Category Archives: exercise

Anonymous Inspiration

Someone posted something today on one of the online running groups I’m part of. It was a picture of a very obese woman riding a bicycle, clearly outfitted for a triathlon, with a caption of something about encouragement, not negativity. … Continue reading

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What Do You Want?

Know what it is you want. With exercise, like most things in life, specifics matter. There was an interesting article in the New York Times this week about intensity of exercise. Mainly about pushing our bodies harder during exercise for … Continue reading

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What Comes Out Of The Dark

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately, so haven’t written in over a week. I’ve been crazed by preparing for my latest challenge – running a 100 mile trail race next week. And I was writing a lot, just not for … Continue reading

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Exercise, Sex & Heart Attacks

There was news this last week about how occasional exercise and sex increases the risk of heart attack. If you missed it, you can read about it on the Life-Cise News page. Basically, a new study found a significant increase … Continue reading

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Hop, Skip, & A Jump

I posted this video this morning on the Life-Cise Facebook page. I love the idea of using FUN to encourage people to do what’s good for them. We all know that we need to get more exercise. We all know … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2011

Welcome to 2011. My wish, as always, is for a very happy and healthy new year for us all! It’s a new year, another new beginning. In this new beginning, I encourage you to do more to take control of … Continue reading

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No Wind for Windsurfing?

After a week of great wind (and cold rain), the wind has finally died down here in Old Mission. I’ve been windsurfing every day; it’s been great! But now the sun has come out and the wind settled, so I … Continue reading

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Calories In vs. Calories Out

I just finished up a photo shoot for Fitness Magazine. They’re doing a little piece on me and the fitness work I’m doing with cancer survivors in their Oct. issue – I’ll let you know. It was kind of fun, … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

Hydration is important, but often overlooked. Lack of water is more likely to cause a quick death than any other single nutrient. Our bodies need water. Most people rely on thirst to signal the need for water. Unfortunately, thirst is … Continue reading

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Great, you’ve started exercising again, or for the first time! What now? I’m hoping you started off pretty moderately. It’s easy in our enthusiasm for doing something positive to start off too aggressively, and end up injured or really sore … Continue reading

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