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How Many Calories Do Olympic Athletes Need?

Source http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/07/24/157317262/how-many-calories-do-olympic-athletes-need-it-depends?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=thesalt

Meb Keflezighi and Galen Rupp  lead the race during the U.S Olympic Marathon Team Trials in February in Los Angeles.


Meb Keflezighi and Galen Rupp lead the race during the U.S Olympic Marathon Team Trials in February in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Moore/Getty Images

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on July 25, 2012.

Food, as we so often note on this blog, means a lot of different things to different people. To Olympic athletes, food is fuel for exceptional athletic performance. But there’s a surprising amount of variety in just how much fuel elite athletes need.

Anyone who followed Michael Phelps’ astonishing performance in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games surely will remember one of the secrets of his success: Consuming as many as <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyI…

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Meb Keflezighi and Galen Rupp  lead the race during the U.S Olympic Marathon Team Trials in February in Los Angeles.


Meb Keflezighi and Galen Rupp lead the race during the U.S Olympic Marathon Team Trials in February in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Moore/Getty Images

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on July 25, 2012.

Food, as we so often note on this blog, means a lot of different things to different people. To Olympic athletes, food is fuel for exceptional athletic performance. But there’s a surprising amount of variety in just how much fuel elite athletes need.

Anyone who followed Michael Phelps’ astonishing performance in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games surely will remember one of the secrets of his success: Consuming as many as <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyI…

What to Do When the World Doesn’t Get You

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Drunk or High at a Nightclub

“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~Pema Chödrön

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a little different, defiantly so.

I was that child who never liked cartoons. I was nicknamed “the little old lady” for the things I said at the age of five.

I was that girl from northern Vietnam who refused to change her accent and use of language while schooling in the south, despite being made a subject of ridicule for that.

I was the only pupil that felt indignant about having analyses of literature imposed on us at school—why did everyone have to think and feel the same way about a poem?

The feeling of being out of place plagued my childhood and early adolescence.

My disposition as an outsider deepened during my time studying in Singapore. It was bad enough that I found nothing in common with the locals, but I did not feel an affinity with other Vietnamese students either. Joined by origins and circumstances, we were supposed to feel a bond, but I only felt my difference in interests and values.

When I left Vietnam and subsequently Singapore, I did not know how I would fund my future studies beyond the scholarships I was given. But in my mind, the pain of feeling an outsider jus…

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Drunk or High at a Nightclub

“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~Pema Chödrön

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a little different, defiantly so.

I was that child who never liked cartoons. I was nicknamed “the little old lady” for the things I said at the age of five.

I was that girl from northern Vietnam who refused to change her accent and use of language while schooling in the south, despite being made a subject of ridicule for that.

I was the only pupil that felt indignant about having analyses of literature imposed on us at school—why did everyone have to think and feel the same way about a poem?

The feeling of being out of place plagued my childhood and early adolescence.

My disposition as an outsider deepened during my time studying in Singapore. It was bad enough that I found nothing in common with the locals, but I did not feel an affinity with other Vietnamese students either. Joined by origins and circumstances, we were supposed to feel a bond, but I only felt my difference in interests and values.

When I left Vietnam and subsequently Singapore, I did not know how I would fund my future studies beyond the scholarships I was given. But in my mind, the pain of feeling an outsider jus…

[PsychToday] Harmonicas, Social Connections, and Politics

Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-musical-self/201608/harmonicas-social-connections-and-politics

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America has spent the last couple weeks learning about the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate pic, Senator Tim Kaine. We’ve heard his life story—the mission trip to Honduras, his begin-local-and-work-your-way-up political climb—and we’ve discovered a bit about the man—his younger self “hotness,” his fluent…

Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-musical-self/201608/harmonicas-social-connections-and-politics

Post image for [PsychToday] Harmonicas, Social Connections, and Politics

America has spent the last couple weeks learning about the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate pic, Senator Tim Kaine. We’ve heard his life story—the mission trip to Honduras, his begin-local-and-work-your-way-up political climb—and we’ve discovered a bit about the man—his younger self “hotness,” his fluent…

My #1 Strength Tip

Source http://romanfitnesssystems.com/articles/romaniello-strength-tip/

strength1This is not so much about how to get stronger, but rather when you should focus on strength.

If you’re looking to develop a great physique that is both aesthetically pleasing and can perform well, strength is a huge part of that. However, it’s a very long process, often necessitating periods with a greater focus on building muscle over burning fat.

Having strategically timed periods of training for strength allows you to be more successful in each of these disparate endeavors, but can also shorten the process overall.

