Now that it is College Basketball playoff season and we have passed the sweet 16 and are closing in on the final 4 we get to see a lot of young kids interviewed after games and often they say things like "I gave it 100%" or "I left everything I had on the court" or my very unfavorite (as my daughter would say) "I gave it 110%". Gave it 110% eh? Well that does not even make sense but the reason that people say that is that they want to stress that they had nothing left except what they did … [Read more...] about Why doing 90% is not enough
How long should you exercise? Experts say that you should exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. I don't know about you but 20 minutes is not a long time to exercise. If you get up just 10minutes early and get 20 minutes of exercise the you will have to rush around and still get to work on time. 20 minutes for exercise is easy to find. If you have dinner a few minutes early and then do the cleaning up and have your workout before starting your evening routine you will never miss the time. … [Read more...] about 20 minutes a day
Last night on the Biggest Loser I found that the over arching theme to the show seems to be that people were working out harder than they ever had before. Actually some of the people did not even know how hard that they could push themselves. Our mind is very slow to adapt when it comes to diet and exercise. If you live a sedentary lifestyle of years and then begin to work out your body will think that it can run let's say 100 feet. So you run 100 feet and your chest is sore and you are out … [Read more...] about Getting more from your workouts
Is Britney Spears Fat? That is a question that came up yesterday across the mass media and it is something that we really need to look at in our society. Let's say for a minute that we see Britney on video and think 'Oh my, she has sure gotten fat' Well that was my reaction anyway, not fair to be sure as at least 95% of all people are fatter than Britney Spears were Sunday and still I thought she was fat. The fact versus the perception is the important thing to look at. If I look at … [Read more...] about Is Britney Spears Fat?
The traditional prescriptions for a healthy life Sensible diet, exercise and control, extend life by reducing signaling through a specific pathway in the brain, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers who discovered the connection while studying long-lived mice. They said their findings underscore the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and may also offer promising research directions for understanding and treating diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Howard Hughes … [Read more...] about Why Diet and Exercise help you live longer