04 April 2012

Working Out the Rotten Potatoes: Nutrition & Fitness Info You Can Trust!

Spring has arrived & bathing suit season is just around the corner. For many this is reason enough to trade the meat and potato lethargy of winter for the fruit & veg activity of the warmer months. Nevertheless, for me the potato is not a part-time obsession, and neither is my love of its cousin-carbs, bread and pasta.  Combined with what I like to excuse as 'a staunch work ethic' I have caught myself saying all too often "I simply don't have time to go to the gym”. I can also guarantee that with the long and often unusual hours of healthcare workers I am not the only one. But has my crush on carbs and crappy cardio routine destined me to being 'unfit'?  Fad diets and exercise routines often tell me yes.

Despite this, I know deep down the little potato is both friend AND legitimate food, and that my lack of ‘no-pain no-gain’ workout sessions doesn’t negate my 'lower-intensity' exercise.  Still, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the latest diet, workout craze and even conflicting 'scientific' evidence they all claim.  In January I posted this video called 23 1/2 hours by Dr. Mike Evans, which tries to hit home a very simple and basic fitness message and definitely worth a watch.  Yet there's so much more quality info out there: so instead of taking advice from an over-energized, over-muscled guru in too-tight shorts check out these quality resources you CAN trust!

Nutrition & Fitness Info and Tools (US)
SuperTracker (tracks & helps plan your diet and activity)

Info for Healthy Aging (US)

Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine - US)

Health Canada

Check with your Librarian or Consumer Health Library for more quality resources and tools...now back to my morning bagel :)