Archive for November, 2008

Haiku Friday Thanksgiving Report

Posted on November 28, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | Leave a Comment

Hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving.  I had dinner with the in-laws and had some great food.  Earlier in the day I ran 6 miles and played some football.  My legs weren’t too happy with me after that.  I earned my turkey though!
The holiday season is a great time to remember what [...]

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What I am Grateful For

Posted on November 26, 2008 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 3 Comments

When I got back from my 5-mile run this morning I was feeling very grateful.  Grateful for a lot of things.  It’s sad that it takes a holiday to remind me of what I am grateful for, but oh well.  Better to remember this week than never!
I’m grateful for my awesome wife.  She dominates at everything.  [...]

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Get Off The Negativity Train

Posted on November 24, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health | 8 Comments

A little Motivation Monday thought…
As you start this Thanksgiving week, remember what you are thankful for.  No matter what challenges in life we may face, there are always reasons to be grateful. 
Be positive.  Be happy.  Remember that our challenges will make us stronger and remember that negative thinking will get us nowhere fast. 
“Life is a [...]

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Haiku Friday and Other Stuff to Read

Posted on November 21, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Shout Outs | 5 Comments

It’s Friday.  What better way to celebrate than with a haiku?  Here we go:
5-Mile Run
This morning I ran
Two point five out and then back.
Now I feel real good.
I haven’t written one of those since 2nd grade.  That was fun.  If you wanna try one take your best shot in the comments section.
Now here’s some [...]

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Make Time for Exercise

Posted on November 20, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 13 Comments

The incoming First Couple makes time to get exercise.  We all should do the same.
President-elect Obama likes to start his day off with a workout, and did so, even during the busy times on the campaign trail.  His wife, Michelle, has also been known to start her day off with an early workout. 
Regardless of whether [...]

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Chew on This

Posted on November 19, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention | 5 Comments

Here’s something to think about from the introduction in Walter Willett’s book Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating:
“By making the right choices, you will help yourself avoid some of the things we think of as the inevitable penalties of getting older.  A healthy diet teamed with regular exercise and [...]

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Highlights of School Nutrition Report

Posted on November 18, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition | 7 Comments

I was cruising around the CDC’s website and found a report showing how schools are decreasing the availability of junk food to students. 
Here are some highlights from The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) 2006, done by the CDC and published in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of School Health:

– Schools selling [...]

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Success is a Choice

Posted on November 17, 2008 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health | 8 Comments

It’s Monday.  Time for some motivation.  The following is a quote from Rick Pitino, currently the head coach for the Louisville men’s basketball team.
Coach Pitino has been a successful college coach and is the only coach to lead three different schools to the Final Four (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville).
“If you look closely at all great organizations, [...]

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Some Stuff For You To Read

Posted on November 14, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Shout Outs | 13 Comments

Here are some great posts from around the web I enjoyed this week.  Hope you enjoy them as well!
Trying to eat a little better? Learn about Smarter Snacking for You and the Kids.
How do you overcome challenges in life?  Check out Are You Planning for the Fog?
Olympic swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale shows us how he finds Motivation in Unique [...]

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Quick Thought on Exercise

Posted on November 13, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise, Heart Health | 8 Comments

“As the number of people affected by heart failure is expected to rise with the aging U.S. population, it is promising to know that regular aerobic activity can not only help patients extend their lives, but exercise can also positively impact their everyday activities and outlook.” 
From Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [...]

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