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Showing posts from May, 2012

how to improve your health and wellbeing

With the onset of summer and the beautiful weather that comes with it I thought it might be helpful to some if I wrote about simple things I believe anyone can do that will help you feel great and have the best, most health-filled summer ever!

1. If you are not a vegetarian, try to reduce meat consumption to once or twice per week

I could go on for hours about why I believe that consuming meat is bad for your health - but I am not going to do that today. Instead I am going to try to compromise by making a reasonable and simple suggestion: Make eating meat a once or twice per week treat.

When I was initially in the process of transitioning from 'meat-eater' to 'vegetarian', I went down a lot of different paths in order to get there. Not long ago I was like most Americans, and meat was a staple of almost every meal. But the more I learned about what meat actually does once it is inside of us, the less appetizing it became for me. Slowly but surely I began to phase meat out …

10 tips to get you through a race

In light of the approaching summer running/racing season, I thought it would be helpful (and kind of fun) if I shared with you a few tricks that I have picked up over my past three years of running that will hopefully be of some use to you in your current and future running endeavors.

So please enjoy and happy running!

1. Picking Apples

I don't know about you, but when I run I build up a lot of tension in my shoulders. What I've learned over the years is that if you have this same problem, all you need to do is – while you're running, mind you – lift both of your arms up in the air and pretend like you are picking apples off an apple tree for about ten seconds. Then – again, while you are still running – drop both arms below your waste as if they suddenly went numb and shake out all the built-up tension.

I can't tell you why this works, all I know is that it has done wonders for me.

2. Tie your key to your shoes

This one is really simple but it took me about a year before I …

how to eat healthy on a budget

When it comes to the matter of eating healthy food, a lot of people have developed this knee-jerk reaction where they throw down a flag and declare out loud that it is just way too expensive to eat healthy, organic food these days! Well, I am going to do my best to explain to you why I believe this way of thinking is silly and tell you what I believe you can do to overcome this seemingly impossible dichotomy of eating healthy on a budget.

Why I believe the bulk of the population feels that healthy food is too expensive:

I believe that the main reason people bitch and moan about the high cost of healthy food is because they have a completely inverted value system. I used to be one of these people so trust me, I know! Typically people like this live in a place that is eating up more than 35% of their take home pay and drive around vehicles which eat up roughly 30%. The remaining 35% is usually blown on things like: restaurants, entertainment and cheap boxed or canned foods from their loca…