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How Healthy is Wine?

How Healthy is Wine?

Ernest Hemingway said that wine is “one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things in the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection.” I like wine quite a bit myself, as do many people.  There is some confusion about wine, however, due to conflicting media reports, etc.….Is it healthy or not?

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

The question of how many carbohydrates one should consume is a hot topic these days. I see it in the media very frequently and I hear it live even more often. Clearly, there is an abundance of confusion. Let’s try to clarify this issue for you somewhat. I say somewhat, because the only true way to know what is right for you is to do your own homework and figure it out.

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Prescription for a Longer Life

Prescription for a Longer Life

​Recently, Mark Sisson wrote an article called Crossfit Training: How to Support Overall Wellness and Longevity with Primal.  I am a huge fan of Mark Sisson and I thought the article was great. As I reflected on it later, I thought to myself that this doesn’t apply just to crossfitters.  This is information that applies across a wide swath of folks.  So today, I give you excerpts from Mr. Sisson’s article, along with my own thoughts.

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6 Daily Habits of Healthy Athletes

Daily Habits of Healthy Athletes

I recently read a very interesting article about daily healthy habits. The question was posed by the author to a number of elite strength coaches and athletes. So, I’m going to break down that article for you today, because there is most certainly something in here for everybody.

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Choosing the Right Cooking Oil

Choosing the Right Cooking Oil

Choosing the right oil for cooking depends greatly on the job you want it to do. Almost all cooking oils or cooking fats contain a mixture of the three types of fatty acids: polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated. Each has certain advantages.

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Dynamic Stretching Exercises

Dynamic Stretching Exercises

I personally find stretching to be an interesting topic, because it seems as though everybody knows all about it, yet the truth is that most people get it wrong, and may actually put themselves in unsafe positions. This week’s article is about stretching. In order to keep the size of the article reasonable, I will only focus on a few critical areas.

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You Need Both Cardio and Strength Training

Cardiovascular exercise and strength training are viewed as opposites in physical culture.  Indeed, it is often the case that people gravitate to one side or the other and identify fully with what they do best or like best (i.e. I am a runner and I do not need to lift weights).  However, that thinking is wrong, in my humble opinion.  We all need both cardio and strength training, in order to perform better and age more gracefully.

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