Exploration and Exercise

DC Convention Center

When I jog, I try to make the event both exercise and an opportunity to explore. I may not be an uber-geek like some of our friends – we all know who they are – but I must admit that I before I set out with my heart rate monitor and […]

18 Million Steps – 9 Thousand Miles

This afternoon I reached 18 million pedometer-recorded steps. Over the past five years, I’ve kept track of my daily step count on a spreadsheet and projected when I would reach the next million-step mark. I knew today would be a significant day so I made the most of it.

Professor Allen and President Lincoln […]

Promoting a Smoke Free College

Joining a growing national trend of smoke free colleges and universities, the campuses of Broward College are now smoke free.

Broward College: Smoke Free

As a member of the Health and Safety Committee it was a pleasure to see this policy enacted, with limited accommodation for those that continue to smoke. With the smoke free […]

Jogging Weather

31 Degrees in Fort Lauderdale

Today’s run at Fort Lauderdale beach was the first of the New Year. Although there was an 18 mph wind from the south, with gusts to 28 mph, the temperature was 73 °. Last weekend, the temperature was 31°, so I opted to postpone the inaugural run of the […]

Saturated Fat – No Biological Shutoff

The October issue of Scientific American presents the article, “Lard Lesson: Why Fat Lubricates Your Appetite.” In the article it looks at the possible connection between saturated fat in the diet and obesity.

The article banner states, “Saturated fats dull the brain’s response to key appetite hormones, an effect useful in our evolutionary past during […]

My 7,500 Mile Walk

Over the past four years, I walked 15 million steps – the equivalent of walking 7,500 miles around the perimeter of the United States. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering I did it while teaching college courses, working at a library, completing a second master’s degree, volunteering and still managing to have time for myself.

Healthy Jogging as We Age

Adults need to engage in 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week (CDC, 2009). Regrettably, many adults give up exercise as they age due to prior injury, lack of time and interest, or because they know someone who told them that someone they know, knew someone […]

American Heart Association, Heart Walk

Heart Walk with FAU students.

Today I participated in the American Heart Association, “Palm Beach County Start! Heart Walk” 5K walk as part of the Exercise Science and Health Promotion team at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. This fundraising event was to raise awareness regarding the prevention and treatment of heart disease, stroke […]

FDA Bans Flavored Tobacco

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received the power to regulate tobacco products. According to the Washington Times, the legislation gave the FDA authority to reduce nicotine levels and require larger and more informative health warnings on cigarette packs. Also included in the legislation was the authority to impose strict penalties on […]