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EDITOR'S NOTE This month's Editor's Note explores the effectiveness of the universal theme of quality vs quantity time.

THREE DADLY SINS. Despite the best intentions of every father, mistakes happen, and children pay the price.

THE PERCEPTION OF TV FATHERS What’s true about media portrayals, and what’s harmfully false.

GOING BLOKE Fifteen ways men can go male, jump in and just do it themselves.

MALE AILMENTS Unfortunately for males, their sex seems to be more diseased than the other, on average, which is blamed on everything from genes to stubbornness.

FITNESS TRAINING FOR THE 1/2 crossing the finish line starts weeks before race day as you make these physical and psychological changes necessary to condition your body and mind to finish.

HOW TO RUIN YOUR WORKOUT As long as you’re breaking a sweat, the workout is good, right? Wrong. Here are 5 ways people squander their time at the gym.

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SUMMER TIME SOMETIMES MORE IS MORE. As I think about my father this month, I realize that I want to spend more time with him, really doing just about anything. Time is so valuable; time together, even more so. I’ve heard the rhetoric about quality and quantity, and I feel the optimal mix is a healthy blend of both. Most parents admit it’s important to spend ‘quality’ time with their kids, but also admit that spending quality time is challenging. I’m still trying to define ‘quality’ time. Does simply driving from point A to point B together count? What about time doing chores, doing homework, or simply watching television together? Which is higher quality time— watching your child perform a sport, or playing a sport with them? Working together or playing together? That is the question. In a recent study of parents and caregivers, 94 percent drew a correlation between the quantity of ‘meaningful time’ adults spend with children and the way kids handle major issues, including discipline and substance abuse. Drawing a connection between meaningful time and child behavior is one thing, but actually taking the time to discuss major issues is another, according to a study conducted by the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group KidsPeace. The study found 54 percent of participants saying they ‘had little or no time,' or wished

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they had more time, to spend in physical activities with their kids, such as taking a walk or playing catch. Dr. Alvin Poussaint, a Harvard psychiatrist who helped oversee the study, says about 3 1/2 million households —representing 7 million youngsters—spend an hour or less a week in a physical activity with their children. Alas, good intentions generally get sidelined by parents work schedules and other demands. So, where does this leave us? Apparently quantity time is the weightier factor, the scarce commodity. So many of us just need to take time to spend with our kids—doing anything. We need to make quantity time. It is my observation that virtually any quantity of time can quickly become quality time. Communication and making a connection is the key to creating quality in the time we spend with each other. Driving from A to B can easily be quality time if we turn down the tunes and talk. Talk radio, in all it’s flavors, is high food for fodder, but hardly a tie that binds a relationship in the long run. Shuttling your daughter from school to dance isn’t quality time when Def Leppard, Dr. Laura, or the daily news is all we hear. For that matter, neither is dinner and a movie fertile ground for making a quality connection. You get the point. C.T. O’Donnell, the president and CEO of KidsPeace, said the most important thing a parent can do to connect with their child is to be aware of the situation, recognize a child’s need and find a way to act on it. “They can listen to their children. They can talk, not to their children, they can talk with their children. They can take walks in the park. They can spend meaningful, interactive reading time with their kids,’’ O’Donnell said. This month as we welcome the summer of 2013 and budget the nice outdoors with our normal hectic schedules, take the time to make time. Whether it’s more about quality or more about quantity isn’t really a question at all. Either way, it’s about time. Spend it wisely.

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Three DadlySins THE ENEMIES OF SUCCESSFUL FATHERHOOD EXPLAINED

“Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch,” joked political satirist Jon Stewart. When men become dads, a weight falls on their shoulders (sometimes literally—piggy-back rides), a weight that can be shrugged, boldly born or accidentally fumbled. Despite the best intentions of every father, mistakes happen, and children pay the price. Here we explain three paternal pitfalls to avoid, so you can be the rock your child needs. 10

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Comparing your child to other children It is almost impossible to avoid. You see a someone’s kid hit a home run, get an A or do his chores, and there is always part of you that wishes it was your child. But child-to-child comparisons do more harm than good, says Russell A. Isabella, University of Utah Family Consumer Studies Department Chair, and reveal self-doubt in parents.

“Inherent in the tendency for parents to compare their children is a lack of confidence in the job they are doing as parents,” he says. “If you compare for the sake of trying to prove to yourself that your child is better than other children, what does that say about your insecurity as a parent?” Each child develops under a unique combination of influences, in a world different even from their next-door neighbor. Comparing is like critiquing a Snickers under the standards for a KitKat. Children who are given appropriate autonomy will be a “wonderful mixture” of genetic predispositions and what they have learned from experiences with caregivers and an expanding network of relationships, Isabella says. Healthy-Mag.com


2 Letting Mom do all the work So you aren’t the dad who comes home from work, grabs a beer, flips on the TV and zones out until 10 pm, letting your wife do the bathing, brushing and tucking. Pat yourself on the back.

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A Department of Education study found that highly involved biological fathers had children who: Were 43 percent more likely than other children to earn mostly As. Were 33 percent less likely than other children to repeat a grade.

“Comparisons have the potential of interfering with this process,” he says, “because they infer there is a standard or a preferred outcome and that children are good or bad, better or worse on the basis of how well they compare to this standard.” But in other cases comparisons seem well-intentioned. Isabella says that parents might make comparisons to be sure their child is on par physically, socially and emotionally. But given the complexity of child development, the value of these comparisons is limited. Pediatric professionals are a better source of information. Facebook.com/HealthyMag

After you’re done congratulating yourself, wake up to the reality that what a father does is more important than what a father doesn’t do. And this starts with babies. “Infants in the first months of life can tell the difference between a mother’s and father’s style of care,” writes Kyle D. Pruett, MD, in his book Fatherneed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child. “Furthermore, children thrive when they experience those different styles throughout all the developmental stages of life. Developmental research clearly shows that children are born with a drive to find and connect to their fathers, and fathers have the internal capacity, the instinct to respond. Children and fathers hunger for each other early, often and for a very long time.” Pruett, a Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, explains in his book that fathers provide things that mothers don’t, and this impact is felt in children for the rest of their lives. Every family situation is different, and often the wife may have more interaction with the children. But don’t underestimate the ways fathers influence children: •

Children with involved, caring and playful fathers have better educational outcomes. Studies suggest these children have higher IQs, better linguistic skills and better cognitive capacities.

Children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, be confident to explore their surroundings, and, as they grow older, have better social connections with peers.

Children of involved fathers also are less likely to get in trouble at home, school, or in the neighborhood.

Fathers spend a much higher percentage of their one-on-one interaction with infants and preschoolers in stimulating, playful activity than do mothers. From these interactions, children learn how to regulate their feelings and behavior. Rough-housing with dad, for example, can teach children how to deal with aggressive impulses and physical contact without losing control of their emotions.

Fathers often push achievement while mothers stress nurturing, both of which are important to healthy development.

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3 Not letting your child fail It has many names: overparenting, helicopter parenting, hovering and more. Whatever the name, it can hurt your child. Some fathers (and mothers, of course) simply cannot admit that their child has messed up. Other parents can’t bear the prospect of their child making a mistake, which results in dad doing the science project, writing the paper or a host of other things. It turns out that this kind of parenting has negative consequences. Recent research from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) found that overparenting is becoming more rampant. Psychologists there and throughout developed countries find that children are often not allowed to be independent, and aren’t allowed to learn from their own mistakes. Researchers worry that this overparenting will produce children that are more anxious and less resilient, with a strong sense of entitlement. ''The result of overparenting is Gen Y: they're highly emotional and expect everything to go their way—and they were parented less than the current generation,'' said QUT researcher Judith Locke, PhD, who conducted the study, to The Sydney Morning Herald. ''You can't complain about Gen Y and then go home and indulge your child.'' The researchers also found that parents aren’t allowing their kids to reach important milestones, like travelling alone, cooking a meal and buying their own groceries. So the balancing act is to be loving and supportive, yet not over caring. On teacher writes in The Atlantic that her best students aren’t flawless. “Year after year, my "best" students— the ones who are happiest and successful in their lives—are the students who were allowed to fail, held responsible for missteps, and challenged to be the best people they could be in the face of their mistakes,” she writes. HEALTHY MAGAZINE JUNE 2013

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Foolish Father or Proper Patriarch What’s true about media portrayals, and what’s harmfully false The typical father found on television is incompetent, sex-driven or clueless, and often all three. These TV dads, ranging from Homer Simpson to Phil Dunphee, are good for a laugh, but their effect on the institution of fatherhood might not be a laughing matter.

Why It Happens

For many TV shows, the target audience is women. Especially for sitcoms, viewers are overwhelmingly women. Humor often relies on someone taking a fall, and advertisers or script writers of course avoid insulting their female audience, even if it is good fun. Comic writers are left with one gender to ridicule. Frank Dardis, PhD, associate professor at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Advertising and Public Relations, says that advertisers use humor to appeal or to be remembered better by the audience. “I believe that most of the ads showing ‘dumb dads’ are simply trying to benefit from the stereotypical image that has

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been portrayed for many years in films, sitcoms, stand-up comedy acts, passalong jokes, and so on,” he says. A plenitude of research exists on how advertisements portraying certain images or stereotypes could be harmful to certain parts of a population emotionally and physically, he says, but advertisers generally see “dumb dad” as a safe stereotype. “Most people seem to accept it, take it as ‘common,’” Dardis says, “and take it for what it is… a joke about something that is pretty fair game in many arenas and always kind of has been.” The reason why most people don’t get upset about this portrayal, Dardis suggests, may be because it targets all men, rather than specific subsets of a population. “And I think most people realize that all men are not that way all the time,” he says, “but it is simply the exaggerated portrayal of such.”

What’s True, What’s Not

But the line between exaggeration and reality is blurry. Geoffrey Godbey, Professor Emeritus of Penn State University’s College of Health and Human Development, says that some things depicted in the media are true. “There is no equality in household chores—women still do 60 percent or more,” he says. Things are changing, however, Godbey says. “Males have become much more involved in child-rearing and cooking,” he says. “The media shows some cultural lag in terms of the ways in which male-female relations are portrayed.” The modern day is unique in that the roles of men and women in the family are starting to blend together. In 1965, the average father spent 2.5 hours a week caring for children. Now, according Pew Research, the average father spends 7 hours per week on those endeavors.

