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Boston 5 K Season!

What is your reason for training for a 5 K?

a) You would like to raise awareness for a cause.

b) You would like to increase your motivation to exercise and get in shape for Summer.

c) You would like to meet amazing individuals with similiar interests as yourself.

d) All of the above.

A 5 K is a great opportunity to challenge yourself no matter what you answered above. They are perfect for anyone interested in any of the above whether you’re a non-experienced runner or have been competing in 5 K’s for years. There are plenty of 5 K available coming right here to Boston and across Massachussetts, so get your new sneakers laced for the start lines.

Sneakers will be an important investement if you plan on running more than one race. Marathon Sports is a great place to actually get fitted for sneakers to ensure you’re running in the appropriate shoe for your feet.

Do you know how many carbohydrates you need for the 5 K season?

5 to 7 g per kilogram per day for athletes engaged in moderate-intensity exercise for 60-90 minutes per day
7-12 g per kilogram per day for athletes engaged in moderate to high-intensity endurance exercise for 1 -3 hours.
Upcoming Races in April 2010:

Race Against Extinction 5K: Boston, MA 04/17/2010
Annual Brimfield Trail 5K: Brimfield, MA 04/24/2010
Boston College MBA 5K: Chestnut Hill, MA 04/25/2010
27th Edition James Joyce Ramble: Dedham, MA 04/25/2010
Race Against Violence: Greenfield, MA 04/24/2010
Ring Around the Neck 5M Run/Walk: Marblehead, MA 04/25/2010
Heartbreak Hill International Youth Race: Newton, MA 04/18/2010
Blue Ribbon Race to Stop Child Abuse 5K: Pittsfield, MA 04/03/2010
14th Annual North Shore Wellness Fair 5K: Salem, MA 04/11/2010
9th Annual Shawn D. Patterson Memorial & Scholarship Road Race: Scituate, MA 04/18/2010
TVFR Boston Tune-Up 15K: Upton, MA 04/10/2010
Hibo 5K: Watertown, MA 04/11/2010
Michael Dunleavy Walk & Road Race: Winchester, MA 04/11/2010
Run For Water 5K: Worcester, MA 04/10/2010

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Halloween Hauntings!

Everywhere you go, there will be candy star-ing back at you, just waiting for you to buy & eat it!

Candy… the original junk food; chocolate, hard candy, fruit snacks, etc. You can not walk down the supermarket aisle with out being impressed with all the claims:

-No fat! -50% less fat!
-Cholesterol free! -Reduced fat!

Candy companies think you will eat the re-duced fat chocolate and fat free candies, because of the health claims! Does that mean they are healthy? NO! They are full of empty calories, which can blow your calorie budget away! Every time you reach for candy; fat-free or not… you’ve missed the opportunity to eat nutritious, power packed FRUITS & VEGETABLES!

For most Americans, Halloween is the unofficial start of holiday overeating and weight gain. The average American gains 5-7 pounds between Halloween and New Year’s Day! It’s easy to understand why… the easy availability of high calorie holiday treats and the difficulty of finding time to exercise can be a recipe for weight gain. However, it does not have to be this way. Here are a few tips to help SCARE away those extra calories from Halloween:

Buy candy you do not like
Have another family member purchase the candy
Handout non-food items, such as stickers, pens, pencils, or small inexpensive toys
Have another family member give out the candy, while you enjoy a relaxing bath (away from the candy)
Enjoy a night out, while someone else in your home gives away the goodies
Be the adult to escort the little tricker treater increase your PA for the day

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Junvenile Diabetes

Business Expo To Benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research!

Thursday, October 22 @ Stonewood Health And Fitness Center (160 North Main Street, Carver, MA 02330 )
4:00-8:00 pm. Free Admission!

Hosted by Work It Wednesday Referral Network and Stonewood Fitness.

Answers to Sugar Amounts:

Coca-Cola = 16 teaspoons of sugar

Raisin Bran = 5 teaspoons of sugar

Vitamin Water = 8 teaspoons of sugar

Maple Syrup = 8 teaspoons of sugar in 1/4 cup

Nutrigrain Bar = 3 teaspoons of sugar

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Holiday Blast Off Challenge

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