Bicycling on the Ford Bridge this glorious morning, I spotted a lone rower (sculler?) resting on the perfectly calm river below. It was a perfect Zen moment: a man balancing exquisitely in his knife-thin craft, oars extended, a water bug on the wide expanse of the Mississippi. . . . I didn’t do any rowing... Read more »
No intervals on Tuesday’s stationary bike ride (you really have to be in a certain mood), but I did a little over 5 miles in about 20 minutes — average heart rate of 110 — so I wasn’t slacking. And I upped the poundage slightly over on the resistance machinery during my 25-minute lifting session.... Read more »
Pro volleyball legend Gabrielle Reece discusses how the people you surround yourself with can influence healthy lifestyle choices and encourages individuals to join classes or groups to connect with others with similar interests and goals.
OK, I realize I’m dating myself here, but I’m hoping that at least some of you will join me in remembering that cult classic kids’ album Free to Be...You and Me . Masterminded by Marlo Thomas and Friends, and accompanied by a singalong book, it was played endlessly (to some parents’ chagrin) by a whole generation of kids in the ’70s, and as a result, it permeated our collective memory.
They run, they jump, they play, they compete. That’s great. But how well do their real-life activities measure up to recommendations?
A too-busy reality can run you and your loved ones ragged — and do real damage to your family’s happiness in the process. Here’s how to make time for the healthy priorities that really matter.