Archive for July, 2010

Calcium Supplements and Heart Attack Risk

Posted on July 30, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | 3 Comments

A recent study found that calcium supplements are associated with an increased risk of heart attack.  Plenty has been written about the study so I won’t go into detail, but it is worth mentioning. 
Remember, this study looked at calcium supplements, not calcium intake from real food. 
You can get calcium from more sources besides milk and dairy [...]

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Little Triathlete Free Shipping Weekend!

Posted on July 30, 2010 - Filed Under Random | 1 Comment

Go to LittleTriathlete.com and simply enter the coupon code FREEWEEKEND (or CADFREEWEEKEND if you live in Canada) when going through checkout. No minimum order values! The code is valid from this Friday through Sunday.

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Things You Can Control

Posted on July 29, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention | 3 Comments

“Four modifiable health risk behaviors—lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption—are responsible for much of the illness, suffering, and early death related to chronic diseases.”
— CDC
You can do stuff to help control your health.  You can start right now. 
Even if chronic disease is creeping up on you, it’s never to [...]

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Why

Posted on July 27, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 9 Comments

I try my best to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits because I want to give myself the best chance of living chronic-disease free for as long as I can.  I want to live a long, healthy life along side my wife and daughter (and any other kids that come our way).  I’m not perfect at [...]

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Running along the Oregon Coast

Posted on July 26, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 2 Comments

I’m here at the Oregon coast with my wife’s family.  Really nice here… not like a beach I’m used to but still really pretty in its own way.  Have really been enjoying my runs in the mornings.  It’s pretty awesome to just strap on the shoes and head out, not really knowing where you’re going.  [...]

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Exercise: Critically Important

Posted on July 22, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity | 3 Comments

“Regular physical activity, fitness, and exercise are critically important for the health and well being of people of all ages. Research has demonstrated that virtually all individuals can benefit from regular physical activity, whether they participate in vigorous exercise or some type of moderate health-enhancing physical activity.”
If you regularly visit this site, you’re probably interested, [...]

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Room for Dinner?

Posted on July 20, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | 6 Comments

 A nice reminder from the NYC Dept of Health.  Calories matter.

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Sleep!

Posted on July 19, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Monday | 3 Comments

Each Monday, a simple health tip and challenge will be posted as part of Healthy Monday.  Healthy Monday is a public health initiative founded in 2005 in association with Johns Hopkins University, Syracuse University, and Columbia Univerisity. 
Their mission includes ending “chronic preventable disease in the U.S. by offering people and organizations a weekly prompt [...]

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Weekend Recovery

Posted on July 19, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 1 Comment

Fun weekend full of Tepanyaki, nachos, burritos, peanut m&m’s, etc.  Needed to start the week off right.  Did 10.5 mile run through Provo this morning.  Felt so good. 
How do you recover from your sometimes not-so-healthy weekends?

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How a Healthy Lifestyle Helps You

Posted on July 16, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health | 4 Comments

I know where I want my heart disease risk to be.  You?
[Source: Harvard School of Public Health: Take Heart, underline added].

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