Monthly Archives: April 2012

Orthostatic Hypotension

I’ve written about this before.  But, here’s more on it via The Body Odd – There’s actually a name for that dizziness you sometimes get when you go from laying down or sitting to standing up: orthostatic hypotension (OH). A … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 2

It’s been 8 days since I had any formal workout.  And, it’s been 17 days since I last stepped into the gym.  But, it feels like forever since I have been in a good workout routine.  It’s time to get … Continue reading

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Losing Weight While Missing The Gym

It’s been two weeks since I have been to the gym.  I am really hoping to end that streak three days from now. On the flip side, over the last four weeks, I have lost 3.4 pounds.  (And, 1.6 pounds of … Continue reading

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Falling Off The Exercise Wagon

I have not been to the gym in 12 days due to work, family obligations and some terrible hay fever days.  And, I may not get to the gym over the next 5 days because of work, Little League and … Continue reading

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My 5th 5K Race (Ever)

Well, it did rain today.  But, my race went on away.  And, boy, was it a big one.  There were 908 people running in this one.  Yes, nine hundred and eight! My time for the race was 25 minutes and 6 … Continue reading

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Wet Race Tomorrow?

After my run on Thursday morning, I’ve been dogging it.  We took the kids out on Friday after work.  And, I crashed after that.  And, today, we had a Little League parade and then just did some things that needed … Continue reading

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Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

My doctor just told me that my PSA level is at 0.6 ng/mL. When it took it last year, it was at 0.7 ng/mL. And, the reading before that, it was at 0.8 ng/mL. Yes, it’s getting lower – and, … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Kale

Via the Baltimore Sun – After years of being relegated through the purgatory of forgotten foods, kale has found itself in the spotlight for the first time in decades and is ready to prove it belongs there permanently. A crop … Continue reading

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Is Veganism Good For Everyone?

The New York Times, today, offers a lot of…pardon the pun…food for thought on the debate. Like most things, the answer is probably not “yes” or “no” – but, rather, somewhere in between.

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Tune Up Run Prior To Sunday’s Race

I never got to run last night – since it rained.  But, I hit the streets at 8 AM this morning for a 5K run. I did the 3.1 miles in 25 minutes and 24 seconds.   And, it was not … Continue reading

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Damn Pollen!

I wanted to go for a run yesterday.  It was a beautiful sunny day – around eighty degrees outside.  But, my hay fever was off the charts.    My throat was messed up.  My eyes were burning.  And, I could not … Continue reading

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A. J. Jacobs’ Drop Dead Healthy

Here’s the story behind this one. And, here’s one review on the book. Looks good. I want to check this one out.

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The Bride Feeding Tube Diet

The story on this via FOX News – A growing number of brides-to-be are spending their pre-wedding days on feeding tubes in order to shed pounds and squeeze into their wedding gowns, ABC News reported. Supervised by a doctor, the … Continue reading

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Body Image: The Mirror Vs. Photographs

John Herrman offers some interesting insight on this topic. If you google around, you’ll see that a lot of people think they look better in the mirror than they do in pictures. And, I’ve been there too. Once in a … Continue reading

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Planning An “Off Week”

This is the week between “Cycle #2″ and “Cycle #3″ of “My Own Program 2.0” for me. Since I had the race yesterday, I am taking today as a rest day. The tricky part is the rest of the week … Continue reading

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My 4th 5K Race (Ever)

My concerns this morning turned out to be a false alarm.  And, I ended up having a very good race – for me – all things considered. My time for the 3.1 miles was 24 minutes and 40 seconds.  This … Continue reading

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Race Morning

Later this morning, I am running in a 5K race.  This will be my 4th race since the end of last November.  That’s fourth, overall, in my life – after doing the C25K program last year. It will be interesting … Continue reading

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297 Days Of Exercise Commitment

For the last forty-two and a half weeks, I have been working out regularly.  On average, I’m in the gym lifting weights three times a week while also running two days a week. For the eight month prior to this, I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 48

After breakfast, and before work, I hit the gym this morning and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Life Fitness Bicep Curls Tricep Rope Extension Icarian Tricep Extension Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension Ab Coaster This … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 47

Today was supposed to be “Biceps & Triceps” at the gym - followed by a run tomorrow. But, since I have a race on Sunday, I decided to do a 5K walk this evening (at 9 PM) and then hit the … Continue reading

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Tips For Your 1st 5K Race

Jenny Hadfield has a great article at Active.com entitled “9 Race-Day Tips for Your First 5K.” Having run my first 5K four and a half months ago, I can attest that everything she recommends makes good sense.

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 45

I went to the gym tonight after dinner and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Dumbbell Shrugs Life Fitness Lateral Raises Hammer Strength MTS Leg Extensions Standing Calves Icarian Leg Curls Ab Coaster I have to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 44

After dinner, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Low Cable Rows Hammer Strength Incline Press Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs Ab Coaster I went … Continue reading

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If You Think, You Would Not Eat French Fries

An interesting report via Bloomberg today – Biting into a McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) french fry should be like “walking on freshly fallen snow.” Barbara Booth, the company’s director of sensory science, was presiding over the fast-food giant’s semi-annual French Fry … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 43

I never did get back out there on Friday.  Hay fever did me in again.  It’s been brutal. And, yesterday, I had a two-hour Little League scrimmage game followed by two hours of yard work.  After that, my hay fever … Continue reading

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