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Fathers do have room to grow, of course. According to the Pew report, 46 percent of fathers still feel like they spent too little time with their children. And when it comes to leisure, dads do spend about three hours per week more than moms, the Pew research found. But the difference in leisure activity was 25 versus 28 hours. Most fathers are hardly leaving their wives to slave away with kids, kitchens and cleaning supplies. Those who see TV as reality might forget that there are capable, intelligent fathers everywhere, just like there have always been. Remember the wisdom and compassion of dads in shows like “Leave it to Beaver” and “My Three Sons.”

Consequences of Simpleton Dad Stereotype

So dads actually are competent members of a household. How long, then, is fatherhood going to take a beating, and what will be the consequences? TV dad is bewildered in the kitchen, lost on the road and befuddled with a diaper. And each bumbling TV father is accompanied by a smoking hot, sharp-asa-tack TV wife. Do we believe what we see is reality, even just a little? It could be that these media portrayals are slowly lowering the standard for men in America. TV says men are sex-driven, lazy and domestically ignorant, so women might expect that from men in real life, which doesn’t bode well for healthy interactions between genders. Some men are fighting against these inaccuracies and their potential damage. Well-known columnist and father advocate Glenn Sacks launched a nationwide campaign against Verizon’s ad depicting a father incapable of understanding his daughter’s computer. In the ad, the father is dismissed by his wife and daughter to go wash the dog.

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“I dispute the idea that [fathers] are somehow lesser, that it's OK to dismiss our fathers, denigrate our fathers, disregard our fathers, disrespect our fathers,” Sacks wrote. “A mountain of research shows how indispensable fathers are to their children's well-being—not just their income, but their presence, their fathering—not their mothering, their fathering. It is tremendously damaging to convince a boy or girl that his or her father is an idiot or that fathers are worthless.” The ad was removed. Television isn’t the only institution lagging behind in recognizing the narrowing gender role gap. The modern day court system has been criticized for the same thing, as mothers win the large majority of custody battles for children, in part because of a bias for women as better nurturers. US Census data shows that in 2010, there were 13.7 million parents with custody over 22 million children. Only 1 in 6 of all custodial parents were the fathers. Activists working against this bias

Would the custody war be different if “dumb dad” depictions weren’t so prevalent? It’s hard to tell, but maybe.

What Dads Can Do

Remember that the biggest reason why dads get lambasted on TV is simply because it is just what has been done for years. Advertisers care what people think about their ads. For example, one father started a petition against Huggies commercials that portrayed dads as incompetent with children. The premise was that the hardest challenge for a man was to deal with poopy diapers, and that he would rather watch sports. More than a thousand people signed the petition, and Huggies responded with new ads. So go ahead and laugh at Homer and learn from Ward Cleaver, but remember that average dad is probably somewhere in the middle. Husbands are far from perfect, but rest assured men are not nearly as bumbling as television might lead you to believe.

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SHAVING: YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MANUAL SHAVING

Shaving is probably more common to your mornings than pancakes and orange juice, and like many men, you often take it for granted. Maybe you find it a chore, or perhaps even worse—a painful necessity. Despite having shaved countless times, many men complain about a number of shaving side effects—not getting as close a shave as desired, irritated skin, razor bumps, nicks or ingrown hairs. Dragging a sharp blade against your hairy chin is a scary prospect when you stop to think about it, but with a little honing of shaving skills, anyone can transform an annoyance into a morning ritual to look forward to.

THE PREP WORK With the proper steps, you can soften your hairs, open your pores and lubricate your skin, making shaving a breeze and also a daily mini-facial. Many men shortchange their shaving prep, but the following steps are essential to getting  both a close, comfortable, one-pass shave and healthy skin.

WASH YOUR FACE

Start by washing your face. Dirt, grime, dead skin and oils are all things you want to avoid when performing such a delicate operation on very sensitive skin. Facial cleansers work best because they help soften the protein in the hair and exfoliate dead skin that will clog razor blades.

USE HOT WATER

Heat helps open your pores and soften your beard, so taking a hot shower right before shaving is ideal. If a shower is not an option, splash hot water over

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the face or, if there is time, wrap a towel soaked with hot water around the face like barbershops do. Hot water softens the protein keratin that makes up part of the hair and also allows your hairs to swell with water. Keep your face warm and moist during the entire shaving process.

SHAVING CREAM

Apply shaving cream and let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes; this allows your hair follicles to fully hydrate and swell with water, making them easier to cut. If you have one, use a shaving brush in a circular motion to create a good lather, ending with upstrokes to lift up your hairs. Comb your hair or brush your teeth while you wait. The longer you let the shaving cream stay on your face before shaving, the softer your skin and your beard will be. If you’re in a hurry, at least start shaving on the side of your face, then your moustache and end with your chin. Your chin hairs are usually the stiffest, so you’ll allow those hairs to soften longer if you reserve this portion for last.

PUTTING STEEL TO SKIN RAZOR SELECTION

Razor companies would like you to believe that the number of blades or the flexibility of the razor justify spending big money on their products. But by far the most important factors to a comfortable shave are only using sharp razors and keeping your blades clean from hairs and dead skin. Depending on how often you shave and how thick your beard grows, you may need to replace your razors every 10 to

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15 shaves, which may or may not justify buying expensive razors. Remember that using dull razors is the cardinal sin of shaving, resulting in irritation and ingrown hairs.

WITH THE GRAIN

Shaving with the grain is essential. This doesn’t always mean shaving down, however. Let your beard grow out a few days and you’ll be able to see which direction your hairs grow, which is the same direction you should shave. You may get a closer shave going against the grain, but you also greatly increase your chances for getting ingrown hairs and nicks. If you want a closer shave, lather up again and focus on the specific problem areas. Professional barbers often shave with the grain the first lather and then shave sideways after the second. However, be careful with these last two suggestions; overshaving an area often causes skin irritation. Finally,

use very light pressure when shaving. Pushing too hard down also leads to skin irritation and ingrown hairs.

COLD WATER TO FINISH

After you’ve finished, wash your face with coldest water you can comfortably stand. Ending with a cold water wash discourages inflammation in the same way a cold compress helps swelling and closes your pores, helping to keep them unclogged.

AFTERSHAVE

Aftershave lotions and moisturizers can be used to help keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Shaving is a traumatic experience for your skin as you remove a couple layers of skin after a typical shave. Using moisturizer helps keep your skin healthy and soft, particularly if you have sensitive skin. But don’t use harsh alcohol-based aftershaves, which cause redness and irritation.

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7. UGLY NAIL OR SCREW HOLE? Did a screw leave a messy hole in a chair, table or wall? Just firmly push a golf tee into the hole, saw off the end, and sand it down. Golf is good for something after all.

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Pots and pans are a hassle when camping, so get them out of your way with an old belt. Just strap the belt around a tree, and use “s” hooks to hang up pots and pans.

9. LADDER SCRATCHING EVERYTHING? Put gloves over the top two ends of the ladder, and save your house, or whatever you’re climbing up, the wear and tear.

10. WANT A SKID FREE FLOOR? Want a non-slick surface for a tree house, garage or shed? Just mix a pound of sand per gallon of floor paint, and apply.

11. NO IRON? Just take a pan, cover the bottom in tin foil, heat it for 15-30 seconds, and there you go.

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4. STUBBORN SCREW?

12. DIRTY KEYBOARD?

Just set it over the top of an open glass fruit jar. This is an old trick, but one that still works.

Try rubbing the screw on a slightly wet bar of soap. It should be easier for the screw to fit into tight holes.

Clean it with the sticky part of sticky note. It picks up dust and bits of whatever surprisingly

2. CROWDED CLOSET?

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Find an aluminum can and break off the

The covers of headlights, the part exposed to the outside, get faded over time. Use toothpaste and scrub for a minute to take

Try drawing a line with chalk. It may be just the defense you need to keep ants away.

opener, which should have two small circles. Run the tops of two hangars through each circle. Put up one hangar, and the other hangar hangs just below it, on the second hole of the opener. You’ve just doubled your closet space.

3. SLOW LEAK IN A TIRE?

away the cloudiness.

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14. SLUGS IN THE GARDEN? Pour beer around the outside of your garden, and save it from slugs.

Take a small piece of wood, about an inch thick and six inches long, and drive a nail partly through it. Leave about half an inch

15. PAINT BUCKET PROBLEMS?

inner-tube for your tire, first pump up that inn tube and stick it under water. Bubbles

between the head of the nail and the plane of the wood. On the side where the sharp end of the nail is gone through, bend the

Paint keeps pooling in the rim of your paint can. No problem. Just take a small nail and

will come out of even the smallest leak. Patch it up and you’re good to go.

nail over. Use the nail head to grip onto a bottle cap, and lift the wood to lever it off.

Instead of immediately buying a new

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Male Ailments

DISEASES THAT HATE MEN

WRITTEN BY MICHAEL RICHARDSON

There are clear discrepancies between the health of men and women. Unfortunately for males, their sex seems to be more diseased than the other, on average, which is blamed on everything from genes to stubbornness. Here we review health problems that are particularly venomous towards men, the potential reasons why and what men can (and can’t) do about them.

HEART DISEASE

Heart disease manifests itself about ten years earlier in men, on average, compared to women. This doesn’t mean that men have weak hearts. Rather, men probably aren’t as good at taking care of their cardiovascular system. Men experience more work stress, are more likely to exercise little. Researchers from State University of New York at Stony Brook say that biological and

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psychosocial factors also contribute to the gender gap in coronary heart disease (CHD). Differences in how men handle stress, compared to women, may be one important factor. “It appears that men's coping with stressful events may be less adaptive physiologically, behaviorally, and emotionally, contributing to their increased risk for CHD,” they write. Related to this finding, a study published in Circulation found that a fiery temper, characterized by angry outbursts and violent feelings, can cause heart-rhythm disorders in men. All these factors combine to paint an ugly picture for men’s hearts. The average age of a heart attack for men is about 66, while for women it is about 70. More than 700,000 Americans have heart attacks every year, and the large majority of sudden cardiac events occur in men. Men need to be aware of the big risk factors, like high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol. This awareness may require medical check-ups and examinations. Estrogen in women raises good cholesterol levels (HDL), which may be a reason why they develop heart diseases later in life. In addition, men and those around them should be aware of the central signs of a

heart attack: chest pain, discomfort in the neck, jaw or upper stomach, shortness of breath and nausea. Heart disease kills about 600,000 people every year in the United States, according to the CDC, the majority of whom are male.

