Monthly Archives: July 2013

Nature and Nurture – What makes us good in competition?

The recent Wall Street Journal Book Review for The Sports Gene by David Epstein sounds like a good read! Hmmm… How much of Michael Phelp’s aquatic success was due to his DNA and how much was diligence and hard work??? … Continue reading

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Vigorous Exercise is Mental Therapy

Thanks, Market Watch, for this great reminder about endorphins and the strong linkage between mind and body: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-therapists-wont-tell-you-2013-07-26 (point 6 – “a morning run will work just as well”). “…the effect of regular exercise on mild to moderate forms of depression … Continue reading

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How are your absorbed Anti-oxidant levels?

    Ah – the anti-oxidant paradox, as recently cited in the Atlantic Magazine . . .  No matter how you ingest and absorb the many anti-oxidants we should get from regular BALANCED diets in a perfect world; higher levels … Continue reading

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Ancient yet timely … Training matters!

“We do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” –Archilochus, Greek Soldier & Poet, 650 B.C. Most of us have missed the mark, whether a first place medal or a high … Continue reading

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Dr. Kegel’s advice for Men and Women – practice, practice, practice

As part of our total body fitness theme – an exercise review of that special muscle group  with the long name abbreviated to “PC” or pelvic floor is warranted. A Mayo Clinic link for exercising your pelvic floor muscles is … Continue reading

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Water, water anywhere this summer?

Mum Nature’s June heatwave experienced by many of us stimulated my log entry for proper hydration.  So very important – Yes? As some know – too much of a good thing is NOT wonderful (pardon me, Mae West).  Isolated folks … Continue reading

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