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Wonder What Vegan Is Like?

Plenty of athletes use a vegan or plant-based diet to enhance performance. As I like to say, plants enhance. This growing list of athletes includes legendary frequent ultra marathoner winner, Scott Jurek, to triathlete Brendan Brazier, and to amazing body-builders such as Robert Cheeke. Check out his site www.veganbodybuilding.com for an incredible array of athletes, male…

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Using a Certified Coach or Trainer—Worth It? Drives Me Nuts…

We get so boxed in sometimes, don’t we? I recently got trained as a Golden Hearts® Instructor. I’ve been a certified personal trainer for 4 years through the Aerobics and Fitness Association, and have been a Road Runners Club of America certified running coach for 5 years, and informally coaching since hanging out as a gym rat as…

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Labor Day Vegan BBQ Ideas

Stressing over what to eat/make with all those meat-eaters around? Stress no more. If you have my book, “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day,” you’ll find 3 burger recipes. They’ll all do fine on the grill. Nothing wrong with putting lots of sweet, chunky veggies on a skewer. Use a stainless basket or veggie grill…

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President-Elect of the American College of Cardiology is Vegan!

How beyond cool is this?! http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/advice-from-a-vegan-cardiologist/ The head of a mainstream medical organization is vegan and recommends his patients do the same! What is the world coming to? In my slide shows I do when I speak around the country, I show a slide of my lipid levels from the past 20 years. I kind of…

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Up With People Reunion Reflections

I have stayed away from high school and college reunions because of cost and mainly time. But there was one I always wanted to go to and finally had an incredible opportunity as a speaker. When I was 18, I spent two years traveling the world with the International Cast of Up With People. Up…

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Running, Yoga and Cross-Training

At yoga on the beach this morning, a woman wearing a Bradenton Running Club shirt caught my attention, since I used to run with the club too, before my books. Afterwards, I asked if she still ran with the club. She said she stopped running years ago after several surgeries. She said the last surgery…

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