Hunger and exercise

Increasing exercise increases food cravings.  It’s one of the first stumbling blocks many face when aiming for weight loss; the counterproductive need to eat more.  Then I discover that balancing nutrition gets even trickier if you are trying to create some muscle mass while reducing fat stores.  Information sources Good decisions come from good researchContinue reading “Hunger and exercise”

High-intensity interval training for lazy inclines

The mountain bike became part of the furniture after a V8 rear ended my little, and not-yet-paid-off, Datsun. All I had left from the insurance payout, after the bank took its bit, was enough to buy a push bike. By this time, I no longer had a permanent job and the banks were not givingContinue reading “High-intensity interval training for lazy inclines”

Audit, Reboot, Sustain – Will Phelps’ Ultimate Wellness be useful?

The following quote is a long-winded way of describing the three steps Phelps has written about in her new book, Ultimate Wellness: The Three Step Plan. “I want people to actually think about what they’re doing and think about what they can change, what’s stopping them and how they can overcome those obstacles if theyContinue reading “Audit, Reboot, Sustain – Will Phelps’ Ultimate Wellness be useful?”

2013 Will Be The Year Of …

I’ve started collecting stories about perspiration.  What makes you sweat?  There’s the one about the lady who boarded the bus each morning, dripping of sweat after walking up a long hill.  Passengers visibly cringed as if to say “Please don’t sit next to me!” What does this have to do with new year resolutions? ForContinue reading “2013 Will Be The Year Of …”

Review – 2012 Year of Efficient Eating

People generally think of explorers as those who were first to travel across a new land. Consequently, the act of trying something new has been defined as exploring. Certainly, there were things this year new to me: baking ricotta, sometimes successfully; buying fish from the markets, although I still overcook it; and regularly drinking a glass of milk, albeit still with some added flavouring. However, “discovering new lands” is too simplistic a description of what an explorer does. This year had a bigger impact than that. …