Archive for March, 2011

Best Workout Buddy

Posted on March 31, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | Leave a Comment

Our 2-year old wanted to work out with Mommy today. She had fun.

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Stay Active

Posted on March 28, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

A good thought to start the week:
“If exercise and regular physical activity benefit the body, a sedentary lifestyle does the opposite, increasing the chances of becoming overweight and developing a number of chronic diseases.”
– Harvard School of Public Health: The Benefits of Physical Activity
When do you plan to get in exercise this week? Planning ahead [...]

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March Madness

Posted on March 21, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 1 Comment

I just got back from Denver yesterday after watching BYU move on to the Sweet 16. So fun to be there but also nice to be home.
It’s nice to get in some better food and get back into training. Had a couple of good runs (on the treadmill) out there but nothing beats running your [...]

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Fiber is Good

Posted on March 14, 2011 - Filed Under Nutrition | 1 Comment

“The bottom line is that fiber should be a staple in our diet, and we should strive to eat as much fiber as possible.”
– Dr. Frank Hu, Harvard School of Public Health
A new study suggests that eating plenty of fiber can reduce your risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, cancer and infections, among other [...]

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It Has to be Fun

Posted on March 10, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 2 Comments

“It has to be fun. If you’re absolutely miserable and you dread going, you can find another option.”
–Tracie Rogers, American Council on Exercise spokeswoman
Find an exercise activity that you like or there will be no way you will stick with it and make it a habit. Seems pretty obvious, but sometimes it seems people will [...]

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National Nutrition Month

Posted on March 9, 2011 - Filed Under Fruit, Nutrition, Vegetables | 4 Comments

March is National Nutrition Month and the theme is “Eat Right with Color.”

“Adding a splash of colorful seasonal foods to your plate makes for more than just a festive meal. A rainbow of foods creates a palette of nutrients, each with a different bundle of potential benefits for a healthful eating plan.”

– Karen Ansel, RD [...]

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Posted on March 7, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Monday | 6 Comments

Good news: My wife and I are expecting our 2nd kid. It’s gonna be another girl! I’m super excited, but also realizing I am now going to be even more outnumbered. : )
So while I’m out training for a half-marathon and upcoming triathlons I am constantly thinking about how I am going to be living [...]

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Posted on March 2, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise |

I ran today. 4 miles. On the treadmill. I’m really ready for the nicer spring weather to hit. My runs have consistently been cut short or completely cut out from cold, ice, snow, asthma, etc. Weak excuses, I know, but it is what it is.
Come on sun. Show yourself and stick around.
Half marathon in two [...]