Smart Runners Run Smarty

Smart Runners Run Smarty

Pounding down a steep and winding road in the Wasach Mountains in the company of several thousand fellow runners, I thought to myself: Running in a race is kind of a SmartyPants thing to do. Marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, color runs, walks and triathlons — lots of SmartyPantses across the country are getting together as […]

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Weight Control and Omega 3s

Weight Control and Omega 3s

If you are of a similar age to me, you entered your adult years with advertising and slogans shouting out at us to lower the fat intake in our diets. We became accustomed to thinking that if we grabbed everything with the right label, namely “low-fat,” we would either lose weight, or gain no weight, […]

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24 Things Healthy People Do Differently

24 Things Healthy People Do Differently

Does quality of life trump quantity?  Many of us are focused on living each day to the fullest, while others want to squeeze out as many years as they can. But what if we didn’t have to choose? Healthy people do one thing well–they create and maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits.  To many […]

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Dietary Fiber:  21 Amazing Things You Never Knew

Dietary Fiber: 21 Amazing Things You Never Knew

While the word “fiber” conjures images of foggy sludge drinks and tasteless, twiggy cereal, we’ve come to know just how crucial getting enough fiber is to our health.  Getting enough through foods holds benefits beyond simple “regularity.”  Read on to learn what a health champion fiber is, and why it has made a comeback in […]

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25 Superfoods To Turn Your Diet Around

25 Superfoods To Turn Your Diet Around

With the beginning of a New Year, many people are looking to change their diets and adopt a healthier lifestyle. If you are looking to supercharge your diet, there is no better way than with superfoods! While results from diet changes vary from person to person, there are documented, common benefits that many may notice […]

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The Health Risks of Obesity – It’s About More Than Vanity

The Health Risks of Obesity – It’s About More Than Vanity

As our weight climbs, we most fear obesity. As we creep into our thirties and forties, this number–our weight–duals with our age for first place as that number we’d like most to change. Many want to flaunt pilate-flat abs or to be able to pull off sporting skinny jeans without looking like a sorry hipster […]

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7 Superfoods that Fight Disease

7 Superfoods that Fight Disease

It’s common knowledge that eating a balanced diet is essential to leading a healthy life, and certain foods pack more of a punch than others.  Many in the nutritional community refer to these as superfoods. What Is A Superfood? A superfood is a natural, unprocessed food that contains a high-concentration of complex nutrients, such as […]

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New Years Resolutions: 25 Worth Sticking To

New Years Resolutions: 25 Worth Sticking To

Habits.  They sneak up on you when you’re not looking, and then they overstay their welcome.   And with new year resolutions having become an annual American tradition, every new year brings with it mixed feelings of dread and excitement when thinking about changing these sticky patterns.  What surfaces most when we think about resolutions […]

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The Many Benefits of All-in-One Vitamins

The Many Benefits of All-in-One Vitamins

As we all know, doctors and dieticians recommend eating a balanced, healthy diet full of a variety of foods from all major food groups.  In an ideal world, we’d all do this.  But, unfortunately, life gets ahead of us and before we know it our day is over, and with it the opportunity to eat […]

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Fructose Versus Glucose: Which Should You Avoid?

Fructose Versus Glucose: Which Should You Avoid?

Fructose.  Glucose.  Sucrose.  Sucralose. We are indeed, a nation with a sweet tooth. On average, Americans consume 100 pounds of sugar and sweeteners each year, or 30 teaspoons per day! Much controversy, however, exists around sweeteners. Should you coat your oatmeal with brown sugar, or bathe it in agave nectar?  While moderation remains key with […]

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