying into the hype.
We’ve all seen the TV commercials and the internet/print ads that guarantee fast, miraculous results. Guess what? Those products don’t work. No pill [...]

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A Second Chance for Health

Posted on July 25, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Prevention | Leave a Comment

Here’s a guy who changed his lifestyle and is much better off for it. If the video doesn’t load check it out here.

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Aerobic Exercise and Heart Health

Posted on July 23, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

The evidence suggesting regular aerobic exercise can reduce the development of some types of cancer is solid. Perhaps even stronger is the evidence suggesting regular aerobic exercise can have profound impacts on cardiovascular health. With regular aerobic exercise, the heart’s efficiency increases, producing many beneficial effects for the body. Improved heart efficiency can also lead [...]

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I-Don’t-Care-itis

Posted on July 22, 2008 - Filed Under Prevention | Leave a Comment

One of my favorite books is Steven G. Aldana’s The Culprit and the Cure: Why Lifestyle is the Culprit Behind America’s Poor Health and How Transforming that Lifestyle can be the Cure. In his book, Aldana has a chapter called “I-Don’t-Care-itis: The Most Common Health Problem in America.” Today I want to share some [...]

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Be Consistent With Physical Activity

Posted on July 21, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

This morning I went on a 30 mile bike ride. I still can’t run because of my strained tendon so I am getting a little annoyed. I just have to rest it a little longer and then it will be good to go. While I was on my ride this morning, I [...]

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Reaction to Nutrition Info on Menus

Posted on July 18, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition | 3 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about new laws in some parts of the country requiring chain restaurants to post nutrition facts on menus and menu boards. I read an article the other day about the reactions some people in New York are having to the new menus and menu boards.
Some people, after [...]

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