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By Craig Cox
My goal this morning was to walk into work (I’d left my bike in the office due to yesterday’s thunderstorm) wearing my sneakers and schlepping my workout gear and computer in my backpack. But then I noticed how dorky my…
By Craig Cox
OK, so I promised that I would report on last night’s workout — specifically focusing on my 10 goals for the evening. Overall, my goal-oriented approach took time away from stuff I would normally do (I so missed brutalizing myself…
By Craig Cox
Everybody in the fitness biz talks about hitting plateaus in your workout regimen, times when you don’t seem to be progressing toward your goals and, thus, need to change your routine. I manage to avoid plateaus not by changing my…
Woman sorting groceries
By Erin Peterson
Because our bodies are exposed to a constant barrage of harmful toxins, the best detoxification regimen is a daily one. Here are some simple steps to keep your body running clean.
Friends-Saying-Goodbye
By Anjula Razdan
Saying ”so long” to a played-out friendship is never easy. Here’s how to do it with grace.
By Craig Cox
Two interesting questions lodged themselves in my pea brain after last night’s workout: 1.) Do certain foods make you stronger? and 2.) How hard should my heart really be beating when I’m busting my butt at the gym? But, first,…
By Craig Cox
After my Crapmobile episode on Monday, I was anxious to get back on my regular workout schedule, so last night I hit the gym after work and went through my regular routine — except I built in some time between…
By Craig Cox
I trekked through the beginnings of a classic March blizzard yesterday morning, workout gear in my backpack, fully intending to hit the gym after work. Really I did. Then, about 3 p.m., my lovely wife called me on my cell…
cobb salad
By Linda Knittel
Is your midday meal too often a nutritional compromise? Here’s how to rebuild your lunch from the ground up.
doctor and client
By Experience Life Staff
When the source of your pain escapes you — and your doctor — it could be psychogenic.
Youve Changed
By Anjula Razdan
You’d like your loved ones to be happy and supportive about your positive life transformations. But what if they’re not?
By Craig Cox
Jeeze, has it been 11 days since I last posted something here? You’re going to assume, of course, that I’ve also been derelict in my fitness regimen and simply didn’t want to pen one more pathetic post about how hard…
By Craig Cox
The great thing about Minnesota is that the weather is always pretty reliable. It’ll be mercilessly frigid for three months every winter and then insufferably sweltering (with mosquitoes) for two months every summer. It’s never a surprise — just an…
By Craig Cox
True to form, when I finally got to the gym on Friday I completely overdid things — piled on the poundage and lifted to failure, just as I had promised myself. By Monday, my upper body — especially my arms…
By Craig Cox
It was kind of slow going this morning, due to the patches of glare ice hidden beneath a couple of inches of new snow. Lots of slipping and sliding on the sidewalks. At one point I could envision catastrophe —…
mehmet oz
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Best-selling author and surgeon Mehmet Oz is a world-renowned health expert, but he believes you can do part of his job better than he can.
By Craig Cox
I’m learning more about how the muscles in my body work, which is a good thing, since a lot of them are still sore today from my Wednesday workout. The most surprising news? It’s the period between workouts when your…
By Craig Cox
After about a 10-day hiatus, I'm finally feeling back in the swing of things. Winter is (very, very gradually) turning into spring, so I've been able to resume my walking commute, and last night I hit the gym for the first time in what feels this morning like a long, long time (I'm a little sore).
By Craig Cox
A nasty cold/flu bug has put me off my game this past week, plus it’s been too cold for my normal walking commute, so I’m beginning to feel a little out of sorts, fitness-wise. It’s fascinating to see how easily…
By Craig Cox
I’ve never been particularly obsessed about my age, partly because I’ve always looked younger than I really am (which was a huge disadvantage when trying to buy liquor as a teenager).
By Craig Cox
With the mercury shooting up toward the teens this morning and a piddly southern breeze at my back, I could come out of my turtle-like posture of recent days and really enjoy the landscape. A fellow carrying a couple of…
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