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Christine G.

When it comes to fitness, you have a choice to be obsessed (freak), to give up (flake), or ideally find a balance in between. This blog will cover health issues. Consider each post an addition to the guardrail that keeps us from falling off the road into either extreme. Join me as we delve into up... Full Bio
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I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cr- zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The restless food innovation market has introduced a restful new food . It's ice cream with ingredients that help you relax or go beddy bye, including melatonin, rose hip, ... Read on »
Funny Gym Ecards (Pt 3) by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Back by popular demand, another installment of Funny Gym Ecards. To see previous Gym Ecard posts, head over to part 1 and part 2 . Read more » Read on »
Burger King's health(ier) "SatisFries" by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hear ye, hear ye *ahem* His Majesty, the (Burger) King, doth hereby proclaim a novel low-fat, lower-calorie french fry, available for nom nom times. Thou sha ... Read on »
What Public Health Campaigns can glean from Positive Psychology by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Traditional psychology studies the broken masses, and for all its efforts, mostly just compiles a compendium of great ways to break people. By contrast,  Positive Psyc ... Read on »
Poking holes in Obama's PR Play for "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month" by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Obama recently  proclaimed September 2013 to be "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month." This being in light of new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Pre ... Read on »
America’s Top Food and Beverage Companies Meet Goal to Cut Calories Market-wide by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What are the odds that 16 American Food and Beverage companies [1] can voluntarily slash 1.5 trillion calories from the marketplace within 5 years? Stifle all scoffs (mi ... Read on »
Partnership for a Healthier America's 2013 Summit encourages making the healthy choice, the easy... by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “They look like a church choir, but they act like an army!”  James Gavin, Board Chair of Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), kicked off the 2013 Building a Healthie ... Read on »
Funny Gym Ecards (Pt 2) by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You like? Find more here!  Read on »
Funny Gym Gifs by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you're not familiar with #whatshouldwecallme tumblr, get acquainted. It's hilarity. This post of mine highlights some of the gym-related gifs. Any I missed? Know of ... Read on »
Greg Plitt is the "Tony Robbins" of fitness. by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Greg (third from right) standing with fellow gym-going champs Here's what you do. Go to a site that converts youtube vids into music files . Insert the ur ... Read on »
[Infographic] Hangover Cures from Around the World by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Lazy blog post. Wherein I don't write more than three sentences and before you realize you've been jipped I divert your attention to a colorful infographic (see link)! ... Read on »
The Skinny on Obesity - UCTV Prime by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This seven-part series needs no explanation. Suffice to say, I went through two years of nutrition grad school and didn't learn some of the knowledge bombs that are drop ... Read on »
Olympic athlete overcomes his Achilles' Heel, literally by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Life doesn't always turn out like we plan. How we react defines our character. Olympian hurdler, Liu Xiang, made an inspiring CHOICE to face circumstance, overcome defeat, ... Read on »
Food & Health Survey, 2012 IFIC Foundation by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The International Food Information CouncilFoundation (IFIC) is a Washington DC nonprofit that communicates science-based health, nutrition, and food safety information ... Read on »
Cali's Proposition 37 - Should Genetically Engineered Food be labeled? by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What is Proposition 37? By Jan. 1, 2014, front-of-package labeling indicating "genetically engineered" would be placed on raw GMO food products. Similar labels for bul ... Read on »
SNAP to Health: A Fresh Approach to Strengthening the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program... by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On July 18th, a Capitol Hill Briefing convened leading public health experts to discuss “SNAP to Health.” An initiative, spearheaded by the Center for the Study of the Pre ... Read on »
The Root’s Focus on Obesity Conference by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The Root Magazine held a “Focus on Obesity” conference today at the Washington Post as part of their Black, Fit & Healthy Series. The American Beverage Association spon ... Read on »
Farm Bill Clears House Agricultural Committee by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Farm Bill Clears House Agriculture Committee It took a 15 hour marathon deliberation session of 109 offered amendments. The bill passed by a healthy and bipar ... Read on »
The Great Health Care Rip-Off of the 21st Century by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post originally appeared on Food Politics , Marion Nestle's blog. So, imagine it's her speaking, not me. Kthxbye. When you buy cigarettes and junk food, you wind ... Read on »
2012 Senate Farm Bill Update by Christine G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 2012 Farm Bill Update The National Press Foundation convened an expert panel yesterday to review the latest on the 2012 Farm Bill, a version of which passed the Senate ... Read on »