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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

It's almost spring! !!! ! ! ! !   ! !  :):):):)
 

 
Trivia!
(haven't done this in a while :P)


True or False: Besides foods fortified with calcium, you can only get calcium from dairy foods like milk and yogurt.

  • True
  • False
FALSE!

Explanation

You can find calcium in many dairy-free foods, from almonds to tofu. Collard greens, black-eyed peas, blackstrap molasses, kale and oranges are a few more plant-based sources of calcium.

 

True or False: The friendly bacteria in your digestive tract make vitamins that you body uses.

  • True
  • False
TRUE!

Explanation

Vitamin K can be made in your digestive tract by the billions of bacteria that are in your intestines. Some of these bacteria synthesize vitamin K that your body can then absorb. You can also obtain vitamin K from food sources such as green-leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, pork, liver, whole wheat, oats, and bran. Fair sources include fruits, vegetables, seeds, tubers, milk, and eggs.

 

True or False: Antibiotics can treat a cold or the flu.

 

  • True
  • False
FALSE!

Explanation

When you come down with a cold or the flu, the last thing you should do is take an antibiotic. Most antibiotics only work against infections caused by bacteria, so they won't work against illnesses (like the cold or the flu) that are caused by viruses. Currently, no licensed antibiotics exist for fighting the common cold. Some prescription antibiotics (known as antiviral medications) are available and effective against the flu, but only if they're taken very early in the illness.

 

True or False: Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too.

  • True
  • False
TRUE!

Explanation

Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too. Researcher Brian Wansink (author of "Mindless Eating") found that we mirror (to a point) the amount that our company consumes. We consciously and/or unconsciously follow the "consumption norm" of those we dine with by emulating how much they eat in order to achieve acceptance. Dr. Wansink's studies reflected this behavior, and it's important to be aware and attempt to make a conscious decision about how much you eat when eating among others.

 

 

Yesterday's workout:

3 rounds of:
600 row (1st round)
3km bike (2nd round - sticking to your highest RPM the WHOLE WAY)
600 m run
15 Deadlifts
30 Thrusters
60 Double Unders

no rest between rounds

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(....hardest workout you will ever love... apart from Crossfit ;))

 

 
gonna try this move at the gym today! :) 


 DID YOU KNOOWWWWW
that cranberries are packed with carbs??

 

Cranberries


This packable fruit delivers a generous  
pre- or postworkout blast of carbohydrates (25 grams per ¼ cup)
Plus, cranberries have proanthocyanins, compounds that help prevent and fight 
urinary tract infections. Running to the bathroom every 5 minutes 
definitely isn't the kind of workout you need. 


 
 
















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