Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

Alleviating low back pain – more than just losing weight?

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Having had chronic low back pain since I was a teenager (ruptured disc and failed surgery when I was 17), I am no stranger to the woes that back pain causes.  Chronic pain is insidious.  It can literally wreak havoc in your life and be all consuming. If you are experiencing chronic pain, then that […]

It’s nearly summertime, are you ready?

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Spring is quickly turning to summer.  It’s been a beautiful spring here.  I know other parts of the country have been flooded and hit with massive storms.  But here in Virginia Beach, it’s been one of the nicer Springs I can remember.  And I am looking forward to summertime. This summer is going to be […]

Fat, lazy and unmotivated?

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Are fat people really just lazy and need to exercise more?  Is it really all about calories in vs. calories out?  Is it just a lack of motivation and that’s why people are so fat?  I’m sure that’s what some people think.  That just hasn’t been my own personal experience. Having been one of those ‘fat’ […]

Dealing with back pain – Part 2

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

After 2 decades of experiencing chronic back pain, it really gets old after a while.  Desperation sets in and you start trying all sorts of things you wouldn’t ordinarily even consider.  Some of them have been helpful, some of them not so much.  I even became a massage therapist and started working with other people […]

Why “No Pain, No Gain” is totally wrong for weight loss

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I was watching this TV program, I can’t remember the name, but it was something like “I used to be fat” which caught my attention.  I hadn’t seen it before and normally don’t watch shows like that.  Mostly because the philosophy and approach the ‘trainer’ takes with these folks is crazy.  Personally I think ‘advisers’ […]

Exercise and weight loss

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

So it never ceases to amaze me that people are still talking about calories burned during exercise as a measure or prelude to weight loss. For example, a 20 minute walk will burn roughly 100 calories.  So you can eat that extra tablespoon of butter right? Well, according to ‘doctors’ at well established schools, they […]

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