PROSTATE CANCER

After lung cancer, prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men. The most common cancer found in men, prostate cancer is often a silent enemy, giving few symptoms until it is well advanced and spreading throughout the body. “There is no good prevention strategy,” says Dr. Steven Gange of the Western Urological Clinic in Salt Lake City Utah. Because prevention is difficult, early and frequent screening is vital. Treatment of the disease is often possible only if it is found in an early enough stage. Though often associated with older age, a third of prostate cancers occur in men under the age of 65. The good news is that prostate cancer treatment is advancing. Some prostate cancers do not need to be treated, because they won’t progress in severity, according to Gange. This understanding helps men avoid unnecessary treatment that can have uncomfortable side effects. Healthy-Mag.com


xy? WHO WEARS THE GENES AROUND HERE?

Since a woman has two X chromosomes, disease-producing or mutated genes on one can be counterbalanced by the other chromosome. But men have one Y and one X, meaning that a single messed up gene means certain disease. Case in point: colorblindness is caused by a defect in the X chromosome. Men are colorblind much more often than women, and researchers think it may be because women’s other X cancels out the flaws of the first.

About 240,000 new cases of the disease are diagnosed, and almost 30,000 men die from prostate cancer every year. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. In terms of preventing prostate cancer, diet may be one modifiable factor. Make sure you maintain a healthy diet with moderate levels of red meat and high-fat dairy. Bear in mind that the diet/prostate cancer link is a weak one, so don’t put too much stock in it. Smoking and obesity may also be tied to the disease.

HERNIAS

The most common kind of hernia is an inguinal hernia, which is more prevalent in men than women by ten times. This is in part due to the construction of the male body. The inguinal canal is where a male’s testicles move from the abdomen to the scrotum. This canal closes shortly after birth, but sometimes the canal doesn’t close properly, resulting in a weak area. This weakened area is often the site where part of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity, or part of the intestine, protrudes through. The resulting bulge is how you can identify a hernia. Strenuous exertion and obesity are two risk factors for developing an inguinal hernia. In Facebook.com/HealthyMag

fact, anything that puts undue pressure on the abdomen can cause hernias. This includes chronic coughs and constant constipation. Beware that a family history of hernias also puts you at higher risk. Men need to be aware of symptoms indicating the need to see a medical professional. If the hernia gets progressively worse, and pain increases, you may need surgery, which involves putting the herniated tissue back in its correct location, and placing protective material over the weakened internal area of the abdomen. Though actual numbers aren’t available, an estimated 500,000 cases of inguinal hernia are treated each year. Thousands more are left untreated, which can lead to complications like severe nausea and pain, and even strangulation of an intestine, which is lifethreatening.

COME ON, MAN: MANLINESS AND HEALTH

NOT SO

TOUGH

Men are… 2.1 times as likely

to die from liver disease.

4.1 times as likely to commit suicide.

Men and women are built differently, no doubt, but this may not be the reason for the large discrepancies in how diseases hit each gender.

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Men may get sick and have serious health problems more often simply because of their own choices. For example, men don’t go to the doctor as often as women.

3 times as likely

“Men in our society are raised to be tough, ‘don't cry,’ and men consequently ignore ‘little problems’ more than women,” says Dr. Gange. “Married men live longer than single because the spouse will often get him to see the doctor sooner.” Men are often obstinate about their health, be it in action flicks or in the walls of your own home. “Tis’ but a scratch!,” exclaims the knight whose just lost an arm in a duel with King Arthur, in the comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The King claims victory, but the armless knight claims he’s “had worse,” and continues fighting. An absurd moment, yes, but one that emits a faint aroma of reality. Pain and discomfort often must reach extreme levels before a man seeks medical attention, and this is far from funny. “Delaying presentation to medical care leads to more advanced and difficult to treat problems,” Gange says. “It also excludes the potential for prevention, and many diseases have good prevention strategies.”

times as likely to die from an accident.

to get kidney stones, bladder cancer.

2 times as likely

to suffer from emphysema or duodenal ulcer.

1.4 times as likely to die from cancer.

1.4 times as likely

to get kidney disease.

1.4 times as likely to get diabetes.

Source: health.harvard.edu

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TOP10 THINGS MEN REGRET (REALLY?)

According to askmen.com, this is the list of the top 10 things men regret. What do you think?

No. 8

NEVER GETTING INTO A FIGHT

BEING A WORKAHOLIC

Every guy who hasn’t been in one wonders how he’d do. And once you’ve made it into your 30s without getting into a fight, there’s a good chance you never will.

There are some things you can ONLY do when you’re young, but work isn’t one of them.

No. 7

NEVER BUYING A DREAM CAR

With kids, a minivan or an SUV makes WAY more sense. And even if you buy your dream car after you retire, it won’t be the same because you won’t be the young, carefree guy you’re picturing.

No. 6

GETTING MARRIED TOO SOON

The older you get, the more responsibilities pile up. So it’s natural to think about how much easier things used to be. And a lot of men and women wish they had waited longer to settle down.

No. 10 Not playing on a team It’s why so many guys play softball on the weekends. But you can’t play softball forever. And things like golf, horseshoes, and shuffleboard just aren’t the same.

No. 9

NOT STAYING IN TOUCH WITH FRIENDS

Once you’re married and have kids, keeping in touch with your friends from high school and college becomes less of a priority.

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No. 4

No. 5

NOT BEING MORE PASSIONATE

Unless you’re talking about Tiger Woods or Jesse James, most guys see a significant decrease in sexual activity once they get married or reach a certain age.

No. 3 Ignoring their health Even if you work out, smoking, drinking and eating junk food can eventually result in cancer, liver disease and obesity. But young guys look in the mirror, assume they’re healthy and don’t start taking care of themselves until it’s too late.

No. 2

NOT SPENDING ENOUGH TIME WITH DAD

Guys can go half their life without needing their dad’s advice. But as soon as Dad’s gone, it’s ALL they need.

No. 1

NOT GOING AFTER THEIR DREAM GIRL

According to AskMen.com, not pursuing the girl of their dreams is the single biggest regret middle-aged men have. But older guys basically think that if they were young again, they’d have a shot with any woman on the planet.

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Moobs and Muffin Tops I

must own up to being male. Men sometimes need a little more encouragement to undergo cosmetic procedures (because we’re wimps). Though not common knowledge, I’m seeing more men than ever in my practice. Men want to look good too. Not all men are as comfortable with wrinkles as Robert Redford seems to be. I recently wrote an article about “mommy-makeovers” and made the point that “while we think nothing of repairing our homes when damaged— painting walls, or giving it a total makeover—we think differently when it comes to our bodies?” Bodies wear out just like homes. Going to a dentist to keep the teeth up or getting a new hip doesn’t seem weird, so why should removing a few wrinkles or unsightly bulges be different? We men have advantages over women. Namely, we don’t have babies! Our tummies don’t get

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stretched out; we don’t gain and lose weight repetitively; our chests don’t swell up to the size of melons and then deflate. Therefore, men need different surgeries than women. For a man, liposuction may suffice where a woman may need a tummy tuck due to damaged skin. So what cosmetic surgeries are men doing? Botox, laser hair removal, liposuction, eyelid surgery, nose jobs, facelifts, liposuction, liposuction. Did I mention liposuction? If I had to name one surgery men have most often, that’s it, especially liposuction of the chest and/or love-handles because moobs (man boobs) and muffin tops are really out of style. As we age, our metabolism changes. Even spending serious time at the gym may not be enough to lose the last little bit. Nothing’s better than carving abs on a guy whose own body has thwarted

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his efforts,with a common procedure called liposculpting. Did you know that was possible? Then, there are the health benefits of looking better. Many cosmetic surgeries have direct effects on health. Liposuction can increase insulin sensitivity. A tummy tuck can reduce lower back pain. Patients have relayed improved cholesterol levels, decreased need for diabetes medications and increased willingness to exercise. Most importantly, I have seen cosmetic surgery change lives. More confidence and happier relationships are common. I personally use Botox & fillers, have undergone laser hair

removal and had a couple aggressive skin peels since starting my practice. I really don’t mind it when patients tell me I look too young to be a doctor. That simply means I’m doing my job well! Though the prospect of having surgery can be daunting, the most common thing I hear after surgery is “I wish I had done this years ago.” The changes can be dramatic. This type of surgery is very personal and takes just the right surgeon. Patient comfort and top results are my highest priority. Come see what options are available for you at Envision Cosmetic Surgery. Look in the mirror once again and see the real you!

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13.1

Training for a

Half Marathon Completing a half marathon is a feat of strength, endurance, and mental fortitude that warrants respect. But the increasingly popular half marathon is a race approachable enough for almost any dedicated first-time racer to succeed. Aside from the inherent bragging rights, finishing 13.1 miles is an accomplishment that pays dividends in increased health, planning, and dedication. But before any of that can happen, crossing the finish line starts weeks before race day as you make these physical and psychological changes necessary to condition your body and mind to be strong to the finish.

GLYCOGEN STORAGE

TRAINING DAYS

has it in it to make it, but you need to convince it. Running consistently develops the mental stamina so essential to finishing the race.

Your body is typically only equipped with enough available energy in your muscles to power you through a couple hours of moderate exercise. As you train, your body develops greater stores of glycogen, allowing you to run further distances and for longer periods of time without hitting the wall.

TOUGHNESS

The physical pounding of running takes a toll on your body, and many runners drop out of races because of leg pain and discomfort. As you train, your feet, joints, tendons and muscles are strengthened to cope with the jolting and jarring impacts.

