Pushing Through or Enjoying Life?

I ran more in New Orleans than I have anywhere or anytime in my life.  I was running two to four races on Saturdays and Sundays, plus the Wednesday afternoon Audubon Park run, plus an occasional Friday night run – plus all … Continue reading

The Truth About Atkins Diet You Don’t Know

I went on the Atkins Diet in the mid-90’s. I read five books on it before I decided to try it. It seemed safe enough and I was in excellent health – just a few more pounds that I wanted … Continue reading

Listen, What Do You Feel?

I’ve always been an advocate of listening to my body, especially when I am exercising. One of my brothers passed away a couple of years ago from a hemorrhagic stroke. He had headaches quite often, sometimes very intense, and would … Continue reading

Exercise is Great, However…

We should schedule rest for our bodies after exercise. Rest, specifically quality sleep, allows our bodies to repair any damage that exercise might have done. We need to allow more time for our muscles to recover as we age. Most … Continue reading

Cardiovascular Improvement by Running and Sprinting

The Basics:  What are the quick essentials to improving your cardiovascular health? Running builds endurance, but it doesn’t build your cardiovascular health as well as sprinting. Sprinting challenges your heart muscles to accelerate to full activity and then relax.  By … Continue reading