Diet Diatribe

Are you a vegetarian? A vegan? Do you eat low fat, low carb, no carb? How about paleo or raw foods? Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig? There are dozens (maybe hundreds) of different diet plans out there, and guess what? Each one works for somebody. What fascinates me is how many …

Swim For It

I’m a little sad that the Summer Olympics are over for another four years. Watching the games always inspires me to get out and get moving. I’m especially motivated by the track and field events, and the swimming. I always tell people, “I could swim before I could walk.” I …

Fit Five Friday: Rachel

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Rachel from New York. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? That’s a tricky one. Until recently, I would have said its strength. I’ve always been very strong and capable of …

Perspective

Ever have one of those workouts where you just feel awful? I had one the other day. My plan was to walk a 2.5-mile out-and-back loop near my house that includes a big hill. I did the miles, but my legs felt like they’d been dipped in concrete, and I …

Controversy

Have you seen this Nike ad? Apparently, it’s causing a bit of controversy. Some people think Nike is exploiting this kid to sell sneakers. Well, let’s be honest, that’s the business they are in. And I’m pretty sure the kid and his parents had a full understanding of what the …

Online Dating

Are you happily married, or in a relationship? Good for you – stay there. Because dating is hard. I’ve been single for a few years now, and I can’t seem to figure out how to meet anyone. Most people go the online dating route these days. I’ve tried – and …

All or Nothing

Work out three hours a day! Eat spinach and blueberries at every meal! Never eat a carb again! Run thirty miles a week! Ever get the feeling that the message promoted by the traditional diet and fitness industry is an “all or nothing” message? Unless you do what they say …

Fit Five Friday: Lisa

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Lisa from Texas. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? I love that my body is good at adapting.  Challenge it with marathon training and it adapts, go through a pregnancy …

Reunion

My 20th high school reunion is this weekend. Twenty years! I can hardly get my mind around that; I’m 38 years old, but feel ten years younger at least. I’m anxious to see my classmates in person (I’ve seen quite a few of them online, but that’s not the same). …

Who Do You Trust?

Where do you go for fitness, health, and nutrition information? There’s so much out there – and so much of it is junk. Hopefully you don’t turn to fashion magazines for advice. So maybe you turn to a “reputable” magazine, full of sound and science-backed advice. That ought to be …