Light Beers That Don’t Taste Like Light Beers

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We recently found this great list from Men’s Health, titled, “10 Low Calorie Beers That Don’t Suck.”  If you’re looking to make a sensible choice this summer, but still drink a beer that tastes good, try some (or all) of these:

  1. Krombacher Pils (130 cals)
  2. Levitation Ale, Stone Brewing Co. (132 cals)
  3. Dogfish Head Festina Peche, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (135 cals)
  4. Founders All Day IPA, Founders Brewing (141 cals)
  5. Underdog Atlantic Lager, Flying Dog Brewery (141 cals)
  6. Murphy’s Irish Stout, Murphy’s Brewery (144 cals)
  7. Victory V Lager, Victory Brewing Co. (144 cals)
  8. Hoegaarden (147 cals)
  9. Anchor Small Beer, Anchor Brewing (153 cals)
  10. Brooklyn Pilsner, Brooklyn Brewery (155 cals)

Here’s the link to the story from Men’s Health. Enjoy!

How to Live to 100

Yo YoPro!  Want to live to be 100?  Well it isn’t easy, but with the right habits and a little luck, science says you can.  Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health have found that genetics only account for 20 to 30% of a person’s chance of living into very old age.  That means the remaining 70 to 80% is up to you — and here’s how to do it:

Eat well

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There aren’t any secrets here.  You’ll need to eat a balanced diets of whole grains, fruits, veggies, and a moderate amount of meat (not too much red meat).  Keeping a healthy weight is pretty key.  Alcohol is okay in moderation — especially red wine.

Stay active

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Studies suggest getting at least 3.5 hours of physical activity per week.  That’s easy, right?

Don’t smoke

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This one’s pretty self-explanatory.

Get enough sleep

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Some need more than others, but getting the sleep you need is incredibly important for long term health.  You can read more about The Power of Sleep here.

Manage stress

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The results are in: stress is a killer, and leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, and other issues that stand in your way of making it to 100.  Busy guys certainly know what it’s like to be stressed now and then, but you can’t let it take over.  Stay tuned for a post on managing stress in the near future!

Love and be loved

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Sounds corny, but study after study shows that people who experience loving relationships live longer (and are happier) than their loveless counterparts.

These tips will not only help you in your quest to live to 100, but they’ll also ensure that you are healthier and happier in your old age.

Friday Fuel: Tasty, Healthy, & Quick?

Yup. It is possible.

You know the script: You’ve come home after a long day at school or at the office. You’re tired. You had a bunch of meetings, and stayed late to make that deadline. You even squeezed in the YoPro Bro Special for a quick midday burn. Last thing you want to do is cook a meal, let alone figure out how to make it healthy.

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You’re in luck. With a little help (okay, maybe a lot of help) from RD LDN Lauren Sharifi (AKA the wife of “Xerxes”), we have for you 5 quick and easy meals to prepare in under 30 mins! Best part of all, this writer can attest to the fact that these are not only healthy but also rather delicious. I don’t know about you, but I often hate when I can “taste the healthy” in a meal, discerning that diet soda-esque flavor where I definitely don’t want it. Well, you’ll get none of that here!

See Lauren’s full post, “Meals in 30 Minutes or Less!“, for descriptions and recipes. In the meantime, just look at the mouthwatering meals:

1. Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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2. Turkey Chili

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3. Chicken Stir Fry

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4. Fish Tacos

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5. Pesto Caprese Sandwich

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Check out Lauren’s blog, “Bite of Health“, for more healthy and delicious recipes and alternatives!

Let us know which you’re ready to mack on…

Meet the Authors: “Substitute Teacher”

“Substitute Teacher”

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Ever since Key & Peele redefined his name on this sketch, “Substitute Teacher” aka A-A-ron has never been the same. When he was not traveling through Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, the UK, or the US for work, this guy spent his time prepping to run his first triathlon (albeit a sprint, aka as the easiest kind) later to move to Bentonville, Arkansas, working for a little known retailer who happens to be the largest company in the world (depending on the price of oil). An Economics major, he figured an MBA wouldn’t hurt his chances of world domination. Bilingual in Spanish & English, he has lived in all NAFTA countries and is engaged to his college sweetheart who happens to be a Russian (no, she’s not a spy… or so she says – have you watched the Americans lately!?).

Inspired by the Marathon? 3 great programs to get your training going!

If you’re one of hundreds of thousands of spectators that were amazed at this year’s Boston marathon… why not begin the journey to do a marathon yourself!?