Most people switch haphazardly between bulking and cutting, never really putting much thought into when they change gears: they focus on mass until they get too fat for comfort, then get lean until they’re too small for comfort.

Going from one extreme to the other is not only bad for your body, it’s also a surefire way to stay in the two-steps-forward-one-step-back cycle.

If you’ve been training to gain mass and then cut calories drastically to get lean, you’re going to sacrifice much of the muscle you’ve built. Similarly, if you’ve been losing fat, and you jump right into a huge caloric surplus, you’re going to rebound and gain back a lot of the fat you&#821…

Source http://romanfitnesssystems.com/articles/romaniello-strength-tip/

strength1This is not so much about how to get stronger, but rather when you should focus on strength.

If you’re looking to develop a great physique that is both aesthetically pleasing and can perform well, strength is a huge part of that. However, it’s a very long process, often necessitating periods with a greater focus on building muscle over burning fat.

Having strategically timed periods of training for strength allows you to be more successful in each of these disparate endeavors, but can also shorten the process overall.

Most people switch haphazardly between bulking and cutting, never really putting much thought into when they change gears: they focus on mass until they get too fat for comfort, then get lean until they’re too small for comfort.

Going from one extreme to the other is not only bad for your body, it’s also a surefire way to stay in the two-steps-forward-one-step-back cycle.

If you’ve been training to gain mass and then cut calories drastically to get lean, you’re going to sacrifice much of the muscle you’ve built. Similarly, if you’ve been losing fat, and you jump right into a huge caloric surplus, you’re going to rebound and gain back a lot of the fat you&#821…

Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia – How They Differ And What To Do

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/alzheimers-vs-dementia-how-they-differ-and-what-to-do

by Dana Dovey for Medical Daily: Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may share many of the same symptoms, but the two are not different names for the same condition. Here’s what you need to know about both in order for you to……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/alzheimers-vs-dementia-how-they-differ-and-what-to-do

by Dana Dovey for Medical Daily: Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may share many of the same symptoms, but the two are not different names for the same condition. Here’s what you need to know about both in order for you to……

A Thank You to Nova and ZenRock

Source http://zenrockfitness.com/2016/05/thank-nova-zen-rock/

I can’t believe that I have become a cliché-yet time and again I find myself saying things like “I have never felt better” or “I haven’t looked this good since college”.  College-that was a husband and two kids ago and over the years since college, between work, carting the kids around everywhere, and all the other millions of things that take up our time, I found myself having changed dramatically and not for the better.

Then-to get back to the clichés-I had that “aha moment” where I was looking at some family photos from a barbecue we had over the weekend and came to a picture of me sitting at the table.  I wasn’t doing anything, wasn’t gorging on cake or eating ribs, I was just sitting there.  Yet I was shocked at how little the person in the picture matched the picture of myself in my mind. That is when I decided I had to do something.  But what?  I had joined gyms in the past, but always had excuses not to go or not to stick with it.  I had never been one for dieting, I didn’t think my eating habits were that bad.  So what to do?

I had passed the ZenRock sign many times on my way into Redmond and that line “personal training” always stuck with me so I decided to check them out.  I was immediately impressed both with the facility and the staff.  From the first day of my training, I have never been the same!  I met with Nova and we discussed my goals, plans, and how to get me to where I wanted to be.  She didn’t pus…

Source http://zenrockfitness.com/2016/05/thank-nova-zen-rock/

I can’t believe that I have become a cliché-yet time and again I find myself saying things like “I have never felt better” or “I haven’t looked this good since college”.  College-that was a husband and two kids ago and over the years since college, between work, carting the kids around everywhere, and all the other millions of things that take up our time, I found myself having changed dramatically and not for the better.

Then-to get back to the clichés-I had that “aha moment” where I was looking at some family photos from a barbecue we had over the weekend and came to a picture of me sitting at the table.  I wasn’t doing anything, wasn’t gorging on cake or eating ribs, I was just sitting there.  Yet I was shocked at how little the person in the picture matched the picture of myself in my mind. That is when I decided I had to do something.  But what?  I had joined gyms in the past, but always had excuses not to go or not to stick with it.  I had never been one for dieting, I didn’t think my eating habits were that bad.  So what to do?

I had passed the ZenRock sign many times on my way into Redmond and that line “personal training” always stuck with me so I decided to check them out.  I was immediately impressed both with the facility and the staff.  From the first day of my training, I have never been the same!  I met with Nova and we discussed my goals, plans, and how to get me to where I wanted to be.  She didn’t pus…