Category Archives: Fitness

The U.S. president appealed to Americans to eat less meat and sugar.

on December 12, 2017 in Fitness, Leadership

100 years ago tomorrow, the United States President appealed to the nation to eat less meat and sugar. The reason then was to support allies in World War I. The stakes today seem less acute but comparably high. If the president could do it then, a president can do it now. The current president might not, based on how much sugar and meat he eats, but in principle a president[…] Keep reading →

Lifting weights in my 40s: strengths and weaknesses

on December 4, 2017 in Fitness

Lifting weights in my 20s made me tired that day and sore the next two, though I didn’t lift regularly or follow a program. Now in my 40s, lifting a couple times a week plus twice-daily calisthenics make my muscles feel tired all the time. … but I can do multiple sets of weights I couldn’t lift off the ground months ago. If I were against fitness, as most Americans[…] Keep reading →

Struggling through woozy adversity

on November 23, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Nature, SIDCHAs

Sorry to write about something unpleasant during a holiday about food, but the past couple days, I don’t know what I ate, but something didn’t agree with me. Sorry if you consider it too much information, but I consider it a part of life. My gastrointestinal tract was unsettled, keeping me up at night, forcing me to go to the bathroom a lot, so I only slept a few hours[…] Keep reading →

Would you give a friend heroin?

on November 18, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Stories

My LinkedIn post today, “Would you give a friend heroin?,” began Would you give a friend heroin? A few months ago the host of a┬ápodcast I was on┬ásent me a package of brownies to thank me for appearing on his show. The brownies were prepackaged and looked like this: A younger me would have eaten them right away. My longtime readers know several reasons I wouldn’t eat them. First, they[…] Keep reading →

I’m going to watch a lot more TV

on November 17, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

Fun with language Longtime readers may remember that most of my life I ate chips, pretzels, and ice cream almost daily. I felt helpless to stop. It was frustrating. A few years ago I switched to fruit, nuts, and vegetables for snacks. I’m never going back. I wrote about how I started calling a head of cabbage a bag of chips in my post How to eat a bag of[…] Keep reading →

The difference between burpees and eating

on November 8, 2017 in Fitness

Regular readers know my passion for burpees and eating from how much I write about them. I think they both contribute about equally to my health. I noticed a big difference between them. Eating I like starting but not finishing. Burpees I like finishing but not starting. I feel like there’s something deep there.

At 46, I have the fitness of an under-20-year-old. You can too.

on November 7, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I may sound like I’m bragging or humble-bragging, but I’m just sharing my results from answering the questions at a web page,, that an article in the New York Times, How to Age Well, linked to. It says that At 46 years old I have the fitness of an under-20-year-old. Old man still got it. So read it and weep, all of you who value fitness but don’t practice[…] Keep reading →