Staying up late is increasing your weight

It’s well documented that getting eight hours of sleep per night is critical to good health. Here is an additional study from the research journal Obesity that specifically identifies staying up late as a related problem. Staying up late at night can lead to an additional 2 pounds a month weight gain, researchers reported Wednesday. …

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In Defense of Food

  I’m really enjoying the book “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan. He writes this “eater’s manifesto” from the perspective that we all need to be eating more real food, not the pre-packaged, fast-food variety. The book’s motto is “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” The author writes without a bias toward any …

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Taste community supported agriculture

CSA Paso Robles

Our family found a great option to satisfy our hunger for locally grown fresh produce – it’s called a CSA – community supported agriculture. Every Wednesday morning our farmer packs up bushels of fresh-picked produce and brings them to town for families like ours. The farm is just a few miles up Kiler Canyon Road …

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How I conquered death

How I conquered death

I’m gearing up for a repeat of the biggest challenge of my life next week. Here is a recount of our team effort from last year: Last year I faced the toughest physical challenge of my life to date. I joined an amazing team of runners in the 178-mile Reno-Tahoe Odyssey relay race. Over the …

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My Simple Paleo Breakfast

Simple Paleo Breakfast

I’m sure you’ve heard how important it is to start your day with breakfast. New studies are appearing every month on obesity and diabetes being linked to skipping breakfast. If you are not planning a 24- to 48-hour fast, be sure to eat every morning; and make it protein. Skip the oatmeal, cereal, muffins and …

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