A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, according to the old-school, keep it simple school of nutritional thinking. But as we’ve seen, good health is a little more complicated than just matching the calories you eat to eh calories you burn. A study published in 2010 in the Journal Medicine & Science in sports & Exercise suggests that your body can tell the difference between a calorie burned through exercise and a calorie avoided through dieting – and both types turn out to be important.
Posted by Lynsay Ryan @ Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 15:43pm
One of the recurring themes in coverage of the 2008 Olympics was that old people can be just as strong and fast as their juniors. At 41 years of age, swimmer Dara Torres won three silver medals; marathon runner Constantina Tomescu-Dita won gold at 38; and 61 year old Ian Millar picked up a remarkable silver medal in the team equestrian event. But it’s not entirely clear what lessons the average middle-aged or elderly exerciser can draw from these one-of-a-kind models.
Posted by Lynsay Ryan @ Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 12:31pm
60-second Salad Dressing Whisk 2 Tbs. regular mayonnaise with 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbs. orange juice, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Toss with 8 cups of salad greens and top with 2 cups of chopped vegetables -- try bell pepper, carrot, celery, cucumber, tomato, and avocado.
Posted by Lynsay Ryan @ Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 15:19pm
This salad is th eperfect excuse to treat yourself to some heirloom tomatoes. I love the zebra sripe ones, with their beautiful deep color and tart-sweet flavor. 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves1 small clove garlic, minced1 Tbs. red wine vinegar1/4 tsp. kosher salt3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil2 lbs. tomatoes, chopped1 15 oz can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed20 fresh basil leaves, chopped1/4 cup crumbled fetaFreshly ground black pepper, to taste
Posted by Lynsay Ryan @ Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 15:16pm
Coffee may lower teh risk of lethal prostate cancer, says a new study.Researchers tracked nearly 48,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study from 1986 to 2006. Those who drank one to five cups of coffee a day had about a 30 percent loewr risk of lethal (fatal or metastic) prostate cancer than those who consumed no coffee. Men who drank at least six cups a day had a 60 percent lower risk. It didn't matter if teh coffee was regular or decaf.
Posted by Lynsay Ryan @ Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 12:40pm