Author archive for chasporter

  • May222015
    Before and after: eating organic food
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    What happens when you start eating organic?

    Researchers at the independent Swedish Environmental Research Institute performed a study together with Coop, a chain of organic grocery stores, and the Palmbergs, a family that didn’t eat much organic food but was interested in eating more. Coop and the researchers wanted to know more about what happens in the body when switching from conventional to organic food. The result was so interesting that they made a film to share with the masses.

    More information about the study, the movie and Coop’s work in the sustainability area can be found here on coop.se/ekoeffekten (if you use Google Chrome you can translate the page to your native language). On NFA’s [Livsmedelsverket] webpage, more information about the latest nutrition recommendations and on undesirable substances in food can be found.

    Read the complete report from IVL, the Swedish Environment Research Institute.

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  • Nov222014
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    Joy. Let it rip.

    The essence of skiing is joy and this video pretty much sums up what I love about skiing and living 20406080. Give it a watch. I did and now I’m off to the gym, thanks to the inspiration of Anna Fenninger, Julia Mancuso, Wendy Holdener, and Head Ski.

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  • Apr282014
    Slomo
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    Slomo

    Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.” We call him inspiring.

    The people that love Slomo are cheering for one person that got away. That escaped. And got to real freedom where he skates all day. Doesn’t apologize. He’s simply doing what he wants to.

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  • Apr062014
    Peter Matthiessen

    A life well-lived. Peter Matthiessen | 1927-2014

    Peter Matthiessen. A name known to me for years as a writer I should read, but until this past Friday,…

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  • Feb072014
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    “I think I’ve still got it.” Wendy Fisher. Super Mom

    There’s not much to add to this story that isn’t better told in this nice little film. But I’ll set it up anyway. A talented young athlete burns out on their sport, retires to discover something new that fuels their spirit, retires again and moves on, growing with life, only to discover that the fire still burns within. That’s the story told here of 41 year-old Wendy Fisher, former World Cup, Olympic, and U.S. National Champion alpine ski racer, then big mountain freeski champion, now mother of two young boys, and still an incredible athlete and super skier with tons of moxie.

    Wendy, you’re exactly what we’re talking about. And you definitely still got it.

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  • Feb042014
    David Agus

    A Short Guide to a Long Life. David Agus’ Rules to better health

    David Agus is an accomplished and well-regarded research scientist and a professor of medicine and engineering at USC. He has…

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  • Jan242014

    Welcome to the Super Bowl of Ski Racing. The Hahnenkamm

    In golf it’s St. Andrews. In cycling it’s Alpe d’Huez. In surfing it’s the Banzai Pipeline. Well, ski racing too…

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  • Jan192014

    Study: Drinking diet soda doesn’t cut the calories you consume

    Growing evidence suggests drinking diet soda doesn’t decrease the calories consumed by overweight and obese adults. According to a research…

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  • Jan192014
    woman weighing herself on a bathroom scale
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    Are you overweight? Do you know the risks? Measure your BMI now

    You live in your body so taking care of it is critical to living a long and lively life. Unfortunately much of how we live today is detrimental to our health. Take for example being overweight or obese. These aren’t cosmetic problems; being overweight or obese greatly raises your risk for other health problems such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes, cancer, and more.

    If your dream is to stay active and engaged as you get older, now is the time to check in and have an honest look at where you stand in regards to your health, starting with your weight.

    Find a scale, strip down to at least your underwear, and weigh yourself. Then go here and input your weight and your height to get your Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. So, where do you stand? Underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese?

    While BMI is useful as a starting point, many people feel it’s not a great measure of overall health

    . For instance, BMI makes no distinction between muscle mass and fat mass. That said, with an honest assessment of your activity level and current body composition, knowing your BMI is important, if for nothing more than providing a starting point for moving yourself to a new weight, a new level of fitness, a new way of living, and a new life.

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  • Jan042014
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    Who doesn’t want to be Klaus Obermeyer?

    The Rocky Mountains had a record snow year in 2011 and I missed it. I was too tired, too out…

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