Archive for January, 2011

Sources of Added Sugars in Your Diet

Posted on January 31, 2011 - Filed Under Nutrition | 6 Comments

I was checking out the recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and found this. Interesting to see how much sugar we get from drinks. Definitely something to consider if you are looking to make some healthy changes to your diet.
A lot of empty calories in drinks, no matter how “healthy” they claim to be. [...]

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Fitness is Expensive

Posted on January 26, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Motivation | 3 Comments

A good thought for today.
I highly recommend following Joe Friel. Dude knows what he’s talking about.

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HCG = Economic Fraud

Posted on January 25, 2011 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 1 Comment

Elizabeth Miller, leader of the internet and health fraud team from the FDA, labeled HCG weight-loss products as “economic fraud.” This doesn’t come as any surprise, and it shouldn’t for you either.
Bottom line: It doesn’t work and you shouldn’t waste your money. There are healthier ways to lose weight and get more fit.
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Monday Monday

Posted on January 24, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Monday, Motivation | 2 Comments

A good thought for Monday. Make it a great day.
I’m feeling good. Did my 30 minute bike and 30 minute run.

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Sit Down too Much?

Posted on January 19, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 1 Comment

I just read “More Breaks from Sitting Are Good for Waistlines and Hearts” over at ScienceDaily. Interesting article on a study that points out that too much sitting increases your risk of developing unhealthy conditions, even if you do participate in regular moderate-intensity exercise.
Here are some thoughts from one of the researchers:
The benefits of regular [...]

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Family Workout Fun

Posted on January 18, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

I had fun with my little 2 year-old yesterday morning. She loves to climb on me when I do push-ups:

Nothing like 22+ extra pounds on your back. : )

And then she likes to have daddy roll her around on the exercise ball.

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Start Over with a Healthy Monday

Posted on January 17, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Monday | 1 Comment

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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The Simple 7

Posted on January 12, 2011 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Nutrition, Prevention, Weight Control | 1 Comment

These are seven things you CAN control to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. The Simple 7 is brought to you by the American Heart Association.

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Links to LIVESTRONG

Posted on January 11, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Random | 2 Comments

Here are some articles I’ve written for LIVESTRONG.com lately:
Tips on a Healthy Lifestyle
What Exercises Are Best to Help Me Achieve My Weight Loss Goal?
How are those New Year’s healthy resolutions coming? Remember, you don’t have to be perfect. Just be more consistent. Small, consistent and better choices can add up to big things when it [...]

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Why You Should Start Eating at Home

Posted on January 10, 2011 - Filed Under Nutrition | 3 Comments

Research shows that children who have regular meals with their parents do better in every way, from better grades, to healthier relationships, to staying out of trouble.
We complain of not having enough time to cook, but Americans spend more time watching cooking on the Food Network than actually preparing their own meals.
– Mark Hyman, MD
These [...]

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