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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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Is ‘snack’ a four five letter word in your vocabulary? I am a big fan of snacking throughout the day as a means of managing my weight and controlling an otherwise ravenous appetite. Working from home greatly simplifies the snacking process, as I can walk over to the cupboard or fridge and grab a variety...
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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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Are you confused by all the health claims of food you eat? Do you ever wonder which diet(s) are worthy trying? Do you want to eat better but don’t know where to start? Would you like to drop a few pounds without turning your pantry (and life!) upside down? If you answered “YES” to any...
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Though I usually advocate baby steps as a means to adopt a healthier lifestyle, sometimes more drastic measures are required. When serious medical issues afflict us or our children, skipping the chips may not do the trick. I recently interviewed Samantha, mother of two, whose 8-year old child was diagnosed with ADHD. After eighteen months of disillusionment with medication, she...
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This week, I was a guest on two radio shows and thought I’d provide the links. I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts on nutrition, fitness and health with both hosts. Thanks for having me! The first interview was with Johnny Tan, author of From My Mama’s Kitchen. He, like myself, believes that the...
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Today marks the start of National Nutrition Month! What better time to start eating well so you feel good? Here are a few ideas to kick-start healthy habits and “get your plate in shape!” Eat to feel good. Not to be skinny. An hourglass figure or abs of steel is not the pinnacle of health...
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Through most of my marathon career, I have been very careless about proper recovery after long training runs and races. In fact, back in my Boston days, we finished our long runs at a pub in Boston and rehydrated with beer. The closer I creep towards my fifties; however, I’m willing to seek anything to...
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Benzie County, Michigan, is located in a summer beach area located just south of Traverse City on Crystal Lake. With great natural resources, beautiful homes and significant wealth for two glorious summer months, it struggles to provide sustainable economy during the other ten months of the year. A large percentage of people struggle mightily to...
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I recently finished reading a book entitled Runner’s World Performance Nutrition for Runners, written by Matt Fitzgerald. The book offers practical advice on how to eat better, optimize your body composition and improve performance, among other nutrition and endurance running related. Though the book is definitely tailored to a competitive athlete, I think there are...
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