Healthy Living Summit~ Saturday Morning

19 Aug

I woke up on Saturday not very well-rested due to my allergies. I could barely hear out of both ears. I was coughing and blowing my nose all night. Sorry, Sara!

I was due at the conference room at 7:45 along with all of the other speakers, and I was able to get a few shots before everyone came on down to fill the room.

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The morning was started off right with a breakfast sponsored by Quaker, Stonyfield, and Thomas’.

My plate

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I got my notes and laptop ready and grabbed an interesting-flavored water out of my swag bag.

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They quickly ran out of coffee, but I made a mad dash to get a cup once it was restocked. Keynote speaker, Christine Palumbo, spoke of the top 11 tips to living a healthy lifestyle. Instead of recreating the wheel and listing my notes, I’ll just point you towards Katie’s recap.

I then moved downstairs to the “Fueling for Fitness” session by Rebecca Scritchfield and Heather Calcote, both registered dietitians.

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A few of my notes from their session:

  • The average American exercises 17 minutes per day.
  • In order to fuel properly, eat low fiber carbs (white bread), fruits, oatmeal, fig newtons, pb crackers
  • Do not fuel with dairy or juice
  • Avoid too much caffeine before working out
  • Post work-out fuel should be carbs and proteins (smoothies, drinkable yogurts, thick crust pizza)

Endurance Athletes should fuel with the following:

  • A high-carb, moderate protein, and low fat meal and 16 ounces of water 1-2 hours before workout.
  • 1 cup water/sports drink 15 minutes before workout along with simple carbs (gummies)
  • Drink 2-4 ounces of fluid every 20 minutes
  • Recovery nutrition as soon as tolerated
  • Meal or snack within 1 hour after workout

Some other noteworthy quotes:

  • “We need to healthify our body image, not just accept ourselves.”
  • “Thin does not equate healthiness”

After the first session, Sara and I ran upstairs to drop off our enormous swag bags so we wouldn’t have to carry them all day. Just look at all of the wonderful, useful swag!

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I was so excited to finally try the famous Glo Bars!

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When we returned, we attended the “Stepping Up Your Photography” session by Nicole. I didn’t take many notes because I was too busy playing around with my point-and-shoot camera and learning what all of the buttons meant. When I came to lunch, I took some of the things I learned from the session and put them to the test as the food was being set out.

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Lunch was absolutely delicious! Thank you, Arnold and Oroweat!

Next post will be about the rest of day including the panel I was on, ghost hunting, and a new dining experience- vegan!

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8 Responses to “Healthy Living Summit~ Saturday Morning”

  1. runninginpinkproject August 19, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Did you love the glo-bar? I really liked it but I need to try one made without the coffee because Im not a huge coffee flavor in food fan.

    • runeatdatesleep August 19, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

      I loved it actually. I can’t wait to place an order!

  2. Sana August 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    I want to remake those chickpeas! They were soooo good!!!

  3. Sonja August 20, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    I’ve been waiting for you to post about the seminars! Thanks for sharing the fuel info, that’s really helpful to me because for the longest time I wasn’t sure what I was doing wrong.

    I’m so glad you had a great time and hopefully your allergies have gotten better!!

    Also, dang girl! Thats ALOT of sweet swag!! 🙂

    xoxo

  4. hundredtenpounds August 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    17 minutes a day?! Man, I’m an overachiever! 😉

  5. MarathonVal August 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Great meeting you at the HLS! 🙂 Have a great day!

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