Archive for May, 2009

Link it Up 5/29/09

Posted on May 29, 2009 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 2 Comments

Happy Friday!  Here are some great articles I’ve read and starred recently on my Google Reader.  I meant to link to these sooner, but better now than never. 
Check out Paul’s Health Blog to read about 33 of The Healthiest Foods on Earth.  There’s a great table here showing the foods and what they can do [...]

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Stress and Exercise Motivation

Posted on May 28, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 4 Comments

“I think our study suggests, more than anything, varying perceptions of exercise.  Someone who isn’t regularly active may view exercise as ‘one more burden’ when stressed, whereas those who make it a part of daily life may view it as a stress reliever and an escape from pressure.”
– Rafer Lutz, Ph.D
This comes from a news [...]

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Processed Meats

Posted on May 27, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | 2 Comments

“Many researchers have concluded that regular consumption of processed meats may lead to higher risk for prostate cancer and several other cancers. That’s why AICR [American Institute for Cancer Research] advises people to avoid all forms of processed meat until we know more about what it is specifically about processed meat that increases cancer risk.”
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Don’t Do This in the Water

Posted on May 26, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 1 Comment

“A big health message is not to urinate or pee in the water.”
– Michele Hlavsa, an epidemiologist in the division of parasitic diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [via cnn.com here].
You’d think this wouldn’t need to be said, but in a recent survey 1 in 5 adults admitted to peeing in public [...]

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IronWill

Posted on May 21, 2009 - Filed Under Triathlon | Leave a Comment

A kid can dream, right?  Someday…
 
[Can't see video?  Go here].

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Arteries

Posted on May 20, 2009 - Filed Under Heart Health, Prevention | Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago I won a giveaway from Living Healthy in the Real World.  The giveaway included the book The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood.  I flipped through it real fast when I got it and saw the above picture.  Thought it was worth sharing, along with this excerpt:

“The medical truism ‘You’re only as [...]

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Perseverance

Posted on May 19, 2009 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Mental Health | Leave a Comment

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”
– Walter Elliott
One step at a time. 

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B-Fit B-Day Challenge Report

Posted on May 18, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Triathlon | 7 Comments

So today is my bday.  I’m getting to be pretty darn old — 27 years old to be exact.  To celebrate and to show myself that I can accomplish something, I did the B-Fit B-Day Challenge.  Didn’t do it on my bday though, easier to get it all in on a Saturday. 
I heard about it [...]

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Chicken Chimichanga

Posted on May 14, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | 4 Comments

One of my favorite all-time dishes is the chicken chimichanga.  I know, usually not that great for ya health-wise, but I found a good recipe here that cooks them in the oven instead of soaking/frying them in oil.
Here’s what mine looked like:

I also changed up the recipe a bit.   In the filling I added black [...]

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Thought on Diet Soda

Posted on May 13, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | 3 Comments

“A University of Texas Health Science Center study found that people who sipped one diet soda a day for seven years were 41 percent more likely to be overweight than non-soda drinkers. The reason: Diet drinks often lead to overeating as people “spend” the calories they just saved on a second slice of pizza or [...]

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