Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones, but I've always enjoyed getting in a good workout. But despite the well-known benefits, both physical and mental, of exercise, many people would rather avoid it altogether. A recent poll of 2,000 people who frequently exercise, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching app Freeletics, found some … Continue reading What Would You Do to Get Out of Exercise for the Rest of Your Life?
Many high schoolers, and their parents, are often looking for ways to boost their SAT scores. The hope is that a higher score will increase their probability of getting into their school of choice. One popular approach is to hire an SAT tutor; someone who will work one on one with the student to improve … Continue reading Want to Boost Your Kid’s SAT Scores? Don’t Hire an SAT Tutor, Hire a Swimming Coach Instead
It felt good. Today was the first time in eight weeks I did some exercise. It wasn't much, just 15 minutes on my recumbent stationary bike, and at quite a slow pace. Even though it felt like I was starting all over, it felt good. It will take a while to get back to my … Continue reading Starting from Scratch
My wife and I were watching the sixties TV show Hazel the other day, and it was quite a throwback to a world I don't think exists anymore. For those who may not be familiar with the show, Hazel is an American sitcom about a spunky live-in maid named Hazel Burke (played by Shirley Booth) and her employer, the … Continue reading When Worlds Collide
It's ironic that I just wrote a post a couple days ago about how exercise may not be helpful (at least for losing weight). And now I have discovered another problem with exercise. Apparently, sometimes you can not trust the equipment. Today my son Pat and I were working out using exercise tubes and during … Continue reading It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)
I had to read the headline twice: Exercise May Lead To Weight Gain, Not Loss, Study Finds. One of the main reasons I exercise is to maintain my weight, but this research shows that it may have the opposite effect. Here's a brief summary of the study: Researchers at Loyola University Chicago in Illinois recently … Continue reading Weight… What?
I was in the middle of my workout this morning, when an idea came to me for what I thought would be a great topic for a blog post. I didn’t have any way to write down or record the idea at that moment, but I repeated it to myself a couple of times, and … Continue reading My Apologies – This Could Have Been a Great Post
One of the benefits of having owned a gym for a few years was that when I decided to close it down in 2010, I was able to take some of the equipment home with me. One of the pieces I kept was a Life Fitness recumbent bike. I'd been an avid user of such … Continue reading This Was Worse Than If My WordPress Stats Stopped Working
Today I had another lazy start to the day, just laying in bed browsing through my phone. I kept telling myself I'd get up in five minutes, but I kept pushing that deadline back, until I finally decided I would get up in time for the Palm Sunday service that was going to be streamed … Continue reading A Surprising, but Practical Use for WordPress Stats
It reminds me of the great song from Yankee Doodle Dandy, 45 Minutes from Broadway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EboOGMNSv_k In fact, I only have to change the first line (ruben and jay were slang terms for country bumpkins): Only 45 Minutes of Biohacking Think of the changes it brings; For the short time it takes What a diff'rence … Continue reading Only 45 Minutes of Biohacking