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This month’s topics: AgCenter fitness team explains its strategy, AgCenter specialists give tips for winning walk/run competition
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LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson posted his last blog on 10/31/08. He explains how the blog changed his life in many positive ways.
LSU AgCenter nutritionist Heli Roy writes the last guest blog of the Chancellor’s Challenge I. She explains why Louisiana rates so low in terms of children’s health and what must be done.
The Chancellor’s Challenge blog was put on hold temporarily because of the recovery work involved with damage to the state caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
This week's topics: preparing health-wise for a hurricane, restricting calories to extend a healthier life, weight loss helps with diabetes.
This week's topics: guest blog from Melinda Sothern about childhood obesity, guest blog from Donna Ryan about weight loss program at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the chancellor calls attention to obesity in children and the importance of exercise buddies.
This week's topics: eating like an Olympian, dress down your salads, eating less helps with aging, pick up your pace as you walk.
This week's topics: Whissie (the chancellor’s dog) makes his Web debut, hold the fat and sugar in your diet, the chancellor assesses his latest number report, eat slower and consumer less.
This week's topics: the chancellor stabilizes his weight loss, a new healthy lifestyle cookbook is planned, eat locally produced food and walk more, you’ll live longer if you live a healthier lifestyle.
This week's topics: guest blogger Holiday Durham instructs how to get your body back after giving birth, guest blogger Michael Zanovec tells how to choose the right running shoe, beware and be wary of temptations to eat too much, getting enough sleep is important for weight loss.
This week's topics: leave a healthy legacy and raise your kids to live a healthy lifestyle, jot as you jog to keep track of your exercise, make veggies and exercise part of your day, be cautious with hot weather exercise, food doesn’t spell stress relief.
This week's topics: eat fresh produce, eat less and live longer, meal replacements may not be good idea, add variety to exercise and diet.
This week's topics: prostate cancer and obesity, diet drinks in moderation, there’s no finish line in the journey to a healthier lifestyle.
This week's topics: continue exercise as you age, plateaus are part of a weight-loss program, watch what you drink for calories, Betsy Neely writes a guest blog about walking on the LSU campus, the eating hazards when you have to travel.
This week's topics: walk your stress away, children need fruit juice, win the battle within, fight boredom blues, turn to fresh vegetables.
This week's topics: move more on “Get Outdoors Day,” battle belly fat, clean your smaller plate, losing weight involves doing math, the AgCenter holds an internal competition for who walks the most steps.
This week's topics: resist temptation and think long-term, temptations at the check-out counter, you lose some and then again you gain some, nutritionists analyze the chancellor’s diet, guest blogger Carol Lammi-Keefe says don’t start weight-loss program if you’re pregnant.
This week's topics: start now to fight teen obesity, guest blogger Tom Koske says gardening can be a refreshing way to get exercise.
This week's topics: no holiday from smart choices, set example for children, Mary Ann Van Osdell writes a blog about the success of a weight loss program for Wal-Mart employees, sunglasses and sunscreen keep you summer outdoor exercise routine safe.
This week's topics: space your visits to the scale, guest blogger Michael Zanovec says exercise can continue with modifications during pregnancy, keep cool for summer exercise, exercise year-round – not just bikini season, Zanovec writes another guest blog about injury illness and your exercise routine.
This week's topics: no magic pill for healthy lifestyle, it’s a struggle but don’t give up quest for a healthy lifestyle, nuts are good for you, learn fork control.
This week's topics: better watch your butter, hold the salt, turning to a healthier lifestyle can make you feel younger, meatless or less meat?
This week's topics: healthy lifestyle can prevent cancer, drink fewer calories, add color to your plate, eat more whole grains.
This week's topics: “Live Fit for Life” is the name of the AgCenter’s healthy lifestyle campaign, lifestyle changes mean permanency, eat less and save money, consider weight training in your regime, tofu or not – that is the question.
This week's topics: guest blogger Dr. Stewart Gordon calls for action on childhood obesity, eat right and move more are the two steps to success, guest blogger Denise Holston outlines her steps to preventing weight gain, the chancellor’s blood work show he’s making progress, Louisiana legislator Regina Ashford Barrow shares the challenges of moving to a healthier lifestyle.
This week's topics: watching your numbers go down makes it all worth it, fad diets can be costly, don’t fall prey to food myths that may harm rather than benefit your health, weight loss requires eating less and exercising more, guest blogger Sonja Bailes, a Shreveport TV anchor joins the challenge to a healthier lifestyle
This week's topics: read snack labels, think nutrient-rich rather than good or bad foods, buddies help with lifestyle change, keeping motivated is difficult, eat your veggies daily.
This week's topics: choose only scientific nutrition advice, turn off TV and burn off calories, guest blogger Carl Motsenbocker says grow your own vegetables, lack of sleep contributes to obesity.
This week's topics: guest blogger Lisa Holmes said she didn’t realize she had a problem until she had blood work done, March is national nutrition month and a good time to focus on a healthier lifestyle, become a believer in lifestyle change and try to reach at least one other person, try not to give way to excuses not to exercise, Louisiana legislator Patrick Williams calls attention to childhood obesity with a walk across the state.
This week's topics: the chancellor’s percent body fat goes down, crawfish are good for you, eat Louisiana sweet potatoes all year long, too much belly fat is a huge problem, guest blogger Mick Cornett, the mayor of Oklahoma City mayor, writes about his city-on-a-diet plan.
This week's topics: the chancellor’s total cholesterol drops 33 points, go for more greens in your diet, weight control helps prevent diabetes, shop for groceries with a list and other smart food shopping ideas.
This week's topics: choose a lifestyle change rather than a diet, get more sleep and you may lose weight, bone up on your calcium, Louisiana strawberries are good for you and the state’s economy, approach salad bars cautiously.
This week's topics: keep fresh with fruits and vegetables, a little chocolate goes a long way, go for healthy snacks, spices can add nutritional value, guest blogger and 4-H’er Lauren Ogles helps other teens lose weight through her Web site.
This week's topics: water needs to be the drink of choice, our senses and our past affect our food choices but they can change, involve your family in your change to a healthier lifestyle, guest blogger Todd Tarifa tells how he involves his family in his lifestyle change.
This week's topics: the chancellor gets his four-month report on the numbers, keep consistent with exercise, keep good food logs, fish oils and omega-3 fatty acids, guest blogger Alan Hogan tells of his struggle to lose weight and keep it off.
This week's topics: one piece of king cake helps with Mardi Gras celebration, keep protein levels in balance during weight training, drink coffee and tea only in moderation, nearly nine out of 10 people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are overweight, the guest blogger is Baton Rouge’s mayor, Kip Holden.
Topics covered this week: start now to fight teen obesity; monitor your cholesterol numbers; you can’t escape exercise-nutrition link; kill two bugs with one stone – guest blog
This week's topics: music helps with exercise, vitamin D needs increase with age, get your cholesterol numbers checked, learn the difference between LDL and HDL, your body mass index (BMI) is an important indicator, be smart with your food portions, guest blogger Joan Almond says her biggest struggle was learning to drink more water.
This week's topics: getting enough vitamin C has many benefits, obesity has reached epidemic proportions, walk the walk as well as talk the talk about weight loss, antioxidants prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease, the chancellor achieves success with his numbers.
This week's topics: resolve to lose weight in the new year, add flexibility to exercise routine, stay motivated even when setbacks happen.
This week's topics: focus on progress and not results, pets offer opportunity for exercise.
This week's topics: keeping a food log helps cut down on eating, include variety in eating plan, the AgCenter Body Walk program is aimed at preventing child obesity, exercise should make you sweat, use your feet more for transportation.