exercise

fitness

Don’t Just Stand There

Yes, I’m obsessed with taking the stairs. But, taking the stairs for at least ten minutes per week may lower your risk of death by 26%. Even light activity for ten minutes per week can help! Everything counts.

Read More
home life
parenting

Running Away

I was solo with the kids all day Sunday, which turned out to be Sibling Rivalry Day. I applied I don’t know how many ice packs and band-aids to increasingly serious injuries. My voice was literally hoarse from yelling. By evening, I was way beyond “Calgon, take me away…” It was more like “Get me […]

Read More
fitness

Go Farther, Go Faster…Live Longer

There are many times when I can choose between doing something active, and doing something else. And man, there’s alot of something elses. Yesterday morning, for example: I had writing deadlines, clinic charting, endless housework, and two school-aged kids who still think I’m cool and want to hang out. Plus, Hubby packing for an overnight […]

Read More
fitness

Let us run in peace dammit

I got harassed while running this morning. I was alone, waiting for the walk signal at an intersection, jogging awkwardly in place. A middle-aged man in a shiny red sports car honked at me as he drove by. I got a clear look at his face as he was pointing and grinning. This was definitely […]

Read More
fitness
work life balance

Being Active When You’re Too Busy

It’s 2018, and we’re all so super-busy. Me, I’m up against a tight deadline for a 50k-word writing project, seeing patients in clinic 3-4 sessions per week, and mothering two little kids. But I’m sneaking in activity, because I have to. Exercise is medicine, critical for our psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular health. For me, if […]

Read More
fitness

Win the Exercise Mind Games

Sunday is usually the one day I can sleep in. But the cat woke me up at 5:30, and I’m up early all week anyways, so I got up. Hubby and the kids slept on. I had the house to myself, and could expect no one needing me for maybe two hours. I pondered my […]

Read More
fitness
home life

Getting Myself O.O.B.

How many times over the years have I written variations of the hospital order O.O.B.? Like, “O.O.B. to chair w assistance b.i.d.” In regular English, this is a medical directive to the nursing staff to “Please assist the patient in arising out of the hospital bed and making their way to the recliner in their […]

Read More
fitness

Practicing What I Preach, All The Way To The 22nd Floor

A couple of people have called me out on my published claim that I will walk up twenty-two flights of hospital stairs to see one of my inpatients, rather than take the elevator. I’ve been tempted to respond in the style of my fave potty-mouthed baddass Peloton cycling instructor, Robin Arzon, heavy on the salty […]

Read More
fitness

Fitting in Fitness: Hacking a Home Workout 

I am not an inherently even-keeled human being. Heck, I can’t even say that I’m always emotionally stable. A lot of ingredients and elbow grease help create and maintain my (currently) pretty high-functioning professional persona.  One REALLY important ingredient is activity. I move around as much as I can when I can. The more movement, […]

Read More
home life
Uncategorized

A-Hiking We Will Go, Dammit!

Today was August hot but September breezy, and since it was my one weekday with the kids, and school starts next week, and Hubby’s on the road, I was determined to get outside.  But they wanted to play Legos in the living room. My enthusiastic suggestion to “get some fresh air” and “move around” (with […]

Read More
%d bloggers like this: