Getting your cardio kicks

Another in a series of peeks into your exercise options.

It was a thing of beauty in an evening otherwise dominated by sweat and missteps. Two women stood facing one another, red vinyl body bags on their left and right. On cue, they began punching the bags with side kicks – left foot/right, left foot/right, left foot/right. After less than a half dozen kicks, they were in synch. Bam! Bam! Bam! read more

A deeper reason you can’t lose weight?

Around this time of year, a lot of us begin experiencing a certain level of dread. Great, you may be saying to yourself. Another New Year, another round exercise and nutrition regimen doomed to failure. No matter what I do, I just can’t seem to shake this fat. There may be a deep-seated physiological reason for that, according to Bryan Walsh.  Walsh is a naturopathic physician who, according to his bio, “combines a passion for nutritional biochemistry and science-based therapies, yet maintains a broad view of wellness, believing in the infinite capacity for the body to heal itself given the appropriate conditions and environment.” read more

Check in and gimme five!

I was looking for a Chinese restaurant. I found a half hour workout instead.

I was thumbing through Guest Services Directory in my room here at the Microtel in Robbinsville hoping to find a place to score some hot & sour soup and kung pao chicken. I’m in the mountains on the eve of a week of hiking and backpacking. Fuel being essential to such an undertaking, I was hoping to find my favorite in the three-ring-binder found in just about every hotel room in America, a binder that lays out everything from what cable stations you get, to what to do in case of fire, to where to eat when I stumbled across a first: “Exercises for the Guest Room.” read more

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