Category Archives: Nutrition

Protein (Recipe: No-Churn S’mores Ice-Cream)

Protein is what our muscles are made of. If your protein intake is inadequate, over time your body will “find it” in another place and cannibalize itself looking for more. And the first thing it does is to strip it … Continue reading

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Is a Calorie a Calorie? (Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies)

According to the laws of thermodymanics, yes, all calories are created equal (at least on paper). However, the way the body breaks down carbohydrates, protein and fat, the three main sources of calories in our diet (four if you count alcohol), … Continue reading

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11 Things Every Type A Person Wants You to Know

I read this article on the 11 things every Type A person wants you to know. I consider myself Type A, so here goes: We’re not impatient, just efficient. I completely agree. Although, A swears he is going to make me more … Continue reading

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Porta-Potties: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know (Recipe: Parmesan Herb Baked Turbot)

We have all used one. Some of us more than others. Runners use them a lot. And there is usually a long line. How long, on average, does it take people to use a porta-potty? 1:15 – 1:30 is the … Continue reading

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Eat Your Leafy Greens + My Trip to Blacksburg! (Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie)

Apparently, eating your leafy greens can help you stay mentally sharp. Leafy greens = spinach, kale, collards, etc. A new study has shown that older people whose diets included just one or two servings of these vegetables per day had … Continue reading

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The Fat Burning Zone & More Yosemite (Recipe: Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad)

There is no such thing. You know how they say exercising at lower intensities means you are in the “fat burning zone”? Nope. If there was such a thing, sleeping would be a fat-burning exercise. That’s definitely a low-intensity activity. … Continue reading

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A Little Extra Fat AND Puppies! (Recipe: Roasted Potato Galette)

So, I am reading this book on nutrition and exercise. A lot of things I have read in it have been extremely interesting. For instance, this little section on fat. This is what it says: “Extra fat works a little … Continue reading

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Why Most Runners Don’t Lose Weight (Recipe: Grilled Margherita Sandwiches)

Want to know a fun fact? More than 19 million Americans run 100 days or more per year (according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association)! Isn’t that something?? The chances are good that at least few thousand of those millions run … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Anyone? (Recipe: Peach Pie Crumble Bars)

I have done a few kettlebell workouts in the past. In fact, it would probably be good to get one in there in the next week or so. It has been awhile. Some research out of San Jose State University … Continue reading

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Having Muscle Cramps This Summer?

Did you know that nighttime leg spasms are twice as common in the warm months as in the winter, new research in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found? And frequent exercisers are especially at risk due to post-workout muscle tightness. When … Continue reading

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