Frozen bananas and mini chocolate chips are all it takes to make these tasty little ice cream bites that are the perfect healthy summer treat! Written By Healthy Hot Bod If you’re anything like me your favorite meal of the day is dessert, but two bites into your favorite flavor ice cr eam and you’ve already gone over your calorie… Read more →
So finally Peyton Manning after months of speculation that he might retire after this NFL season has finally come true. Reports were told that he would retire win or lose after this year’s Super Bowl. After winning the Super Bowl everyone wondered when and what he was going to say about his future. Would he come back for one more… Read more →
Healthy eating isn’t all about calorie counting. Nutritious foods are key, but sometimes it’s nice to know you can grab a quick snack that doesn’t deliver an entire meal’s worth of calories. The next time hunger creeps up when it’s least convenient (like 30 minutes before a dinner reservation), turn to this list for a small and satisfying bite that… Read more →
Runners, why the treadmill hate? In a recent issue of Runner’s World, editors confessed they had to bribe people with swag to test top-of-the-line treadmills for an annual review. Polling their audience for treadmill nicknames got it no love, either. Readers dubbed it “better than nothing,” “that thing,” and “Satan’s conveyor belt.” Ouch! Well, allow us to defend this underrated… Read more →
It’s been a couple weeks since Valentine’s Day and we’re all now coming down off of our chocolate highs. Just in time for Easter! But before you start heading out to face know that chocolate might not be the only thing you’re eating. In a recent study done by As You Sow, an independent, nonprofit, watchdog group, says single servings… Read more →
SUMMER FRUIT POPSICLES courtesy of Healthy Hot Bod With summer fast approaching we all need some way to cool off. This is a great way to sneak in a few extra vitamins and minerals, satisfy your sweet tooth, and not add to your waist line. I also recommend these as a fun drink garnish for grown-ups. Stay Healthy! 😉 These… Read more →
We all need help from time to time figuring out what we should eat and what is only going to leave us unsatisfied. In this article I tackle a hypothetical person and make simple, easy suggests to trade this for that to limit calories and increase health! Mario is 45 years old and is overweight (BMI 29). He just came… Read more →
There’s a fight against doping in professional cycling that seems never-ending. We thought maybe it would come to an end with Lance Armstrong coming forward with his own admission with doping when he sat down with Oprah Winfrey. However, that was in 2012 and we still haven’t come close to stopping the infiltration of corruption in the professional peloton.… Read more →
With summer fast approaching on the horizon we can all use a refresher on a few ways to shed those extra pounds that might have crept up on you (ok, you know they did) over the winter. Put all the pumpkin spice everything down and keep reading for simple, realistic tips to come back from hibernation. Eat slowly. I know… Read more →
Lunch Time Work Outs Work Out I Cardio 1 mile (9-14 mins) Superset 3×10 Dumb Bell Chest Press Dumb Bell Standing Fly Dumb Bell Curl 3×8 ↑ Decline Chest Press (Rack or Bar Bell) Double Set 3×10↑ Rack Leg Press 3×21 Rack Calf Press 3×15 Lunge 3×15 Tricep Pulldown 3×20 Leg Lifts Work Out II… Read more →
It is a phrase that has been tossed around for a while now. Medically defined, self-care is “to care for oneself”. Simple enough. Though society has shaped this term over and over again, forming it into several different concepts. An open mind leads to an open heart, so I for one do not limit myself to society’s social constructs, and… Read more →
The CIRC Report (Cycling Independent Reform Commission) was a full detail description on the ongoing fight against doping in cycling. Its detailed report outlined the problem within the sport in the past to its current status now. Let it be known that the fight against doping has been put in check, but also the cheaters have also found a way to continue in doping. When you dope you run the risk of getting caught, but also the risk of death, as many cyclists in the past have been found dead in doing so.
When it comes to money, money is the root of all evil. During the Lance Armstrong era of dominance it showed that certain governing body officials were willing to look the other way to boost interests in the sport of cycling. During that time frame all major companies were making money along with UCI (International Cycling Union) officials.
The report states that numerous accusations were not valid. The so called positive test of Lance Armstrong’s 2001 Tour de Suisse urine sample seems to be false with no evidence linking that incident with UCI. So if that incident is not true, then what does it say about Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton both stating that it did occur and was a cover-up by the world governing body of cycling aka UCI. I believe the report was done in a fair and open manner, but I still believe that there are still things being covered up to protect certain people. So what does that say about trying to clean up the sport?
The only way to get full detailed information about that era of doping by Armstrong is for Lance Armstrong to come clean in open court. He must give a full account of how he was able to able to cheat and how he was able to avoid detection. As of now we all know the truth about his cheating and how he lied to cover it up. But what we haven’t learned is how he went about it and who helped him doing so. I believe if he came out and told the truth, he would be throwing a lot of people under the bus. I’m sure that’s not what he wants to do and the people who helped him don’t want either.
I think the sport has come along way from trying to stop the cheaters, but I still think we are a long way to trying to defeat it completely. UCI needs to impose a stiffer ban when caught, like a 4-8 year sentence for your offence. That type of ban would ultimately kill a rider’s career, but it should send a message also to those who are thinking about cheat to stop. I’m sure there is still riders out there today who are cheating, so for now we just have to give them the benefit of the doubt, hope they are not cheating and playing fair. -R. Jibus