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July 2013

A Food You Should Eat (And One You Should Avoid)

Say yes to yolks; say no to dark soda.

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February 2013

This Just In: Keep Cramming Potassium

The World Health Organization just released new recommendations for the consumption of sodium and potassium—two nutrients that factor heavily into your blood pressure. Potassium is the goodie: You’re now to consume at least 3,510 mg of potassium a day. (I really enjoy the specificity of that number—if you’ve only had 3,500, grab another banana.) Actually, […]

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December 2012

What You Eat

By Hannah Wallace Some more notes on nutrition. When I asked Orioles’ all-star pitcher Jim Johnson for his No. 1 piece of fitness advice, he told me, “I think that nutrition and your diet is as important as anything. It’s important to have a good breakfast to maintain your energy throughout the day. Eating healthy […]

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November 2012

Thanksgiving Nutrition

By Hannah Wallace The Calorie Myth: Apparently (though I don’t remember ever hearing this figure), the standard estimation of the calories Thanksgiving meal is 4,500. Incorrect, says The New York Times! A particularly generous estimation of a “typical” Thanksgiving meal still only puts the total at around 2,500 calories. Perhaps your boozy uncle could crack […]

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November 2012

Fit Getting Fitter

I still consider myself a fit person, but at 33, more than a decade removed from Division I college soccer, I feel like I’ve long been sliding slowly away from fitness—waist a little bigger, energy a little lower, motivation waning. It’s an inevitable part of aging, I suppose, and that’s worth coming to terms with. […]

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