Archive for August, 2010

Portion Distortion

Posted on August 31, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | 3 Comments

Click the image to read about why checking the serving size on the nutrition label matters.
If you’re on Twitter, you should follow Fooducate. 

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Healthy Monday – Whole Grains

Posted on August 30, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Monday, Nutrition | 2 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 to [...]

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37 or So Ingredients

Posted on August 27, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | 6 Comments

Check this project out:  All the ingredients of a Twinkie in photos.  Yum?

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Exercise with iPod: Better or Worse?

Posted on August 26, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 5 Comments

I read two interesting articles this week on exercising with an iPod.
1)  To iPod or Not? from The Cooper Institute Blog
This article shares results from a study that found that cardiac patients who exercised with music had better scores on a verbal fluency test than those who exercised without music.
2) Is exercising with your iPod making [...]

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Posted on August 26, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 5 Comments

I’ve been unable to run for the last two weeks.  I had some pain on the outside of my left upper-leg near my hip during my last run and it stayed for a few days. Tried running again after a week of rest and the pain came back.
Now resting/stretching it more to see if I [...]

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Remember This

Posted on August 25, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Motivation | 6 Comments

Applicable to everything.
I’m trying to remember this everyday.

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Do Toning Shoes Really Work?

Posted on August 24, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 17 Comments

Have you seen all those commercials for “toning” shoes (Skechers Shape-ups, Reebok Easy Tone, etc.) that get you that butt and those legs you’ve always wanted?  You know what I’m talking about.
The American Council on Exercise did a study to see if they live up to the hype.

“Across the board, none of the toning shoes [...]

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Physical Activity of Parents Influences Kids

Posted on August 23, 2010 - Filed Under Physical Activity | 7 Comments

“The physical activity-related behaviors and attitudes of parents are excellent predictors of the physical activity behaviors and attitudes of their children.”
“Researchers in the Framingham children’s study examined the physical activity behavior of children ages 4 to 7 years and their parents and found that children of two ‘active’ parents were 5.8 times more likely to be [...]

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Health Map

Posted on August 20, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 5 Comments

[Click image to enlarge].
A pretty good summary. 
[Source: Learning Fundamentals].

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What We Eat

Posted on August 19, 2010 - Filed Under Food, Nutrition | 2 Comments

What the Average American Consumes in a Year:

[Click image to enlarge].
Pretty interesting chart.  Thought it was worth sharing.

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