Archive for December, 2011

Exercise is boring

December 27, 2011

 As an exercise junkie, I’ve often wondered why people don’t have the same passion.  The reality is that for many people, exercise is associated with pain and boredom. How many times have you seen and heard the phrase “no pain no gain”? How about “Pain is weakness leaving the body”?  I saw a tag line on […]

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Twelve Days of Christmas Workout

December 24, 2011

It’s time for another installment in the holiday workout series.  Consider the “Twelve Days of Christmas” workout my gift to you.  Make sure you’re ready though.  It’s tougher than Aunt Betty’s fruitcake.  Here’s how it works: It’s a little different from the song.  For this workout you’ll be going in reverse order from the song.  Normally, […]

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Energy doesn’t come in a can

December 22, 2011

Am I the only one who isn’t walking around with a canned energy drink? Do we really need all this junk promising to get us through the day? What happens when your 5 hours of energy wears off? Another can? Another $2? I’m not going to try to get into all the details of how each additive […]

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How to read a food label

December 12, 2011

I drive my family crazy. I read the food label on everything. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m far from perfect in what I eat, but I like to know what I’m eating.  I use that label to make my choice.  Eat this or that. Which will help me get closer to my […]

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I have a slow metabolism

December 1, 2011

“I can’t lose weight because I have a slow metabolism”. You know what…you may be right. The sad truth is you’ve likely caused it to become slow.  Now do something about it. First, what does that term mean? Metabolism: the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, […]

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