Crippling a New Year’s Resolution – temporarily

The colour supplement in today’s Sunday paper proclaimed, “The joy of crying”. Apparently, the author thinks “there’s something great about having a good old-fashioned sob”. I don’t agree.

Last year, I worked out how to stop the incessant crying that seemed to be an entrenched result of too many funerals and too many unpleasant people.

With solution in hand, I didn’t need to dig any further. But I’m a curious girl. Perhaps there’s an even better solution out there, somewhere?

I saw monstrous things attacking my big toe.

It stopped me in my tracks …

Starting The 5:2 Diet

For change to succeed, more change may be required.  That’ s not something the change-phobic like to hear, but it has worked for me in the past and I’m hoping it will again. I’d seen the 5:2 diet on Michael Mosley’s Horizon documentary, but I wanted more information before taking it on.  Now that I’veContinue reading “Starting The 5:2 Diet”

The evolving Year Of resolution

Including more physical activity into my life started with exploring: what was available; how did it work; would it work for me; does it work for me; what had I enjoyed in the past but lost.

When the activities became routine, movement became more like study. When that happened, no way was 2013 going to produce a 99.95 for me.

So, in response, it’s not over …

Seasonal solutions to a year-round problem

I began the year with the aim of getting active. This seemed a reasonable follow-on from successful changes to my eating habits last year. Arriving at work with toasted sandwich in one hand and hot coffee in the other, I happily set them down for five minutes while I tackled some stairs as part of my get fit regime.

All was going well until the …

Sitting is deadly

It is claimed that people who sat for more than eight hours a day are at a 15 percent greater risk of early death. While that’s uncomfortable, the real problem is that doing the recommended amount of daily exercise doesn’t cancel the negative impact of sitting.

Are you sitting while you read this?

Apparently … “A light two minute walk every twenty minutes is enough to ..