Category Archives: nutrition

What Happens After a Few Weeks on Whole30

I started the Whole30 eating plan for a couple of reasons. I have digestion issues and thought it would help me pinpoint the foods that are the cause. I have not been making good food choices for a while, and … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale: Pineapple and Smoothies

Recently, a doctor recommended I eat half of a pineapple every day because of the natural anti-inflammatory properties of the fruit. No problem, I thought. I love pineapple. When I actually tried to eat that much pineapple several days in … Continue reading

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Episode 13 Podcast — Every Body Walk with Dr. Bob Sallis

In Episode 13 of the WALK! Magazine Podcast, I talk to Dr. Bob Sallis, the physician spokesperson for Every Body Walk! and a physician with Kaiser Permanente. Every Body Walk! (EBW) is The Movement to Get America Walking, created by … Continue reading

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Summer Hydration with Larry Smith

In 2007 Larry Smith walked his first full marathon. Though well trained (and fast), he ended up with severe cramping he later determined was caused by incorrect hydration. He spent the next year researching and experimenting with hydration and various … Continue reading

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What Does Goal Weight Mean?

Several years ago I weighed myself dozens of times a day. About a year ago I decided to lose a couple of pounds to improve my racewalking speed. Losing about 5 12 lbs. and training better did help my speed … Continue reading

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Finding a Healthy Lunch Salad

I have got to quit going to Panera. Why? Well, as I was preparing to write this post I noticed that for years I have been complaining on this blog about the company’s salads. I went to Panera just this … Continue reading

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Officially a Slug

Yesterday was beautiful! I was ready to go walking, got distracted and before I knew it, it was after 9! Yes, I do walk year round. Yes, I do walk when it is cold. Yes, I do walk in the … Continue reading

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Practicing What We eat During a Race

A friend did a solo 8-mile walk this past Sunday to get ready for the upcoming Parkersburg Half Marathon this August. I’ve been telling her how much I love Clif Shot Bloks, and she decided to try them during the … Continue reading

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Importance of Hydration and Nutrition

Many Central Ohio walkers were at Fleet Feet last week for a nutrition and hydration clinic presented by Steven Devor of OSU. Dr. Devor is with the Health and Exercise Science Program, and Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and … Continue reading

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Great Salad Idea

When eating dinner at a friend’s house the other night, I was introduced to a simple and somewhat low-calorie way to put dressing on a salad. After chopping up the veggies, she sprinkled on blue cheese crumbles and splashed everything … Continue reading

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