Posts Tagged: fitness

The Fit Student—Want a Cindy Crawford Look?

You don’t need dimples to have Cindy Crawford’s look. You can settle instead for a Cindy Crawford bod.   I’ll share Cindy Crawford’s diet and fitness routine and compare it to my active lifestyle.  If I can claim a fit bod at nearly fifty, so can all you AU femmes (and fellows). But let’s face it,… Read more »

The Study Dude—When Your University Muzzles You

You can get straight A’s at the university, no matter what your current performance looks like.  But don’t get disillusioned once you reach the top.  Universities may muzzle your creativity.  But you can still upset the status quo—especially with a routine of rest, exercise, and outside interests related to your major. Be warned that universities… Read more »

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

Most According to the Canadian Provincial Health Services Authority, February is Heart Month, which makes sense since it contains Valentine’s Day on the 14th.  Maintaining a healthy heart, that amazing organ continuously beating in your chest from birth until death, generally unnoticed, is important to your present and future well being.  A strong ticker delivers… Read more »

The Fit Student—An End to Obesity

I had a morbidly obese friend.  I was obese at that time too.  Once, when we ate lunch together, I gasped when I saw him eat a whole muffin in one swallow.  I asked, “Don’t you worry about choking?”  We then bonded over tales about our uncontrollable weight. After that day, I didn’t see my… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Nibbles and Bites

With If you’re anything like me, your willpower takes an extended leave of absence when you’re presented with overflowing tables and trays of tasty holiday appetizers.  Chances are you’ll find me hovering like a ravenous vulture over the snack table, gluttonously shoveling handfuls of everything delectable into my mouth.  No, I do not have an… Read more »

How to Remain Healthy over the Holidays

With the school year well underway, students are feeling the demands of academic life, topped with a healthy dollop of Christmas chocolates, salty party snacks, and inviting offerings of seasonal alcoholic beverages.  So, how does one remain healthy body, mind, and soul, over the over-abundance of the holidays? Well, let’s find out. Heading out in… Read more »

The Fit Student—Goldilocks Syndrome

Do you thumbs-down dumbbells, treadmills, and hula hoops?  Well, once autoimmune disease strikes, you’ll breathlessly tug on Lulu Lemons—like I did. A year ago, I ate one too many Big Macs.  And my body shut down.  If I slept more than ten hours, I’d crash for twenty hours more.  But if I slept less than… Read more »

The Fit Student—Win Olympic Medals!

Would you froth if you won an Olympic medal?  Well, you could score gold—in another lifetime.  Believers in rebirth say wisdom from this lifetime carries over into the next.  So, wise-up with sports primers and old-timer teams.  Yes, you could win an Olympics, if not this life, then maybe the next.  I study sports rules… Read more »

The Fit Student—Harness Your Health, Hone Your Body

Harness your health—and hone your body.  Hang out with me, and I’ll dish out secrets for sculpting you into a Madonna or Michelangelo. But what if you snub gym-rats and heath-nuts?  Well, dip your fingertips into the cream: the tighter tummy, endless energy, curbed stress, cured disease, skyrocketed productivity.  Once you taste it, you’ll toss… Read more »

The Fit Student—Fitness Over 40

Fashion your figure after Farrah Fawcett beyond your fortieth birthday.  Yes, strut like a six-million-dollar woman.  Doesn’t matter if you’ve beefed up 200 pounds.  Just glance at me.  I once plunked my 180-pound beefcake on a dead-tired weigh-scale.  Now I tuck my tees into size two pants, fleshed out with leaner muscles by the minute…. Read more »