As I mentioned in my previous post there is some fascinating and useful information in Dr. Michael Greger's book How Not To Diet on the relation between what and how we eat and prediabetes. This topic is important to me because a good friend of mine was recently diagnosed with prediabetes, and has been making … Continue reading Nutrition and Prediabetes
I have mixed feelings about New Year's resolutions. I think it's a great idea to take stock and think about what's working and what's not, and what we could change to make our lives better. But the stereotypical approach is too drastic- start another diet, or restart the last one but "try harder" this time, … Continue reading Appropriate For Starting Off The New Year- "How Not To Diet"
I'm fully rehabbed from my shoulder injury. I had my last follow-up with my Doc, he was quite pleased. We did have an amusing misunderstanding. I asked him about limitations, like "can I do paddlesports"? He misheard me and said "Battlesports? You mean like American Gladiator or something? No, that's not a good idea." Not … Continue reading Back to working on the upper bod
There was a break in between rainstorms and we got a partly sunny day for a hike in Santa Teresa County park in San Jose. with my meetup group. I like going to that park because I can get there in a little under 30 minutes on my bike if I use heavy electric assist, … Continue reading Fast Bike Ride Plus Five Mile Jaunt in Santa Teresa Park
I am a guy who tries to stay healthy and writes about it. But I also have a sweet tooth which can be my downfall. I can eat healthy all day but then have to fight off cravings for snacks at bay after dinner. Overall I do a pretty good job with this fight, but … Continue reading Getting Stricter About Sugar…
Castle Rock is one of the many beautiful parks and open-space preserves that lie along Skyline boulevard, which runs near the summit of the Santa Cruz mountains west of the Bay area. It has also been called "swiss cheese state park" because of the distinctive rock formations. Recently I enjoyed a hike there with my … Continue reading A Nice Hike at Castle Rock State Park
A recent study shows that a high calcium score, which indicates high level of calcification of coronary arteries, may be benign for endurance athletes . A high calcium score was found to be more prevalent among very active men, but there was no indication of increased mortality risk. A high calcium score corresponds with increased … Continue reading More Evidence on “Too Much of a Good Thing”: High Calcium Score OK for Endurance Athletes?
Northern California doesn't have as spectacular of a fall season as back east, no hillsides ablaze, but it's still pretty nice, and it lingers into November. We have nice sidewalk trees, some rural trees like oaks and bigleaf maples, and aspens up in the Sierras. And it's nice when the vineyards change, too. I checked … Continue reading A Bike Tour of the Morgan Hill Area in Fall
The American Heart association recommends meeting the goals from their "Life's Simple 7" checklist: Manage blood pressureControl cholesterolKeep blood sugar within healthy rangeGet ActiveEat a healthier dietKeep your body weight in the healthy rangeDon't Smoke A recent study  examined data from the famous Framingham Heart cohort, and found that if you are 70 years … Continue reading Keep Your Heart Healthy By Meeting “Life’s Simple 7” Goals
I got up early this morning and did strength training in my garage. I followed that with some pole walking and walking with hand weights in my neighborhood, with some 30 sec intervals thrown in. I finished up with a long ride on the Coyote Creek bike trail to Hellyer park and back. Nearing sunrise … Continue reading Early Morning Walk, Strength Training, and Ride