Do You Exercise to Look Good or Feel Better?

Do You Exercise to Look Good or Feel Better?

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking to an undergraduate class of business students about SheerBalance.com. Being back on campus was fantastic in many ways: the intellectual stimulation, the clean air of Ithaca, the beautiful fall weather, and of course, the youthful atmosphere—it just doesn’t get better. 

During my presentation, I became distinctly aware of how different one’s mindset is when one is in school, specifically about health. I looked around the class and I would venture to guess that a good 80 percent of the class looked healthy and fit (yeah, I know they were fifteen years my junior, but that isn’t the point). (more…)

What REALLY Happens When You Exercise

What REALLY Happens When You Exercise

I want to revisit the subject of exercise.  I’ve made a few observations and feel they’re worthy of recording.
1. No one ever wants to start exercising after enjoying a lifestyle of sloth.

2. “Because it’s good for you” will never convince a person they should start exercising. You have to appeal to their vanity or remind them that one day they’re going to die and if they don’t get on the wagon, they’ll get run down by it. (more…)

How Much Exercise is Good Exercise?

How Much Exercise is Good Exercise?

Exercise can kill you. Well, so can lots of other things, but people tout exercise as all good, all the time.  Before couch potatoes get excited here, life as an inanimate object doesn’t get excellent results either.  Well, then, obviously, some middle ground exists. However, since slugs receive unending, universal criticism while people who live at the gym reap admiration, I’ll talk about the exercise buffs. (more…)

New! Blogging about Jogging (and other things)

New!  Blogging about Jogging (and other things)

Blogging About Jogging is a new link on our website where patients can connect with one another and share their experiences.  It’s about encouraging one another to keep on moving no matter what health challenges are thrown our way!   Whether we walk, ride, stretch, dance, or swim; remember that after the chemo, after the transplant, after the pain and after the exhaustion, we WILL get back in the race again!

The Villianization of Exercise – or: Do What You Can, While You Can, So You Can Continue

Scenario – So you finally got your classmates/coworkers/friends to understand you have limitations. They finally stopped asking why you have a handicapped tag or why you have to take the elevator instead of steps. You breathe a sigh of relief…

The next day, you run into one of these newly-understanding people while out on a power walk. A week later, you use your handicapped tag when you both go to the mall…and suddenly your newly-understanding friend gets a smug look on their face and say something like “Last week you could walk 3 miles but today you can’t walk from the other side of the parking lot? Yeah, right. I wish my doctor would say I needed a tag for when I’m tired, too.” (more…)

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