Archive for December, 2008

HCG Injections for Weight Loss? Nope.

Posted on December 30, 2008 - Filed Under Fad Diets, Weight Control | 53 Comments

It’s desperation time for many people. The new year is almost here, and people are trying to find that quick fix to lose weight in the coming year. Most certainly, some people will turn to the HCG diet.
I’ve heard a lot lately about how HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin, the pregnancy hormone) injections can help people lose [...]

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Dream Big and Work Hard

Posted on December 29, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health | 1 Comment

I’m back.  Hope everyone had a great holiday and has a fun New Year’s Celebration.  Here’s today’s Monday Motivation thought:
“There will always be people who will tell you that your dreams are too big, your hopes too unattainable.
Ignore them!”
– University of California Basketball

Work hard on reaching your goals and dreams.  Don’t let anyone, or even yourself, [...]

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Fabulous Blog Award

Posted on December 19, 2008 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 6 Comments

Big shout out to A Life Less Sweet for picking my blog as one of her 5 Fabulous Blogs.  Thanks!  Now I get to pass the award on. 

The Fabulous Award Rules
1) You must pass it along to 5 other fabulous blogs.
2) You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions.
My 5 Fabulous Blogs/Sites:
Iowa Ave
FitHacks
The Jungle [...]

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Me and My Asthma

Posted on December 18, 2008 - Filed Under Exercise | 5 Comments

I found an interesting article today about a study that linked childhood obesity to asthma.  The study found “that healthy children with higher levels of body fat and lower levels of physical activity had greater amounts of airway narrowing after exercise.”  For the details, check out the article.
The headline caught my attention because I have [...]

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Why We Get Chronic Diseases

Posted on December 17, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention | 4 Comments

Remember:
“Chronic diseases don’t just happen; they are almost entirely the result of decades of unhealthy living.”1
Steven G. Aldana, The Culprit and the Cure: Why Lifestyle is the Culprit Behind America’s Poor Health and How Transforming That Lifestyle Can be the Cure (Mapleton, UT: Maple Mountain Press, 2005), 4. [↩]

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Bench the Soda

Posted on December 15, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition | 8 Comments

This afternoon I found an article at Prevention about the truth behind popular health rumors.  One of the rumors was that cola soft-drinks can damage kidneys.  Here’s what was said about that:
“Despite their global popularity, there’s nothing remotely healthy about cola beverages: Drinking 16 ounces or more daily (whether diet or regular) doubles your risk of [...]

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Weekend Edition of Stuff for You to Read

Posted on December 13, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Shout Outs | 4 Comments

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  Here are some great posts I read this week.  They were so good that I just had to share them.  Also, check out my guest post over at Liz Rosenbaum Fitness. 
Here ya go:
The Jungle of Life teaches us that Kindness Comes in Small Gestures.  There are opportunities [...]

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Does the Holiday Season get you Stressed?

Posted on December 12, 2008 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention | 1 Comment

It’s that time of year when a lot of people get super busy with holiday preparations.  While this should be a great time for everyone, for a variety of reasons, it can be a very stressful time as well.
This morning I came across an article from mayoclinic.com about dealing with the stress that can come [...]

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Vitamin Supplements are Not a Substitute for a Healthy Diet

Posted on December 10, 2008 - Filed Under Fruit, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Vegetables | 13 Comments

This morning I caught a clip on the news about a study that found vitamin supplements might not be as great as they’re hyped up to be.
The doctor presenting the findings suggested that the vitamin supplements may only have benefits if you are severely malnourished. 
I remember reading about vitamin supplements in Dr. Walter Willett’s book [...]

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Make Changes That Last a Lifetime

Posted on December 8, 2008 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Healthy Lifestyle | 7 Comments

 A quick thought to get you started today.  I share this because everyday I see/hear ads that promote quick health fixes and miracle products.  You don’t need those products.  You need to make healthy lifestyle changes that you can stick with for the rest of your life. 
“People who have the most success, not just with [...]

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