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Really? – The Claim – Fruit Juice Can Prevent Kidney Stones – Question – NYTimes.com.

Along with medication to discourage the formation of kidney stones, sufferers are often encouraged to make dietary changes, among them drinking more citrus juices. Citrate in the fruit reduces the formation of calcium oxalate stones (the most common type) and lowers urine acidity, much like the kidney stone medication potassium citrate.

Tips For Getting Past The Plateau | Fitness Health Zone.com.

The weight loss beyond the 10% is what is the more difficult part and with the same amount of effort and caloric restrictions one finds no progress being made.

Jamie Oliver vs. the School Lunch – Tuned In – TIME.com.

So far, it looks like the rare reality show that has an educational goal yet neither oversimplfies it nor makes watching like, well, eating your vegetables.

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Pupils have a ball in classroom

Physical education teacher Christine Lugo reports the students at the all-girls Catholic school are doing more sit-ups per minute.

These students are working their core! Not sure what it does for attention etc, but strong abs and good posture are so important for overall health.

» The Power of Yes: A Simple Way to Get More Out of Life.

Since I’ve learned the power of yes, I’ve begun to act as if I’m not afraid. Whenever I feel fear creep upon me, I act as if I’m somebody else. I act as if I’m somebody stronger and braver.

Such an interesting idea. Saying yes to everything that comes your way and being open to the experiences and opportunities it will open up for you. I am thinking I am going to try this and to some extent I have already integrated this in my life. I often think about all the things I wish I had known when I was younger. I would have had a much richer experience if I had just said yes instead of letting fear make the decisions. I would have traveled more – would have had more fun – would have met more people. Fear is so powerful and insidious if you let it in and take control.  We should all read this post and realize saying yes opens more doors to possibilities.

An inconvenient challenge: Eat ‘real food’ for a month – CNN.com.

The task set by a food blogger seemed deceptively simple: Eat real food for a month.

This is not simple from my experience. It is hard work to eat clean/real food in this world. Also it’s hard when you are having to juggle working, family — life really. Convenience is the norm in our lives and having to eat real food requires prep – prep takes time – time is not in abundance in my life.  So for me, I do the best I can and try to always choose the healthier foods but I’m not perfect with my eating clean. I think it’s not an easy ask and it’s something that in theory to me sounds great  – in practice, right now, is not realistic for my lifestyle.

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Why You Can’t Exercise Enough To Lose Weight.

His assertion is a mathematical fact. No matter how much you exercise, if you eat poorly, you will not lose weight. Let me say it again – I know from experience that when I’ve made it a habit to overeat, I can’t exercise enough to lose weight.

I have mentioned this before and even really showed you with my own pictures. If you eat like crap and workout – you will not see the long lasting results that everyone ultimately wants.  You have to follow the 80/20 rule – 80% diet, 20% exercise.   Also it can apply to eating – eat right 80% of the time (more if we are really being honest), then the 20% of the time you can eat in moderation those foods that you consider your downfalls.

In Obesity Epidemic, What’s One Cookie? – Well Blog – NYTimes.com.

While small steps are unlikely to solve the nation’s obesity crisis, doctors say losing a little weight, eating more heart-healthy foods and increasing exercise can make a meaningful difference in overall health and risks for heart disease and diabetes.

Ok, hate to keep putting up news that brings you down, crushes your ideas or challenges what you previously thought was true. Livefitandsore.com is about being real about this journey.  While any and all exercise is better than none, you have to really get out there and move – change your life, make being active a central part of your and your families life to impact real change.

U.S. Children: Generation Snack – Well Blog – NYTimes.com.

A sweeping study of 31,337 children and adolescents released on Tuesday tracked snacking and meal trends from 1977 through 2006 using data from four national surveys. On average, children reach for cookies, chips and other treats about three times a day, consuming nearly 600 daily calories from snacks. That’s an increase of 168 snack calories compared with what children ate in the late 1970s.

