Happy New Year !

Previously published in The Fitness Message September 2007 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Many of us begin the New Year with resolutions to improve our lives.  September is my New Year.  I think it has to do with getting back to a normal routine.  The chaos of summer vacation is over, children are back in school, and weather temperatures begin to cool.  I look at it as a fresh beginning.  Time to improve those eating habits that were forgotten with traveling,...

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Sabers Hockey Players learn from U.S.Navy Seals

Sabers Hockey Players learn from U.S.Navy Seals

A while ago, I watched a program that followed a platoon of U.S. Navy Seal recruits as they worked through their incredibly tough training. Watching those twenty five men, all lean and strong and in the prime of their lives, getting their butts handed to them, made me realize the incredible abilities we humans have, given desire, and proper training. So when it was announced that the Sabers Pro Hockey team would be going through a Navy Seal...

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Fitness Trends – Mud Runs

Fitness Trends – Mud Runs

Fitness Trends – an incomplete list –        The sixties  – roadwork, jogging –        The seventies – fitness gyms, –        The eighties   – marathons, aerobic classes, –        The nineties   – triathlons, Iron Man, CrossFit®, FITMAX –        The 2000s      -mud runs, pickle ball, Let me talk a little about these Mud Runs. These events, usually held at ski resorts in the off-season,...

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If voting could change things, it would be illegal.

“If voting could change things, it would be illegal.” Think about that statement for a minute…. You may already know that there is a movement afoot by a certain group of politicians to actually make voting, for a portion of our citizens, illegal! That, and other issues are the center-point of the HBO “The Newsroom” video attached to this article. I am aware that, after watching the video, some of you will never...

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Sometimes, we just need to WORK HARDER !

Sometimes, we just need to WORK HARDER !

Previously publised in the July 2010 E-Mail Fitness Message   Leo, my 3 year old grandson, will go for a walk with me around my neighborhood. On these trips he likes to pull his wagon.  Every now and then he will glance back at the wagon to make sure it is still following us. Very cute.  Hartland Road, a few streets away from my house, runs sharply down-hill, then, sharply up. Years ago I would finish my run by sprinting it, which never...

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Government Intervention for my benefit ?

Government Intervention for my benefit ?

The recent proposal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to restrict the serving size of sugared soft drinks, reminded me of a piece I read a while ago about the Denmark “fat tax”. The tax was levied on the amount of fat used in prepared food, as a way to reduce fat content.  Denmark is not the only country to use taxation in an attempt to improve citizen health and well being. Other countries have imposed costs on sugar, chocolate, cigarettes, and...

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D-Day June 6th, 1944

D-Day June 6th, 1944

The deception campaign mounted by the British and the Americans successfully kept an entire German Army out of the fighting until it was too late. The dilemma for both the Allies and the Germans was deciding where in France, the invasion would land. The two options considered were the Pas de Calais, and, Normandy. Pas de Calais offered both the shortest sea crossing and the shortest route to German heartland. Formidable defenses there, however,...

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