Category Archives: Just for fun

The Ferris Bueller approach to losing vacation weight.

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!

It won’t work.

So you better get back into your exercise routine right away!


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Speaking of the benefits of outdoor activity, the USC Aiken Outdoor Expo 2017 is this weekend!

Speaking of the benefits of outdoor activity, USC Aiken is hosting the CSRA Great Escape Outdoor Expo on Saturday, Oct. 14. Learn about ways you and your family can explore the outdoors and be active doing it!

2017 Outdoor Expo


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When it comes to drinks, apparently you can’t win if you try.

This is all from the New York Times this week:

I’m thirsty. I want a soda… Sugary drinks tied to accelerated brain aging

Okay, so I will drink a diet soda instead… Diet sodas tied to dementia and stroke

Fine, I’ll have a beer… Beer drinkers may develop irregular heart rhythms

I give up. I guess I’ll just have water.


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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