All entries for December 2011

Targeting Stairs

December 27 -  Five mile run and yoga. You may recall a few weeks ago, I suggested looking for the stairs when possible to add some more activity to your day. Many buildings and stores hide the... More »

Add Exercise To Your Schedule!

December 26 -  Half hour on Stair Master and yoga. I haven't blogged in a week and I am trying to squeeze my exercise into less available time. Sounds familiar? We all have busy schedules, especially... More »

Some Advice From Fred

December 18 -  Five mile run along Lake Michigan. As I returned from my run this morning, Fred, the custodial engineer in my building held the door open for me. Probably, I looked like I was too... More »

Clearing Those Airport Hurdles

December 14 -  Denver International Airport. Walked through airport and used stairs. Traveling over the holidays can be quite a challenge, especially to us active folks. Airports pose even greater... More »

Prepping For Your Getaway

December 13 -  Three hours of snowboarding and yoga in the mountains. Many of us are thinking of getting away after the holiday craziness. Some of you are planning a ski trip, so let's talk perpetration... More »

Saying "No" More Often

December 10 -  Three hours of snowboarding on Breckenridge Mountain and forty-five minutes of yoga. I just read an interesting analogy by the great author, Michael Lewis, famous for his financial... More »

The Holidays Can Bring Challenges

December 6 -  Half hour on stair climber, yoga and resistive exercises. Holiday party time is here and it's hell for us weight controllers and active people. We threw a party last weekend and had... More »

Put Some Pep In Your Step

November 29 -  Six mile beach run with Rocky and twenty pool laps, yoga, push ups and sit ups. I observed a metamorphosis recently. My wife's pal, Liz, has been battling with her weight for years... More »

Choosing Vacations

November 26 -  Six mile run with Rocky, until he ran off to chase chicks! Twenty laps in pool. How do you choose your vacations? Do you even take time away? Many don't, due to lack of funds, lack... More »

What Motivates You?

November 24 - Happy Thanksgiving! Six mile run on beach with my wife and Rocky, 15 laps in pool, 2 beach walks. (Needed to increase activity level before the big feast!) So what motivates you? What gets... More »

Daily Eating Habits

November 23 -  Six mile run on the beach of El Salvador with my wife and Rocky, my surfer dog. Twenty laps in the pool and a sunset walk. As I was enjoying my early morning run, I noticed something... More »

Nothing Active Is Insignificant

November 22 -  Six mile walk-run-walk on a Central American beach with my wife and dog. I mention my activity to keep me on my goals, my location because choosing your heaven on earth keeps me motivated,... More »

I've Been Inspired

November 11 -  I have decided to write a blog. My son has inspired me. He writes a music commentary blog and claims 5,000 readers. What also has inspired me to write is the sorry state and size of... More »


Research has told us that a pound of fat is represented as 3,500 calories.  Therefore, to lose a pound of fat per week, we need to create a deficit of 3,500 per week or 500 calories each day. ... More »

Benfits of Exercise in Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

It's amazing what a little exercise can do. If you're a type 2 diabetic, the effects of a single session of aerobic exercise on insulin action vary with duration, intensity, and subsequent diet; a single... More »

Aerobic Exercise - Minimum 30 Minutes

To promote and maintain health, all healthy adults aged 18–65 years need moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity for a minimum of 30 min on five days each week or vigorous-intensity aerobic... More »