MENTAL DISCIPLINE

At times running another mile or climbing another brutal hill is a mind game; your body

Depending on your current fitness level, you’ll need about 8–12 weeks to properly train for a half marathon, which requires significant planning and dedication. Summer vacations and tempting distractions will be everpresent. Remember your half-marathon goals and keep consistent to your set plans.

Training for marathons is usually based on a weekly schedule involving three different kinds of days: rest days, training days, and the long weekend run. Your weekly goal is to slowly increase both your total mileage run and your maximum single-run distance. During the week, alternate running with rest days or cross training. On your running days, map out your runs (use a helpful website like runmyroute.com) to ensure a good distance, but also include

SAMPLE 10-WEEK HALF MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Sat Sun Total

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4 mi.

3 mi.

Rest

3 mi.

3 mi.

Rest

Rest

13 mi.

2 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 5 Rest 15 3 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 6 Rest 16 4 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest 19 5 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 10 Rest 21 6 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 11 Rest 24 7 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 12 Rest 26 8 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 9 Rest 22 9 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 8 Rest 18 10 3 Rest 3 Walk 2 Rest 13.1 Rest 21.1 26

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variety where you run. Many training programs fail because they were too repetitive, so don’t run around the same neighborhood every day. To combat boredom, also consider cross training doing swimming or cycling for about the same period of time as you would run one of your training days.

REST DAYS

Take your rest days seriously; your body needs to rest so it can build up muscle between runs. Counterintuitively, you need rest to get stronger. Use these days to proactively prevent injury from happening by icing any sore shins or knees. Yoga, stretching, and walking are good activities, as is any low-impact and nonstrenuous sport.

THE WEEKEND LONG RUN

At the end of each of your training weeks, complete a distance that challenges you; your goal is to push your body

a little further than it’s gone before. However, this isn’t a death march, as your goal is to run progressively longer distances, not cause injuries that will set your training back. For a half-marathon, you should work your way up to a long run of about 8 to 10 miles for at least two weekly runs before the big day. During these long runs, try to pace yourself so you know what your body is capable of. An extremely common mistake is to begin the race too fast during all the anticipation of race day. Knowing your body’s limits allows you to pace yourself like the best racers do—start conservatively and make your second half faster than your first. You’ll make those last miles triumphant instead of torturous if you become familiar with your limits on these runs. Remember that you should be always thinking of the

race day during these longer runs.  Recreating the race day routine is mentally and physically important to performing your best on the day that counts. What clothes, shoes, and socks work best? What sports drinks, if any, work best for you? and will they supply that kind at the race? What should you eat for breakfast? Also, training in the early morning is a good idea, because your body will be used to waking up early, which is when most races start. Marathon-Novice-1-Training-Program

www.runnersworld.com/race-training/runnersworld-half-marathon-plan-beginners-14-weeks www.runmyroute.com newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/13735.html www.marathonrookie.com/half-marathontraining.html www.halhigdon.com/training/51131/Half

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Top Five Ways to Ruin Your Workout As long as you’re breaking a sweat, the workout is good, right? Wrong. Here are ways people squander their time at the gym.

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For a certain amount of time after a workout, your body is primed to metabolize certain nutrients. An important part of a workout is nutrition, so don’t neglect it.

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Bad Form This can be especially damaging when lifting weights. For example, squats can seriously injure your back if your feet aren’t aligned properly, and if you don’t maintain proper curvature in the lower back.

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Doing Steady-State Workouts Too Often Not everyone wants to be a body builder, but doing some muscle work along with your cardio is important. In connection with this, don’t let your steady-state workouts, like runs, become too easy. Maybe you’ve exercised four times this week, but the better question is, have you exerted yourself four times this week? Have you done workouts or work-ish-outs?

Hurting Your Back With Sit-Ups Sit-ups place intense loads on spinal disks, which can mean injury. Better core work involves planks, which means taking a position which you hold for a certain amount of time. Try lying on your stomach, and then lifting yourself up on your forearms and toes, maintaining a straight frame. Hold it for a minute, and feel the core burn.

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Replenishing Your Body at the Wrong Time

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Never Using Free Weights Using machines to lift weights does provide one benefit: you’ll never drop a dumbbell on your face. But avoiding free weights means avoiding many exercise bonuses. When you are using free weight, you have to control your own range of motion, which requires the use of additional muscles, like in your core, for stability. Machines generally focus only on select muscle groups.

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DEMYSTIFYING PROTEIN Protein. Bodybuilders and dieters alike gravitate towards this macronutrient to obtain lean muscle mass, weight loss and improved health. What is the role of protein in our bodies, what are the best sources and, more importantly, how much is safe and appropriate?

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Protein Function

• Wheat gluten

Proteins, made from chains of amino acids, control almost every cell function in our body. They form the major structural component of our muscles, brain, nervous system, blood, skin and hair. They are the vehicles that transport vitamins, minerals, fats and oxygen throughout the body. They are also vital to maintaining acid-base and fluid balance. Proteins are essential for the proper functioning of antibodies that fight infection, the regulation of enzymes and hormones, and growth and the repair of body tissue.

Protein Sources

There are 20 amino acids. Humans can produce 10. The remaining 10 amino acids that humans cannot produce, referred to as essential amino acids, must be obtained from food sources. Unlike fats and carbohydrates, amino acids cannot be stored in the body for later use. They must be ingested everyday via food sources to be utilized. Generally, animal products contain all of the ten essential amino acids, called complete proteins. Plant foods do not and are thus considered incomplete proteins. One notable exception to this rule is soy, which is a plant-based complete protein. You can boost protein quality and get all the essential amino acids you need by combining complementary incomplete plant proteins.

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Excellent combinations of incomplete plant proteins include grains with legumes (i.e., rice and beans), grains with dairy (i.e., pasta and cheese), or legumes with seeds (i.e., falafel).

• Black beans • Peanuts

Protein Recommendations

• Whey (the liquid that remains after milk

Consumption of protein immediately after exercising helps repair and synthesize muscle proteins. Many well-intentioned gym goers habitually consume far more protein than they need. Protein consumption beyond recommended amounts is unlikely to result in further muscle gains because the body has a limited capacity to utilize amino acids to build muscle. Additionally, too much protein can put excessive stress on the kidneys.

• Casein (gives milk its white color)is slowly

So how much protein do you need? To figure out your needs, simply multiply your weight in pounds by one of the following:

The proteins with the highest amino acid levels are: has been curdled and strained) is rapidly digested and absorbed by the body. It is excellent for stimulating muscle protein synthesis. You can obtain whey via dietary supplements/powders. It is also an additive in many food products.

released into the bloodstream, sometimes lasting for hours. Some studies suggest that combining casein and whey may produce the greatest muscular strength improvements after an intensive resistance training program. You can obtain casein via dietary supplements/powders and cottage cheese.

• Eggs • Milk • Soy protein is often added to nutrition bars, cereals and yogurts, sports drinks, health beverages and infant formulas.

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Sedentary adult: 0.4 Active adult: 0.4-0.6 Growing athlete: 0.6-0.9 Adult building muscle mass: 0.6-0.9

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Protein powder?

No superpowers here. The typical American’s diet provides more than 100 grams of protein per day, nearly twice the 50 grams recommended for the average adult.

CERTAIN FITNESS CIRCLES MAY SWEAR BY THEM, BUT PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS AREN’T LIKELY TO BUILD MUSCLE MASS OR PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS ON THEIR OWN, NUTRITION SCIENTISTS SAY. In fact, protein is abundant in most Americans’ diets, and protein deficiency is extraordinarily rare, according to Joan Benson, an assistant professor with the College of Health at the University of Utah. The typical American’s diet provides more than 100 grams of protein per day, nearly twice the 50 grams recommended for the average adult.

adult’s diet at 15 to 30 percent of the total calories consumed, Benson says. This is a good formula for maintaining health, especially if it puts calories from fat at 25 to 35 percent. On a 2,000 calorie diet, a good number for the average man interested in maintaining his current weight, that’s about 300 to 600 calories from protein.

protein intake near 30 percent to maintain muscle mass.

This overconsumption isn’t necessarily harmful, but extra protein beyond what the body needs will not build muscle mass and may lead to weight gain, according to WebMD. Protein, like both carbohydrates and fats, is simply stored away as fat when the body has leftovers.

“That’s a couple of glasses of milk, a chicken breast, and a threeounce patty of lean meat at night,” Benson says.

These shakes do not need to be extraordinarily high in protein— about 21 to 24 grams of protein should suffice—but they should contain a high-quality protein, such as whey protein, and should be low in fat. They don’t need to taste horrible or cost a fortune to be effective. Instant breakfasts, or even chocolate milk can be good options, Benson says.

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For the most part, Americans don’t need to seek out additional protein to supplement their daily diet, Benson says. However, there are exceptions. For example, endurance athletes, such as marathoners, should keep their

Body builders also benefit from regular protein supplements. Drinking a protein shake within an hour of exercise helps the body repair muscles and promotes the creation of lean body mass, according to Benson.

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PROFILE:

MICHAEL O. LEAVITT

Stopping Pandemics

When US Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael O. Leavitt recommended the book The Great Influenza, about the deadly pandemic that struck America in 1918, to then President George W. Bush, the Commander in Chief read it.

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Soon after, with pushes from Secretary Leavitt, both Congress and the President discovered that America was unprepared for what was bound to strike sooner or later: a globe-swaying pandemic. The government took action. By the time Secretary Leavitt left office, pre-pandemic vaccines were stockpiled for tens of millions of citizens, along with anti-viral drugs. Under Leavitt’s supervision, states and communities developed their own action plans, domestic vaccine production capacity increased dramatically and researchers trying to advance this field of medicine were given billions of dollars in funding. “Preparation today is better than it was before,” says Leavitt, who was born in Cedar City, Utah, and served at Governor of Utah for ten years, “but it is still lacking.”

MICHAEL LEAVITT: AT A GLANCE

America has seen three pandemics in the last 50 years, though none have been as bad as the influenza pandemic that swept the country in 1918, killing more than 500,000 people. We will no doubt see another plague in the future, says Leavitt. Five people recently died in Saudi Arabia from a new virus similar to SARS. New strains of viral disease consistently pop up around the globe.

