You may not be lazy but your body sure is.
Your body seeks the lowest level of energy expenditure to get the job done. This is why you don’t have to be fit to be alive. Your body can function at
“A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” – Gertrude Stein
I stood in the hallway of my office having a conversation with an orthopedic surgeon. We had just finished giving a lecture on
Why do people exercise ?
At the top of the list are things like:
to eat whatever you want (so, calorie control which we now know is a partial truth)
to shape your body to match up against a body image
Dr. Tabata initiated the concept in 1996 in a relatively small study. His work was based on “ultra-high intensity” which was 170% of max VO2. In other words, as hard as you can possibly go…and
This headline in The NY Times, “Getting in Shape in Middle Age“, caught my attention.
Unfortunately, the article was a generic template that you probably have heard a gazillion times:
“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” – Voltaire
When it comes to exercise, moving with proper form is important. Proper exercise form helps reduce the risk of
I had to leave Kobe (my canine running pal) behind this morning. The training schedule called for intervals and Kobe gets too distracted by squirrels, deer, other dogs, just about anything really. So,
Some days are just not great days.
Ever had that happen?
Today was one of those days for me. I had scheduled a Jump Element for today but when I got up and going this morning, my body had other ideas.
Most people, when asked, will admit that they know they should exercise more than they do.
Their number one excuse?
Not enough time.
Enter the “Seven Minute Scientific Workout”.
Hi Doug –
I watched a BBC Horizon documentary recently (no, not the Fast diet) about the human body clock. One aspect of this they talked about was the best time of the day to exercise (as I recall