TALKIN BOUT MY [de]GENERATION

To have the misfortune of being afflicted with chronic pain is, surely, a miserable situation at times. To suffer from a terminal (?) affliction is even more unfortunate. The skeleton is a sturdy structure, but, unfortunately, is sometimes prone to effects of life…..especially the spine…..particularly the discs. Some folks, for instance, have discs which have… continue reading

JUST RUNNING SCARED

The Method is, now, an acknowledged skeleto-muscular exercise technique. And, while possessing near-cardiovascular benefits, Pilates is not a substitute for cardio. “Wait, you mean we have to do both?” Yes. The important news is that one need not spend an inordinate amount of time on the treadmill (or bicycle, eliptical, etc.), because with cardio (like… continue reading

HISTORICAL SPOTLIGHT: CHARLES ATLAS

If you squint, hard, he has just initiated The Boomerang; or maybe The Hip Circles? Remember those little ads in the back of magazines, with the scrawny guy who, after having sand kicked in his face, vows secret revenge and orders an exercise program by mail? You probably don’t, but it did happen back in… continue reading

TEMPUS FUGIT

Time keeps on tickin’, tickin’, tickin into the future. Then…..POOF! “But I was just getting started!” Next time, prolong your rare, random gift with exercise. “What do you mean “next time“?” Ok, well how about getting it going now? Every little bit helps. Our physiques need constant stimulation, and combined with the mind, you’ll find… continue reading