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BIIF 2010 Cross-Country Schedule Announced

BIIF cross-country season gets under way in August and the Big Dog cann't wait!

                              Big Island Interscholastic Federation Cross-Country for 2010-11 season

August 2 – HHSAA tryout start date for Cross country

August 28 – All Schools (optional) @ CLA for the Canefire Conditioner at 10 am

         (Sept 4 Preseason Coaches meeting at WHS, and Kealakehe at 9 am)

September 4 – East schools @ Waiakea; West schools @ Kealakehe at 10 am

September 11 – All Schools @ Kamehameha at 10 am (4 races)

September 18 –   BYE

September 25 – All Schools @ Waiakea at 10 am

October 2 – All Schools @ Hawaii Prep at 10 am

October 9 – All Schools @ Kamehameha at 2:30 pm (4 races)

October 16 – BYE

   All the above dates are on a Saturday the BIIF championships are on a Friday.  All are 2 races unless otherwise noted.

October 22 – BIIF Championships @ Hawaii Prep at 2 pm (4 races)

October 30 – HHSAA Championships @ Oahu starting at 9 am

   BIIF cross country coordinator is Mr. Stephen Perry at sperry@hpa.edu


July 16, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Loss of Smell can cause up to 30 pounds in Weight Gain

Our sense of smell in responsible for about 80% of what we taste.

Brain Trauma Research Leads to Weight-Loss Discovery

  Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D., founder and neurological director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation is the first to admit that he’s not a diet doctor. For much of his career, his focus was treating patients with smell and taste disorders.

But during the course of his clinical work with brain trauma patients who suffered smell disorders, he began uncovering important clues into the underlying mechanisms of hunger and appetite.

Specifically, he noted a trend where patients who had lost their sense of smell often gained 30 pounds or more. He theorized that if loss of smell leads to weight gain, the opposite might also be true – that enhancing smell could promote weight loss.

To test his theory, Hirsch developed Tastant crystals that could be sprinkled onto food to enhance olfactory input.

Will Powder: Can A Food Sprinkle Prevent Overeating?

Hirsch has conducted several large-scale clinical weight-loss studies on his Sensa Tastant crystals. In each case, the evidence showed that sprinkling Tastants onto food does help to produce weight loss. Subjects in Hirsch’s tests lost around 30 pounds, on average.

To learn more go to:    Sensa Weight-Loss System.   

   I for one believe in regular physical exercise and proper nutrition to maintain a healthy weight and lean body mass.  But Dr. Hirsch may be onto something.  Before trying anything new, like Sensa Tastant crystals I would suggest first speaking with your family physician.

July 16, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , | 1 Comment