Author archive for BJ

  • Calories Burned Wearing A Weighted Walking Vest

    How Many Calories Are Burned Wearing A Weight Vest?

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    Remember when Oprah lost weight? She went from 237 pounds to 160 pounds.  Oprah looked like a new woman in her skinny jeans hauling pounds of lard representing her weight loss in a red wheelbarrow.  The audience was properly appalled at the white globs of fat.  With 77 pounds lost,  Oprah’s had more energy, reduced her cardio vascular disease risk and she looked great.   For those

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  • Employees Take Stairs to Burn Calories

    Calories Burned Walking vs Stair Climbing For 30 Minutes

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    When it comes to calories burned walking and climbing stairs, there is an advantage to weighing more According to MyFitness Pal, a person who weighs 200 lbs burns almost twice the calories walking or climbing stairs as a person who weighs 100 lbs.   Combine added weight with speed and you get even more of a calorie boost. The faster you walk the

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  • Star Walk iPhone & iPad App Review

    Star Walk iPad & iPhone App For Midnight 10K Walks

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    Acheiving your 10,000 step goal for the day gets a jump start when you walk a few thousand steps at midnight.  Midnight is your bonus time when your pedometer resets and you start anew.  For those who are night owls, midnight walks with your Star Walk  iPad or iPhone app can be magical.  For newbie astronomers, this app is better then reading an astronomy book

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  • Paula Deen - Food Network Chef Has Diabetes

    Walk to Prevent Diabetes

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    Unfortunately it came as no surprised to most Americans that Paula Deen has diabetes.  As a southerner, Paula Deen’s cooking brings us back to our roots of Sunday pot lucks, cakes, cornbread, fried chicken, barbeque, sweet tea and fatback in overcooked greens.  Growing up in a southern beach retirement area, I know this cooking well.  My first day in elementary

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  • Stair Climbing Made Fun

    How Do You Make Stair Climbing Fun?

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    When we think of compliance to laws and healthy behavior changes, fun is not the word that comes to mind.  Authorities seem to take pleasure in barraging us with negative messages to scare us into compliance.  Law enforcement threatens us with penalties.  Drill sergeants delight in berating us.  Doctors warn us of horrible health consequences.  Teachers give us dentition.  Moms

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  • Calorie Count iPhone App Review

    Which is the Best Food Calorie Counter? Discover Walking Reviews 4 iPhone App Favorites

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    Calorie Counting App Review “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups.  A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”  Steve Jobs Making small talk at a recent dinner party, I met a woman who shared a common addiction to iPhone and iPad apps.  Instead of the usual small talk, we

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  • Rainbow Lorikeet Australia

    Australia Hiking Vacation – Noosa Trails & Cooloola Great Walk

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    Australia’s outdoor-loving population has made it easy to enjoy the vast variety of hiking trails that crisscross the most scenic areas of the country.  The Noosa Heads area, on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane, is home to some of the most celebrated beaches in the world.  And the amazing network of walking trails allow you to explore the seaside

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  • Hash House Harrier Kennel Hounds

    Discovering Bike Hashing On Our 10,000 Step Walk

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    Sunday was a perfect sunny, winter day for outdoor activities.  There wasn’t any wind and the temperature was in the fifties. As we were walking along a creek near Roswell Mill, hares surprised us Hot on their trail was a pack of hounds that had to cross a treacherous pipe spanning a creek carrying their bikes.  Amazing feat since bike cleats

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  • Isometric Exercises Bring Muscle Tone Results

    Underneath Layers of Fat Lies the Muscles of a Sumo Wrestler With Steel Bow Bullworker

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    Our friends won’t believe us but after 1 week of doing isometric exercises, Joe and I are seriously toned.  Like Superman’s flimsy disguise as Clark Kent, our fitness disguise is layers of fat.  However, don’t be fooled  . . . we can now proudly flex our muscles and say “which way is the beach?” with The Arnold. Here is the story of

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  • How to Clean Merrell Jungle Moc Walking Shoes

    How to Clean Merrell Suede Walking Shoes

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    Being a nightowl, my husband and I often walk late at night on the back roads in our community.  Uneven pavement, dark nights, streets with inattentive drivers and an 85 pound dog that needs the Dog Whisperer to come for a house call makes walking a challenge.  Until the other night, I had been wearing regular street shoes for my new 10,000 steps per day

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