Tag: #health

Lots of Fads Out There

My wife and I went to a cupcake store and were a little surprised when we saw a sign for “Keto Cups.” The “keto” or “ketogenic” diet is the latest diet fad that’s actually been around since the days of the Atkins Diet. The idea is to deprive the body of simple carbohydrates, like refined sugar or even fructose (the…

America, I missed you and your deliciously bad-for-me food

I weighed myself two days after I got home, about 36 hours after I landed. I figured that would have given enough time for my body to equilibrate after the long trip home. Sitting in cramped quarters for six hours is not exactly good for you, and you tend to want to drink more fluids because of the dry air…

Fitness Friday: Managing Stress

My brother in-law is a fitness junkie. If there is some way out there to get healthy and stay healthy, he knows it. So I was surprised when he asked several of us for any recommendations on books about handling stress. It’s not that he doesn’t know about it. He just wants to know how to communicate about stress with…

That day I stepped into a “Kitchen Nightmare”

I’m trying to get through some of the required readings for the week, and I have “Kitchen Nightmares” playing in the background. For those of you who have not seen that television show, it’s about Chef Gordon Ramsay going from one restaurant to another and helping the owners get back on their feet. One of the things he does, besides sampling the food and commenting on how awful it is and why he’s not surprised that the place is having money problems, is step into the kitchen and inspect it. He goes all over the kitchen and looks at the walls, the corners, the back of the stoves, under the ovens, etc. He then goes into the walk-in freezer and looks at how fresh — or not — the food is in there.

I’m on the move again

Someone once told me that starting a workout program was no big deal. They had done it a thousand times. I agree, it’s not hard to start something like an exercise program. It’s hard to stay on it. Since Monday, I’ve gone to the gym at school twice. I have convinced myself that I am wasting my time just sitting…

I’m going to the doctor today

I remember going to the doctor a lot as a kid. If it wasn’t strep throat almost every summer, it was a cold or the flu or something like that. I remember the smell of doctor’s offices, a kind of antiseptic smell to them. I also remember the doctor wearing a white labcoat and having this look of being very…