Remember in the movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, when they took Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari into the city for the day? The problem (or one of them) was that Cameron’s dad knew the mileage. Fortunately, Ferris had a plan: They would drive home backwards to undo the miles they put on the car.
It didn’t work.
Maybe you are about to head home from summer vacation, worried about the vacation weight you put on. You could always try the Ferris Bueller approach and drive home backwards!
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.
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.
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!
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 →
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…
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!