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Welcome to Week 6 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Though there has been recent research link heart benefits with alcohol consumption, the risks/dangers far outweigh the one benefit. Take a look for yourself. The Bad News Calories. Since alcohol is caloric dense at 7 calories per gram,...
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If you want to know my mantra for nutrition and eating well, look no further: Eat to feel good. Not to be skinny. An hourglass figure or abs of steel is not the pinnacle of health and well-being. Despite popular belief, looking razor thin is not the key to the kingdom. Moreover, measuring yourself against...
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Today is #4 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. There’s tremendous value in writing things down, even if your memory is iron-clad. If you record what you eat, it really makes you stop and think about what you are putting in your body each day. If you’re tracking a strength building routine at...
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Just this week in Boise, the temperatures took a major nosedive. Fall is definitely in the air! Have you experienced the same in your neck of the woods? If so, what better time to step into healthier habits! Fall is a great time to take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. If your big goal...
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Occasionally, when I prepare dinner early and am seeking entertainment while doing so, I turn on the television to watch Dr. Oz — I am interested to know which health topics are top of mind among consumers. Perhaps it’s sheer chance, but it seems he is always talking about some food product, herb, supplement, procedure...
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In the past week or so, I’ve been getting a lot of comments/questions from friends about fatigue, sore legs and a fear of not being adequately trained for the marathon. The conversation generally goes something like this: “I’m so tired and my legs are killing me, but I’m worried I’m not ready for the marathon...
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Yesterday, I dedicated a post to a question I often receive: HOW DO YOU GRIND OUT THE LONG TRAINING RUNS? My time-tested tricks include varying the routine, seeking sunshine, changing tunes and ignoring the pain (among other things). Working backwards today, however, I believe that mindful preparation goes a long way to painlessly enduring a...
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