Eating Right

Lunch Patrol

In an effort to curb American obesity, Uncle Sam is making some big changes for kids.   

The U.S.D.A passed new regulations to make school lunches healthier.  (Finally) 

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Poets

Sunrise Poetry

It's the first day of our February Challenge: Dawn Patrol.  If you woke up this morning, like I did, you know that there is no time like the sun's first light to make you want to jot down some deep, poetic thoughts.  My very favorite poet, Mary Oliver, writes about the glory of early morning. 

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Stay Accountable

Shout it from a Mountain Top

Do fitness challenges work? That's the question New York's best wellness blog Well and Good NYC poses in an article about the boom of group challenges at gyms and body-strengthening studios.

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I Challenge You

You Need Me

Hey, we're on to something here. Below I am going to list just a few, easy to identify, companies and organizations who are running challenges without challenge-friendly social media software.  Why does it matter? The challenge partipcants are missing out on A) social commraderie online B) fun.

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Word from the Creators

The Challenge

This week at Social Workout we've been trying to figure it all out. OK, not really ALL. We are figuring out how best to move forward with our challenges. We've spent the better part of the week analyzing, brainstorming, drinking a lot of coffee, drawing big arrows in our notepads and discussing what is to come next.

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New Music

DJ Jazzy NPR

It's mid-February... probably a great time most of us need a new music playlist to get us going at the gym.  See National Public Radio's new workout mix.    The news and music powerhouse, known for its monotone on-air voices, is streaming pump-up songs for your fitness enjoyment.

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Hello Awesome

Rockstars

I am teary eyed.  Verklempt.  I think I just felt a stirring in my soul. I feel so darned inspired!

I've been reading the Social Workout challenge page and I think people are setting out--and doing--the coolest things.

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Wake Up Call

The Biggest Temptation

 

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

~ Thomas Merton

Technology for Fitness

Let's Get Personal

BodyMedia, Inc. has introduced a new technology to take the guess work out of losing weight and increasing your fitness.  The company has long sold body monitors to track calories burned, steps taken, and sleep, but this new "coaching" technology, using IBM software, actually gives advice about what to do next.

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Industry Playahs

Fit & Rich

Doesn't everyone want to be a bit fitter with more money in their pockets in 2012? I'm just sayin'.  

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New Year's Resolution

Happy 2012!

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

-Lance Armstrong

Industry Playahs

New Year, New Partnership

Looks like big news from Seattle. Back in May Buster Benson posted on EnjoymentLand that he was working on something new. Around that time, Jen McCabe, the cool woman who gave us imoveyou.com (now defunct), picked up from San Fran and moved north to join Buster on the project.

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Industry Playahs

Texting for Health

Voxiva, founded in 2001, is using mobile phone apps and texting to help people get healthier.  Specifically, it provides information for pregnant women and hints to help smokers quit; and keeps track of diet, excercise, flu-shots and doctor check-ups.

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Believe It

On Being Your Best

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live Big

On Living Well

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.

Swedish Proverb

Money

Keas Raises $6.5 Million

Keas, the corporate health challenge game founded by Adam Bosworth, has raised $6.5 million dollars from Atlas Ventures out of Boston and Ignition Capital in Seattle. This comes just a few weeks after Runkeeper raised $10 million, and suggests that the social wellness trendlet is becoming a boomlet. Or just a plain boom. 

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Diet Intervention

Celebrity Diets

Have you made a personal goal to keep a food journal? Diet experts rate them as one of the most effective ways to lose weight. Need inspiration? Look to my favorite food blog, Grub Street Diet from New York Magazine.   Every week a celebrity, restaurateur or well known foodie shares what he or she eats from Friday morning to Wednesday night.

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