Archive for the ‘Fit Tips’ category

Fit Tip #31

September 20, 2009

Bike trails filled with people

Dodging them could make me blue

But bike trails filled with people: This is my dream come true

Fit Tip #30

September 19, 2009

I like 2 work out in the morning.

Swimming or cycling each day.

When U work out in the morning

“My health comes first,” U say

Fit Tip #29

September 14, 2009

Fitness should be playful, practical, primal. Join Frank and me here: http://www.exuberantanimal.com/events/gerstung/index.php

Fit Tip #28

September 12, 2009

“You have to give your heart to the Goddess of Wisdom. The Goddess of Wealth will become jealous and follow you.” – Born to Run

Fit Tip #27

September 7, 2009

“What could be more sensual than paying exquisite attention to your own body?” Christopher McDougall, Born to Run (great book!)

Fit Tip #26

September 6, 2009

If you’re interested in aging (and if you’re not, uh hello, this involves you too) check out this fall TV show, blog, and series of video clips from this PBS show hosted by one of the best sports & health writers around, Robert Lipsyte of the NY Times. http://www.pbs.org/lifepart2/column/enjoying-ride#comments

Fit Tip #25

September 5, 2009

Get out of the gym. Ditch the exercise bike. If you still like to play. Rock and roll with a TRIKKE! (I once rode one all day. Now I’m seeking my own. Let me know if your Trikke is in search of a new home!)

Fit Tip #24

September 4, 2009

“When I’m not boxing, I’m bowing.” Sam Iverson, Muay Thai student. How much time do we all spend boxing, bowing?

Fit Tip #23

August 8, 2009

Today my mind was racing

Faster than my feet could spin

While cycling from Virginia

To a park in Washington

Then I saw a labyrinth

A circle on the ground

(Unlike a maze where you get lost
A labyrinth: You’re found)

I laid my bike upon the grass

To give the walk a try

Sure enough my racing mind

Grew quieter. I sighed

The moral here

We need to move

A-racing we do go

Fitness comes from moving fast

But peace requires slow.

Fit Tip #22

August 7, 2009

Your body’s going to go to pot
Just ask your oldest friends
I know this isn’t real good news
Or news at all: Life ends.
So what’s the point? What can you do
‘Tween now and your last breath?
WORK OUT. Each step puts distance
‘Tween you and illness, death.
(Ok, this morning’s message
Is not one filled with cheer
It’s hopeful, though, and loving too:
I want you strong. And here.)

Fit Tip #21

July 28, 2009

I know: U don’t have time. To get to pool or gym. But U don’t need time. Just do this: “Squeeze It In” http://www.squeezeitin.com/

Fit Tip #20

July 25, 2009

When cycling with a friend, approaching a hump, don’t say, “Look at that bird!” Say, “Look at that bump.”

Fit Tip #19

July 21, 2009

Just the thought of exercise can lead to major stress. Don’t think too much. Just do it, as Nike says. Say yes.

Fit Tip #18

July 17, 2009

Relax. Unwind. Stop flexing the tongue. Be bear. Be willow. Be graceful: Qi Gong.

Fit Tip #17

July 16, 2009

Tired of workouts: Just getting them done? New playbook will show U how to make fit fun: http://www.exuberantanimal.com/pubs