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Blake H. Healthy Living Professional

Provo, Utah
Love triathlons, soccer, golf, tennis, raquetball, preventing chronic disease, fitness, health, cooking, and going on walks with my wife. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness Management.
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Designed to Move: Generational Impact by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The chart above (click image to enlarge) shows the impact physically active kids can have on generations. The chart above (click image to enlarge) shows ... Read on »
Fit Kids Linked to Better Grades and Better Test Scores by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My 3-year-old did her first race this past summer. Ran the whole 1K. :) “Look, your fitter kids are the ones who will do better on tests, so that would argue ag ... Read on »
What I Do – Orriant by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Check out the video. More info about Orriant and what we do for organizations like the one in the video. [Can't see video? Go see it here ]. Read on »
I’m Back by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m back. At least I’m trying to be. It’s been a busy year. My plan is to continue to use this space to share health/wellness-related materials along with my whole fa ... Read on »
Casper by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m in Casper, WY today for work . Lucky me. Read on »
Sugar Consumption by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sugar consumption in the United States from 1822 – 2005. Interesting. That’s pounds of sugar per person per year. Read more about this at Whole Health Source . ... Read on »
Sodium: Still Too Much by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Average American sodium intake = 3,200+ mg/day Recommended sodium intake = 2,300 mg/day Recommended sodium intake for those with high blood pressure, diabetes or a ... Read on »
Solid Monday Start by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My local rec center pool at 5am on a Monday. Nothing makes me happier on a Monday than a solid workout first thing in the morning. Just finished 45 min in the ... Read on »
New Guidelines for School Lunches by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Improving the quality of the school meals is a critical step to building a healthy future for our kids.” – Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary “A healthier p ... Read on »
Orriant GIVEAWAY! by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My work is doing a GIVEAWAY on the company  Facebook Page . To enter to potentially win a $40 prepaid debit card, simply “Like” the page and write your “February ... Read on »
Monday Monday by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Getting the week started with a good workout just feels good. Did 40 mins in the pool followed by a 40 min run. Training for the Utah Half is now underway. Read on »
Mall Walk by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Enjoyed the holiday today by loading up the rugrats and heading to the mall for a nice walk. It was that or bundle up for a cold, long bike ride. We walked at a good c ... Read on »
New Bike by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m loving my new bike. It kinda stinks riding in the middle of winter but I’ve had a few decent rides on it so far. Glad Wife finally gave it the “ok”! L ... Read on »
How Many Calories? by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “It’s easier to get up the will-power to turn down a 900 calorie double-burger with cheese and sauce and opt for a 400 calorie chicken sandwich or salad when you know you ... Read on »
Healthier Habits for Kids by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Any combination of steps–making fruits and vegetables part of every meal, limiting treats, walking and playing, even shopping together—can add up to make a real di ... Read on »
Eat Broccoli by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My girl just can’t get enough broccoli. It’s pretty awesome. She likes it steamed straight-up. Reasons to eat more broccoli: Enjoy! Read on »
Move Around by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “It’s not how long you stay standing, but how often you stand up, how often you challenge your body to respond. What provides the baseline of physiological activity in t ... Read on »
Oh Yeah, I Have a Blog by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So yeah, I’m still here. It has been a busy last little while. I accepted a new position at Orriant that keeps me busy, and on top of that, we’ve been dealing with a ... Read on »
Healthy Eating Plate by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here is the Harvard School of Public Health’s Healthy Eating Plate (click to enlarge): This is a more detailed version of the ChooseMyPlate food icon from the USD ... Read on »
Exercise, Healthy Eating, Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Another edition of . Keep in mind that I don’t write the titles, just the articles. Enjoy. Nothing new here. Just a good reminder of why healthy eating and r ... Read on »