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28 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Tips from the Road #3 – Be Flexible (Continued…..)

A few days ago, I wrote about some observations from a recent spate of trips where I wasn’t able to keep to my preferred workout routine.  And the point I made was to be ‘flexible’ – go with the flow and allow you to be open to alternative ways of working out. I listed 7 […]

28 August 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Healthy Tips from the Road #2

This is the second in the series of posts I call “Tips from the Road”.   They were inspired by my extended travel during July, when one business trip started just as another finished.  And while my regular workout schedule and time were disrupted, I got ideas for exercise and or diet, which I thought would […]

07 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Shape-Up Shortcuts or Bad Habits to Avoid?

“You’re used to putting in hard work to get a hard body—and that’s a good thing. You have to be committed to health and fitness to see lasting results. But occasionally “cheating” during your workout won’t mess with your fitness goals—in fact, it can even help. The trick is to cheat wisely so that your […]

12 May 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Dynamic Stretches – for Pre-Workout

The recent post discussed the difference between Dynamic and Static Stretching.  Dynamic stretching does  a great job of improving dynamic flexibility for your workout. I said I would follow up with a  set of Dynamic Stretching exercises that you can use before your workouts.  I also mentioned that the Dynamic stretch is much like our […]

01 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Dynamic Versus Static Stretching

I love the Health and Fitness Industry because things are always changing and (mostly) improving.  Guidelines that we took as gospel in the early days of fitness and weight-training were blown away a few years later with a new theory, only to be refuted itself with new research a few years after that; and so […]

14 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

20 Second Fitness

It had to happen.  We were just discussing the Tabata high intensity workout regime  in these pages –  and what did I see on late night TV  “The 20Second Fitness” workout Infomercial.   Could  hardly believe it.  (I was traveling and the hotel TV is usually background noise when I am getting ready for bed.  This background […]

30 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Yoga for Abs

  Looking for something a little different this week I found a set of poses (courtesy of Self.com online magazine) that make you work your core.  Nothing revolutionary, but useful and it came with some nice illustrations.  I have edited where I thought a little more explanation was needed.  Remember, tighten your abs to hold […]

24 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Are you a Cardioholic – Part 3 – The Very Real Health Risks

In the first part of this three part article, I introduced the concept that too much of a good thing like exercise is not always a good thing.  In part 2, I outlined the signs of the addiction associated with the “runner’s high” – much like a high associated with a drug.  In case you […]

12 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Are you a Cardioholic – Part 2 – the Signs of Addiction

Following on from last week’s post – I don’t want to give the idea that I see lots of exercise as a negative.  I am all for lots of exercise, just as I am all for healthy eating.  However, becoming obsessed with what you do and do not eat, or becoming obsessed with exercising are […]

07 June 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Staying Young While Growing Old

What do you think keeps you from staying young, as you get older?    Besides the too obvious answer of “age”……!    Stop and think a little.  The answer I am heading toward may surprise you – in a word muscle tissue (OK that’s two words).  And it is the lack of muscle tissue that makes the […]