David Frenz

David Frenz

It’s hard for me to believe that it has been just over a year since I started coming to the gym. I had been putting off joining a gym for a long time. With some good-natured jokes from my nephews and being tired of being over weight, out of shape and a low energy level, I joined. One of the best decisions I made was to sign up with a personal trainer, because I wanted to avoid injury and to get the most out of each work out. Tom has...

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Laughing Burns Calories Feb-2014

What deep thinkers men are… I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer. The day was quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking. My wife walked by and asked me what I was doing and I said “nothing”. The reason I said that instead of saying “just thinking” was because she would have then said “about what”. And I would have had to explain that men are deep thinkers about various topics which would...

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The 15 Minute Trick

The 15 Minute Trick

  Humans will attempt to avoid anything that is thought to be unpleasant. But often, it is the unpleasant things in life are exactly what we need. We may dislike school or work, but we know that our future depends on building up knowledge, skill, and financial resources. And so, we make the best of it, and go…..    Other things in life, some folks do avoid. Exercise is an example. Yes, we all know that we need to burn calories and...

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Exercise- Induced Hearing Loss?

Exercise- Induced Hearing Loss?

By Sarah Klimasewski, Au.D    Hart Hearing Centers  Whether you’re hitting the pavement or hitting the gym, if you’re like most people, you’re probably “plugged in” to your music.  You may be paying a price for that fit body, however: old ears! Today’s personal listening devices, such as iPods and MP3 players, have the ability to produce sound levels as high as 120-125 dB when at full volume. Listening at this level would cause hearing loss...

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Why do humans do this?

Why do humans do this?

Aliens from another planet go into a gym are puzzled as they watch humans running full speed on treadmills, and others, lifting heavy weights again and again. They wonder; “since no other creature in nature expends energy without a reason, why do humans do this? Does it get them “high”, or obtain them food, or sex?” Us regular exercisers know the answer. Working out is therapy, both physical and mental. And the rewards we get are worth the...

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Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

This easy recipe starts with a box brownie mix, a can of black beans, and water. It’s a bit more nutritious then the box instructions, and delicious! Gather together: One 18 or 19 ounce box brownie mix, One 15.5 ounce can of black beans well rinsed to remove salt, 1/2 cup water, Food processer,  9″ X 13″ baking pan sprayed with baking spray Procedure:   Pour beans into a colander and rinse thoroughly.   In food processor,...

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Five obstacles to weight loss

Five obstacles to weight loss

Obstacle #1 & #2 Eating at inappropriate times and places: When “mom” did all the cooking, she controlled “when” and “where”, the family would eat. Mom would serve “three squares”, and at their best, they were healthy and portion controlled. Today we exist in a food “free-for-all”. Advertising has sold us on the idea that food can be consumed anytime and anywhere. And we bought into it! We drive our cars with a take-out beverage, some of...

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Look in the mirror

Look in the mirror

Look in the mirror. What you see before you is the sum total of all you have done for (and to) yourself for the better part of your life. If you cared enough to eat properly, made the time to work your muscles and elevate your heart-rate, avoided more than the occasional sampling of intoxicants, and are on good terms with your physician, you probably like what you see. On the other hand, if you frequently behaved foolishly, and stupidly...

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