The fight against workplace discrimination directed at overweight and obese people gained ammunition recently with a new report that says...
By Megha Satyanarayana from the Detroit Free Press via Seattle Times
DETROIT — The fight against workplace discrimination directed at overweight and obese people gained ammunition… Continue
Added by David on August 31, 2008 at 6:48pm —
Study Indicates It Does, but Economic, Cultural Factors Also to Blame
By Emily Bryson York at Advertising Age
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- There is a body of statistical data suggesting that the black community has been left behind on the road to healthier-food marketing.
Sonya Grier, associate professor of marketing at American University's Kogod School of… Continue
Added by David on August 31, 2008 at 10:41am —
And, breakfast and lunch,
With a twist, though.
Plan your menu, choose your recipes, cook your meal, and then, take a picture.
As the old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
I’ve created a new group called, “What’s for dinner?” so we can all share and exchange pictures of our creative healthy foods, meals, and recipes.… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 31, 2008 at 4:05am —
By eating more yourself.
When parents eat more fruits and vegetables at home, so do their children including preschoolers.
A recent… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 30, 2008 at 3:44am —
Wearing a pedometer is a simple way to track your activity.
First, wear a pedometer everyday for a week and write your daily steps on a calendar. By the weeks end, you'll have a idea of how much you move each day.
Next, find ways to increase your steps, such as an extra walk, taking the stairs versus the elevator, parking further from the store, etc.
Make your final goal 10,000 steps (~5 miles) each day!
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 29, 2008 at 8:00am —
It’s a question I frequently ask myself; therefore I wanted to share my thoughts as to why this is a good thing to do.
Here’s why I recently started tracking my workouts:
Everyone wants to know where they started. Even though you might be unable to walk a mile now--in a month that just might change.
As time progresses,… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 29, 2008 at 4:30am —
One of the huge benefits of regular physical activity is the way it helps us handle stress and other emotional aspects of our lives. We all have things that get us worried or stressed –whether it’s family, work, school, our health, or anything else. Regular exercise can help.
Here’s what Dr. Stephen Aldana, professor of lifestyle medicine at BYU, had to say in his book The Culprit and the Cure:
“A review of 34 studies showed that sedentary individuals who started engaging… Continue
Added by Blake Hagen on August 28, 2008 at 10:45am —
I’ve always wanted to walk to various locations, but knew I’d never be able to do it, so I’m going to do it virtually.
I tried this once before, but abandoned the idea for two reasons. First being that the map creating site I was using wasn’t very good, plus, I couldn’t share my walk and everyone else’s walk using the same map.
But I have since found a new map provider and all Iowa Avenue… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 28, 2008 at 5:30am —
Have you ever thought much about salt except to not eat too much of it? About a year ago I switched to sea salt because it offers more health benefits than plain table salt. Last month I learned about Himalayan salt. It has over 80 minerals so it's like taking a mineral supplement. How cool is that? Unrefined salt is living salt. Table salt is… Continue
Added by Robin Plan - Whole Food And More on August 27, 2008 at 6:40pm —
Thats what I've been asking myself.
I know what I want but I cant seem to stick with the chosen formula.
Why? Every single day is a mental battle. Eat this pastry, put it down, eat it, leave it. Its just another pound u dont need. The end result? Some days I leave it, I dont even notice its there. Other days, I eat it and reach for another.
And here is the answer:
Prochaska and DiClemente’s Trans-Theoretical Model… Continue
Added by Amelia on August 27, 2008 at 6:30pm —
For today’s WWW I’d like to emphasize the green in our life.
If each one of us took the time to make our city a little bit better by conserving and preserving, the planet will be a better place.
Hey, it’s a self-portrait!!
As viewed from the sidewalk…
Added by Lisa Newton on August 27, 2008 at 9:30am —
I have a feeling I'm going to live a long life.
Long living genes happen run in my family... take for example, my grandma who died when she was almost 90 and her husband who died at age 96. Of course, let me not forget my other, rather spunky, grandpa who died one week shy of his 100th birthday! His 100th!!
I can't even imagine what it must be like to live 100 years, and to be honest, I think I'd be happy to move on at about age 85. However,… Continue
Added by Liz Rosenbaum on August 27, 2008 at 4:56am —
Added by David on August 26, 2008 at 9:46am —
I've always recommended clients make a switch from white rice to brown rice as a way to boost dietary fiber intake. A diet high in dietary fiber (ideally 25-35 grams/day) is linked with reduced heart disease risk by lowering LDL and total cholesterol levels.
The FDA just approved a new ruling that will allow brown rice to use a health claim on its label. So, when you're shopping for groceries, be on the look out for the new whole-grain logo added to the brown rice packaging and don't… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 26, 2008 at 8:00am —
Last week I introduced a new exercise program--8 Minutes to a Tight Ass.
One thing I’ve discovered about this program is proper timing of the exercises is important.
I use a simple kitchen timer, and it’s set for 1 minute for each repetition.
So when… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 26, 2008 at 5:55am —
Taking a walk with my… Continue
Added by Amelia on August 25, 2008 at 4:51pm —
Last weekend I did another triathlon. This one was a pretty short one (400 meter swim/10 mile bike/5k run), but still fun and still an accomplishment. I love participating in and finishing triathlons -anyone who has done one knows they are kind of addicting.
I had a time of 1 hour 19 minutes. It was good enough for 41st out of 200 participants overall and 6th of 23 participants in the Male 20-29 division. This was the first time I've finished in the top half of a tri so I was pretty… Continue
Added by Blake Hagen on August 25, 2008 at 9:12am —
As the dog-days of summer are almost over, it’s important to remember to get back to the basics.
Back to the future!
I spent July under the weather and less than 100%, and August is turning out to be a time of catch up for me. But, I haven’t forgotten to keep up with my push-ups.
However, I usually take an extra day off between push-up workouts, so it has taken me… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 24, 2008 at 3:46am —
Thin does not necessarily equate to being healthy. And on the reverse side, fat does not necessarily equate to being unhealthy.
A new study by the Archives of Internal Medicine looked at US adults 20 years and older and found that 23.5%, approximately 16.3 million adults who had a “normal” weight were unhealthy. Whereas… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 23, 2008 at 6:13am —
When you look into your pantry and see that bag of chips that shouldn’t be there, what stops you from eating it? Is it thinking about your children? How about that favorite blouse that’s too small now? Maybe it’s the fact that you can breathe better now that you’re exercising more.
Everyone is always looking for a new idea for motivation.
One idea I like is to hang a sign on the pantry door. So, I made a couple that… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 22, 2008 at 3:30am —