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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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March Madness by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I just got back from Denver yesterday after watching BYU move on to the Sweet 16. So fun to be there but also nice to be home. It’s nice to get in some better food an ... Read on »
Fiber is Good by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “The bottom line is that fiber should be a staple in our diet, and we should strive to eat as much fiber as possible.” – Dr. Frank Hu, Harvard School of Public Heal ... Read on »
It Has to be Fun by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “It has to be fun. If you’re absolutely miserable and you dread going, you can find another option.” –Tracie Rogers, American Council on Exercise spokeswoman Fi ... Read on »
National Nutrition Month by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living March is National Nutrition Month and the theme is “Eat Right with Color.” “Adding a splash of colorful seasonal foods to your plate makes for more than just a ... Read on »
Outnumbered by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Good news: My wife and I are expecting our 2nd kid. It’s gonna be another girl! I’m super excited, but also realizing I am now going to be even more outnumbered. : ) ... Read on »
I Ran by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I ran today. 4 miles. On the treadmill. I’m really ready for the nicer spring weather to hit. My runs have consistently been cut short or completely cut out from cold, ic ... Read on »
Why You Should Not Believe Everything Dr. Oz Tells You by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Been kind of a rough blogging week, but I found a link that is worth sharing. Apparently Dr. Oz (yeah, that Dr. Oz) recently aired a show promoting the HCG Diet . Rea ... Read on »
Physical Inactivity by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Physical activity can help control weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve mental health.” – Th ... Read on »
News Flash: Exercise Boosts Your Mood by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “After just 25 minutes, your mood improves, you are less stressed, you have more energy — and you’ll be motivated to exercise again tomorrow. A bad mood is no longer a ... Read on »
Happy Valentine’s Day: Do Something for Your Heart by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s Valentine’s Day. Have a great one spending it with people you love. Do something for your own heart too: Exercise. Exercise is one of those rare things wh ... Read on »
Benefits vs. Costs of Regular Exercise by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here’s an example of evaluating the benefits and costs of regular exercise and inactivity from the American College of Sports Medicine . What does yours look like? ... Read on »
Where Your Sodium Comes From by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Maybe you can cut back on sodium a little bit. More from MayoClinic.com about sodium . Read on »
What You Eat Compared to What You Should Eat by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living [Click image to enlarge] I’ve been reading more of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and came across this graphic. I felt it was worth sharing. Gi ... Read on »
Exercise and Your Brain by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A new study found that moderate aerobic exercise in previously sedentary adults can help increase the size of the brain’s hippocampus, which can lead to improved memory: ... Read on »
Sources of Added Sugars in Your Diet by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was checking out the recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and found this. Interesting to see how much sugar we get from drinks. Definitely somet ... Read on »
Fitness is Expensive by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A good thought for today. I highly recommend following Joe Friel . Dude knows what he’s talking about. Read on »
HCG = Economic Fraud by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Elizabeth Miller, leader of the internet and health fraud team from the FDA, labeled HCG weight-loss products as “economic fraud.” This doesn’t come as any surprise, and ... Read on »
Monday Monday by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A good thought for Monday. Make it a great day. I’m feeling good. Did my 30 minute bike and 30 minute run. Read on »
Sit Down too Much? by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I just read “ More Breaks from Sitting Are Good for Waistlines and Hearts ” over at ScienceDaily. Interesting article on a study that points out that too much sitting inc ... Read on »
Family Workout Fun by Blake H. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I had fun with my little 2 year-old yesterday morning. She loves to climb on me when I do push-ups: Nothing like 22+ extra pounds on your back. : ) A ... Read on »