Category: fitness

  • Saturday Scramble

    Woke up a bit late, 8 am, and got straight to work on my laundry. Made pancakes. Cleaned the garage a bit and put away the Christmas wreaths, before realizing that it was just too cold to try and use wood glue with any expectation of success. I picked up the plywood to build the […]

  • Healthy Living WK04

    What are the affects on the body in regards to not getting enough sleep?  What happens if you are driving with not enough sleep?  Should drowsy drivers be criminally liable for crashes that they cause on the road? I hear far too many people say that they are fine with four or five hours of […]

  • Healthy Living WK03

    What health benefits are associated with spirituality?  Do you agree that spirituality improves your health and your daily out look on life?  How does spirituality affect our community? Do you believe in spirituality and if so why or why not?  Do you have any examples to share with class on how your health has improved […]

  • Healthy Living WK02

    To what extent are individuals responsible for their choices, given the powerful influence of our environment and world?  Example:  Does someone who drinks excessively to suppress emotions and trauma that has happened in their life have the same right to a liver transplant? Each of us is ultimately responsible for the choices we make. But […]

  • Healthy Living WK01

    How are you going to achieve your health goals?  What are some barriers you might encounter that would be an obstacle of you reaching your goals?  How are you going to deal with these barriers? In order to achieve my health goals, I will need to change my habits and modify my unhealthy behaviors. The […]

  • Welcome to Healthy Living

    Why are you taking this class?  What are personal health goals you have for yourself this semester?  Share with the class!  Thank you! Why am I taking this class? Of course there is the requirement for a Wellness elective, but that’s not really why I chose this particular class. I am a 48-year old man […]

  • A Map a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    Today, I woke up and decided that I had some things to take care of, so I took a little bit of PTO. It was nice to have a little bit of a break from the day to day. I’ll get back at it tomorrow. Among the things I did today, conferences at school, worked […]

  • 14 Week Pre-Boot

    This is a 14 week program designed to get you ready for Air Force Boot Camp. Do these exercises 3-5 times a week and follow the schedule and you’ll be ready for boot camp. I was never planning on joining the Air Force, but I thought it was a good program to ramp up to […]

  • The Program

    This is an exercise routine I used to perform in my garage. I found it to be an enjoyable and effective routine. There is some explanative text after the routine, if you find the activities confusing. You will need a few things to do this routine: Jump rope Heavy bag & some sort of hand […]

  • Becoming Bikers

    I live in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids is a bicycle friendly town. Lots of bike paths, bike lanes, and bike shops. I tried once before to be a bike rider in this town, but my bike was stolen two weeks after I bought it. It’s time to try again. The wife and I need the […]

  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Water

    I found this over at and it seems to hold some sound advice, and since I’m on vacation you get it as your post of the day. Water is the safest thing for you to drink. What I mean by “water” is plain water, mineral water, seltzer water, sparkling water or any other water you may […]

  • The Rules of Good Nutrition (That Absolutely Everybody Agrees On)

    Fewer things can generate more controversy and disagreement than discussions about food and nutrition. It often seems that people will never reach any kind of consensus on what we should and shouldn’t eat. But there may actually be a few exceptions to this. Here are 10 nutrition facts that everyone actually agrees on — well, […]