Monthly Archives: October 2013

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IT’S FOR REEEEEEEAL..

In a previous life, I did motor skill rehab with a little boy dual diagnosed with autism. His only verbal communication was ‘It’s for reeeeeeeeal’, which he would say each time he executed a skill. As his skills improved and we began to play catch or kick back and forth at a more […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

WHAT’S IN YOUR NUMBER?

Today’s word problem:

Subject A female is 5’4” weighs 120 pounds and wears a size 6 dress
Subject B female is 5”4” weighs 130 pounds and wears a size 8 dress

Who is healthier? Read on for how it can be determined…

If your gym is like mine finding the scale is easy – just […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

I’M TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT FOOD THING!

Alternate title – Someone Order For Me, Please

It’s time. Time to pay attention to my diet, but I’m not exactly sure what I should be eating, so I know, I’ll go on the internet! All right, let me enter ‘healthy diet’ into my search engine… What! 168,000,000 hits. […]

By |October 26th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

THE GENTLEMAN’S MILE

My brother-in-law, former elite swimmer, now rock star family man with a busy wife and three busy young kids, finished his daily run and declared his ‘gentleman’s mile’ a success. Raised heart rate – yep, varied intensity considering the route included the neighborhood hill – yep, sustained for a health-protecting duration – yep. […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

TO GRUNT OR NOT TO GRUNT

Where is Shakespeare when we really need him? The gym equivalent of ‘to be or not to be’, grunting has become a nuclear lightening rod with the power to polarize membership and leave management scratching their heads about how to respond.

On the one hand, gyms are spaces that require users […]

By |October 23rd, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

THE SHOES HAVE IT

We here at our scrappy initiative are outspoken about anything that roadblocks activity participation. One of the biggest is the notion that you need to wear (comparably expensive) activity-specific clothes to do specific activities – otherwise don’t even think of watching the activity class much less doing it. Crazy, right! Unless you […]

By |October 21st, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FITTER KIDS ARE SMARTER KIDS – AND SCHOOLS THAT PRESERVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ARE SMARTER SCHOOLS

Well, there you have it! After analyzing a decade’s worth of data that examined the academic performance (gpa, test scores, attendance) and aerobic fitness of hundreds of thousands of 5-7-9th graders, guess what! Researchers determined the more aerobically fit, the better the school performance. Or, more strongly messaged – fitter kids are […]

By |October 19th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

WE ‘HAVE THE VILLAGES’ TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY, BUT ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

New data about childhood obesity intervention strengthens the evidence that has been compiling for a couple of years – comprehensive, umbrella strategies that involve the public-private and nonprofit sectors work! Said otherwise – it takes a village to combat childhood obesity, and villages are being built!

New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angles and now San […]

By |October 18th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

Information rich – Experience poor

Ahh, contemporary life! Blurred lines separating virtual and reality – Our day-to-day existence ever more occurring in a cyberland cloud – technology creeping ever closer to bridging virtual and real. What’s real? What’s virtual? Why does it matter – Isn’t virtual as real as real?

With a credit card, reliable […]

By |October 18th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

Oddly speaking – Where’s the love for 5-7-9-11?

Are you a…hater?

Those of us who use weights represent diversity’s rainbow and seem to be tolerant and
respectful toward the same except for one thing – we discriminate against odd numbers!

Weird, but the next time you are at the gym count along as those around you do a machine or free weight […]

By |October 15th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments