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How to Kegel
Thursday, March 13, 2014      18 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth-advisor/the-right-way
-to-do-kegels-exercise-lik
e-a-jellyfish/article17451679/ OK guys, this isn't going to be very useful for you. But: pretty much... Read more
It's All About the Waist/Height Ratio
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      17 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth-advisor/never-mind-yo
ur-bmi-to-measure-your-hea
lth-its-all-about-the-wais
t/article17423160/ OK then: we already know that BMI (body mass index) is n... Read more
New Car Smell
Tuesday, March 11, 2014      9 comments

www.thestar.com/life/201
4/03/11/for_the_sake_of_yo
ur_health_get_rid_of_that_
new_car_smell_asap.html# Who knew that "new car smell" is . . . toxic? Not me, that's for sure. But: makes sense I suppose.... Read more
What if you never had to worry about food again?
Monday, March 10, 2014      22 comments

www.thestar.com/life/foo
d_wine/2014/03/07/soylent_
revolution_could_this_grey
_smoothie_end_world_hunger.html Here's a grey smoothie product, Soylent (made from soy and lentils) which costs only $3 a meal and is g... Read more
Exercise is Medicine
Sunday, March 09, 2014      19 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2014/03/07/ex
ercise_is_the_best_medicin
e_and_kinesiologists_play_
key_role_in_dispensing_it.html "Exercise is medicine": well duh, right? But: apparently not self-evi... Read more
Saturated Fat: It's Back!!
Saturday, March 08, 2014      18 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/cutting-out-the-fat-d
oesnt-help-heart-health-re
searcher-writes/article17335624/ I never wanted to eat margarine. I've always preferred butter. A... Read more
The Gym
Friday, March 07, 2014      15 comments

Got up at 5 am. It was cold, -20C, and dark. Went to the gym. Thirty minutes on the elliptical. Upper body ST on the machines. And I feel great. Exercise makes me feel terrific. Why is it that I have to learn this over a... Read more
How Much Sugar?
Thursday, March 06, 2014      17 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
news/national/who-consider
s-cutting-sugar-intake-adv
ice-to-five-per-cent-of-da
ily-calories/article17312891/ Short answer: optimally less than 5% of daily calorie intake should come fr... Read more
Adding Back Food and Maintaining Weight Loss
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      18 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/after-i-reach-my-weig
ht-loss-goal-how-much-food
-can-i-add-back-to-my-diet
/article17195668/ Here's a useful short article by Leslie Beck tackling thi... Read more
Fat Canadians
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
news/national/tripling-in-
obese-canadians-expected-t
o-strain-health-care-syste
m/article17257478/ My family has certainly benefited from "free" health care. And I'm hugely grateful, f... Read more
Osteo ST Wrist Brace and Hooks: thanks PHOENIX1949!
Monday, March 03, 2014      6 comments

www.prowriststraps.com/w
eight_lifting_hook_straps Several people have expressed interest in ST Osteo gadgets. PHOENIX1949 very kindly ran a Google search and found these -- they look exactly like the ones my gym friend... Read more
Workouts Worked! ST osteo aids?
Monday, March 03, 2014      16 comments

Neck and shoulders feeling way better after that Wednesday rear-ender -- I'm thinking that probably the lat pull down and bent over rows and shoulder lifts may have assisted with this. A friend at the gym who also has severely osteo arthrit... Read more
Low Key Weekend
Sunday, March 02, 2014      13 comments

Accomplished the "usuals" and the "necessaries" -- black bean soup mole style, laundry and groceries done, lunches packed for 2 days. Got to the gym. Not enthusiastic about xc skiing however: it really is so cold here at the moment. Although ... Read more
Tracking Nutrition for the Rest of My Life: I'm With DDOORN!
Friday, February 28, 2014      21 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5636066 Once again, DDOORN has a fascinating blog -- about coming to terms with the reality that for most of us maintaining weight loss after obesi... Read more
Meaning? or pleasure? DDORN gets me thinking!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      20 comments

Thanks to DDORN for posting this link to a fascinating article about happiness. greatergood.berkeley.edu
/article/item/happy_life_d
ifferent_from_meaningful_life Essentially the researchers are distinguishi... Read more

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