At a time when so many people are popping pills to increase their serotonin levels, I feel lucky. I'm a pretty happy person all the time which means I've got more than enough natural serotonin coursing through my body. It should be illegal to have this much natural energy at this age. After every . . .
Have you ever felt like this dog? That was a rhetorical question. Of course you have. I mean, who really loves exercise? Ok, maybe a few people do. But I'm not one of them. When I see a treadmill, I want to curl up on it and go to sleep, just like this dog. Unfortunately, I can't, not at this age. . . .
Maybe like me, you do more sitting around than you did in your youth. After mid-life, many of us complain about the spread that comes from sitting on our rear ends in front of a screen or with a book or two or three. Maybe, like me, you like doing things that are naturally sedentary. Or maybe, like . . .
Women working out--sometimes I think we believe the concept was invented in modern times. It's true that my mother wouldn't have even considered it. Nor my grandmother. So I had to smile when I saw these ancient mosaics at the Villa del Casale at Piazza Amerina in Sicily: Dumbbells haven't . . .
If you're like me, and I think a lot of people are, you work out in fits and starts. There are times when I'm really into the gym and then, if I fall out of the habit it's difficult to get back into it. There are so many things I'd rather do--like read, write, see friends, watch a movie, cook--none . . .
So girlfriend and were chatting yesterday. She's around my age and had a beautiful mother whose genes she inherited. Although she doesn't think so. And so she's had a few little cosmetic tweaks, even though her significant other thinks she's a goddess. No surprise. Because every girlfriend with a . . .
I have a love-hate relationship with my trainer. Let me start by saying that he's 6'4", weighs about 275 and is perfectly proportioned without being muscle-bound. Although I've been training with him some three or four months, I have no idea what his face looks like, because the rest of him's . . .
My fitness level is a complete reflection of the fact that I'm retired and lazy. Carbs are my favorite friends at a meal, especially whole wheat pastas, and I'll go to great lengths to avoid cooking protein. I'm just not that into it. But, age and fitness level have been nagging at us lately, so . . .
I know it's true. We have to work out so hard that we look like crap at the end. But I don't have to like it. One day, things that are good for us will be pleasurable. I'm not sure when that will be, though.Today, I'll probably take my gorgeous and sweetdog-nephew, the fabulous Henry, . . .
Just do it in a sneaky way:1. STEP UP. Take the stairs.2. STEP OUT. Park at the end of the lot. SPIN IT UP. Make a smoothie and add a spoonful of almond butter and spinach to it. Spinach has no taste at all in a smoothie, trust me.4. STEP BY STEP. Make a standing date to walk and talk with . . .