health and fitness

January 13, 2008

Some R-Rated Relaxation Tales

Last year, in college, I took a course on spa management. It sounds all silly and easy, but it was actually a pretty intense class. We learned about the different treatments you can have, design requirements, marketing, etc. The final project was to do a consulting project for an actual spa! My group did market research for Banyan Tree, who wanted to open a new spa in Marrakech, Morocco. It was really interesting, and I learned a lot. Since then, I’ve stayed interested in spas, so I try to visit on occasion. Unfortunately, they are expensive! During Spa Week, I …

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January 10, 2008

31 Ways to Eat Right and Lose Weight

Do you spend tons of money buying diet books and following plans that never seem to work? Honestly, all you need to know is right here, for free: 31 Ways to Eat Right and Lose Weight, brought to you by Diet Blog. If you are new to all of this, it’s a great place to learn everything you need to know to seem like a fitness expert. If you already consider yourself well-versed, I promise there will still be some tips that you can pick up. Enjoy! (I’ll post something longer at some point, but today is a busy day …

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January 8, 2008

Couch Exerciser Roundup

Do you like sitting on your butt? Yeah, I do too. However, I try to watch fitness TV shows because they get me a bit inspired and make me at least lift a weights while I watch. Here are a few of my favorites: American Gladiators (Monday nights): I have to say, it’s refreshing to see people in normal clothes when you look into the stands, rather than 80s outfits and hairstyles. I guess the protective gear looks a bit safer this time around too. Otherwise… not much has changed. But I don’t know – I kind of miss laughing …

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January 2, 2008

Overcoming Barriers to Exercise

So, like millions of other Americans, you made your New Year’s resolution to get in shape. How do you make sure it actually happens? Here’s a great article on overcoming barriers to exercise. Let’s see which of these categories I fit into, and I’ll add my personal solutions to each: “I’m too tired to exercise after working all day.” I find getting up early really difficult. However, I purchased the 8 Minute Fitness DVD (here’s an link if you’d like to buy it for your very own). I like it for two reasons. One, it’s only eight minutes long, …

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