Breaking In Hiking Boots

2012-09-21 / Fitness / Comments Off on Breaking In Hiking BootsComments

Well, let’s see. We have our new Jack Wolfskin pack, a new Moonstone sleeping bag, a brand-new just-outta-the-box GPS unit, more Gore-Tex clothes than most people know what to do with, our trekking poles, and a new pair of hi-top, lace-to-just-below-the-midpoint-of your-shin, leather, Gore-Texed, Thinsulated hiking boots. WE ARE READY… Read the rest of this entry »

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Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 4

2012-09-14 / Fitness / Comments Off on Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 4Comments

It looks like you had a great week of exercise! Great variety and frequency. If you can have a week like this all the time, you will see the results that much quicker. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 3

2012-09-14 / Fitness / Comments Off on Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 3Comments

Women are more likely to store fat because of their hormonal makeup. If you restrict calories too much, you will only teach those fat cells to store fat more efficiently. The trick is the reduce your calories somewhat, but never go on a starvation diet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 2

2012-09-14 / Fitness / Comments Off on Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 2Comments

I’m hungry in the beginning of the day and early afternoon. That’s when I take on the calories, the proteins and the complex carbohydrates. But when I eat upside down like this, I’m not hungry at the traditional dinnertime. In the evening, small snacks of yogurt, a little cottage cheese or even salt-free pretzels are enough. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 1

2012-09-14 / Fitness / Comments Off on Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 1Comments

Only the tape measure cheers me up this week. I’ve lost another inch around my hips, waist and chest.
Well, the exercise plan is just a bit too ambitious. Pushups from my knees to about 4 inches off the ground have proven very difficult to start. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tai Chi’s Benefits, Part 2

2012-09-13 / Fitness / Comments Off on Tai Chi’s Benefits, Part 2Comments

A ‘warming up’ routine is needed before engaging in Tai Chi practice perhaps even more so then other ‘body-work’ routines. The body seems to need to slowly engage the Chi before the energy moves through it in a directed way. I do two things: (1) a routine that works every major joint in my body, and (2) a little stretching via Yoga. The ‘joint’ routine goes something like this: Read the rest of this entry »

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Tai Chi’s Benefits, Part 1

2012-09-13 / Fitness / Comments Off on Tai Chi’s Benefits, Part 1Comments

Tai Chi is unique. The benefits of this training are also unique. Here’s some background.

I’m sure any health and fitness trainer could enthusiastically expound upon the benefits of techniques or routines he or she teaches. While those routines have particular strengths in the area for which they were created, few are as all encompassing as Tai Chi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Curling – An Introduction to Canada’s Pastime

2012-09-04 / Sports / Comments Off on Curling – An Introduction to Canada’s PastimeComments

In almost every town in Canada, regardless of how small, stands a rink were millions take to the ice weekly. In western Canada, their long curved roofs have become a symbol of small-town values. Hockey? You ask? No. It is the game of curling and it is coming to a Winter Olympics near you. Read the rest of this entry »

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