What does a successful day at the office look like? The Commute You arrive to the office refreshed. You got a great night’s sleep and gave yourself plenty of time to get ready in the morning and to drive into work so you didn’t feel hurried at all. It was all smooth sailing! The Arrival You park your… Read More »
Let’s say you live in a walkable community. You walk to the grocery store. Carry your groceries home. You garden. You do all your own cleaning and cooking. You play with your kids. In addition to this, you eat sensibly, stopping when full and avoiding excessive sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. This moderate approach to life will keep relatively… Read More »
The mind is powerful beyond belief. A day of negative thoughts can absolutely destroy my strength and endurance levels. Worry, fear—all weak emotions that serve no useful purpose—quickly deteriorate performance. It makes you wonder what type of performance decline corporate America has experienced with the glut of negativity these days. Yet, despite obvious negative side effects to using… Read More »
Originally, this page started to list some recommendations found in Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do. It’s since evolved to include any type of fitness activity that can be incorporated relatively seamlessly as part of daily activity. Have a suggestion? Please use the contact form. We all know Bruce Lee as the incredibly fast and powerful martial… Read More »
In a college meditation class, I learned a concept that I thought was very sensible–preya vs. shreya. Preya: What we like, what pleases us, what makes us feel good, not worrying about the consequences to actions. Shreya: Keeping the consequences in mind, forgoing a momentary pleasure to attain a lasting benefit. Source In what category do you find… Read More »
This January 1st, many people will be setting fitness resolutions. Lose weight, look better, get stronger, be consistent with exercise. Many will fail. Later in the year, many of the same people—and perhaps another group of people who didn’t bother with the New Year’s resolution—will attempt to “get in shape for summer.”
I’ve been exercising consistently again after moving back to Wisconsin. It’s just been exercise though—not training. There’s a difference. Maybe it’s just a difference in my head, but it’s instructive to think of this difference when you’re planning you’re long term approach to life and body ownership.
Many of us are living in countries where physical survival pressures have disappeared. There’s not a compelling need to gather firewood for the harsh winter. We’re not concerned about finding drinking water. In the desert, we’re not even concerned about wasting water to support artificial lawns. That’s how far we’ve come. But have we lost our edge?
Plenty of people maintain active lifestyles, live well, and don’t exercise according to the popular definition of the word. Maybe our “you must exercise for health” culture is still thriving on the idea of torture. In another century, a treadmill would have probably been used to extract information from the enemy. Nowadays it’s one stop on the road… Read More »
The health care debate—Obamacare—rages on. Public option? Co-op? How do we address the rising costs of health care? This essay in the New York Times, To Overhaul the System, ‘Health’ Needs Redefining suggests we start by redefining what we consider health.