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Just a Man and His Will to Survive

Posted by Tubby Paul on April 14, 2013

Some sensible advice!

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Elliptical vs. Treadmill: Which is Better? – BuiltLean

Posted by Tubby Paul on April 12, 2013

An interesting read, I have been using the elliptical a lot myself due to the low impact, but which is best? http://www.builtlean.com//2012/04/20/elliptical-vs-treadmill/ See you in the gym, Paul

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How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Posted by Tubby Paul on April 12, 2013

My kids need to read this!

One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

This is not an easy question to answer. The National Sleep Foundation offers ranges for various ages, but with the range for adults being two whole hours, from seven to nine hours, it is certainly not definitive.

Time Magazine quoted Daniel Kripke, co-director of research at the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in La Jolla, Calif., who compared death rates among more than one million American adults who reported their average nightly amount of sleep. While his results were surprising, they have since been corroborated by similar studies in Europe and East Asia.


“Studies show that people who sleep between 6.5 hr. and 7.5 hr. a night, as they report, live the longest. And people who sleep 8 hr. or more, or less than 6.5 hr., they don’t live quite as long. There is just as much risk associated with sleeping too long as with sleeping too short. The big surprise…

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Popcorn: The Snack with Even Higher Antioxidants Levels than Fruits and Vegetables

Posted by Tubby Paul on April 8, 2013

Time to pop!

Cooking with Kathy Man

Popcorn’s reputation as a snack food that’s actually good for health popped up a few notches today as scientists reported that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables. They spoke at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, being held here this week.

Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a pioneer in analyzing healthful components in chocolate, nuts and other common foods, explained that the polyphenols are more concentrated in popcorn, which averages only about 4 percent water, while polyphenols are diluted in the 90 percent water that makes up many fruits and vegetables.

In another surprising finding, the researchers discovered that the hulls of the popcorn — the part that everyone hates for its tendency to get caught in the teeth — actually has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber.

“Those hulls deserve more…

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Perkins Great Eastern Run 2013

Posted by Tubby Paul on April 7, 2013

Just a quick post to let you all know I am now officially signed up for my very first half marathon, the Perkins Great Eastern Run on the 13th of October, will let you know how the training goes!

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