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Does Diet Soda Make You Fat? February 14, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in fitness, Fitness Goals, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, Weight Loss.

Several years ago Emily Edison, a nutritionist friend of mine told me that people who want to lose weight shouldn’t drink diet soda. I referred clients who needed help creating realistic weight loss plans to her. I worked with a man who was an ex-college football player, who drank at least 2 liters of diet soda a day. He weighed 319 when we started working together. I referred him to Emily, who immediately got him off soda. He trained 4 days a week, walking on the treadmill or outside and lifted very light weights with me. Over the course of about 2 months, he dropped down to 289 lbs. Cutting out soda wasn’t the only modification he made. He also cut back on alcohol and reduced his portion sizes.

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Murphy – Friend or Foe February 12, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in healthy lifestyles.
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I grew up with dogs.  My mom is a dog-lover.  We’ve had everything from cocker-spaniels, dachshunds, boxers and even a poodle.  We never took the dogs for a walk or puppy class.  When the dog peed in the house, her nose was rubbed in it and she was thrown outside.   My mom keeps an immaculate house.  She trained the dog to go in one spot in the yard.  She even trained Brandy, the dachshund to put her toys away.   This woman likes a clean house!

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Managing a healthy body weight February 8, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in fitness, Fitness Goals, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, Weight Loss.
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The most common fitness goal and probably the most important is achieving and maintaining a healthy body-weight. Recent data indicates that approximately 66 percent of the United States adults are overweight (defined as having a Body Mass Index of 25 kg/m2 or higher) and 32 percent are obese (defined as having a Body Mass Index of 30 kg/m2 of higher). Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome and depression are just a few of the diseases that are related to obesity.

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10 tips for first time marathoners February 7, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in fitness, healthy lifestyles, marathon, running.
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If you are a runner planning your first marathon, here are 10 tips you don’t want to miss. 

Almost anyone can run a marathon, with proper training.  It is the ultimate test for many.  26.2 miles will take you to your edge both mentally and physically. 

There is a vast difference between a first time marathoner and a veteran.  The first time marathoner may think they can run 26.2 miles, but they don’t know what it feels like.  They don’t know what to expect.  They haven’t put themselves to the test and passed the test.  The veteran runner knows how their body responds to training.  They know they can complete a marathon, because they’ve  already done it.

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Replace your Running Shoes February 6, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in fitness, healthy lifestyles, running.
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If you want to stay on track with your running and fitness goals, the replace your running shoes on a regular basis.

Running in old, worn out shoes is a major cause of injury for runners.  Shoes break down and need to be replaced.  They lose shock absorption, stability and cushioning over time.  Continuing to run in old shoes increases stress on the joints, which can lead to overuse injuries.  Injuries such as shin splints, and tendonitis start as a nagging ache or pain, that can develop into a debilitating injury.  If the problem isn’t caught early, an annoying pain can become chronic injury. 

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How much protein does an athlete need? February 5, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in fitness, healthy lifestyles, nutrition.
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Protein is an important ingredient in every athlete‘s diet. 

Protein has a variety of uses in the body. Minimal amounts of protein are utilized in aerobic exercise.  However protein is essential for repairing and rebuilding muscle tissue. It is also necessary for enzyme and hormone function and for the immune system.

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Fitness is key to Longevity January 31, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in fitness, healthy lifestyles, Weight Loss.
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If you want to live a long, healthy life, then focus on your fitness.  Too many people worry about their weight, instead of focusing on exercise and healthy living.

A study published in the December 5th issue of the Journal of American Medical Association finds that when it comes to longevity, being physically fit is more important than keeping your weight down.

In the study, scientists found people who were overweight, but fit tended to outlive those who were leaner but not in good shape.

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Body Image – What should I weigh? January 30, 2008

Posted by Lisa Sabin in fitness, Fitness Goals, healthy lifestyles, Weight Loss.
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Many people have self confidence issues related to being the ideal weight.  This can come from comparing yourself against standards, such as the BMI, and it can also come from comparing yourself against celebrities.

Body image is a strange thing. We are constantly bombarded with unrealistic expectations about the way we should look. Celebrities swing back and forth for movie rolls. They range from the chubby “Bridget Jones” character to nearly anorexic “Roxy Hart” character in the movie Chicago. Every week there are more pictures of skinny celebrities in the tabloids.

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Cycling On The Oregon Coast June 9, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in cycling, Fitness and Travel, healthy lifestyles, Vacation, Working Out and Traveling.
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This weekend Phil and I escaped for a weekend at The Inn At Spanish Head, in Lincoln City, Oregon.  Phil’s famiily took frequent trips to the Oregon coast, as a kid.   Phil’s mom, Carrie, always wanted to go to The Inn At Spanish Head, which is kind of a swanky hotel, on top of a bluff with amazning views of the ocean.

Originally, we were going to come down here on the motorcyle, but decided to bring our bikes instead.  Our plan was to get in some serious cycling and have a relaxing weekend.  I am really glad we didn’t take the Harley, because it’s been raining like crazy since we’ve been here!


Sweet Potato Fries June 6, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in healthy lifestyles, Healthy Recipes, nutrition.

 I am on a new kick. I’ve been buying these presliced sweet potatoes at Trader Joes or Costco. I roast them in the oven with olive oil and sea salt and pepper…..

Sweet Potato Oven Fries 

For the recipe see my new blog: lisasabin.konamoxt.com