It takes time and a lot of dedication… but if you set your mind to it chances are you WILL be able to do one.

To get you started (or a little inspired) here are 3 programs to check out to get you started… and if you want a little tech assistance, don’t forget to check out some Apps to boost your fitness level as well!

1. Hal Higdon

http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51135/Marathon-Training-Guide

Check the navigation bar on the right – you are VERY likely to find  a program that fits your needs! According to Higdon:

Among my most enjoyable activities is helping runners train for the marathon. I estimate that I have assisted a half million runners reach the finish line of 26 mile 385 yard races. Even that estimate may be low given the number of people who have purchased copies of my best-selling book, Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide, who have signed up for my interactive training programs or who, like you, have surfed into this Web site.

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2. BAA (Boston Athletic Association) 

http://www.baa.org/programs/training-programs/marathon-training.aspx

What better place than the people in charge of running (pun intended) the Boston marathon itself? They keep it simple with 3 programs (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) so if you’re suffering from too much information-itis, this is a great place to get some basic training programs from.

3. Not quite ready for a marathon? Try the “Couch-to-5K” by Cool Running training program!

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

So, you’re not a runner, but still want to give the whole running thing a try? Not to worry – the Couch-to-5K program will get you there!

With a combination of walking and running, this program will have you running your first 5K (3.2 miles) in no time!  Another great place for inspiration if you’re new to running.

Meet The Authors: “Tony Sinclair”

“Tony Sinclair”

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A modern day renaissance man, Tony has been pursuing his diverse interests in Boston for quite some time now. Mr. Sinclair left a career in financial services to pursue a MBA and a MS in Information Systems within the past year. While his studies demand the majority of his attention these days, he continues his noble pursuits of fitness, the culinary arts, and fine literature. Like a true Libra, Tony knows the importance of balance, maintaining a healthy portion of “playing hard” with the rigors of demanding careers and academic programs. Although the reports are as of yet unconfirmed, it is rumored that Mr. Sinclair’s taste for adventure inspired the creators of the Pirates of the Carribean film franchise.

Playing hard:

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Workout Wednesday: The Top 20 Training Guides from Men’s Health

Want to try the Tar Heels Workout?  What about the Dwight Freeney Workout? Whether you’re looking to build muscle, increase core strength or boost endurance, chances are that this list of the Top 20 Training Guides from Men’s Health has a great workout plan for you:

Check out full the list here

Which one of these workouts is your favorite?  If you try one and it works for you (or it doesn’t), let us know!

Seven Signs You’ve Started to Let Yourself Go…

“Man, I’ve got such a busy week coming up.  I have to go to the gym five times, and make sure I eat right” — Said no one, ever

Let’s face it, when we get really busy, it’s our healthy habits that suffer.  And hey, sometimes work or school obligations need to take priority.  But here are seven signs that maybe, just maybe, you’ve started to let yourself go:

Your gym stuff is accumulating dust

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Is this your home gym? Does your gym bag have a think layer of dust on it? These are pretty sure signs that you haven’t been exercising lately. Nothing is more important than your health, so make time for a few quick workouts this week (check out our recent Workout Wednesday posts).

You haven’t done laundry in a while

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If wearing the same thing you wore yesterday starts to become a common fashion decision for you, that’s not a good sign. You need to look your best to be your best.

You look tired pretty much all the time

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Have you been hearing “You look tired” a lot lately?  Take the hint, and catch up on your sleep. You can only burn the candle at both ends for so long.

Your clothes seem to be shrinking…

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Or that least that’s the only explanation you can think of.

Your friends don’t remember you

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If you call up your friends and they say “Jake who?” (assuming your name is in fact Jake), this is a bad sign.  In all seriousness, it can be hard to find time for our friends when life gets hectic, but just think of all you’ve invested into those friendships, and all that they’ve done for you.

Things in the bedroom have gotten… quiet

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It’s quiet…. too quiet. We don’t need to go into too much detail here, but let’s just remember that there are many facets to a happy, well-rounded life — not just work.

Your kitchen appliances have become extra storage space

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Has your busy schedule meant that you’ve been ordering a lot of takeout lately?  If you haven’t cooked for yourself in a while, schedule some time this week to make yourself a home-cooked meal. You deserve it.

Monday Motivation: 10 Quotes that Dare you Not to Get Out of Bed

Oh man, you look tired. Could you use some more sleep? Just 5 more minutes? I know it. Life is hard.

Now get up, before life gets harder and you get softer.

These will help.

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