Monday Monday

Posted on January 16, 2012

Getting the week started with a good workout just feels good.

Did 40 mins in the pool followed by a 40 min run. Training for the is now underway.


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Mall Walk

Posted on January 2, 2012

Enjoyed the holiday today by loading up the rugrats and heading to the mall for a nice walk. It was that or bundle up for a cold, long bike ride.

We walked at a good clip for 60 minutes, without stopping in any stores. Believe me, with the wife in tow, that’s a huge accomplishment. :)


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New Bike

Posted on December 31, 2011

I’m loving my new bike. It kinda stinks riding in the middle of winter but I’ve had a few decent rides on it so far. Glad Wife finally gave it the “ok”!

Looks like little Tayster likes it too. :)


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How Many Calories?

Posted on December 29, 2011

“It’s easier to get up the will-power to turn down a 900 calorie double-burger with cheese and sauce and opt for a 400 calorie chicken sandwich or salad when you know your entire daily needs are about 1600 calories.”

– Joan Carter, a CNRC registered dietitian and instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Looking for another calorie-needs estimator? Try this one from the Baylor College of Medicine.

The time for New Year’s resolutions is upon us. What will yours be?


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Healthier Habits for Kids

Posted on December 4, 2011

“Any combination of steps–making fruits and vegetables part of every meal, limiting treats, walking and playing, even shopping together—can add up to make a real difference in children’s lives and help build healthy habits for life.”

LetsMove.gov: For Parents

Parents can really make a difference in helping kids develop healthy habits. You already know that. Think of a way to do it better.


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Eat Broccoli

Posted on November 19, 2011

My girl just can’t get enough broccoli. It’s pretty awesome. She likes it steamed straight-up.

Reasons to eat more broccoli:

Potential Cancer Prevention

It’s Just Good For You

Enjoy!


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Move Around

Posted on November 8, 2011

“It’s not how long you stay standing, but how often you stand up, how often you challenge your body to respond. What provides the baseline of physiological activity in the body is small to large movement, intermittently all day, every day.”

– Joan Vernikos, former director of life sciences at NASA

Even if you regularly exercise, it’s still a good idea to be active throughout your day, according to this article from ABC News:


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Oh Yeah, I Have a Blog

Posted on November 5, 2011

So yeah, I’m still here. It has been a busy last little while. I accepted a new position at that keeps me busy, and on top of that, we’ve been dealing with a sick toddler for the last month.

Well, I’m back. Stay tuned.


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Healthy Eating Plate

Posted on September 15, 2011

Here is the Harvard School of Public Health’s Healthy Eating Plate (click to enlarge):

This is a more detailed version of the ChooseMyPlate food icon from the USDA.

Here is more from the HSPH about their version and why it is better than the USDA’s version: Harvard Researchers Launch Healthy Eating Plate

The HSPH plate gives a much clearer picture as to what is healthy eating. As they say themselves, it is based on science and free from the influence of politics.


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Exercise, Healthy Eating, Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc

Posted on September 14, 2011

Another edition of LIVESTRONG Wednesday. Keep in mind that I don’t write the titles, just the articles. Enjoy.

Nothing new here. Just a good reminder of why healthy eating and regular exercise matter.

More reasons to get plenty of potassium into your diet. Plenty of fruits and vegetables can help.

Important minerals. Find out why and where to get them.

Have a healthy Wednesday!


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