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Caffeine Blocks Insulin

Thursday, August 28, 2008      0 comments

CAFFEINE BLOCKS INSULIN Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A survey reported in JAMA showed that drinking coffee reduces risk for developing type II diabetes, but other studies suggest that once you have diabetes, drinking coffee may be unwise. ... Read more

A New Image for My Messages and Posts

Sunday, August 24, 2008      1 comments

I decided to use a new image for my Spark Message Posts. I selected Tommy Trojan from my alma mater, the University of Southern California. I selected this image as I used to pass it every day when I was in school. It was in the middle of the ca... Read more

The practical benefits of daily exercise.

Saturday, August 23, 2008      1 comments

I had a good week of exercise: three sessions of strength training done in a circuit, with one day of rowing high intensity intervals and the two days of rowing and bicycling, along with rowing on the strength training days. On Friday, I wa... Read more

The Power of 10: The Once A Week Slow Motion Fitness Revolution

Wednesday, August 20, 2008      1 comments

Power of 10: The Once-A-Week Slow Motion Fitness Revolution (Harperresource Book)is an excellent book that describes an exercise program using Nautilus and other fitness machines with a routine that can be done one time a week or broken into two... Read more

Preserve Cell Mitochondria to Age Well

Monday, August 18, 2008      1 comments

An exciting report from the University of Washington in Seattle shows how exercise prolongs lives (Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, April, 2007). The leading theory for aging is that mitochondria produce oxidants that damage the DNA in cel... Read more

Benefits of Muscle Fitness

Sunday, August 17, 2008      0 comments

Muscle Fitness Muscle fitness can mean you have muscles that can lift heavier objects (strength) or muscles that will work longer before becoming exhausted (endurance). As you increase your muscle fitness, you will notice that you can carry he... Read more

Eat more and Do Less Cardio to Lose that Unwanted Weight

Friday, August 15, 2008      0 comments

From: AtoZfitness Article Blog Post - By Isabel De Los Rios Is the above statement too good to be true? That's what Rory DeLuca thought. The 42 year old New Jersey resident, husband and busy father of 3 couldn't believe what I was tell... Read more

SPREAD THE SPARK; ONE STARFISH AT A TIME

Wednesday, August 13, 2008      0 comments

The Young Man and the Starfish By: Author Unknown Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his journal writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walkin... Read more

From Obsession to intelligence

Wednesday, August 13, 2008      0 comments

Aerobics are touted everywhere as the best form of exercise, but is it really best for everyone. It depends upon where you are and what your goals are. If you are grossly obese, especially with fat accumulations around your belly, it may be the ... Read more

More Equals Less

Tuesday, August 12, 2008      2 comments

One of the posts on another team, a couple of days ago was suggesting how to make a posting easier by being able to copying and pasting the same exercise routine into their daily cardio. I realize that it is a pain to enter my strength training ... Read more

Changing habits

Monday, August 11, 2008      1 comments

Creating a new habit requires action, repetition, and commitment. When I started rowing two years ago, I had not consistent exercise habits. I would walk for a while and then find a reason to stop and then start up again. Walking was my exercise... Read more

Balance in Life

Sunday, August 10, 2008      1 comments

Yesterday, I wrote of the motivational aspect of competition, but there are other factors that must me considered to have a truly balanced life. One of my awesome team mates on the SparkPeople Indoor Rowers has a great garden that she is working... Read more

Competition as Motivation

Friday, August 08, 2008      1 comments

One of the best incentives that I have found to get me to the gym is to be on a Virtual Rowing Team on Concept2.com. I started with my alumni team: USC, but only one person on the team was really rowing and the others were on the team in n... Read more

Awaking From a Dream!

Thursday, August 07, 2008      0 comments

When I explored the Angus Adventures site about their sponsors, I found that my dream is not as far off as Europe. There are bike trails around bodies of water here in the United States and Canada. Colin and Julie Angus will be making their newl... Read more

I Have a New Dream!

Thursday, July 31, 2008      2 comments

I have a new dream and inspiration! I get Google updates on Rowing and a couple of days ago, I received a notice of a human powered expedition from the north of Scotland to Syria. While I would not attempt a trek this ambitious, I was inspired b... Read more


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