Archive for the 'healthy lifestyle' Category

Your Responsibility

Posted on April 22, 2011 - Filed Under healthy lifestyle | 2 Comments

“Health is your responsibility. It is not the doctor’s job, the hospital’s job, your spouse’s job or the government’s job to keep you healthy — it’s up to you. We suffer from chronic diseases that are too often the result of poor habits. The choices you make today usually determine the health you have tomorrow.”
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Constipated? Try This

Posted on April 21, 2011 - Filed Under healthy lifestyle | Leave a Comment

If you are like most people, chances are you’ve experienced constipation at some time. Here are things you can do to help prevent it:
Fiber
Eat fiber-rich foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. Fiber helps prevent dry, hard stools. You should shoot for 20 to 35 g of fiber each day.
Water
Drink plenty of water each [...]

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How to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Posted on April 20, 2011 - Filed Under healthy lifestyle | Leave a Comment

This shouldn’t be anything you haven’t already heard. It’s more of a reminder for all of us.
If you want to help your kids develop healthy habits, you need to have healthy habits. I don’t think there is any way around that. Why would you expect your kids to choose vegetables, fruits and other healthy foods [...]

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News Flash: Healthy Diet AND Exercise are Good for You

Posted on April 16, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Nutrition, healthy lifestyle | Leave a Comment

A recent research study found that the combination of diet and exercise is most effective in reducing body weight, body fat and waist circumference. This study, recently published in Obesity, focused on sedentary women ages 50 to 75. Women were randomly assigned to four groups: exercise only, diet only, exercise and diet and no intervention.
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No Time for Exercise?

Posted on April 15, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, healthy lifestyle | Leave a Comment

“I don’t have time for exercise” may be the most common excuse for why people don’t exercise. Try this:
“Identify available time slots. Monitor your daily activities for one week. Identify at least three 30-minute time slots you could use for physical activity.”
– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity
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Water: Why You Need It

Posted on April 13, 2011 - Filed Under healthy lifestyle | 1 Comment

We all know we should drink plenty of water, but why? See if any of the following reasons are important to you:
– Remove wastes
– Regulate body temperature
– Help dissolve vitamins and minerals so your body can use them
– Help prevent constipation
– Lubricate joints and cushion internal organs
Make water a priority throughout your day to keep [...]

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Fruits and Veggies Still Matter

Posted on April 8, 2011 - Filed Under Fruit, Vegetables, healthy lifestyle | 2 Comments

Good advice from @Fruits_Veggies. Here is the link from the tweet about why you should fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables.
I’m not perfect at it but I’m trying to make sure I get more in. Can you?

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Your Brain on Exercise

Posted on April 6, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Mental Health, healthy lifestyle | 1 Comment

“Increasing blood flow to the brain [via exercise] stimulates the release of mood-elevating hormones. The same neurochemicals  that relax the blood vessels relax the brain. This helps both body and brain cope with stress.”
“Exercise helps the body muster up its own internal medicine to combat depression and worry. For most people, exercise is a healthier [...]

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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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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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