Archive for July, 2009

Eat the Rainbow

Posted on July 30, 2009 - Filed Under Fruit, Nutrition, Vegetables | Leave a Comment

“As a general rule, deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain higher levels of the beneficial pigments, but paler foods often contain different compounds (some antioxidants and phytochemicals are colorless).  Eat a variety of produce in a rainbow of colors for best nutrition.”1
Martha Schueneman, The Calorie, Carbohydrate, and Cholesterol Directory (Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books, 2004), 121. [...]

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LOL

Posted on July 29, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Random | 1 Comment

Sometimes you just have to laugh off the way things go.  On Sunday morning, my little 5-month old got sick and started throwing everything up.  Later that night, I got sick.  Tuesday we were all better, then today, wife gets sick.  No fun.
It’s all good, though.  I’m taking good care of the wife as she [...]

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Benefits vs. Risks of Triathlon

Posted on July 28, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Prevention | 4 Comments

“When one considers that heart disease is THE likeliest thing to kill an American, it’s hard to see that an article would only highlight the risk of these sports. Improving one’s diet and engaging in cardiovascular exercises are the two primary ways of naturally and dramatically reducing the risk of heart disease.  I posit that [...]

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This Guy is Awesome

Posted on July 22, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 3 Comments

[Image via here].
Rich Roll is an “Ultraman.” Around age 40, he was out of shape and unhappy.  He decided to change his lifestyle and establish a long term wellness plan.  At 42, he competed in the Ultraman World Championships (6.2 miles of swimming, 260 miles of cycling and a 52.4-mile double marathon run – all over 3 [...]

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Sports Nutrition

Posted on July 20, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | Leave a Comment

I read a great post from Joe Friel’s Blog this morning that I enjoyed.  Just wanted to share a piece of it:
“Generally, if you are in decent shape and the workout lasts less than two hours all you need is water, assuming you had a meal sometime in the last few hours before starting the [...]

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Use It or Lose It

Posted on July 16, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 2 Comments

I went on a 60 minute bike ride yesterday.  I hadn’t been on my bike in a few weeks (since the tri), but I figured it would be easy.
False.
It’s amazing how quickly your fitness can go away after not sticking with it.  I have been running and doing other things, but my bike fitness feels [...]

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An Interesting Thought

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

“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.”

– Author Unknown [via here].

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Asthma Shouldn’t Stop Us

Posted on July 14, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 2 Comments

Having asthma can really be frustrating sometimes.  I’ve had it for as long as I can remember and I’m now 27 and it still hasn’t gone away.  While mine is pretty well controlled, every now and again I’ll have an asthma attack while exercising. 
I recently found this article from MayoClinic.com about children and exercise-induced asthma.  [...]

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Another Exercise Poster

Posted on July 13, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 6 Comments

Pretty funny picture. 

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Good Stuff to Read 7/10/09

Posted on July 10, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Shout Outs | 11 Comments

As usual (most of the time) it’s time for some Friday link love.  Here are some good articles/posts I’ve recently read and enjoyed:
The Health Aspect of Playing a Sport is a great read about some of the health benefits we can get from playing sports.  Ask my wife, she’ll tell you how much I love to [...]

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