Nutrition and Fitness Update – July 9, 2011

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at

5 Tips For Buying The Freshest & Most Sustainable SalmonHere’s a round-up of the best news stories and blog posts that we came across this week on nutrition and fitness.

5 Tips For Buying The Freshest & Most Sustainable Salmon
Did you know that more than half of the salmon purchased in the United States comes from fish raised in man-made farms? It’s farm-raised salmon is often more expensive, and not as safe or sustainable. In this blog post, nutritionist Natalie Mann shows you how to buy the freshest and most sustainable salmon possible.

Pediatricians Recommend A Media Diet For Kids To Fight Obesity
Shots, the NPR health blog, reports that the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that at each well-child visit, pediatricians ask how much time kids are spending in front of a screen each day, and whether there’s a TV or internet-connected device in the child’s bedroom.

To Stretch or Not to Stretch
Over the years, stretching before workouts has fallen out of favor among well-informed athletes and coaches, but that’s about to change. New York Times health blogger Tara Parker-Pope reports on several new studies that suggest it may be worth taking the time to stretch after all.

How to Make Spaghetti Squash | Video
Looking for a healthier, low-carb alternative to pasta? Try making spaghetti squash! Nutritionist Monica Reinagel shows you how in this video tutorial.

Should I snack midmorning or between lunch and dinner?
You’ve probably heard that if you go some time without eating, your blood sugar will drop, leaving you hungry and tired, and more likely to overeat. But what’s the best time of the day to snack – morning or afternoon? Find out in this article from Self magazine.

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