Laughing Burns Calories (December 2012)

Laughing Burns Calories (December 2012)

Stand Clear – Idiots on Treadmill            A funny one from my grandson, age 5. Why did the hamburger go to the gym? To get better buns.             Overheard in the gym Every night my sleep is like a football game. Four quarters, broken up by trips to the men’s room.             Things I don’t understand: Justin Bieber Cup cakes People riding my bumper when I’m doing 10 over the limit Coffee makers that use...

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Who in the world is Carmen Basilio?

Carmen Basilio 1927 – 2012 Standing in line at Irondequoit Wegmans a few years ago, I was delivered a series of punches to my ribs! Thinking “what the heck?!” I turned around to see this old man, smiling up at me. He asked “do you know who I am?” and I confessed that I had no idea. He said “I’m Carmen Basilio, champion fighter”. I told him I was happy to meet him and we shook hands. We talked for a few minutes as he told me a bit of his...

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Laughing Burns Calories (October 2012)

What do you say when Jesus sneezes? The Mr. Universe Contest is rigged. All the contestants are from earth. Drink coffee. Do stupid things faster and with more energy. Overheard in the gym: Dear Mr. Romney, thank you for all the jobs you created for us. We really appreciate it. Signed: Juho Wang, Peoples Republic of China.   Remember that Jim Carey movie “Dumb and Dumber? This scene is even funnier when monkeys do it! Watch...

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Humans are AMAZING !

We have changed the face of the earth. We are never satisfied. We push, and we test the limits of our environment, our inventions and, our minds and bodies.   Consider: the Ironman Triathlon (From Wikipedia) Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run, raced in that order without a break. Now… many athletes do the Ironman every year. But I had never...

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The FITMAX Experience

The FITMAX Experience

Presenting:  The Video Photographed and edited by John McClintock in March 2012    is a non-competitive, group, cross-training experience that blends speed, strength, endurance, balance, and aerobic work into a one-hour session that will sometimes require you to dig deep within yourself to continue. All work is scalable to your fitness level. works the whole body, focusing on movements that integrate muscle groups, using them exactly as we...

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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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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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