Archive for March, 2009

Activity Matters

Posted on March 31, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 3 Comments

“What they found was that the most active adults were significantly less likely to have died from cardiovascular disease, cancer, or any cause than the least active adults. A BMI in the obese range also increased the risk of death in all three categories, but not as much as being inactive did.”
–  From a study [...]

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The Fifth Third Burger

Posted on March 30, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | 6 Comments

Have you heard about the “Fifth Third Burger” being offered at concession stands at the West Michigan Whitecaps minor league baseball ballpark?  It’s been all over the news.  Here it is:

“The four-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips, [...]

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Link It Up 3/27/09

Posted on March 27, 2009 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 2 Comments

Happy Friday to you.  I hope it’s been a productive week for you.  Here are some posts I’ve read and enjoyed this week.  Check them out:
Have you seen those ads online that talk about the Acai Berries and their “miracle” properties?  Read Acai Berry Scam Exposed: We Called It! from Obesity Panacea.  Don’t get sucked [...]

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Tha Hip Hop Doc

Posted on March 25, 2009 - Filed Under Heart Health, Prevention | 5 Comments

“Tha Hip Hop Doc” is Dr. Rani G. Whitfield, M.D.  He’s getting out the message of heart-healthier living in a different way — a hip hop way.
“It’s not just African-Americans I’m speaking to, it’s white, black, Hispanic, Asian; I’m speaking to many groups with the urban concept, the urban message.”
– Dr. Whitfield, from here.
“We’ve got [...]

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A Family Favorite

Posted on March 24, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | 3 Comments

This is a favorite dinner in our house.  Whole wheat pasta with grilled zucchini and chicken, chopped up roma tomatoes, topped with a store-bought garlic and herb sauce mix.
No recipe needed.  Just grill up some chicken, grill up the zuchhini and tomatoes, add it all to the cooked pasta and add some sauce.  Boom.  Dinner time.

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The Kids are Watching

Posted on March 23, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 9 Comments

Being a new dad is pretty cool.  She’s 3 weeks old now and is even out-growing some of her clothes.  My wife and I love to put her on her tummy and watch her try to move.  She’s pretty strong and can hold her head up for a while until she gets tired and she [...]

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Triathlon Song

Posted on March 18, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Triathlon | 2 Comments

I saw this over at Triathlon Jones and loved it.  For those that have done triathlons, you’ll recognize the sights and love the lyrics.  Those that haven’t yet done a tri, this is what it’s like. 
Enjoy the video (3:14). 

[Can't see the video?  Go here].

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Be Active for Improved Health

Posted on March 17, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

“Even a little exercise does a lot.  If your goal is good health, you don’t need to train for marathons.  You just need to look for opportunities to be more active throughout the day.”
– Tedd Mitchell, M.D., president and CEO of Dallas’ Cooper Clinic, from here.
There’s always time for physical activity.  Be consistent.

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Pass the Salt

Posted on March 16, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | Leave a Comment

“Some salt is crucial for good health, of course — to regulate blood pressure and assist with muscle and nerve function — but too much (that is, at the levels we currently consume) can lead to hypertension, heart disease and stroke.”
– Eating a Bit Less Salt Can Be a Big Health Boon, from Time Magazine [...]

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Posted on March 13, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | 7 Comments

I found a recipe for whole wheat pancakes a few weeks ago and I finally made them this morning.  With the new little one around here, sometimes we have some early mornings and these pancakes hit the spot.
Find the recipe here (her pic looks way better than mine!) at Liz Rosenbaum Fitness. 
These are really easy [...]

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