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Preparation was and is difficult, he says, because of the task’s enormous scope and because of prevailing complacence towards pandemics, making what he was able to accomplish in office even more remarkable. “Pandemics happen infrequently enough that in between people get complacent,” he says. “Anything you do to prepare in advance seems alarmist, and anything done after the fact seems insufficient.” Some people also carry the misperception, Leavitt explains, that if something of this nature does happen, the federal government will be able to come in and solve everything. The truth is that the national government can’t properly deal with a flood of illnesses. States and communities themselves must know how to take action, and these plans are now in place, thanks to Leavitt’s perseverance. Leavitt’s endeavors are impressive. As if leading a state for a decade wasn’t enough, Leavitt went on to create a system that could literally save the entire nation, and now he is unraveling the tangles of our healthcare system. Leavitt continues to be a guardian of America’s health through Leavitt Partners, which provides collaborative, high-value healthcare intelligence to clients so they can understand how to transition into modern delivery of medical treatment. During his time as Governor of Utah and as the Secretary of HHS, Leavitt became intimately aware of the problems with today’s

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But change is on the horizon, Leavitt says, and is already being implemented in some parts of the country. “In the future,” Leavitt predicts, “Americans will choose a healthcare system,” rather than receive treatment from fractionalized providers with different billing plans, as it is now for most Americans, who get care on a fee-for-service basis. In an ideal healthcare system, Leavitt believes, the patient pays a monthly fee, and receives all variety of healthcare, from family doctors, urologists, gynecologists, therapists and more.

Under this system, doctors are incentivized to keep patients healthy, because by doing so they save time and resources while receiving the same compensation. This pushes doctors towards high-quality care, rather than towards simply trying to get more patients, which is what the medical system currently incentivizes. For patients, Leavitt says, this means they wouldn’t have to deal with a pile of confusing medical bills. The improved efficiency would hopefully lower costs. Leavitt says he expects a transition to this system within 3 to 9 years. No doubt he will be there when it happens. “I’m just trying to use my experience to help improve the system and health for Americans,” he says.

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Gone are the good old days when people stole your wallet and you were out a few dollars. Now people steal your life. And they do it brilliantly, finding ways around technological barriers and our most careful precautions.

Only Fools Get Had, Right?

“Many people are vulnerable to fraud precisely because they believe they are invulnerable,” says Martha Deevy, Director of Stanford’s Financial Fraud Research Center. “The truth is that anyone can fall for fraud.” Deevy says recent research reveals that the demographics susceptible to fraud aren’t who you might think.

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Step right up, it’s time to get cheated Susceptible to Investment Fraud: wealthy males who are better educated than the general public, risk-takers and those open to sales situations. Susceptible to Internet Scams: Those over 60 report highest monetary losses to scams of this nature, which originate mostly in the US, and not overseas.

Scam-Proof

Deevy says one of the ways to avoid being cheated is to become familiar with the persuasion strategies often used by con artists: • Phantom riches: dangling the prospect of wealth in front of you. • Source credibility: trying to build credibility by claiming to be with a reputable firm or to have a special credential or experience.

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• Social consensus: leading you to believe that other savvy investors have already invested. • Reciprocity: doing a small favor in return for a big favor. • Scarcity: creating a false sense of urgency by claiming limited supply. The difficulty here is that these tactics aren’t illegal, Deevy says. “Many of these persuasion strategies are used in legitimate marketing—just watch latenight infomercials,” she says. “But the faster potential victims can spot these persuasion tactics, or red flags, the less likely they are to become so overcome with emotion that they don’t stop and think before making a decision.”

Scammed in Utah

Jane Driggs, President and CEO of Utah’s BBB, says that Utahns deal with all of the top ten scams (see next page). Especially bad, she says, are scammers who pay for online goods with checks that bounce. The seller loses the product and often faces bank fees. Vulnerability to scams all depends on the type of scam, Driggs says. Victims often are people in need of financial help, she says. “When you are stretched for money you want to believe it when someone tells you they’ll give you a loan,” she says. Whatever your situation, however, don’t let your guard down, because the tentacles of can artists aren’t receding. “Scams are on the increase,” Driggs says.

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common scams today

clever devils In one scam, thieves set up a professionallooking website, and post job offers.

$400 per week for just driving around!

Respondents send in their applications, and the thieves call and do a phone interview, further selling the ruse. The candidates get the job, but before they start they have to fill out credit information to set up a direct deposit for their paychecks.

This scam comes in the form of an online ad. They send you a check to deposit into your account, and then ask you to wire part of that payment to the graphic designer who will customize the logo for your car. The check bounces, but the money you wired vanishes. A similar scam involves offers to be paid for being a “mystery shopper.”

There goes your identity, your money and maybe more. And you still don’t have a job.

The Grandparent scam

who do i report scams to? Millions fall prey to scams each year. Reporting things to the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a way to help people out, including yourself. Also, peer support is important in these embarrassing moments, so tell your close friends and family. Maybe you’ll help them avoid the same mistake.

Thieves pose as your grandchild (or niece/nephew/ friend) travelling abroad and emails or texts you asking for help. “I’ve been mugged (or arrested or hurt),” and I need money. The FBI says scammers are so good at this one these days that they will look up information about a person on Facebook and other sources to add plausible details to their made-up story.

Loan fraud

Scammers offer a loan with easy repayment conditions or no credit check. But before you get the loan, you have to make an up-front payment and cover some fees. Some more aggressive criminals call your work or relatives about a non-existent missing payment, putting pressure on you to pay when you haven’t done anything wrong.

President Obama Will Pay your Utility Bills

Nope. He won’t. But con artists will get all of your personal information for the new “program,” in order to steal your identity.

Jamaican phone lottery

ponzi problem Investment fraud happens often in Utah. One Utah man recently pled guilty to taking in about $18 million in a Ponzi scheme. This is when a person collects money from investors, promises returns, and then uses money from new investors to pay old investors. Ponzi schemes give the appearance that a company is making a profit, when in reality it isn’t. Those behind these Ponzi schemes often use false promises and community ties to gather investments. Some in Utah have even used church ties to bring in funds.

A call comes from Jamaica (area code 876), and the person on the line claims to represent to BBB or the FBI, and says you’ve won a huge amount of money or a car or something of that nature. They ask you to pay a fee before you collect the winnings (which obviously don’t exist).

Upgrade your flash player to see this video

Instead of upgrading, it downloads a virus that steals your information. To bate people into this scam, con artists will send you fake tweets from friends sending you to a video.

Home improvement

People knock doors offering to do home improvement work, but they actually don’t know what they are doing. They take your money and the results are shoddy.

I overpaid...

Internet Security: Top Passwords 2012 If your password is one of these, don’t be embarrassed. Just change it.

Password 123456 12345678 Abc123 Qwerty Source: SplashData

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Sorry I wrote you a check for too much, can you send me the difference? When someone is paying you for something over the internet or via check, make sure the funds transfer before you send them any funds in return.

Counterfeit goods

“From the Super Bowl to the World Series, counterfeiters manage to have their hands in your pocket all year long,” says the BBB. Some websites just take your money and run. In other cases, they send a fake ticket.

How low can you go?

Soon after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, donation websites and social media pages were set. Some were scams that just took money. Source: The Better Business Bureau

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>> Advisor Allergies

Athletes with Allergies and Asthma

Can Play it Safe As athletes of all ages take the field this summer, the most fearsome opponents for those with asthma and allergies might be triggers that can sideline even the toughest competitors.

GIVE THE COACH A HEADS UP

Alert the coach to any allergic condition, as well as what to do in an emergency. Provide detailed instructions on where medications are kept on the field and on how to use injectable epinephrine in case of a severe allergic reaction.

ENSURE SAFE SNACKING

Snacks are the highlight of the game for little ones – except for the child who is allergic to peanuts, milk or other common snack food allergens. Before putting together the snackassignment schedule, poll parents on children’s allergies to find out if any foods should be avoided. Food allergies can be serious, so if you suspect you or your child suffer from them, see an allergist to get tested and develop a plan. There is also treatment available for this in some cases.

BEWARE OF UNEXPECTED OPPONENTS

Bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets hang out on or near sports fields that can pack a powerful punch if they sting. Administer injectable epinephrine and call 911 in the case of a serious reaction, including hives, difficulty breathing and swelling of the tongue. If you are allergic to venom, life-saving treatment is available that can desensitize you to the venom! It is >95% protective!

In addition to using your prescribed daily asthma control medications, use a short-acting, quick relief inhaler at least 20 minutes before exercise and warm up for at least 5-10 minutes before taking the field. If symptoms are not controlled, call my office to be further assessed. An allergist can advise you on asthma treatment options and help you manage EIB, a condition that affects up to 10 percent of the population and 80-90% of those with asthma.

STOP THE SNEEZING

To help head off a mid-at-bat sneezing fit due to allergies to grass and other pollenproducing plants, take allergy medication before the game. Getting the right treatment for your allergies and asthma levels the playing field. No one should suffer or stop being active. You should be able to feel good and participate in your favorite sports.

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Everyone can play, stay in the game, make sure it’s fun (and safe) by following these tips:

To find out if asthma or allergies bother you or your child and come up with a plan to defeat them, visit www.rockymountainallergy.com. If you have questions or would like additional information about asthma and allergies or other allergy topics please give me a call at 801-775-9800. I would be happy to talk with you.

STOCK THE FIRST-AID KIT

Make room in the team first aid kit for latex-free bandages and antihistamines to treat minor allergic reactions. If you know you or your child has a life-threatening allergy, make sure injectable epinephrine is with you at all times.

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SPORT

Sports that involve a lot of running, such as soccer, basketball and field hockey – can be tough for kids and adults with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), commonly referred to as exercise induced asthma.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Douglas H. Jones, MD Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 801-775-9800 rockymountainallergy.com

Dr. Jones specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions relating to allergies, asthma and immune system disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his MD from Penn State University and completed his specialty training at Creighton University.

