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Why Should I Transition to a Minimalist Running Shoe? The Answer is…

Why Should I Transition to a Minimalist Running Shoe

At one time, it might have been unthinkable. However, running barefoot ― or in shoes with soles so thin that it feels like being barefoot ― has become a popular activity… Why Minimalist Running? This phenomenon is called “minimalist running.” Minimalist runners point out that it helps human beings appreciate the outdoors. After all, minimalist runners can really feel the ground ... Read More »

Paleo Hacks For the Open-Minded: Weeds, Flowers, Bones & Insects

Paleo Hacks for the open minded

Living like our hunter-gatherer ancestors means thinking about health for survival and not as a recommendation. It’s ironic that high-tech research techniques have provided so much insight into our very distant past. Because human evolution spanned a few million years through several climate changes, there were actually many paleo diets, depending on whether the tribes made their home on the ... Read More »

November’s #ChickenChat is all about the Osteoporosis and Comfort Food Connection

Osteoporosis and the comfort food connection #chickenchat

November  is Osteoporosis Awareness Month – Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and porous, decreasing bone strength and leading to increased risk of breaking a bone. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. ... Read More »

BBC Video Series points a finger at who made the world fat


Around the world, obesity levels are rising at an alarming rate. More people are now dying of overeating than starving and undernourished. The World Health Organization has the advantage of amassing large volumes of information from health agencies around the world. Of this information, these are just a few of the startling statistics that jump out. 6 Key facts about the Global ... Read More »

Short on time? No worries, there’s a #ChickenApp for that

Short on time, no worries! There's a #ChickenApp for that #ChickenDotCa

Time. Time? Time! Who’s got enough of it? Well my family sure doesn’t. We lead active lifestyles which always seem to be on the go. If there’s an opportunity to take a short cut when it comes to meal preparation and cooking, we’re all about it. Several months ago we started cooking large batches of chicken breasts at the start ... Read More »

6 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road


Ah, the road trip, a classic pastime that since the invention of the Model T has served as a coming-of-age endeavor for so many. Even before the advent of modern transportation, nomads and frontiersmen went overland on horseback, often for months at a time. When taking in the sights of new cities or the glorious work of Mother Nature, though, ... Read More »

How NOT to Lose Self Doubt as an Athlete by Jen Rulon


October 13, 2014 – Less than 3 weeks from Ironman Florida.  I am heading into my taper week, keeping the intensity stable but bring the volume down.  I have a bit more time on my hands; finally get stuff done around the house. October 15, 2014 – I am sick as a dog. Head out for my easy 50 min ... Read More »