Those Crazy Celebrity Quotes Heard 'Round the World 9 y
A little musing on the world of celebrity quotes and how they can cause a topic to go nuts.
Big Dumb Celebrity Mouths
It’s quite remarkable sometimes to see the effect that a celebrity has on something just by commenting on it. Today I read that Jim Carrey made a comment about Tiger Woods’s wife, saying that Elin Woods was partly complicit in everything that happened with Tiger and his infidelity. Now, that doesn’t sound fair to me, but it’s just one person’s opinion, and though I’ve always been a big Jim Carrey fan, I’m just going to have to take him down a notch in my book. However, because he’s a big movie star, all of a sudden this little bit of celebrity idiocy is a ma ... read more
The Periodic 24-hour Fast for Health 9 y
Post is about fasting and shares some insight from my own experiences lately.
So I’ve been on this fasting kick lately, among many other kicks and twists in my ”get-ready-for-Spring” regimen. I just did my 4th 24-hour fast in about 4 weeks, and I’m getting pretty good at it.
I don’t know if I want to go more than one day at a time, but I am starting to see some nice effects from a simple 24-hour water fast. I have noticed a lowered craving for sugar and starches once I come of the fast, after the initial joy of allowing myself a stack of pancakes, that is.;-) In general a fast is supposed to suppress insulin secretion since your pancreas doesn’t need to pr ... read more
Results of my 24-Hour Water Fast 9 y
Meh... not bad at all!
I have to say, I also feel pretty darn good having done it. No headaches, no digestive trouble. 24 hours is not that extreme, and I do feel like by body was doing good things to itself during that process.
Case in point.... you know how your urine appears very clear sometimes if you are drinking a lot of water? Like the water is just passing right through? Well, during my 24-hour water fast, I drank a boatload of water, and was in the bathroom constantly as you’d expect. But you know what? After about 10 hours, my urine was quite yellow, and it seemed to get more so as the hours w ... read more
Fasting for Physical and Spiritual Health.. Seriously? 9 y
Does fasting help achieve health benefits, beyond just weight loss?
Hi everyone. Here’s what’s on my mind today, and I write about this with some hesitation I must admit...
Fasting. That’s right, it’s an age-old practice, participated in by human beings for centuries, but it’s been written about much lately as a health benefit and spiritual renewal exercise. Before I even get into it, I need to mention that I’m not a doctor and I would not ever give anyone the kind of advice that would lead them to practice any kind of extreme dieting behavior. I don’t know if fasting is right for everyone, and they say to you should consult with your doctor bef ... read more
And Breakfast Will Be Your Reward! 9 y
I am going to lose 5 pounds by next month by running in the morning.
Monday night. Not much happening at the moment with me in the way of fitness or health... I believe I will be couch-bound tonight, catching up on ”Breaking Bad”. Amazing show, by the way...
Although, this morning I decided I’m going to make myself lose 5 pounds, and I’m going to do this primarily by focusing on exercise and fat burning in the morning, when my body is most deprived of glycogen. This is a time-honored fat burning strategy, meant to take advantage of a natural window that exists every day after we wake up. It is the best time for optimal fat burning, so if you are goi ... read more
Lazy... that's how it goes... 9 y
Lazy.....that's how it goes?
Lazy, lazy, lazy. This is a pretty good description of many people that I know. Out of shape, seriously lacking in motivation, and truly in love with their kitchen cabinets, which just coincidentally happen to be chock full of high-carb, high fat, high sodium snacks, and even complete family dinners.
If this sounds familiar to you, maybe it’s because it is. Most of us are lazy, and if you are American, it’s not even necessarily your fault. You have the good fortune to live in a society where food is plentiful, exercise is optional, and most of the things you love to do, whether they’ ... read more
An Ab Crunch or Two...or None at all 9 y
Some advice on lazy abdominal exercises, that really aren't abdominal exercises at all.
okay, it’s late but as part of my rededication to this blog I’m going to write a quick burst on a subject that I know I have to get back to both in writing and in real life... My abs.
Many people have difficulty getting a flat stomach because they don’t do the exercises right, not to mention they may not do them at all. Many people spend too much time on the ab muscles and not enough time working the entire body in the interest of burning more calories and losing fat. What many people don’t realize is that doing crunches or setups burns very few calories, and doesn’t really work your ... read more
Back To It!! 9 y
a return to blogging after a prolonged winter absence. Keeping in theme with the title of this blog, The Big Lazy
I’m finally getting back to my health blogging after a long absence this is actually something I wanted to do but I simply haven’t had the time.
I have been thinking a lot lately about the difference between seasons with regard to how we exercise. In the wintertime I tend to get less exercise because it’s just not as much fun to go to the gym as it is to take a run outside however if I do manage to go to the gym I think my workouts are better because they’re more structured.
Anyway, with some of the weather we’ve had up here in the Northeast it’s been difficult to get out for anythi ... read more
A Brand New Blog! 9 y
first blog post, introducing my theme. The Big Lazy begins in earnest.
I’m very excited to start this blog, and get some traffic in an area that is already teeming with health and fitness information.
My objective is to offer advice for the ”Lazy”, meaning folks who don’t want to go to the gym but want to be in shape, or people who don’t want to change their diet but want to drop weight. I know of many tips and tricks that can help people with their lifestyle by doing things that are easy, and by multitasking their routines so that they are not losing out on their busy lives, but are still practicing good health and nutrition.
I’ll start with some exer ... read more