Plateaus Mean Progress!

Diet Plateaus are Stairsteps

The human body has a truly amazing ability to survive.  It can adapt to a variety of extreme environments and conditions that other creatures are unable to endure.  It can survive through extreme heat and extreme cold, rainy seasons and dry seasons, times of plenty and times of famine. With our body’s ability to adapt, [...]

QotD – Build Upon Your Goals

Pull-ups

“Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.” – Lee Haney Quote of the Day. Everyone, regardless of age or gender, should always have a fitness or wellness goal that they are working toward.  Whether this is routine-based (“I [...]

Audiobooks During Exercise

Audiobooks during exercise

As a follow-up to our previous post about the benefits of Multiple Positives, here we will explore one specific combination: audio-learning during exercise. Opportunities for Multiple Positives I previously described how certain physical activities, such as household chores, provide a perfect opportunity for using audio-learning as a multiple positive – increasing the productivity of our [...]

Do More – The Case for Multiple Positives

Multiple Positives - Commuting by Bike

I am a firm believer that there are certain situations in life where multi-tasking can be beneficial, and other situations where it undoubtedly kills productivity (or at least requires more time than a strategy of doing just “one thing at a time”). One set of scenarios where multi-tasking succeeds is that which results in Multiple [...]

Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Wrecking Your Diet!

Thanksgiving Meal

With the Thanksgiving season upon us (and retailers already pumping out Christmas advertisements with reckless glee), it is the time of year where even the most disciplined among us throw caution to the wind and start downing large plates of holiday food.  For most of us, this begins with Thanksgiving, continues through company Christmas parties, [...]

Quote of the Day – Thomas Jefferson on Exercise

Thomas Jefferson State Room Portrait

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. – Thomas Jefferson   In Jefferson’s “happiness” quote from yesterday, he explained how our happiness ultimately depends on several factors that are within our control – one of [...]