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Man Up GET UP TO DATE ON YOUR PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS AND IMMUNIZATIONS Did you know that compared to women: • Men are 24 percent less likely to have visited a doctor within the past year • Men are 22 percent more likely to have skipped cholesterol tests • Men are 28 percent more likely to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure • Men are 32 percent more likely to be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes • Men are more than twice as likely to have a leg or foot amputated due to complications related to diabetes • Men are 24 percent more likely to be hospitalized for pneumonia that could have been prevented by getting an

The tests and immunizations in the table below are recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

immunization* Maybe this is why women tend to live longer than men. Medical screenings and tests can find problems early—when they’re easier to treat. Immunizations have been proven to prevent certain illnesses. It seems odd that many men like to be known for their strength and their ability to take care of their loved ones. Yet so many avoid the simplest way to help ensure they will be there for their loved ones for years to come. June is Men’s Preventive Health Month. Man up for your family. Get recommended tests and immunizations. Make it a top priority. Take some sage advice from an expert, Dennis Harston, MD, Medical Director of Altius Health Plans. Dr. Harston says, “Somewhere in your busy schedule you need to find the time to visit the doctor. You can go now (when you feel fine), or you can visit the doctor later (when you don’t). I guarantee you that you are going to visit the doctor eventually. Why not do it now on your terms, rather than later on the terms of someone else?"

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* Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, http://www.ahrq.gov/healthymen/. ** As recommended by your health care provider. *** Strongly recommended for adolescents and adults at increased risk for HIV.

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>> Advisor Mens Health

Why Men Don't Go See Doctors Reasons why men still ignore serious health risks and how technology can start to change that Fact: Men still die sooner than

women from preventable diseases

Fact: Men tend to ignore their health and early signs of medical problems

Fact: Many health risks begin

affecting young men in subtle ways; this impact decreases productivity and life expectancy Let’s face it. Most men don’t associate going to the doctor’s office as time well spent. And the current model of healthcare delivery doesn’t help…. having to make appointments months in advance, time spent waiting (past your scheduled appointment) in the doctor’s office. For most of us, this doesn’t seem like a good value proposition. Yet today more than ever, men need to be pre-emptive about cutting risks that could adversely affect their health. American medicine is innovative and continuously offers better treatments/answers, but it is expensive. So men definitely shouldn’t end up in the hospital with days of down-time for a health problem that is preventable. Check-ups are important and getting (new) tests that can detect serious problems while they are still treatable seems like a ‘no-brainer.” But chances are, more women are reading this health issue article than men. Women take more interest in learning about their health. And they are really the caregivers of the family. They are more likely to take children and elderly parents to doctors’ appointments. They get regular check-ups and consult for worrisome symptoms. And, a lot of wives probably make doctors’ appointments for their husbands. Why is that? Because, for most men, especially in these challenging economic times, taking part of their workday to see the doctor seems frivolous, especially if they are kept waiting. Besides, most men “already know” what the doctor is going to say, if, for instance, a

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health risk is obvious (being overweight). Culturally, men are also programmed to put up with nagging symptoms (like pain) because we are taught early that “boys don’t cry.” Many men these days do take proactive steps to reduce health risks, like getting regular exercise or eating better foods, and assume that these measures will guarantee them protection from medical problems….and doctors. Yet at some level, men are aware that health risks, and ignoring them, can be a timebomb. Almost every man, starting in his 40’s, knows of another guy their age who has faced a devastating diagnosis like cancer or heart disease. That reality, better access to information and other technological advances in healthcare delivery, are beginning to change the way men use medicine. Putting health information in the hands of men (or having their smartphones capture it), especially personalized data like blood pressure/blood sugar readings makes this information more interesting and interactive. Technology is also personalizing medicine, for instance, by decoding our genetic health risks or offering better treatments, so that men are more likely to take control of risks before they become longterm problems. Yet medical practices today need to adapt in one other important way; they need to make more time for their patients. Men especially want to get the sense that their doctor is “on board” and can take the time to engage in discussions. The current model dissuades men from revealing meaningful concerns or being fully aligned with their doctors on, say, the need to take a daily medication, because time to discuss doubts, alternatives, ask questions, is short. Many doctors are beginning to adapt to this “new” expectation by making themselves more available to their patients. For instance, offering consults by email or by phone are welcome changes for patients. Another critical feature that engages men and optimizes the chance for beneficial longterm health change is to offer longer appointment times. Younger men especially visit doctors so infrequently that 15 min routine physicals just don’t make sense and certainly don’t allow for discussions about emerging health concepts that might positively impact a guy’s health or give him the sense that the doctor is truly concerned about his patient’s journey to better health. At the Men’s Health Center, we realize that the most valuable resource we as doctors

can offer patients is our time. Our approach is to tailor the consult so as to maximize the benefit to men. Most men, especially younger men, don’t need too much testing or physicals every year. But they often have health concerns that they want managed or they want to discuss, questions they want answered. These days, access to medical information and the many innovations in medicine mean that people are very informed (sometimes misinformed) about risks and symptoms. We have made a commitment at MHC to take as much time as is needed to discuss them. The most important weapon we have for disease prevention or treatment is education. Armed with information and that sense of empowerment, a man starts to make better choices, starts to “stick to the plan” and adds years to his life. Now that’s real health reform.

Lifestyle Information for your doctor: •

Your eating habits, how well you sleep, how much you exercise

With this information, your doctor can help you optimize healthy habits

Health Information for your doctor: •

Past blood pressure readings, blood work, your vaccination history

Your doctor can get a quick sense of risks and chart a course to prevention

Genetic Information for your doctor: •

The most important genetic test for preventive medicine is a good family history

No test has more power to inform the doctor about your personal health risks

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Andy Peiffer, MD PhD

Medical Director The Men's Health Center (801) 521-2012 doctor@menshealthcenter.com

The Men's Health Center is here to help you positively impact your health and well being. Our medical team has years of experience with conditions that range from high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer prevention, impotence therapy as well as cholesterol lowering therapy, weigh control programs and hormone replacement.

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Modern techniques make dreams come true

IVF

first succeeded in helping a couple conceive and deliver a baby in 1978. Since then over six million babies have been conceived with IVF world wide, and over 5,000 in Utah. It remains the most powerful fertility treatment, to be used when no other treatments can work. The first IVF success came after over 100 failed attempts, but these days the technique has been refined to the point that it succeeds more than half the time it is used in healthy couples under 35 years old. Most couples struggling with infertility can conceive using basic fertility and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to resort to IVF, but when other treatments donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, IVF is an amazing source of hope and success. About 1 in 10 couples struggle with infertility at some time in their lives, and one in 200 end up needing IVF. Over 90 percent of couples under 35 years old who complete the recommended IVF procedures can have a baby, and over 50% succeed on their first attempt. IVF involves stimulating the ovary to produce multiple eggs, since it is known that only about one in six embryos, even from a healthy young couple, produces a baby. After the eggs are stimulated and mature, they are removed from the ovary

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by ultrasound guided needle aspiration, done under sedation to avoid pain. The eggs are then fertilized and cultured in a laboratory dish. If needed, sperm can be injected into the egg by a process called IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Human eggs are only the size of a grain of sugar or a speck of dust, so ICSI requires microscopic equipment and a well trained embryologist to accomplish. Embryologists are scientists trained in fertilizing and culturing eggs and embryos, and getting them ready to place back into the uterus. Typically the embryos are placed back in the uterus about 2-6 days after the egg retrieval surgery, through a thin, soft catheter that does not hurt. Usually only one or two embryos are transferred into the uterus, in order to prevent the occurrence of triplets or more. Since IVF is a complicated procedure involving hormone stimulation and surgery, it is best done by physicians who are specially trained and certified in thorough patient evaluation so that these procedures are not over or underutilized, and to assure that they are done with optimum safety and efficacy. These physicians are called Reproductive Endocrinologists, and they have done at least

2 years of extra formal training after their basic OB/GYN training. The Reproductive Care Center is the first private practice IVF center in Utah, and our Reproductive Endocrinologists have over 100 years combined experience doing IVF. We have helped thousands of couples have a baby, and are leaders in the specialty. We take pride in educating our patients and treating them in an individualized, personal way. We offer several options for IVF financing, including multiple cycle discounts and a 100% money back guarantee. We look forward to helping dreams come true.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jim Heiner, MD

Founder, Reproductive Care Center 801-679-4497 Dr James S. Heiner, Board Certified Infertility Specialist, Reproductive Endocrinologist is the founder of the Reproductive Care Center, the first private practice infertility and IVF clinic in the state of Utah which serves patients from Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Very few things in life are more painful and heart wrenching than losing a much wanted pregnancy. Many women suffer great emotional distress and grief as well as debilitating depression after a devastating loss or miscarriage. Statistically, approximately 20% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in spontaneous abortion. The good news is that most pregnancy losses are sporadic and not repetitive. Recurrent pregnancy loss ( RPL ) is traditionally defined as 3 consecutive miscarriages in a row prior to 20 weeks estimated gestational age. Recently, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, revised the definition to 2 or more consecutive losses. Research has shown that the vast majority of spontaneous abortions in the 1st trimester are due to abnormal chromosomes in the developing fetus. That is, 60 to 70% of miscarriages occur because of abnormal chromosomes which are usually either missing or extra. The most common include the trisomies 13,18, and 21. Turner's Syndrome, which is XO or when a sex chromosome is missing, is also very common. About 5% of patients who suffer from RPL have a gene " translocation " in which part of one chromosome is attached to the wrong chromosome. To diagnose this disorder requires special and expensive testing of the parents' chromosomes and therefore is rarely performed except in parents with multiple losses. The diagnosis can be made with the aid of preimplantation genetics in conjunction with IVF ( in vitro fertilization ) but requires costly and highly specialized reproductive specialists. Facebook.com/HealthyMag

Age is also a very common factor in RPL. The older a woman is, the more likely she is to miscarry. More than 1/3 of women over 35 will have their pregnancy end in a spontaneous abortion. Therefore it is important not to let the biologic clock tick too long before attempting to conceive. Luteal Phase Defect, or a lack of adequate progesterone production by the corpus luteum, has also been theorized to play a role in RPL. The theory, which is not widely accepted, suggests that the corpus luteum fails to produce adequate progesterone to maintain a viable pregnancy. Despite the lack of solid scientific evidence, most practitioners, including myself, will treat women with multiple abortions with progesterone either with vaginal suppositories or injections or pills to try to prevent recurrent miscarriages. There is likely no downside to this and thus most will treat as if " luteal phase defect" is a true entity. Uterine anomalies such as a uterine septum, double uterus, uterine leiomyomas, or uterine polyps may disrupt the lining of the uterus and thus create an abnormal embryo implantation site. This is especially true if the fibroids are submucosal in nature. If the fibroids are large and submucosal, removing them with a myomectomy may be beneficial. Metabolic disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes have all been shown to increase the chance of a miscarriage. An autoimmune disorder called " Antiphospholipid

Syndrome," may be the cause of spontaneous abortion in between 3-5% of patients with recurrent pregnancy loss. Heparin or aspirin has been used to treat this disorder. In fact, a recently published study, presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal - Fetal Medicine in San Francisco, demonstrated an overall increase rate of 9.2% live births in women treated with a baby aspirin after one prior loss prior to 20 weeks in the past year. They state that only 11 women would need to be treated with low dose, (81mg) baby aspirin daily throughout their pregnancy to achieve one additional live birth. One last positive note is that approximately 70% of couples with RPL will achieve a successful live birth with their next pregnancy without any intervention at all. For more information on recurrent pregnancy loss and many other women's health questions contact Dr. Mark T. Saunders at 801-692-1429 or visit our website at www. drsaundersobgyn.com.

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gameo Whether you’re a devoted fan or just there for the food, this snack is sure to score winning points and leave you cheering!

{ LIGHTEN UP }

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Prep time: 15 minutes
 Start to finish: 10 minutes Frightened by an upcoming party? Don't be. We've got a few party-food recipes that fit right into your healthy eating plan. So whether you're invited to a bash or hosting your own, try this fun finger food pairing—

Serves 8

it's so delicious, it's scary!

Ingredients

3 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 24 (1") cubes
3 celery stalks, cut into 24 (1") pieces
3

tablespoons trans-fat-free margarine
2 tablespoons hotpepper sauce, or more to taste
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/4

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, add to pan, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Add margarine mixture to pan and gently toss chicken until well coated, 1–2 minutes.

teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions Cut chicken breasts and celery into 24 (1") pieces. Melt margarine in a medium nonstick saucepan. Whisk in pepper sauce and cook for 1–2 minutes, or until slightly thickened; set aside.

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Remove chicken from pan and skewer each cube with a toothpick. Skewer 1 piece of celery at the base of each. Arrange on a platter and serve with dip. Nutritional information 
150 calories
9 g total fat (2.5 g sat)
1 g carbohydrate
16 g protein
0 g fiber
250 mg sodium

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on! Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce Prep time: 5 minutes Serves: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

2 tbs. crumbled blue cheese 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
 2 tbs. mayonnaise
 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
Hot pepper sauce

Directions Mash blue cheese in a medium bowl, leaving some small lumps. Whisk in the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar,and pepper sauce to taste. Transfer to a small bwol and serve with the chicken. Nutritional information 
Per tablespoon: 
45 calories
4.5 g fat (1.5 g sat)
0 g carbohydrate
1 g protein
0 g fiber
55 mg sodium

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WHAT POPEYE DIDN’T KNOW:

Spinach is a lightweight in the world of leafy green power foods WRITTEN BY EMMA PENROD

Popeye first taught Americans the power of health foods in the 1930s, but a new wave of interest in leafy greens has washed up on the health foods shore. Spinach, with its high quantities of vitamins A, C and K, is an excellent choice for nutrition, but it doesn’t measure up to some less common leafy greens. Consider the feats Popeye could accomplish with a broader array of nutritional power-ups.

TRENDY GREENS: Kale, Chard, Collards and Mustard Greens

These are the greens everyone is talking about, the current health-food craze. Dark greens have in recent years become increasingly known for their nutritional benefits: all are low in calories, and high in antioxidant vitamins. Kale is perhaps the best of the bunch, with twice the amount of vitamin A needed in a given day, and nearly seven times the necessary vitamin K. A cup of kale could also easily replace your vitamin C supplement. However, some find this vegetable’s strongly bitter taste off-putting, and turn to one of the other trendy greens: chard, collard greens or mustard greens.

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Mustard greens, though not related to kale, are probably the most similar. These dark, curly leaves have a similar flavor, but with a spicier note. Mustard greens are also high in vitamins A, C and K, but the amount present is roughly half what kale contains. Chard and collard greens are more widely used in American cuisine. Chard is the more mild and versatile of the two, and simmering it with a lemon will remove the bitter undertones, according to Epicurious. Collard greens are even more popular, especially in the South.

SALAD GREENS:

Red and Green Leaf Lettuce, Iceberg and Romaine Not all salads are created equal. While all lettuces win from a low-calorie diet’s perspective, iceberg is inferior to its siblings in nutrition. Of the common lettuce varieties, green leaf lettuce offers the highest amount of vitamin K, as well as good-sized portions of vitamins A and C as well, with about five calories per cup-sized serving. For more vitamin A, about 82% of your daily requirement, look for romaine lettuce, which is also high in vitamins C and K, but slightly higher in calories. The red leaf variety offers the least nutrients, but also contains the least calories. Fans of iceberg’s crisp texture will probably prefer romaine, which is similar in texture and flavor and stands up well with creamy dressings and heavy toppings. Leaf varieties are more delicate, and better suited to oil, vinegar and herb dressings.

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101% of our daily vitamin A requirement, 133% of vitamin C, 1,230% vitamin K, and 21% of the iron we need, just for good measure. It’s fantastic chopped up and added to a light spring salad. Or, if you’re leery of eating parsley plain, try it wilted with pasta or potatoes. Some forgotten greens are hidden in plain sight: both turnip and beet greens are edible. Chard is simply a beet plant that has been bred for its leaves instead of its bulbs. Same relationship goes for turnips and bok choy. Next time you buy a bunch of beets or turnips, consider sautéing the leaves as a side dish before you throw them out.

GOURMET GREENS

Watercress, Arugula, Endive and Radicchio Some greens, though gaining popularity, have yet to arrive in most grocery stores. Others grocers have sold for decades, but their association with gourmet dining continues despite increased availability.

GRANDMA’S GREENS:

Napa, Savoy, Red and Green Cabbage There is more to cabbage than coleslaw. Cabbages are filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Many varieties are also high in vitamin C; Dutch sailors even came to use cabbages to prevent scurvy. The average grocery store likely carries three to four varieties of cabbages: the traditional red and green cabbages, savoy cabbages, and, possibly, napa cabbages. Green cabbage, the variety you’re probably used to boiling for St. Patrick’s, is a good source of vitamins C, K and folate. Its red cousin offers similar nutritional benefits, but contains higher quantities of vitamins A and C. The savoy cabbage is more delicate than the common varieties, but also lighter on calories and nutrients. Many stores also carry the Chinese cabbage variety, a light-green, oblong cabbage called napa cabbage. Use this in Asian-inspired cuisine, and in salads. According to Epicurious, the offensive smell that often comes with cooked cabbage suggests you’ve overcooked it.

FORGOTTEN GREENS:

Broccoli Rabe, Parsley, Turnip and Beet Greens These are carried by many a common grocery store, but often overlooked as a potential staple in our American diet. Broccoli rabe, or rapini, a leafy vegetable with clustered flowers that resemble broccoli, is available year-round, but has a sweeter flavor in the winter, according to Bon Appetit. It contains many of the same nutrients as broccoli and is exceptionally high in vitamin K. We often use parsley as a garnish but rarely use the herb in any notable quantity, to our own detriment—a cup of parsley provides

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Watercress is perhaps the least gourmet of the four—humans have eaten the herb for centuries. In the 1800s watercress was considered a staple of the working-class poor, according to Livestrong.com, but it has decreased in popularity in the US, becoming something of a specialty food. However, watercress is full of antioxidants and several studies have linked the herb to decreased cancer risk. Arugula is the current gourmet green trend, and most higher-end restaurants will include it in their dinner salads. However, like watercress, arugula was once considered an edible weed used only by the lower class. Endive and radicchio also make appearances in gourmet salads, though neither need be restricted to salad alone. In fact, all the gourmet greens appear in a number of nonsalad recipes, including soups, sandwiches and even entrees.

EXOTIC GREENS:

Bok Choy, Garden Cress, Purslane and Dandelion These greens can bring a taste of destinations such as China, England or Greece to a meal, as well as sizable portions of vitamins A, C and K. Bok choy, a dark green and white vegetable high in vitamin A, adds an authentic note to stir-fries, soups, and various noodle dishes. Look for a smaller head when shopping for this Asian vegetable—the larger stalks are tough and require extra cooking time. Garden cress is more reminiscent of Europe, where it is a popular addition to salads and sandwiches. As the name suggests, garden cress is related to watercress, but water cress grows in soil, while watercress is an aquatic variety. Two other exotic greens popular oversees can probably be found in your backyard: dandelion, and purslane. Purslane is the redstemmed succulent that invades gardens every year. It’s perfectly edible, popular in many Greek dishes, and high in vitamins A and C. Dandelion is even better—the greens contain a full day’s dose of vitamins A and K, and a good portion of vitamin C and calcium. In fact, the USDA considers them the fourth best leafy green for overall nutritional value.

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An omelette with sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli and turkey for breakfast. Shrimp-stuffed avocados and ratatouille for lunch. Spicy chicken marsala for dinner. This may sound like the menu on your last vacation cruise, but it’s actually what the effective Primal Blueprint diet prescribes. You’re probably rolling your eyes and thinking, “Oh boy, another fad diet.” We’ve heard about Oprah’s Acai Berry diet, the South Beach diet, and even the inexplicable Tapeworm diet and we’re sick of it. Not only are most of these diets difficult to follow, but they are often ineffective and just no fun. But the Primal Blueprint diet is different; it avoids the common pitfalls of other diets by flexibly customizing to anyone’s body type and being simple and enjoyable enough to be a lifestyle, not just a temporary diet. Even doctors are agreeing that the past may hold the secrets to a healthy modern life.

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The Primal Law

Now, wait a minute…why hunter-gatherers? The idea behind the Primal diet involves a change in your lifestyle—but not just eating fewer calories. Instead, this diet focuses on living the same way as ancient humans: exercising every day (just like the hunters had to do to obtain their food) and eating unprocessed, fresh food rich in the basic nutrients that our bodies need. This general idea is backed up by science too. American and Swedish researchers compared the diet and lifestyle of western civilization with the hunter-gatherers of other nonwesternized populations and found that there are “beneficial characteristics of the pre-agricultural environment . . . that reduce the risk of chronic degenerative diseases.” Mark Sisson, the developer of the diet, explains that “our ancestors evolved over millions of years under certain environmental conditions. These conditions (the foods they ate, the amount of sun they got, the sort of movement that was required of them to survive, etc.) shaped their genome. While the world has changed in innumerable ways in the last 10,000 years (for better and worse), the human genome has changed very little and thus only thrives under similar conditions.”

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Sisson suggests some primal laws of living that apply today just as much as 10,000 years ago.

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Eat lots of animals and plants to get all the nutrition that our bodies need. 2. Move around a lot at a slow pace. 3. Lift heavy things. 4. Run really fast every once in a while. 5. Get lots of sleep. 6. Play. 7. Get some sunlight every day. 8. Avoid trauma and stress. 9. Avoid poisonous things (chemicals, too). 10. Use your mind. Doesn’t sound too hard, right?

Primal Eating

The flexible primal requirement is simply to eat fresh food, so you have plenty of choices that make it possible to enjoy what you eat while maintaining healthy habits. Adopting this diet just takes some practice and creativity to figure out how to adjust it to your needs and tastes, but the very attainable goal is simple to balance protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber and healthful fats.

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So let’s get down to the details, then. What can and can’t you eat on this diet?

Eat: • • • • • • •

Grass-produced meats Fish/seafood Fresh fruits and veggies Eggs Nuts and seeds Healthful oils (cold olive oil, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut) Some dairy

Avoid: • • • • • •

Cereal grains Legumes (including peanuts) Refined sugar Starchy vegetables Processed foods Refined vegetable oils

You like meatballs and bacon? Great! Eat grass-produced meats to get some great protein. You like eggs with the yolks? Awesome. Prepare some balanced and nutritious free-range eggs and serve them with homemade mango salsa. Love Italian food? Perfect. Next spaghetti night use spaghetti squash instead of traditional pasta and then top it with butter and herbs or sauce. Refuse to give up salad dressing? No problem. Just replace those salad dressings

Shrimp Guacamole Salad 1 lb. cooked and peeled shrimp 3–4 ripe avocados, peeled and chopped into 1/2" chunks 3–4 ripe red tomatoes, chopped 2–3 green onions, finely chopped 1 large orange or yellow pepper, chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped 3–4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped Juice of 1–2 limes Olive oil A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Salt and pepper Optional: a sprinkle of powdered chipotle pepper Directions: Put all vegetables and shrimp in large bowl. Drizzle lime juice and a little olive oil on top, sprinkle with cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. Mix and enjoy.

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packed with MSGs for olive oil and some lemon juice. How about fajitas? You got it. Use the chicken, vegetables and spices you love and just wrap them in lettuce. The trick is to adjust your favorite foods to make them healthier so that you can make the diet a lifestyle change rather than a short-lived fad. Stick with it and you’ll be happy both at the kitchen table and on the bathroom scale. People are seeing the benefits of the Primal diet, and even doctors are beginning to pay attention. Dr. Robert B. Jones, Executive Clinical Director of the Utah Wellness Institute, has seen the difference in his patients’ lives and has even adopted the diet himself. “I currently have 43 patients on this program, not including my wife and myself,” he says. “We are seeing wonderful clinical results, not just with fat loss, but also overall wellness in patients. I have been extremely impressed and will continue to use it with my patients.”  While there may not be a fix-all diet that works for everyone, there is no doubt that eating fresh food leads to a healthier body. The Primal Blueprint diet is an accessible and fun option for anyone ready to make a healthy lifestyle change. For more information on the Primal Blueprint diet, visit marksdailyapple.com.

Sweet and Salty Primal Trail Mix 1/2 cup each raw walnuts, almonds and pecans 1/2 cup each raw pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup or less raw honey 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots 1/2 cup dried cranberries (sweetened with apple juice) Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Roughly chop nuts and mix with seeds, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread on a cookie sheet or rimmed baking pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with half of the salt. Toast in the oven for 2–5 minutes, stirring occasionally to be sure the nuts and seeds are toasted, not burned (keep a watchful eye). Take pan out of the oven and let cool, then add the remaining salt and drizzle the honey over the top. Toast in oven for another 5 minutes, stirring often (keep your oven cracked for this). Remove from oven, mix thoroughly with apricots and cranberries and let cool. It will be clumpy and sticky like granola when done. You should end up with 12–14 quarter-cup servings.

Making a real lifestyle change to improve wellness requires adjusting not only diet, but also in exercise. So how do we exercise like hunters-gatherers? There’s no need to begin hunting buffalo, but instead try to recreate the form of hunting exercise. Hunters usually have bursts of intense activity with periods of rest in between. How does that translate to modern living? Interval training. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s the most effective form of exercise because you’ll burn the highest amount of calories in the shortest amount of time. The good thing about interval training is that it can be applied to almost any aerobic exercise: swimming, running, cycling, or whatever you enjoy (you’ll stick with your favorites longer). Start out with a warm up to get your heart going and your muscles moving. If you’re a runner, jog for about five minutes to warm up your muscles. Then—give it your all. If you’re running or biking, this is where you start sprinting. Hard. The goal is to reach your maximum heart rate (which depends on your age). Once you reach it, slow down again. Let your heart slow down to where it was when you were jogging. Repeat this process a few times and create a workout that will last about a half hour, and voilà! You’ve done some efficient cardio exercise to keep you heart-healthy and lose weight.

CrispyNutandHerbFried Chicken with Creamy Avocado 2 chicken cutlets 4 eggs 4 cups raw, unsalted nuts of your choice 1/2 c. finely chopped herbs of your choice 1/4–1/2 c. cooking oil of your choice 1 avocado, sliced Salt & pepper to taste Directions: Finely grind nuts in food processor, but don’t grind them so long that they turn into paste. Combine the ground nuts with the chopped herbs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Lightly beat raw eggs in large bowl. Dip chicken cutlets in the egg wash and coat both sides with the nut mixture. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in skillet and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through (about five minutes a side). Top with avocado slices before serving.

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food / chef support SUN-DRIED TOMATO HUMMUS Excerpted from the Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Break Your Heart Cookbook

Ingredients 1 cup (250 ml) no-salt-added chickpeas, cooked 2 sun-dried tomatoes 1 teaspoon (5 ml) fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil 1 tablespoon (15 ml) rice vinegar 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water Sea salt, to taste (optional)

8 servings

To make your own sundried tomatoes, peel and slice ripe, firm Roma tomatoes. Add basil, cover with cheesecloth, and place in the sun for 1 to 2 days. Hummus adds protein and fiber to your diet.

Nutrition Nutrients per serving: Calories: 47 Total Fats: 2 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 13 mg Total Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 2 g Iron: 0.5 mg

Macronutrient Breakdown 44% Carbohydrates 18% Protein 38% Fat

Steps

Puree all ingredients using either a food processor or a handheld blender. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

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Enjoy hummus as a dip with your favorite vegetables and as a spread on your favorite bread, crackers, or baked low-sodium chips.

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PEACHY MUSTARD PORK CHOP Excerpted from the Don’t Break Your Heart Cookbook

Ingredients 1/4 cup (60 ml) peach preserves 1/3 cup (75 ml) honey mustard 2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lemon juice 4 boneless loin pork chops, each 3/4-inch (2-cm) thick 1 red onion, thinly sliced and grilled (optional) Cherry tomatoes, for garnish (optional) 1 ripe peach, sliced (optional)

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Stir together preserves, mustard, and lemon juice. Prepare medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill to medium high. Grill chops, turning occasionally and basting with sauce just until done, 8 to 9 minutes, or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145° F (63° C), followed by a 3-minute rest time. Discard any leftover basting sauce. Garnish with grilled red onion, tomatoes and peach. Serve with Spicy Brussels Sprouts.

Nutrition Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 294 Total Fat: 11 g Saturated Fat: 4 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 81 mg Sodium: 197 mg Total Carbohydrates: 18 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 14 g Protein: 33 g Iron: 1 mg

Macronutrient Breakdown 23% Carbohydrates 44% Protein 33% Fat

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EDWARD BURTYNSKY: THE INDUSTRIAL SUBLIME Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art will feature the well-known works of landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky. He focuses on the beauty visible in manmade landscapes, and even has a documentary on Netflix called “Manufactured Landscapes.”

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FLYING ACE ALL-STAR FREESTYLE SHOW Starting June 9, through Sept. 1, Olympians and national team members will display their talents, flying sixty feet in the air before landing in a 750,000 gallon tank. The show lasts a half hour, and starts at 1 pm.

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TIM MCGRAW TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 TOUR Tim McGraw is bringing his TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 TOUR, presented by Pennzoil to USANA Amphitheatre on Friday, June 14th, with special guests Brantley Gilbert & Love and Theft!

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UTAH’S ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH Get up close and personal with the Great Basin gopher snake, North American bullfrog, Great Basin Spadefoot (toads), and Utah salamanders.

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6TH ANNUAL SAVOR THE SUMMIT Come see Park City’s historic Main Street transformed into an enormous banquet area, with tables lining the entire street. Restaurants bring their food and service outside in their enormous community event. Reservations are required.

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SALT LAKE CITY DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET Come on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm to find incredible locally grown food, gourmet dishes, live music and crafts of all varieties.

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28-29 TOP OF ZION RELAY For those looking for an ultimate challenge this summer, look no further than the Top of Zion Relay, where 12 team members will run a distance of 195 miles, from Capitol Reef National Park to Zion National Park.

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RUN THROUGH THE LAVENDER One of Utah’s favorite race events, Young Living’s annual Run Through the Lavender in Mona has become a summer tradition. Join us for a 5K or half marathon through clean mountain air and blooming fields of fragrant lavender as you compete for cash prizes!

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