Tag Archive: health and wellness

Why Cheat Days Don’t Work

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When people are looking to make changes to their diet, they often pick one of a few different strategies. Some people designate “eat well” days once or twice a week, others introduce good foods into every meal and others yet go cold turkey on undesirable foods (me). Another popular method is “cheat days”,…




How to Get Going When You Are Feeling Dead and Tired

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Do you ever have those days when you feel dog tired and your brain is flatlining? That was me today. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary or eat anything unusual yesterday and I got my normal amount of sleep. It’s just one of those things. When this happens it seems like even the…




Vital Signs 2010

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Had my annual physical last week and everything is good. Resting heart rate in the low 60’s, blood pressure normal, b-12 very high (3x normal levels – I guess supplements are working!), iron and insulin levels normal, and cholesterol levels low (and unchanged in 20 years, so obviously cutting meat and dairy had no impact…




365 Days of Meditation | My Experiences Meditating Every Day for One Year

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Something in me clicked about a year ago (actually just over 13 months ago) and I decided I wanted to meditate every morning, seven days a week. At the time I couldn’t sit still for more than a few moments, so meditating for 5 or 6 minutes was about the most I could do, but…




Are You Falling for These Health Food Label Tricks?

Learning how to read food labels is one of the most important skills to possess if you are going to eat well. When I first started learning about nutrition many years ago, I was doing triathlons and my primary concern was eating plenty of carbohydrates, particularly complex carbs (or lower glycemic carbs as they are…




Making Sense of Conflicting Science

I read an article in the New York Post Times last week about kids and vegetarianism (Kids say veg of allegiance via vegan.com). While most of the article talks about the merits of vegetarianism, there is also a warning that a vegetarian diet is risky and can cause anemia, poor brain development and stunted growth…




Log Your Exercise and Stay More Fit

Life is a marathon, not a sprint and keeping an exercise log helps you pace yourself.
During my twenties, I competed in triathlons and kept a log of my workouts to track my training. The training schedule was too complicated to put to memory and still know what I was supposed to be doing on…




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