Category Archives: Fitness

7 Healthy Sounding Articles that Normalize the Opposite

on March 20, 2018 in Fitness,

7 Healthy Sounding Articles that Normalize the Opposite When did being sedentary become the standard? Facts alone rarely influence behavior. Would you be surprised that many journalists who sound like they are promoting health are actually promoting the opposite? Do you notice anything in common in these headlines? From the New York Times: How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems ‘Young’ From the New York Times: How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger From the[…] Keep reading →

Why I Always Take the Stairs

on March 10, 2018 in Fitness,

Why I Always Take the Stairs Exercise is everywhere if you want it. And it simplifies your life. I’ve written before about how lazy I am, but how much fitness helps my career, relationships, and mood, so I find ways to integrate exercise into my life without taking time or resources from the rest of it. On the contrary, exercise consistently gives to the rest of my life. Today, let’s talk stairs. I live on the fifth[…] Keep reading →

1,600 calories per hour

on March 3, 2018 in Fitness

For a long time I didn’t keep track of how fast I could row on my rowing machine. At some point reaching 1200 calories per hour was a big feat, compared to my steady state in the 900s. Later 1300 calories per hour was big, even if only for a few strokes. Eventually I hit 1400. When I hit 1500 I figured it would be my last big hurdle because[…] Keep reading →

Easy and meaningful? Or pathetic?

on February 2, 2018 in Fitness

The dictionary defines pathetic as Having a capacity to move one to either compassion or pity In this post I’m not using pathetic to mean an insult in its familiar meaning. I mean it as having a capacity to move one to either compassion or pity. How else would you describe these suggestions for New Year’s resolutions in this article, 8 Easy, Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health besides[…] Keep reading →

Should New York City Sue Mayor de Blasio? (Inc.)

on January 17, 2018 in Fitness,, Leadership, Nature

Should New York City Sue Mayor de Blasio? Will New York City’s mayor stop personally doing what the city is suing tobacco companies for? Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio explained why the city was suing five fossil fuel companies: For decades, Big Oil ravaged our environment. They knew what they were peddling was lethal, but they didn’t care. They used the classical Big Tobacco playbook of denial, denial, denial, and all[…] Keep reading →

Rocky 1 and exercising solo versus at a luxury gym

on January 6, 2018 in Audio, Fitness, Stories

Having started my Leadership and the Environment podcast, I’d meant to record audio posts for my blog. Today is my first foray. Just after the solstice, I find myself at Equinox, the gym, comparing the luxury experience to bare bones.

When hunger feels good

on December 23, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

I don’t know anyone who likes eating more than I do. When I see food that I like to eat around, I eat it. I don’t know how people stop eating. So I don’t like feeling hungry, but I realized a time I like feeling hungry. I noticed it because cooking my famous vegetable stews in big batches means I almost always have delicious, filling, wholesome food ready for me[…] Keep reading →

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