Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween and Other Good Reads

Posted on October 31, 2008 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 3 Comments

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.  My wife is dressing up as a pro golfer and I am dressing up as her caddy. Funny thing is she’s not a golfer at all.  Should be fun.  
Here are some good posts I read this week.  Enjoy.
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How I Make a Good Omelette

Posted on October 30, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition | 4 Comments

So this morning I realized when I was about to eat breakfast that I was out of milk and cereal.  Luckily I had a backup plan –an easy-to-make, tasty omelette.
Clearly I’m no expert chef, but I can hold my own in the kitchen.  My wife loves that about me!  So here’s how I made my [...]

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Exercise is Medicine

Posted on October 29, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Prevention | 13 Comments

Yesterday I read a post called Exercise is Good Medicine from Carole Carson’s blog.  She talks about the “Exercise is Medicine” campaign which calls on doctors to “assess and review every patient’s physical activity program at every visit.”
I hadn’t heard about the Exercise is Medicine movement but I was excited to learn about it.  It [...]

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An Artificial Heart

Posted on October 28, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Prevention | 4 Comments

The leading cardiac surgeon in France has developed an artificial heart that beats almost exactly like a real heart.  The “Smart Heart” uses sensors to regulate heart rate and blood flow.  The new heart was described:

“If you show the graphs to a cardiac surgeon he will say it’s a human heart.  But no, it’s not [...]

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It Will Always be About Lifestyle

Posted on October 26, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention | 4 Comments

Here’s a nice Sunday thought from 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.  It’s a great read and I highly recommend it.  He says:

(Can’t see the text?  Click here).
Remember.  It’s about lifestyle.

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Shawn Johnson Encourages Kids to Get Active

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

Today I found this video that I hadn’t seen before.  Thought it was worth sharing.  Shawn Johnson encourages kids to get/stay active by doing things they love.  Check it out:

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Do What You Love

Posted on October 22, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise | 3 Comments

Another guest post from my wife Emily while I am away.
So, I love swimming.  It is one of my favorite forms of exercise.  I was a member of my high school swim team and I love the refreshing feeling after working out in the pool.  Plus, it is something I can do to stay active [...]

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A Healthy Lifestyle –With or Without IBS

Posted on October 21, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Nutrition | 3 Comments

I’ll be away for the next couple of days and my wife Emily will be posting while I’m gone.  She works full-time, is pregnant with our first, and still tries to find time to live a healthy lifestyle.  She’s awesome.  
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  IBS is seen [...]

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Aerobic Exercise and Your Brain

Posted on October 20, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Mental Health | 5 Comments

In the latest British Journal of Sports Medicine, Drs. Arthur F. Kramer and Kirk I. Erickson report that regular aerobic exercise can help reverse mental decline (Source here).  
As part of their research, Kramer and Erickson conducted a 6-month study where adults aged 60-75 walked briskly for 45 minutes a day 3 days a week. [...]

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5K for Nie Nie

Posted on October 18, 2008 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 1 Comment

This morning I was able to participate in a 5K for Stephanie and Christian Nielson and their recovery fund.  The Nielsons were in a plane crash on August 16th, 2008 along with Christian’s flight instructor, Doug Kinneard.  Sadly, Doug Kinneard passed away soon after arriving at the hospital and Stephanie and Christian suffered severe burns [...]

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