Archive for December, 2010

Top Posts of 2010

Posted on December 31, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 5 Comments

Here are the top posts of 2010:
Do Toning Shoes Really Work? // Check out the results of a study done by the American Council on Exercise on the effectiveness of those “toning” shoes you’ve seen commercials for.
HCG for Weight Loss Revisited // HCG continues to gain popularity. Read more on why it’s not such a [...]

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Celebrities are not Experts

Posted on December 30, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 4 Comments

From SenseAboutScience.org’s Celebrity and science 2010 where they review health/fitness/nutrition claims made by celebrities. Let’s all remember that celebrities are not experts in the health field.
Watch out for all the crazy claims, products and potions this time of year.

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A Better Resolution

Posted on December 28, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise | 2 Comments

“More than one-third of all adults do not meet recommendations for aerobic physical activity based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and 23% report no leisure-time physical activity at all in the preceding month.”
– CDC
Instead of the typical “Exercise More” New Year’s resolution, how about being more specific?
Here is an example:
I will exercise [...]

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A Much-Needed Healthy Monday

Posted on December 27, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Monday | 3 Comments

Ugggh. The post-Christmas realization that I ate too much junk. Time to get back on track. Anyone else with me?

I did have a nice 10 mile run on Christmas Eve, so at least I had that going for me. : )

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Healthy Eating for the Holidays

Posted on December 20, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition | 4 Comments

I’m sure you’ve heard these or similar tips before but they are worth noting. I also linked to an article that had healthy eating tips during the holidays a few weeks ago, but I think we all can use some more reminders (mostly me!). Here are Six Healthful Hints To Get You Through The Holidays [...]

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Quote of the Day

Posted on December 17, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 2 Comments

“It is a constant battle to stay motivated, but the way you feel after a workout is such a rush that it brings its own reward mentally as well as physically.”
– USA Today: Fitness begins with an attitude makeover

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How Much Exercise?

Posted on December 15, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 4 Comments

“We can argue about vigorous, moderate intensity and time. The fact is if you don’t do anything, you’re going to significantly increase risks for disease and other things that can take years off your life.”
– Pete McCall, exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise
“Some is better than none. More is better than some. Too [...]

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But it’s Fat-Free!

Posted on December 13, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Weight Control | 4 Comments

Food claims bug me sometimes. Like these Swedish Fish, for example. Oh look, it’s a “Fat Free Food.” Oh, then I can eat all I want, right?

I wonder how many people actually make it to the back panel:

Uh-oh. 150 calories for every 7 fish? That’s about 750 calories for the package, and not a very [...]

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The Media and Nutrition/Health Stories

Posted on December 10, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | 2 Comments

“Sensational headlines don’t always tell the whole story. Look at how nutrition news fits into the bigger scientific picture.”
It seems all the time the media reports on stories that have crazy headlines that contradict current health recommendations. They over-hype these types of stories without looking at the bigger picture.
The Harvard School of Public Health can [...]

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Stressful Time of Year?

Posted on December 9, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise | 4 Comments

This can be a stressful time of year for a lot of people. The holiday season is in full swing, work may be getting crazy this time of year or you may be stressed for many other reasons. I know you’ve heard this before, but exercise really can help.
The American Council on Exercise reports that [...]

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