Monthly Archives: September 2013

Super Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Super Crispy Sweet Potato Fries Introducing Super Crispy Sweet Potato Fries via Heather Homefaker (Click that name for the recipe)  Do you love fries like I do? Have you tried swapping out regular potatoes for their orange alternates? This post from … Continue reading

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Pulled or Strained Muscles: What they are, how to treat them, and how to avoid them

Pulled or Strained Muscles A few years ago I was playing in an intramural softball league over the summer.  As a full time college student with a part time job, my exercise time was minimal.  Outside of a 20-30 minute … Continue reading

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9 Tasty Foods for a Healthier Way to Tailgate

As a football JUNKIE, I can always use tips for how to not eat a week’s worth of calories from the hours of 12-9pm on Sunday. Click here to go to the LA Fitness official blog and for their 9 … Continue reading

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Rhabdomyolysis – Uncle Rhabdo, Pukie the Clown, and the CrossFit Controversy

Uncle Rhabdo, Pukie the Clown, and the CrossFit Controversy The last few days has seen a hot topic flying around the blogosphere and message boards: rhabdomyolysis,  rhabdo for short. The firestorm of opinion was sparked by an Australian health article … Continue reading

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Running in Space

Ever wonder how to work out in zero gravity? Watch astronaut Karen Nyberg from NASA go for a run on the International Space Station treadmill.  Side note: the treadmill is named COLBERT after the comedian, Stephen Colbert. The harness would be … Continue reading

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Run Your Best 5k Infographic

I love a good infographic! Credit to the folks at Greatist and the illustration by Tantika

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Five Tips for Making Health a Consistent Habit

I was browsing a few fitness forums recently, and as usual there are a lot of people new to the world of fitness asking, “What plan is best for me?” Skinny and wanting to bulk up, what kind of diet? … Continue reading

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Bulk Up, Trim Down, Maintain: BMR and BMI Calculator

Before changing to a more fit lifestyle, it is a good idea to find out what your BMR, Basal Metabolic Rate, and BMI, Body Mass Index, are.   Calculating the Basal Metabolic Rate will help you understand how many calories you … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up

Something to chant in your head when pressing for one more set, one more lap, one more rep.

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Dear Humans, Exercise! Love, Science

Scientific American published an article in the August 2013 edition titled, Why Exercise Works Magic by Shari S Bassuk, endocrinologist, Timothy S Church, director of Preventative Medicine Research Laboratory at LSU, and JoAnn E Manson, Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard. … Continue reading

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