Singin’ the Treadmill Blues
Mindset

Singin’ the Treadmill Blues

Before I get started, a bit of lawyerspeak…the term “treadmill” also refers to elliptical, stationary bike, arc trainer, or whatever your cardio machine of choice is. This blog is for those of you that have a difficult time feeling warm and fuzzy about your cardio machine experience. Or, perhaps because of overwhelming feelings of dread,…

What We Can Learn from the French Paradox?
Health and Nutrition

What We Can Learn from the French Paradox?

Let’s face it. We all like to eat. We like to think about food, and have certain foods that call to us. As poet Leigh Hunt put it, “If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.” These days there is SO much written about food, diets,…

Is Sitting the New Smoking?
Health and Nutrition | Mindset

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

WARNING! The information I am about to impart may be depressing! But, I promise to give you the up side, to make lemonade from lemons, and bring in a few unanticipated perks as well. So here goes: In a recently posted article on www.functionalmovement.com, a highly respected source of human movement research and guidelines, Dr….

Let’s Get Animalistic …
Exercise Basics

Let’s Get Animalistic …

Interesting phrase, right? I bet you would never associate this phrase with doing something that is really great for your health and fitness. That thing is…STRETCHING. So where do the animals come in? For all of you out there with a pet dog or cat, keep an eye on them sometime. Dogs and cats (and…

Fitness/Body Assessment:  Why start with posture?
Exercise Basics

Fitness/Body Assessment: Why start with posture?

I’m just like you. I slouch at my computer or while watching TV, forget to stand up straight when standing around (in line at the grocery store or movie theater), or don’t take an inventory of my body when I am doing chores around the house. I can go for days without paying attention to…

Why Can’t They Make Up Their Minds About Caffeine?
Health and Nutrition

Why Can’t They Make Up Their Minds About Caffeine?

In recent years, you may have been encouraged and relieved to hear that exercisers who drink caffeine in one form or another prior to activity will have their performance enhanced. The reason for this has been put down to the apparent ability of caffeine to help the body burn fat, which spares the use of…