Daily Archives: February 25, 2015

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Ooooooh, Japan. What will you think of next? The newest invention from our planet’s strangest country is a wearable robot who slowly and deliberately serves you tomatoes as you run. The idea, put forth by Kagome, a company that (not surprisingly) specializes in tomato-based products, is that tomatoes have nutrients that will help marathoners and long-distance runners to the finish line… or as one video explains, “Tomatoes are excellent with Sports… But why aren’t tomatoes eaten on the sports scenes? What is missing in tomatoes is just mobility.” Enter Tomatan, whose ever-present grin and backpack full o’ tomatoes are charming but not quite enough to make you forget that you are wearing an EIGHTEEN POUND robot on your shoulders whilst trying to run a marathon. That’s a recipe for a personal record if we’ve ever heard one.
See Tomatan in action… if you dare. >>

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If catching the latest episode of Serial is as far as you have waded into the world of podcasts, you’re missing out. Podcasts are a (mostly) free fount of information and entertainment on almost any topic. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be pointing you toward some of the best health and wellness options for your listening pleasure. Download away and take them on your next run or just use them to pass the time when you’re stuck in Atlanta traffic. There are nutrition podcasts, podcasts from celebrity trainers, and mental health podcasts — and we’ll get to those — but sometimes, particularly at the beginning of your fitness or weight loss journey, it helps to hear from people who have persevered and conquered the tough challenges. That’s why we’re starting with three hosts who understand the struggles of being in bad shape… because they’ve lived them. The three podcasters featured here have lost a combined 300 pounds through healthy lifestyle choices and are as inspirational as they are informative.
Enjoy! >>

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I’ll admit it, I don’t love Girl Scout cookies… at least not the ingredients. But it is that time of year, so I thought it would be fun to try to bake a healthier version of one of the most popular cookies. Yesterday, Alice and I decided to make Thin Mints — minus the hydrogenated fats, refined sugar, and gluten — and I have to say, they’re delicious.  The good news is that they are fairly low in sugar, have a low glycemic index, and are filled with protein, fiber, and lots of good grass-fed animal fat (which means lots of Vitamins A and D). Woohoo! Now, if they were only low in calories…

Treats ahoy! >>