Archive for September, 2010

Time

Posted on September 30, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise

I ran 4 miles today in 30:23. I wanted to go 6, but just had time for the 4. That’s the way it goes sometimes.
A lot of people claim that lack of time is a big reason they don’t exercise. There’s always time for things that are a priority to you. If you make exercise [...]

Anxiety

Posted on September 29, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Mental Health | 1 Comment

“Studies have found that exercise improves mood and modestly decreases anxiety symptoms. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity on all or most days.”
– Harvard Health Publications: Worried or Anxious? Tips for Coping

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Sports Drinks

Posted on September 28, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | 1 Comment

Are you a fan of sports drinks?
“Sports drinks have been successfully marketed as beverages consistent with a healthy lifestyle, which has set them apart from sodas.”
“Consuming large amounts of flavored and sports beverages could undo the effects of all that exercise. Recognizing these misperceptions is important to obesity prevention efforts.”
– Nalini Ranjit, Ph.D., assistant professor [...]

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Plan Better – Healthy Monday

Posted on September 27, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Monday | 4 Comments

Each Monday, a simple health tip 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 start and sustain [...]

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Note to Parents

Posted on September 26, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 1 Comment

A note to parents and a reminder for me:

Well said by the American Heart Association. I hope my wife and I are good examples to our little rascal:

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Turkey Tri

Posted on September 24, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Triathlon | 4 Comments

I just signed up for the “Turkey Tri” sprint-distance triathlon on November 6th. This event was the first triathlon I ever did… way back in 2007. I’ve done this event every year since then, except for last year when my foot was injured.
Such a fun event and I’m pumped to set a new PR. What [...]

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Blame Genetics?

Posted on September 23, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity, Weight Control | 3 Comments

Yes, genetics play a role, but you can still do something about it.
Our finding that living a physically active lifestyle is associated with a 40% reduction in the genetic predisposition to common obesity is an important observation for public health.
Promoting physical activity, particularly in those who are genetically predisposed, may be an important approach to [...]

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Where’s Your County?

Posted on September 22, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Random | 3 Comments

I find data charts, maps and trends interesting.  Just FYI.
Source: CDC: Obesity, Diabetes Estimates by County, 2007

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Activity Pyramid

Posted on September 21, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity | 1 Comment

I’ve posted a physical activity pyramid before, but I like this illustration better. Might be a good idea to print this one out and put it on the fridge.
Here’s a better copy from the University of Missouri: [PDF] MyActivity Pyramid.

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Educate Yourself – Healthy Monday

Posted on September 20, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Monday | 1 Comment

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 start [...]

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