Monthly Archives: January 2014

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MORE REASON TO LOVE SUBWAY’S SWEET ONION CHICKEN TERIYAKI SANDWICH

Subway restaurants, owned by Doctors Associate’s, Inc. doesn’t need my endorsement but they deserve a loud shout-out for continuing to improve their menu’s healthfulness, and, oh yeah, recently committing $41 million in advertising to encourage kids to eat fruits and vegetables.

First, advertising works! Duh. But toward unhealthy as well […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

SEASONED FOOTPRINTS

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives”

Any Days’ fans? I was hooked one summer when Jessie and (?) were getting ready to marry. When I briefly picked it up again later, I remember being amazed that even though the story line had densely webbed, the characters hadn’t aged. […]

By |January 28th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

NEW IN WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY: ‘MOMMIE-CISED EXERCISE’

“Exercise that happens in the least obvious place at the least obvious time.”

Don’t you know it, moms!

Walking loops in the grocery store parking lot…along the field while your darling practices soccer…through the hallway while another practices swimming…up and down the bleachers while yet another practices basketball…wading through playground wood-chips as […]

By |January 26th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

A QUICK REVIEW

Physical activity terms are sometimes erroneously interchanged, especially now with obesity/overweight’s global struggle streaming volumes of articles. Kind of like the telephone game where the finishing word/phrase is nothing like how it began, modifications can significantly alter meaning. This is all innocent fun until the alterations roadblock motivation to engage. Understanding basic […]

By |January 25th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

LDL CHOLESTEROL: THINK BEACH BALLS

LDL CHOLESTEROL: THINK BEACH BALLS

Fresh out of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease lab is new insight suggesting exercise mechanizes cardiovascular health by altering LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) particle shape, thus lowering cardiovascular disease risk.

Here’s how. Smaller, denser LDL particles (of fat) are more dangerous than their larger, puffier […]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

MOTIVATION ON YOUR TERMS

Does it ever feel like someone is punking your exercise motivation?

Some days nothing stops us, other days it’s anything – to the point we look around for the cameras capturing our frustration for posting. Sure, things come up that waylay even the most intended plans to get to the gym or out for a […]

By |January 20th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

BE DIFFERENT

The only thing that should be routine about your routine is exercising every day. Chew on that for a moment… Past that, how you go about conditioning your muscles (heart included) and joints, and developing your physical activity self (deepening your Iron Footprint) is your story to write. Just make sure ‘different’ […]

By |January 17th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

STAPLES AND SIDE DISHES

Probably because some of us are still winding down from the eating season, a food analogy about activity comes to mind. It’s only natural that activity routines are anchored by what we deem our staples. Considering personal preference, or knees that can do some things but not others, we all have our go-to’s, […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

YOU CAN BE PATIENT

Talking about our techno-driven, ability to instantly fast-forward entertainment is cliché, but especially this time of year it needs some attention.

With access to a clickable button, we control much of entertainment’s fabric of life. Among a gazillion other can-do’s, we can instantly pace or change what we watch, play and listen to. […]

By |January 12th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

RE-PATTERN YOUR EXERCISE RESOLUTION TO START/KEEP GOING, NOT START/STOP

It’s a well worn pattern. Gyms across the globe have spruced up to welcome the resolutioners who came calling after the first of the new year. Membership sales desks buzz, literally, from the credit card transaction machine energy, matched by the excitement of the new members bustling to use the equipment and try […]

By |January 9th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments