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Archive for July 2012

Eat Every Four Hours

I want you to eat every four hours — breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. This way of eating keeps your stomach from rumbling and your metabolism happy. Starve yourself for any portion of the day and you cheat yourself out of a bump in your metabolic rate. When you first start to eat every four…

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Okay to Skip Meals?

Q: I’m trying to learn to listen to my body and eat only when I am hungry, and sometimes I just don’t really want anything to eat. Is it okay to skip meals or to eat fewer than the recommended calories? A: You should NOT skip meals. There are so many adverse effects to skipping…

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Could Medications Affect Your Hormones?

It’s time to take a close look at your medicine cabinet. Have you ever actually read the package insert that comes with your medication? With all the warnings they contain, you might wonder if the side effects that come with those drugs might be worse than the conditions you’re taking them for. Even when they’re…

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When It Comes to Fish, Be Choosy

When you’re buying tilapia, ask the person behind the fish counter where the fish came from. You want to steer clear of tilapia farmed in China or Taiwan, where pollution can be a big issue. U.S.-farmed tilapia is the best choice, and if you can’t find that, fish from Central or South America is a…

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Challenging Yourself From Your Feet on Up

Another factor to consider when you vary your intensity level is your “base.” This refers to the way in which you plant your feet on the floor. A wide base — placing your feet wide apart — helps stabilize your body. Working through an exercise with a wide base makes it easier to maintain form…

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Rover Running Ragged

Keep Furry Running Partners Safe in Heat We know plenty of you enjoy running with your dogs, and this release from Oklahoma State University provides a good refresher course on how to keep your furry friends safe in the heat. Dr. Carolynn MacAllister, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension veterinarian, suggests running with your dog during…

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Peter Larson and Barefoot Running Minimalism

Peter Larson is the co-author of the recently released Tread Lightly. Using an array of empirical data, Larson attempts to dispel many myths surrounding minimalism, footwear, and running injuries while examining what factors research says are most important to our running. A professor at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Larson also maintains the popular…

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Build Your Upper-Body Strength With These Push-ups!

Remember when you first started working out and couldn’t do five consecutive push-ups without collapsing? Now that you’ve been training for a while, you can do sets of ten without even breaking a sweat. Feels good, right? Well, maybe it feels a little too good. It might be time to push yourself a bit by…

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