Category Archives: Get your geek on

Dietary supplements-where do you get your information from?


I am a big believer in trying to avoid dietary supplements if at all possible as I think it is much better to get your nutrients through a varied and healthy diet. I do realize however that people may lack … Continue reading

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When good medical professionals go bad…


I first read this article  because I was interested in reading what the latest “miracle cure” for weight loss was. For the most part, there were no surprises-one study (founded by a company that makes the product) concluded taking this green … Continue reading

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Organic foods…are they worth the cost?


Kelsey found this article on USA Today earlier this week, and I thought it was definitely worth sharing. It discusses the findings of a study which evaluated the nutritional value of organic foods versus conventional foods. After an extensive review … Continue reading

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The artificial sweetener mystery


It is general knowledge that sugar is the devil. It has pretty much single-handedly led to the American obesity epidemic as well as the widespread increase in diabetes. We should all switch to artificial sweeteners. Wait, no-they cause cancer. Shoot. … Continue reading

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Discussion of this topic was inevitable…


For anyone who knows me, you know I love to run. You also know I get hurt a lot and that it frustrates me a great deal. Barefoot running and minimalist running are something I have been reading up on … Continue reading

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Slightly different approach to Thinking Cap Thursday


I was flipping through some articles looking for something interesting to post, and I came across an article entitled An Investigative Study Into the Influence of a Commercially Available Carbohydrate-Protein-Electrolyte Beverage on Short Term Repeated Exercise Performance. Thinking it could be … Continue reading

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Is it hunger or a craving?


Have you ever sat there (for me it’s usually on the couch or at my desk!) wondering if that nagging feeling is hunger or just one of those pesky cravings? Margaret Furtado, MS, RD addresses that very question in her … Continue reading

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Static stretching and the effect on speed, strength and power


Over the past several years, it has been widely reported that static stretching prior to exercise can decrease speed, power and strength, indicating that if you are completing an event where speed or power is necessary, you should skip the … Continue reading

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Saving energy while doing your chores


First, let me apologize for not getting a workout video posted. Again. It is coming. I do, however have some green tips to share for when we’re doing our housework! If you can avoid using hot water as much as … Continue reading

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Fitness myths


I read this article on Yahoo! today, and wanted to share it.. These are myths that are still very common among many gym-goers, and they can really hinder your progress. The one I want to talk about a little more … Continue reading

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