Category Archives: Just for fun

The Elite Runner: A glimpse at a day in the life of an Olympic runner, in a way.

With the Olympics starting this week I have been thinking about elite athletes and the training that goes into their remarkable performances.

So I was intrigued to see this interesting short film, by an Olympic runner, about Olympic runners. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but it does provide a glimpse into a day in the life of an elite runner.

Check it out here: The Elite Runner


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Is obesity all in your gut? A NYTimes video

This is an interesting video about how the bacteria that live in our gut may be linked to chronic health conditions, including obesity. In many ways, our gut bacteria may be the missing link between what we eat and our health. It’s certainly worth a few minutes of your time to watch!

Is there a hidden cause of obesity? A professor at Stanford thinks the answer might lie with the 100 trillion microbes living in our bodies.

Source: Is it All in Your Gut? – Video – NYTimes.com


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Friday video pick: Be carb smart.

Nutrition can be confusing! Depending on the day, individual nutrients and whole foods may be good for you…or really bad. This is especially true for fats and carbohydrates, the major sources of calories in our diets. I have written about carbohydrates previously, but this video can also help you become carb smart!

How do carbohydrates impact your health? | via YouTube


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Last week I wrote about Santa’s health and how he likely stays fit for his annual sleigh ride around the world on Christmas Eve. Much of what I wrote was speculation, though, since little is known about Santa beyond what … Continue reading

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Raise money to cure diabetes while simultaneously developing your own case of diabetes!

I should’t be surprised to see this. But I still am.

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I should point out that this isn’t new–it dates back to 2011–but it was shared with me this week, so it is new to me!


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What is your second chance New Year’s Resolution?

Last week I was a guest on the RadioMD show, Train Your Body, to talk about the idea of using this transition from summer into fall as a second chance to revisit stalled or failed New Year’s Resolutions. In the discussion, Melanie Cole (the host) asked listeners to share their Second Chance New Year’s Resolutions.

I figured I would play along, too. Here’s mine…

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I registered to complete a fitness challenge at our campus Wellness Center called PacerFit. It is a 12-week program with weekly workouts that are scored based on performance (time to complete, weight lifted, reps completed, etc.). Most of the participants are students–many of them mine–so the pressure is on!

This is part of a broader goal of mine to shift my focus from exercise for health to exercise for fitness. For the past several years, my activity and exercise habits have been more geared to meeting health goals. But this seems like a good time to start doing more real training for the purpose of improving fitness. And the PacerFit challenge seems like a good way to start.

Good luck with your second chance New Year’s resolution!


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With plenty of fake sugar.