Archive for April, 2010

Soccer a Great Way to Get Fit and Stay Fit

Posted on April 29, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 4 Comments

Studies published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports found that playing soccer on regular basis can increase postural balance, improve muscle strength, and improve bone mass and bone density.
Playing soccer also has a positive effect on cholesterol, body fat percentage, and high blood pressure:

“The results are clear: A regular game of soccer is [...]

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Exercise is Medicine Month

Posted on April 28, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 2 Comments

Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

In addition to improving a patient’s overall health, increasing physical activity has proven effective in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases.

— Exercise is [...]

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Sometimes Better than Meds

Posted on April 27, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 3 Comments

— The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood: Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Right Nutritional Track

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Fact

Posted on April 26, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

37% of adults report they are not physically active. Only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.
– The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

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Guacamole and Links

Posted on April 23, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Shout Outs, Vegetables | 1 Comment

Awesome guacamole.  Part of dinner last night.  This batch was made from 2 avocados, 1 tomato, cilantro, juice from 1/2 lime, and a tiny bit of salt.  Ridiculously good.
Articles/posts I’ve enjoyed lately:
Coca Cola’s Latest Deceit from Weighty Matters reminds us why we need to check serving sizes and not believe everything on a food label. 
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Half Marathon Update

Posted on April 22, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 3 Comments

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”
— Steve Prefontaine
The half marathon is in 9 days.  I’m pretty excited for it.  [...]

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Sauteed Zucchini

Posted on April 21, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | 4 Comments

This was our awesome dinner last night.  Wife made this sauteed zucchini with feta and added mushrooms to it.  So good.  Try it, you’ll like it. : )

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Park Farther Project

Posted on April 20, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 3 Comments

The folks at Intermountain LiVe have come up with the Park Farther Project.  Pretty cool. 

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US Plans to Limit Salt in Processed Foods

Posted on April 20, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | 1 Comment

“Most sodium in the diet comes from packaged, processed foods.”

– American Heart Association
As of now, food manufacturers can use as much salt as they want in processed foods, as long as they report the amount on nutrition labels. 
According to this article, the FDA and USDA plan to change this and put limits on the amount [...]

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Exercise Reminder

Posted on April 19, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 3 Comments

“If you don’t currently exercise and aren’t very active during the day, any increase in exercise or physical activity is good for you. Aerobic physical activity-any activity that causes a noticeable increase in your heart rate-is especially beneficial for disease prevention.”
– Harvard School of Public Health: Staying Active: Every Body’s Path to Better Health

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