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Beyond Choice: The Tale of an Obese Girl

Beyond Choice: The Tale of an Obese Girl

  • 5/21/2013 5:51:00 AM
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Ann Amuta, MPH, CPHI always teased my obese friend, Molly, who grew up in the ‘hoods’ of Houston until she told me about her life’s journey to obesity and all the health complications that have ensued. My friend was poor, lived in a dangerous area, had to ride the bus to school because there were no safe paths to walk, and couldn’t afford healthy food so she ate fast food and whatever was served in the free school meals.  It is easy to blame Molly and say “why ...
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Water Is Key!

Water Is Key!

  • 7/30/2012 1:54:00 AM
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Andrew Jagim, Ph.D, CSCSTo unlock better performance, consider the humble beverage water. It is often one of the most overlooked and underappreciated ergogenic aids in today’s world of sports. The body is made up of ~70% water, which makes hydration a vital component for success-- not only during but before and after exercise as well. Dehydration can limit performance without the proper precautions, especially in hot and humid environments. Sweat is the primary means by which body water is...
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