Month: March 2010

- Pumping Irony -

PUMPING IRONY: The Son Also Rises

My son and I traveled to the fancy gym in the suburbs last night for a workout. He’s 19 and likes to go first-class (although we traveled there in the Crapmobile, which I think he’s beginning to appreciate for its rugged good looks). My local gym, which is in the basement of the office where I work, can be… Read more »

- Pumping Irony -

PUMPING IRONY: The Great Outdoors

Winter is giving way to spring around here, which makes my morning and evening walking commutes both exhilarating and treacherous. Patches of ice materialize at inopportune times, so mindful walking is the order of the day: one foot in front of the other. I’ve managed to maintain my footing so far, unlike My Lovely Wife,… Read more »

Faked Fitness

An evolutionary biologist explains why we spend a fortune trying to fake health, fitness and other desirable traits — and why our efforts are rarely convincing.

- Fitness Tips -

Workday Workouts

Yes, you’re busy. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find time for fitness. Here’s how to squeeze in a series of invigorating activities that turn wasted moments into body-strengthening mini-workouts.

- Nutrition -

Miso

Versatile and simple to use, every spoonful of this Japanese seasoning is brimming with flavor and essential nutrients.