Archive for June, 2011

June 29th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Lululemon Clarendon: Sprint, Squat, Savasana

My secret to meeting people is exercise. So one of the first things I did when I got to Clarendon was run over to Lululemon. Not only do they have a weekly run club, but this group has events like the one I went to this past Sunday. The layout of the event was this. […][...]

June 26th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Headlines Draw Dieters In

Newsflash people don’t read, except you since you are reading. I am writing this for someone to read right? A new study found that dieters are more likely than non-dieters to be misled by food names. Apparently, “fruit chews” are healthier than anything labeled “candy chews,” and ate more [...]

June 22nd, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Chocolate Milk Does a Body Good

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin validated something I’ve known for quite some time. Low-fat chocolate milk after a tough workout provides the right mix of carbohydrates and high-quality protein needed for recovery. Athletes such as Michael Phelps drew attention to this at the 2004[...]

June 19th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Uncategorized

The Path to Creativity

Most of our lives consist of habits. We walk/drive to walk along the same route. In meetings, we sit in the same seat and at restaurants, we order the same dish.  Generally, if you do something right and well the first time it is a good idea to do it that way again. Unfortunately, that […][...]

June 15th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Can I Do Back to Back?

The kickboxing class I used to take on Monday nights is directly followed by a total body weight class. More than once, one of the gals from kickboxing stayed for the next class. And the last time I went to Bikram there were not one, but two people doing two classes in a row. I […][...]

June 12th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

The Salt Debate Still Wages

We just can’t agree whether we need to cut back on salt or not. We’ve already discussed some of the reasons we need salt in our diet (To Pass the Salt or Not). A Journal of the American Medical Association study published this last month surprisingly concluded that too much salt might not raise [...]

June 8th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

TRX Training

I have been working out with my trainer at New York Sports Club for a few weeks now and absolutely love it. One of the tools we use is the TRX. TRX Suspension Training started in the U.S. Navy SEALS and developed by Fitness Anywhere. It leverages bodyweight exercises and helps build strength, flexib[...]

June 5th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

There’s Irony in that Achievement

I have been struggling at work. I can’t explain what is wrong and I can’t figure out how to fix it. In May’s Harvard Business Review Thomas J. DeLong, a professor at Harvard Business School, and Sara DeLong, his daughter and a psychiatrist in San Francisco, discuss how being a high achiever ca[...]

June 1st, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

A Workout Truth

I can’t jump rope for 2 minutes. No joke, I can run half marathons and hold a plank for 90 seconds, but it is utterly impossible for me to jump rope for 2 minutes. It isn’t the jumping. I can do 100 jumping jacks. I think it is the twirling of the arms. I thought […][...]