Month: April 2009

- Pumping Irony -

PUMPING IRONY: An Exercise in Humility

I was back in the Pit Monday, lifting and sweating and feeling generally OK about this fitness thing, when I ran into Robyn Wells, an LTF personal trainer who I met recently through my rugby-playing colleague JS. Robyn is a 20-something powerhouse athlete who specializes in teaching us lesser beings how to get the most out of their workouts. And she generously offered to help me out.

- Pumping Irony -

PUMPING IRONY: Super-Size Me!

No offense, Tony. As promised, I’ve spent the last few days faithfully chronicling my entire food intake, an exercise that has forced me to become a bit more mindful of my eating decisions even as it has revealed how circumstances can alter intentions. Exhibit A: On Day 1, I enjoyed a nutritious breakfast (yogurt, granola... Read more »

Pain Reliever

If you suffer from chronic pain, working out may be the last thing you feel like doing. But exercise can make you feel better - now, and over the long term.

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When Less is Enough

In an environment of economic contraction, many of us are looking for meaningful ways to cut back. Here’s good advice on how to get by with a little less, and enjoy it more.