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How To Make Those Hard Runs Easier

A recent study found that the more runners distract themselves from what their bodies are doing, the more effortless their run may feel, and the better their performance. The new study was published on October 1st of this year in the Journal of Motor Learning and Development. Researchers at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville […]

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Calculating Calories Burned Through Exercise? Turns out it’s Wildly Inaccurate!

The results of a new study that was published in August confirms what I’ve been telling people for years – exercise is a horrible way to try and lose weight!Turns out those “calories burned” calculators on fitness apps or exercise equipment at the gym are not even close to being accurate. Think you just burned […]

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What We’ve Been Told About Metabolism Is Wrong

A new study came out last week in Science magazine. These researchers have precisely measured life’s metabolic highs and lows, from birth to old age, and the findings will surprise you. The findings suggests that your metabolism (the rate at which you burn calories) actually peaks much earlier in life, and starts its inevitable decline later […]

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Plant-Based Meat

During the pandemic-forced lock downs and quarantines, food categories from baking ingredients to canned beans have seen gigantic sales boosts. Both plant-based and conventional meats have seen sales spike as consumers filled their refrigerators and freezers when restaurants closed and shelter-in-place regulations led to an increase in in-home consumption.While there may be fewer innovative products […]

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The 2020 Annual Health Report is out. How Did KY Fare?

Every year the United Health Foundation does a report on America’s Health Rankings. This report is the longest-running annual review of the country’s health on a state-by-state basis.The America’s Health Rankings model includes four drivers, or determinants of health: social & economic factors, physical environment, clinical care and behaviors, all of which influence the fifth […]

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Is Your Home Safe For Indoor Gatherings?

Frequent readers of this blog may know that by day I’m a Mechanical Engineer that works in the HVAC / Air Quality industry. This pandemic has been a fascinating experience for me. My two passions, Health and Wellness and Heating and Air Conditioning have converged. Below is an article that I wrote for my company […]

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Teaching Your Kids About Food Choices

One of the things I look most forward to when things return to “normal” following the pandemic is being able to take my kids to the grocery with me. I know that sounds insane and some people go to the grocery just to be away from their kids, but I feel like food knowledge is […]

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No Sugar November – 2020 Edition

October is coming to an end next week. So you know what that means? It’s time for “No Sugar November”! Can you go from November 1st until Thanksgiving (November 26th) with no sugar? It might seem like a monumental task, but take a few minutes to read the rest of this post and I’ll guide […]