Monthly Archives: February 2011

Making Good Out Of Bad Role Models

I don’t always eat 100% “healthy” – even after my affirmation back in June of 2006 to make better food choices, etc. I try – but, it doesn’t always happen. Why? Simple:  I’m also a big believer that you have … Continue reading

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A Real Fish Story – Telomeres & Fighting Free Radicals

Via – The fragile tips on the ends of your DNA? They reveal exactly how young or old you are. And here’s the dinner choice that can keep them in tip-top shape: fish. In a new study, the good-for-you … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutritional Scoring System

I’m several years behind the times when it comes to knowing about NuVal. Reportedly, the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System makes nutrition easy by providing comprehensive nutritional information in a single number from 1 to 100; the higher the score, the … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem Exercere!

There’s an old baseball quote by Leo Durocher and it’s “You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.” That one sort of ties back to the famous Thomas Jefferson quote of “Never put off till tomorrow what … Continue reading

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Septuagenarian Idol

I saw this about an amazing man and his fitness story on AOL Fanhouse yesterday: Bob Keller draws the line at Ironman distances — 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a marathon (26.2 miles), raced in that order and without … Continue reading

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The Corner Pieces Of Nutrient Ratio Puzzle

I saw a feature recently on the Mayo Clinic website recently entitled: “Healthy diet: End the guesswork with these nutrition guidelines.” Therein, they provided nutritional recommendations based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued by the Department of Agriculture. Here’s … Continue reading

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Pollan’s Food Rules

About three weeks ago, I saw Michael Pollan on Oprah’s “Go Vegan” show.  (For the record, I don’t watch Oprah – it was the subject matter of this episode that caught my attention and brought cause for me to watch … Continue reading

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Proud C25Ker Keeps On Rolling

Tonight was Day #1 of Week #8 in C25K for me.  This was the big test – the long run.  And, I did it at 8:30 pm – after a long day…which was even longer because it was the day … Continue reading

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Snacking On Grapes & Loving What It Brings

Lately, I find myself snacking on grapes a lot. I like them because they’re sweet and a low energy density food. However, they also provide many health benefits as well. Some more on that via Grapes are small round … Continue reading

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C25K – Week #8

This is week #8 for me in the Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan. At this stage, the plan wants me to take a “Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).” This is going to be interesting. For … Continue reading

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Whatcha Eating?

Every once in a while, in relation to my weight-loss, somewhere, someone will ask me what I typically eat in a given day.  Related, here’s what I ate today: Breakfast Two packets/bowls of Quaker Lower Sugar Maple & Brown Sugar … Continue reading

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Improve Your Immune System With Exercise?

The American Council on Exercise® asks “Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of Catching a Cold?“  Here’s part of their answer to that question: The average adult has two to three respiratory infections each year. That number jumps to six or … Continue reading

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Orthostatic Hypotension

I’ve mentioned in the past that my blood pressure is usually on the low side: In the ballpark of 106/74 – but often below that at times. Around 3:30 pm today, I was at the pharmacy with my daughter (who … Continue reading

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Legumes & Longevity

Harry Mouratidis, an organic chemist, and George Price, a medical doctor, have recently published “They Live Longer: The secrets of healthy 90-year-olds.”  In the book, the two combine scientific findings and personal observations from four Mediterranean countries where pockets of … Continue reading

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To Wheat Germ, Or, To Not Wheat Germ?

That is the question! I like eating wheat germ. I almost never eat oatmeal without some wheat germ on top of it.   And, I eat oatmeal everyday.  I like the taste and texture of wheat germ. Here’s more on what … Continue reading

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You Know What They Say About Discretion…

…being the better part of valor.  Well, sometimes, it’s true. Today was supposed to be a “run” day for me. But, I had some things to do this morning and we were out of the house by 10 am. So, … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s My Anchor?

The gym (of which I am a member) often likes to promote themselves by giving out complimentary car magnets with their slogan on it. For the first five months that I belonged to the gym, I did not feature their … Continue reading

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The Power Of Green & Orange

I’ve read in many, many, places about the importance of eating at least one dark green and one orange vegetable everyday. Why is this good for you?  Take it from the Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) – where they talk … Continue reading

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Mindless Running

Tonight was Day #2 of Week # 7 in C25K for me. It was an unusually warmer day here today. When I started out this evening, at 7:30 pm, the temperature was in the mid-50′s (F). You just don’t see that … Continue reading

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No Longer Fat & Tucking Happy Over It

In the March/April 2011 edition of Weight Watchers magazine, Rick Younger, in his success story, shared: The best part of reaching my goal? I tuck in my shirt! It’s one thing when you choose not to tuck in your shirt, … Continue reading

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Are You Eating A Genetically Modified Organism?

It’s possible – and you may not even know that you’re doing it. Seems the F.D.A. and U.S.D.A. both feel that it’s not necessary to let you know if what you’re eating is significantly genetically engineered or not. How’s that … Continue reading

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The Complete Gym Etiquette List (Exercise Prescription on the Net) is a free resource for the exercise professional, coach, or fitness enthusiast featuring comprehensive exercise libraries (>1300 exercises), fitness assessment calculators, and reference articles. In other words, it’s an awesome website. Click here to … Continue reading

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The Five Components Of Physical Fitness

One of the best summaries that I’ve found online regarding the components of physical fitness is located in the Internet FAQ Archives. Here’s what they share on this: Components of Physical Fitness Cardiovascular Fitness The ability of the body to perform … Continue reading

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Heating Up With C25K

It was Day #1 of Week # 7 in C25K for me today: A brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then a jog for 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes). Being a weekday, I didn’t get out there until 8 pm – after … Continue reading

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Shooing The Diet Coke Monkey Off My Back

For the longest time, I was drinking Diet Coke on a daily basis. At my worst, I was probably consuming 35 ounces of it each day. I’m firmly convinced that I was addicted to the carbonation, caffeine and who knows … Continue reading

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