From the Wall Street Journal
Lately it's been in vogue to dismiss the advice to drink eight glasses of water a day as a "medical myth."
Books and medical-journal articles have declared there's no scientific evidence for claims that "8 x 8" -- eight ounces of water, eight times a day -- can bring a wide range of benefits, from… Continue
Added by David on June 30, 2008 at 10:44pm —
Today is the first day of the new eating and exercise program that I am going to be following for 16 weeks. Except, it has been announced that it will actually be 17 weeks, rather than 16 weeks. The first week is an acclimation week and gives the participants time to do what they need to do to get ready, such as clean out the fridge and go grocery shopping.
I have decided to follow this program by just focusing on each task at hand on each day. I am not going to think about the… Continue
Added by Susanna on June 30, 2008 at 7:09pm —
Here’s more evidence that it pays to be mindful of your mood—or more accurately—that it might literally cost you if you aren’t. A recent study by researchers at Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford and the University of Pittsburgh found that study participants who watched a sad movie clip were later willing to spend four times more money on a fancy water bottle than those who watched a movie clip that was emotionally neutral.
The researchers… Continue
Added by Melissa on June 30, 2008 at 11:34am —
In an article posted by the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, PE classes enabled marked improvement in the general health of its child participants.
They showed improvements in their bone mineral density, aerobic capacity, blood pressure and flexibility.
But there… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 30, 2008 at 5:07am —
You may live a longer life by eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and poultry.
A study in the upcoming July 15, 2008 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association followed the diets of 72,000 U.S. women (Nurse's Health Study).
The researchers at Harvard University… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 29, 2008 at 3:44am —
Work and motherhood took over any waking time (and sometimes sleeping time too!) I had this week... thus I haven't done much in the realm of training or blogging... however the weekend holds potential to take care of personal business. :)
I got an email from Rudy Project yesterday via the IM distribution list... which advertised sponsorship opportunities for individuals or teams in Tri or running. Hmmmmmm :) So... I replied. I'm not some phenomenal participant garnering awards .... but why… Continue
Added by summergirl on June 28, 2008 at 8:10am —
It’s Iowa Avenue’s Wordless Wednesday Walkers, Saturday Edition.
While race walking, I discovered something totally unexpected in a major metropolitan… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 28, 2008 at 4:25am —
If you have never seen the movie Death at a Funeral
, I highly recommend it. You must like British humor to appreciate it. Without giving the movie away, there is a line where one of the main characters states to the funeral attendees, "Life is complicated". The implication is that we all make decisions that may or may not be the best decision, either for us or for others. Consequences are not always easily ascertained. Intentions are often… Continue
Added by Susanna on June 27, 2008 at 8:28pm —
Love her or not, Brit does make some killer workout and dance music that will work its way into your brain and stay there for days. I needed some new workout tunes, and even though Britney released Blackout awhile ago, I’m a little slow on the uptake and just got around to buying it. But I'm glad I did because I now have some new favorite workout tunes and at almost 44 minutes, it’s a great length for a cardio session.
The Track… Continue
Added by Fit Bottomed Girls on June 27, 2008 at 7:20am —
As, opposed to, men and women.
You’ve purchased all the right things to eat, planned your weekly menu, and want to eat healthy.
But there’s one thing that you may have overlooked during your planning.
For example, you’re going to eat your favorite low-fat turkey sandwich on whole grain baguette with a salad.
You’ve carefully cut all the vegetables… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 27, 2008 at 6:08am —
So I'm innocently scanning the front page of MSN.com, and see this: Sweatiest City, Where do locals excrete 26.4 ounces an hour
. Yeah, I gotta click. Turns out, it's Phoenix (sorry Arizona). My parents used to live there, so I can attest to the heat. San Francisco was the least sweaty (who was it who said that the coldest winter he ever spent was summer in San Francisco? Mark Twain, I think). Interestingly (or not), I've… Continue
Added by Jody on June 26, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Using data from the same research study as last week’s Thursday Thirteen:
Most women look for an easier way to take steps to achieve a healthy lifestyle, opting for simple solutions like drinking more water or eating more fruits and vegetables.
Less take the more disciplined approaches of… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 26, 2008 at 5:59am —
An Iowa Avenue member, Julie, and her husband are engaged in a Domestic Weight Loss War, meaning that for one month, they are competing with one another to literally see who will lose the most weight.
After reading her story, I became quite curious about the issues of couples and weight loss and/or gain. So I did some research to… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 25, 2008 at 5:30am —
I was taking inventory of my growing videography recently, when I came to the realization that I have a bunch of fiber videos. Considering that I advocate consuming massive quantities of fiber daily, as well as constantly being heard extolling its virtue, I was not that surprised. What was surprising, was that I have waited until now, months after joining this fantastic network of Healthy Bloggers, to write my first blog post on this… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on June 25, 2008 at 1:00am —
I'm often asked about how to identify whether or not emotional eating may be an issue. Emotional eating is not always easily identified. Here are some patterns that are likely to indicate that some kind of emotional eating is going on:
1. The hunger comes on suddenly and the need to eat feels urgent--physiological hunger comes on slowly and it's okay to delay eating.
2. You keep eating even if you aren't hungry anymore or the hunger… Continue
Added by Melissa on June 24, 2008 at 2:43pm —
I’ve spent a lot of time in airports lately. That means that I’ve spent a lot of time at the news stand, scanning the covers of magazines, looking for some nice relaxing reading material. In my browsing, I’ve been struck by how magazine articles emphasize making changes or starting something new.
“Get in bikini shape,” "The diet that works," “Exercise programs for 6-pack abs.” You know what I’m talking about--headlines with big sparkly promises… Continue
Added by Melissa on June 24, 2008 at 2:30pm —
It's getting hot in "herre." And by herre, I mean outside.
I'm always excited for summer after a long Midwest winter. Flip flops, shorts, the pool, the beach, sunlight until 9 p.m., shirtless men running around my neighborhood...the list goes on and on. And I, each year, forgo the gym, slather on my sunscreen and hit the great outdoors for weekly power walks and runs.
I recently started teaching an outdoor bootcamp as well, which has considerably added to my outdoor… Continue
Added by Fit Bottomed Girls on June 24, 2008 at 9:41am —
When you’re walking, your whole body is moving.
You’re pumping your arms, moving your legs, and swinging your hips. Your butt is constantly moving as you walk.
Is your ass getting a workout? You bet! As well as your lungs, your legs, your thighs, etc.
I walk very similarly to race walkers. One time, while I was walking, a man sitting on his lawn, asked me if I previously race walked. I just… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 24, 2008 at 3:44am —
Jacob Silver was appointed the first Israeli ambassador to the Caribbean Island of Macocuo. Silver, a retired professor of linguistics, was excited about the position because he would be able to learn the exotic Macocuo whistle language. A native of Macocuo was sent to Tel Aviv to tutor Silver. Unfortunately, the tutor’s motives were less than honorable.
In case you were worried about a sudden shortage of anti-Semites, the tutor proved that the enemies of the Jewish people are alive… Continue
Added by ben goldarb on June 24, 2008 at 2:22am —
I am in.
Ironman Coeur D'Alene 2009 - registered !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my gosh. After about 25 refreshes of the active.com site, I was finally
able to view the race registration page (apparently the site was bombarded at the time of release at 3:00pm EST/Noon PST)
Inside sources say that the site was deliberately limited.... ? Why I"m unsure... they're pretty much guaranteed a rush.. it is IM afterall.... and one of a few qualifying races for Kona.… Continue
Added by summergirl on June 23, 2008 at 6:08pm —