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Fitness Self Care: Getting a Flu Shot

Fitness Self Care: Getting a Flu Shot

        Note: I’m not a doctor or a scientist. I used the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website as my main source for flu shot information. As you may have guessed, this site is pro-science and pro-vaccine, and I will not apologize for that in any way. You are free...

Lack of Exercise and the Noonday Demon

Lack of Exercise and the Noonday Demon

Originally published 1/20/2016 It started about two months ago. I woke up in the morning, and things seemed dimmer. Less defined, blurry around the edges, leached of color and contrast. Well, it’s just an off day, I thought. Tomorrow will be better. It wasn’t. This...

Fitness is Relative: How A Walk Kicked My Butt

Fitness is Relative: How A Walk Kicked My Butt

Here’s an observation: fitness is totally relative. What seems like fit to me might not be fit to you. And vice versa. A true test of fitness is engaging in a new activity, not on the normal workout agenda. Did it kick your butt? I’ve been struggling with my workout...

Is Being in Shape Once You’re Over 40 An Indulgence?

Is Being in Shape Once You’re Over 40 An Indulgence?

Recently, I went to an event where there were a bunch of people I haven’t seen since my late 30’s. It was, truly, nice to see everyone. People seemed happy. Most marriages seemed intact. Their children appeared to be well mannered. Everyone looked great. But then, I...