Losing Weight Vs. Losing Fat

Lose the fat…not the muscle “Great news, I lost 10lbs.!” “Terrific!” I say. “How much of that is fat?” They usually look at me quizzically, as if I’m about to rain on their parade. “Well, uh…what do you mean? I lost 10lbs.!” They repeat it, as if it were a bright comet streaking across the… Continue Reading

Presenteeism: At Work—But Out of It

This article was written by Paul Hemp and first appeared in the Harvard Business Review, October 2004. For years, Amy Farler, who designs transmission components for International Truck and Engine, suffered in silence. Once in a while, when an allergy-related sinus headache escalated into a full-blown migraine, she missed a day of work. But most… Continue Reading

Sub Two Hour Marathon In Our Lifetime?

By Scott Cacciola and Mihir Zaveri of the NY Times (reproduced by David Seals) Ahead of the Berlin Marathon on Sunday morning, Eliud Kipchoge said he merely hoped to run a time that would be his personal best. He fulfilled that goal — and more, smashing the world record by winning the race in 2 hours 1 minute… Continue Reading

Why Gatorade Sucks…

So the summer days are longer.  You’re drinking more wine and beer, in addition to your morning coffee and tea.  An occasional Diet Coke and Mountain Dew works its way into your afternoon.  You’re jogging, doing Bikram Yoga, playing tennis, basketball…you’re out in the sun longer.  You’re sweating more.  You need hydration.  What do you… Continue Reading

Straightening Out Chiropractic

The debate has raged for a long time.  The evidence is conflicting.  “I don’t believe in chiropractic.”  “Chiropractors aren’t real doctors.”  “There’s no evidence that it works.”  The efficacy of chiropractic strangely ignites people’s passions.  Maybe chiropractors have been too long associated with ambulance-chasing personal injury lawyers?  Maybe chiropractors have oversold the benefits of what… Continue Reading

6 Ways To Be A Terrible Host – For The Common Cold

Winter means holidays, which means lots of socializing at parties, overeating, spending money you don’t have, shorter days, colder temperatures,  and of course — long stubborn colds.  Is there a connection?  Of course, there is.  Your immune system, which is your bodies’ natural defense system against pathogen, is weakened by stress and fatigue.  December tends… Continue Reading

Find What You Love And Let It Kill You

Using writing to describe my love of cycling, is not possible.  Ultimately, the words are just descriptions.  If you want to really know something, you have to experience it.  Still, regaling words are what writing is all about.  I would not love cycling if it wasn’t for Peter Paetsch.  He gave me two pedals in… Continue Reading