I can relate to so much in this article. My kids are constantly asking for treats, snacks. I hear from my 5 year old son a minimum of 5 times a day on a good non weekend day,  utter the phrase “I’m hungry, can I have a snack”?  How can one boy be so darn hungry?  And when I say yes but it has to be something healthy – i get the whine and  the “i can’t believe you are making me eat healthy” look.  I worry about giving them too many snacks and setting them up with poor eating habits that they will ue to navigate things on their own.  I also worry about not giving them food when they say they are hungry. My son will literally cry and beg for food before bed, and once he gets it and eats it, goes to bed fine which leads me to believe it’s not a stalling tactic he is using. A power tactic, perhaps!  So my strategy is to continually talk about eating healthy food, exercising, and what is junk food and eating in moderation. I can only hope that that is the right approach for my family.

Personal Health – Studies Show Further Health Benefits of Exercise – NYTimes.com.

Regular exercise is the only well-established fountain of youth, and it’s free. What, I’d like to know, will persuade the majority of Americans who remain sedentary to get off their duffs and give their bodies the workout they deserve? My hope is that every new testimonial to the value of exercise will win a few more converts until everyone is doing it.

Physical inactivity,” they wrote, “is one of the strongest predictors of unsuccessful aging for older adults and is perhaps the root cause of many unnecessary and premature admissions to long-term care.”

Before I started getting myself in shape, I often thought about getting older and my later years and having to have others care for me because I was too weak to do it myself.  I no longer think like that – only that I am helping myself age better and more gracefully now.  The power that I have to ensure that my aging goes as well as it can, is something that I do not take for granted.  If there is something you can do in your own power to help yourself, you should do it. Easier said than done I know.

No time to exercise? No problem. Intense interval training could slash hours off your workout | StarTribune.com.

LONDON – People who complain they have no time to exercise may soon need another excuse. Some experts say intense exercise sessions could help people squeeze an entire week’s workout into less than an hour. Those regimens — also called interval training — were originally developed for Olympic athletes and thought to be too strenuous for normal people.

I have talked about interval training before and its benefits. Now I am not sure I really buy into getting an entire week’s worth of working out into an hour but I do think there are a lot of benefits to interval training. It also goes along with the High Intensity Training philosophy that I currently follow: that there is an inverse relationship between how intensely and how long one can exercise and that is why they are intentionally kept brief.


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Cavaliers: Cleveland Clinic, Cavs Team Up for Colon Cancer Awareness.

CLEVELAND, OH – March 1, 2010 – Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Cavaliers will collaborate to promote awareness and prevention of colorectal cancer with the campaign, “Score Against Colon Cancer” throughout March as part of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

This is great. Would be greater if the LA Lakers did it, but you take what you can get.

Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer) Support and Education – The Colon Club.

The Colon Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of colorectal cancer in out-of-the-box ways. Our goals are to educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and for people to get screened when it’s appropriate for them.

Your Health And Body Image – How They’re Linked.

The contention by the Spanish government is that ads for cosmetic surgeries, botox injections, and related procedures only serves to accentuate a growing problem tied to the body image of young teens. An interview with a teenage girl, aired on NPR, summed up the reason for the rising rates of anorexia and bulimia in Spain, as she explained how the “perfect bodies” of actresses and models are worshiped by their culture. This is why they limited advertising for the industry to after 10 pm, in the hopes of reducing the exposure of children to the images and message portrayed by the industry.

Even though this is in Spain, this is relevant here in the good ole USA. I think that anything that can be done to curb the images we see that help influence the younger generation to think they aren’t good enough is a step in the right direction. So a post 10p restriction on ads of that sort sounds like a good place to start.

Practical And Fun Flexibility Exercises | Fitness Health Zone.com.

In order to avoid muscle tension and injuries, you should perform flexibility exercises.  Not only would they help improve your fitness but flexibility exercises are also proven to be beneficial for daily activities.

One thing I know I need to work on is my flexibility. It actually seems to have gotten even more limited since I started doing more high intensity training. I am thinking about starting to take a YOGA class to see if it will help me limber up.

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