Thursday, August 19, 2010

On Sports Injuries, and Foods for Sun

This article discusses serious amateur athletes with injuries considered career ending, from the New York Times:
When Repeat Injuries Can’t Dim an Athlete’s Passion
By GINA KOLATA
Published: August 16, 2010

I have to admire the dedication shown by these people.  I also have to comment that constantly straining the body in a single way often does lead to injury.  One of the major benefits of functional training is to help athletes avoid injury by building strength and stability outside the typical demands of their sport.

SPF on Your Plate: Researcher Connects the Mediterranean Diet With Skin Cancer Prevention
ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2010)
This study shows that a antioxidant rich diet helps protect the skin from excessive sun.  Sunlight enables our skin to make vitamin D, which is essential for health, and of course a nutritious diet has many other benefits.  These things all go together...

Sunday at the California Street Farmers Market in Palo Alto my jalapeño supplier was selling by the basket, so instead of 2 or 3 I got at least a dozen.  Then because she's nice, she tossed in a handful of cayenne peppers for me(something which will never happen at a supermarket).  Then that evening, I friend I trade sprouts to gave me more jalapeños. ¡Ay, caramba!  It's a hot and spicy week here!  If I were trying to lose weight, this would help.  Plus, jalapeños are a good source of antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin A...

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