Long Term Sitting and Weight Loss

Image via CrunchBase Quick post here to alert you to a great article recently posted on the New York Times website.  The article, written by Olivia Judson, and titled “Stand Up While You Read This!,”discusses the negative health impacts of sitting for long periods of time during the day, even if you are a regular […]

Losing Weight Through Exercise and a Healthier Lifestyle – Stories of Personal Transformation on dailymile

Image by kastner via Flickr Last October I wrote a post on this blog about my personal story of weight loss achieved through running. In that post I mentioned a controversial article that was published in Time Magazine in early August of 2009 that questioned the efficacy of exercising to lose weight (“Why Exercise Won’t […]

NPR Story on the Benefits of Interval Training

I’ve always found interval training to be one of the most beneficial types of workout in my training arsenal. If you’re not familiar with interval training, it’s a workout where you intersperse short bouts of intensive exercise (usually 200 or 400 meters or so for me = 1:00-1:30) with a period of rest (walking or […]

Guidelines for Weight Loss Monday’s (#WLMon) on Twitter

Image via Wikipedia A lot of so-called Twitter “experts” have published “do’s and don’ts” guides for the on-line social networking service.  Among the things I frequently see listed as a “don’t” is posting of your workout data (here’s an example from The Oatmeal). Quite to the contrary, I use Twitter almost exclusively to connect with […]

Become a Runner in 2010 – Luau’s Pitch to Get People Active in the New Year

Aside from posting links, I haven’t done much active promotion of other running blogs here on Runblogger – that changes now. I’d like to use this post to point you in the direction of a blog written by a friend named Matt, better know as @luau. His blog, Run Luau Run, is well written, he’s […]

One Hundred Pushups: Great Upper Body Workout Program by Steve Speirs

It’s pretty clear from the title of this blog that my favored form of exercise is running.  Unfortunately, running doesn’t do much for building upper body strength, and my legs are in far better shape than the rest of my body as a result.  One of the resolutions/goals I’ve set for myself this winter is […]

Running for Weight Loss – Stories of Personal Transformation

We all have our reasons for why we started to run.  For some of us, it’s the personal challenge of trying to accomplish a goal as seemingly impossible as completing a chosen race, whether it be as small scale as a local 5k or as large scale as a marathon.  For some of us, the […]

Obesity in America: 2009 Rankings Are In

Image via Wikipedia Just read a report on the state of obesity in America titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009“. The study, conducted by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, showed that “adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease […]

Fitness, Health and Weight Loss

In addition to being obsessed with all things related to running, I also have a strong general interest in the topics of health, fitness, and weight loss. Part of this stems from teaching classes in Human Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology, but a more significant part of this interest stems from my own personal […]