Archive for April, 2009

Motivation

Posted on April 30, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health | 3 Comments

My wife and baby girl.  This is my motivation to stay healthy.  I want to be around and be functional for as long as I can.  What’s your motivation?

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TV Ads

Posted on April 29, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | 1 Comment

Graph from the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
Kids see a lot of food ads.  My guess is the ads are not for fruits and vegetables, etc.  Here’s the thing, though.  Kids, for the most part, aren’t buying their own food.  The parents are.  Be smart parents.  Make “treats” just that, a treat. 
Also, maybe less TV would help.  Just [...]

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Fiesta Time

Posted on April 28, 2009 - Filed Under Shout Outs | Leave a Comment

Fiesta time.  Yup, this is the 200th post at The Fight for Fitness.  Thanks to all who have visited, commented, and shared.
Keep it up!

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Bones

Posted on April 27, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Nutrition | Leave a Comment

This is a reminder for all of us to take care of our bones.  Here’s a couple of things to remember: calcium and exercise.
“Calcium is a mineral needed by the body for healthy bones, teeth, and proper function of the heart, muscles, and nerves. The body cannot produce calcium; therefore, it must be absorbed through [...]

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Good Stuff To Read 4/24/09

Posted on April 24, 2009 - Filed Under Shout Outs | Leave a Comment

Happy Friday to you.  Here are some good articles/posts I’ve read and enjoyed recently.  Hope you enjoy them as well.
Diabetic Men Who Stay Fit Live Longer from Disease Proof is a good post about a study done about diabetics and their fitness levels.  Check it out.
From the Nutrition Data Blog read about How Cooking affects Antioxidants.  [...]

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Physical Activity and Earth Day

Posted on April 22, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 5 Comments

“Physical activity is undeniably ‘green.’  The environmental benefits that result from changes like biking instead of driving to work are significant, and the health gains from incorporating exercise into a daily lifestyle are an added bonus to personal health and wellness.”

– ACSM President Mindy Millard-Stafford, Ph.D., FACSM [here].
Well, there ya go.  Get exercise, save the [...]

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Water v. Soda

Posted on April 20, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | 4 Comments

[via intermountainlive.org]

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Product Review: Exercise Anywhere Cards

Posted on April 19, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Strength Training | 1 Comment

The folks at Nuru were nice enough to send me Exercise Anywhere cards to try out and review.  A bunch of sites have reviewed these cards lately and now it’s my turn.
I really like the Exercise Anywhere cards.  For those that don’t know, these pocket-sized, ring-bound cards contain simple instructions for different exercises that you [...]

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A Refreshing Run

Posted on April 16, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 5 Comments

I had a good run tonight.  I left the iPod at home on purpose and enjoyed the spring winter weather all by myself.  The Provo River trail was pretty much deserted because of the cold so I saw maybe 2 or 3 people the whole time I was running.
There was just something nice about running [...]

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Start Now – No Matter What Your Age

Posted on April 15, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 2 Comments

“Research clearly demonstrates that maintenance of an active lifestyle into later years helps older adults retain a relatively high level of functional capacity.  In addition, regular exercise offers significant protection against and rehabilitation from a variety of disabilities, diseases, and risk factors, particularly those related to cardiovascular health.”1
I’m 26.  But when I am an “older adult” [...]

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