Archive for June, 2009

Weight or Health

Posted on June 30, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | Leave a Comment

I read this article in The Daily Universe (the campus newspaper for BYU) today about weight vs. health.  Here’s a quote from the article from one of my old professors:

“The media and marketers have done a very good job at making us feel inadequate about our appearance.  They want to help us use their products [...]

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Some Great Reads 6/26/09

Posted on June 26, 2009 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 3 Comments

It’s been a while since I gave any shout outs.  Here are some great posts/articles from around the web that I’ve read recently.  Enjoy them.
The Tempation of Soda Taxes from Marion Nestle’s blog is an interesting read.  Check out the graph that shows the prices of soda and prices of fruits/veggies in last 10 years. 
I’m [...]

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A Note About Comments

Posted on June 26, 2009 - Filed Under Random | 2 Comments

I love comments. They’re fun to read and fun to respond to … most of the time. A lot of times I get comments from “Payday Loans” or “Teeth Whitening” or “Acai Berry Cure.” That’s not gonna fly any more.
Any comment that is not from a name (real or fake, I don’t care) or from [...]

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The Debate Continues

Posted on June 25, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | 3 Comments

“Isn’t information that can help you avoid obesity and diabetes as important as knowing how to wash your blouse?”
– Margot Wootan, director of nutrition policy for the nonpartisan Center for Science in the Public Interest [via here].
From an interesting article from Time about posting nutrition facts on menu boards and menus at fast food restaurants. 
It’s [...]

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Posted on June 24, 2009 - Filed Under Fruit, Nutrition | 2 Comments

[photo via flickrich].

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Race Report Coming Soon…

Posted on June 23, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Triathlon | Leave a Comment

I haven’t had time to write a race report for the triathlon I did last Saturday.  I will soon.  This pic shows the swim.  I’m out there somewhere.  Wife was happy I didn’t drown. 

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Pre Race Notes

Posted on June 19, 2009 - Filed Under Triathlon | 5 Comments

Tomorrow is race day.  Gotta do just under 1 mile swim in Utah Lake, ride about 25 miles on the bike, then run a little over 6 miles. 
I always get nervous before events, whether it be a 5k or any triathlon.  I’ve only done this distance once (last year, same event) so I hope to [...]

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Food Safety

Posted on June 18, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | 2 Comments

“Wash your hands often.  Wash your hands to the length of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song twice.  Be sure to keep food preparation surfaces clean and wipe down often.  Always wash raw fruits and vegetables in clean water.  Just because you can’t see the bacteria doesn’t mean it’s not there!”
– Elana Zimelman, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., Cooper [...]

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Tiger’s Fitness Philosophy

Posted on June 16, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 4 Comments

I’m a Tiger Woods fan.  In honor of that, and that the US Open is this week, I decided to share some parts of his “Fitness Philosophy.”  I especially love the last part. 
“I’m always trying to improve, whether it’s on the golf course or in the gym. So I ask myself: What do I need to [...]

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Biological Functions of Vitamins

Posted on June 15, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | Leave a Comment

Biological functions of vitamins.1
Vitamins play a big role in how our body works.  Make sure you get them — from real food.
William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch and Victor L. Katch, Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance, 6th ed (Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2007): 46. [↩]

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