Overcoming excuses to exercise


I don’t have time.  I’m not feeling up to it.  The weather is lousy.  These are a few of the common excuses we tell ourselves when we don’t feel like exercising. We all feel tired from time to time, and may not have the energy to exercise as regularly as we would like to.  Sometimes there […]

Fitness goals for a non-runner


So I decided that I want to put my fitness goals in writing so as to have something to work toward.  Let me start by saying that these goals are primarily running-related goals, and I’m not a runner.  It’s true; I don’t like to run, and I’m really slow.  That being said, I understand the many health benefits of running (and […]

Exercise: is higher intensity better?


High intensity exercise is all the rage.  But, just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean it’s the most beneficial for you… Adapted from an article at Livestrong.com, here are some reasons why moderate to low intensity workouts are beneficial: 1)      You’ll live longer.  Recent studies showed that joggers who moved at a moderate intensity (10-11 minute […]

Mental benefits of exercise


As a pharmacist for many years, my dad always said that 30 minutes of daily exercise can do more for our brains than most medicines. And, he was absolutely correct.  It’s not that I didn’t believe him; it was pretty much a subject of regular conversation with him.  But he was always ahead of the curve […]

Learning to enjoy exercise


Enjoying exercise.  All of us know people that love to exercise.  You might be one.  But, we also know people that don’t enjoy exercise.  You wouldn’t catch them going to the gym or taking a daily jog before or after work.  Not intentionally, that is. But, why is it that some people enjoy exercise, while others don’t?  Is […]

Health risks associated with being overweight


  We hear it all the time.  Americans are overweight.  And, it’s true.  As a population, we’re eating more.  Combine that with eating more unhealthy foods, and being less physically active…  It’s no wonder many of us are overweight. So, what can we do about that?  Do we want to be part of the 1 in 3 adults […]