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Treadmill: Keys Fitness Pro 2000 S.E.S.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I would be TREMENDOUSLY grateful if anyone out there can point me in the right direction to a url / website which can outline maintenance tips for my treadmill which I want to keep going as long as I possibly can.

I was a doofus and either lost or tossed out the manual and googling hasn't thus far turned up anything. I don't even think the company exists any longer.

Thx all, in advance!

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    Huh, interesting,
I thought of the same thing, maintaining my treadmill as this is my first new one I bought and my last two were used and sure didn't last long with me! I must try and google as usually I am successful with that. Should I find anything I will get back to you :)

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LOVEYDOV31 9/11/2007 9:41PM

    I thinking about buying a treadmill, tell me what I should consider before purchasing one. I've never bought one before.

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In Search of the Perfect Sneaker...

Monday, September 10, 2007

I've been having a terrible time finding a new pair of sneakers for my treadmill use. I have an ancient pair of Asics which I really love, they fit just right. Been through the stores trying various brands and styles including New Balance, Reebox and others and just haven't come up with anything that compares.

I know I need to turn up something soon as my Asics are so worn that the extra rubber on the soles have all peeled off and the plastic reinforcement which cups the heel have worn through the material. To prevent the plastic from wearing away at my heel I've even grey-taped over the plastic!

Hard to believe that I'd STILL take these old jalopies over anything I can find brand new...!

I may need to check out the services of a podiatrist as my feet are a bit weird. My 2nd toe is as long as my big toe and calloused as all get-out from pushing at the end of the shoe!

Appreciate any tips folks may have.

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MARIANNE41 9/17/2007 2:50PM

Hi there.
Have you tried z-coils? As far as I'm concerned there are no other shoes for me and my husband. Can not wear anything else,evn the best made tennis shoes. The coils on these keep our backs from hurting,or anyone with bad knees, feet or extra weight that makes us hurt when we walk. We got the blue & whte tennis shoe type,there are other styles to choose from. Good Luck zcoils.com

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The Serenity Prayer and Motivation

Sunday, September 09, 2007

When the winds of chaos are whipping up a storm and nipping at my heels, I find it SOOOOO helpful to keep a laser-like focus on my diet and exercise and even do better than usual in watching what I eat and kicking it up a notch with my workouts.

After all, when it comes to most craziness that overwhelms us in our lives...these are things that are largely BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

The Serenity Prayer offers such wisdom, which I put into practice by saying... "It is beyond me what I can do about all these stressors in my life, BUT I know that I am the only one who controls what I put into my mouth and I am the only one who controls what I do for exercise. So I'm going to put all I can into these things over which I HAVE CONTROL!"

Somehow this hyperfocus on my OWN wellness over ANYTHING else just seems to pull extra reserves into my life and I find I have replenished my OWN well to a point where I have all that much more to offer others in need.

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference. "

--- Reinhold Niebuhr

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DEBSPAD 9/13/2007 1:10PM

    Your encouraging words are so true and I see by your efforts and sucesses you have lived by what you have said. Thank you so much for sharing that thought! I does help and you are right there are some things that I have control of and even though they are smaller than the things that are out of my control; getting out of control of them is the most damaning of all. Thanks

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LOLA926 9/9/2007 7:20PM

  I have the Serenity Prayer up in a couple places in my home...on my computer, by my bed....and one on the fridge....

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Growing Younger!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Many of you are familiar with the web site RealAge.com....? This is a fascinating web site where you can complete a lengthy questionaire about your health and lifestyle and it calculates how "old" you are from a physical / emotional / social perspective...and compares it to your chronological age.

About a year ago or so I completed this and came out with a "real age" around 56-57 or so.

Last week I thought, hey, why not go back and record my progress re: weight, workouts, etc. and see what my "real age" turns out to be...?

Little did I know that I would beat Father Time and "grow younger" by a whole year! My chronological or calendar age is 50.9, but my "real age" now figures to be 49.8! Yippee!

This turned out to be an unexpected additional way to measure progress for myself. For those of you who are slogging out a plateau, you might want to check out www.RealAge.com for another possible boost and motivator.

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    Thanks for the fun,
For me:

49.7 Difference
My RealAge

Gotta love computer things that tell you this stuff :) Especially that I am 2 yrs younger then my real age!

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Great Article Here! Can Diet Help Stop Depression?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"New research suggests that certain supplements and foods can help curb prison violence and increase academic performance in troubled students. Yet the effect of nutrition on psychological health and behavior is still controversial.

The best way to curb aggression in prisons? Longer jail terms, maybe, or stricter security measures? How about more sports and exercise? Try fish oil. How can children enhance their learning abilities at school? A well-balanced diet and safe, stimulating classrooms are essential, but fish oil can provide an important extra boost. Is there a simple, natural way to improve mood and ward off depression? Yoga and meditation are great, but -- you guessed it -- fish oil can also help do the trick.

A diet rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids like omega-3 is the basis for physical well-being. Everybody knows that. But research increasingly suggests that these same ingredients are crucial to psychological health too. And that's a fact a lot of people seem to find hard to swallow."

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