Archive for March, 2010

Time for Healthy Eating

Posted on March 31, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | Leave a Comment

We can all find the time to eat healthier.  Sometimes all it takes is better planning. 
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Lower Sodium Intake

Posted on March 30, 2010 - Filed Under Blood Pressure | 1 Comment

High blood pressure is a big deal.  You need to keep track of it and lower it if it’s an issue.  If it’s not, you need to prevent it.  Reducing sodium intake is one way.  Just wanted to remind you. 
Quote via American Heart Association.

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What I’m Eating

Posted on March 29, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | Leave a Comment

What I’m eating right now:

Just wanted to share.
“Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.”
– via Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits & Vegetables

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It all Matters

Posted on March 26, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Healthy Lifestyle | Leave a Comment

From a letter to the editor in The Ottawa Citizen (found via Obesity Panacea):
The science of obesity is complicated and there are many regulatory and counter-regulatory mechanisms at play biologically, psychologically, behaviorally and environmentally.
But the fundamental laws of health will always be scientifically and intuitively valid: eat and drink healthy foods, get regular physical activity, sleep [...]

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

Posted on March 23, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition, Weight Control | 1 Comment

A research team from Princeton University found that there is a difference between HFCS and regular table sugar:

– Bart Hoebel, Princeton psychology professor

– Nicole Avena, Research Associate
Read the full details of their research here:
A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain.

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Good Food with Fresh Ingredients

Posted on March 22, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | 1 Comment

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If you don’t know how to cook, it doesn’t matter.  Get fresh ingredients and just create something.  It’s fun. 

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FitBloggin Virtual 5K

Posted on March 20, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

The FitBloggin’ Conference is going on right now in Baltimore and @dbwrite4u is putting on a Virtual FitBloggin 5K for those of us that couldn’t attend. 
Really enjoyed my 5K run this morning and did it in 24:55.  Weather is getting so nice here in Utah and I hope spring is really here to stay this time (might [...]

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The Heart is Awesome

Posted on March 18, 2010 - Filed Under Heart Health, Prevention | Leave a Comment

The heart fascinates me.  Always has.  Always will.  Let’s take care of it. 
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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): 317. [↩]

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Exercise

Posted on March 17, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise

Exercise is medicine.  Take yours. 
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Follow Friday

Posted on March 12, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

 Follow Exercise is Medicine on Twitter.  Here’s their vision:

To make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm in the United States.

For physical activity to be considered by all health care providers as a vital sign in every patient visit, and that patients are effectively counseled and referred [...]

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